Writing can feel very solitary, but it doesn’t have to be.

In these virtual writing groups, you receive the tools and emotional support you need to have your most productive writing season possible.

Each week, we meet online for a one-hour meeting to check-in about writing progress and set goals for the upcoming week. We also troubleshoot any writing challenges or issues that are top of mind for each writing group participant and celebrate successes.

Throughout the program, you also get two private coaching sessions with me that we can schedule at your convenience and lifetime access to the Prolific community and to my 9-part course on academic writing and publishing.

Prolific is an online community for academic writers to connect with other writers, post questions, shares resources, and check-in for regular accountability for writing goals and tasks.

Each Prolific membership also comes with access to an exclusive library of curated resources on academic writing and publication.

Program cost

$1500 in three payments of $500 or a 10% discount to $1350 when paid up front. If needed, an invoice can be provided upon request.

Learn more about the writing groups program by downloading this informational PDF.

Upcoming offerings


Fall 2019 writing group dates

Client Testimonials

This was a wonderful-beyond-my-biggest-expectations writing group. It’s been so constructive to connect with and learn from people who are in different, but recognizable, places in their academic careers. I left this group feeling supported in my specific academic goals and aspirations in a way I have never felt before, with a better understanding of what I need and how I can get it. In short, I feel hopeful. THANK YOU!

Lucy Biederman

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Heidelberg University

Getting as far as I did with my dissertation, I feel more like a contributing member to my field. I feel more like a writer in my field than a student in my field.

Jennifer Oramous

Doctoral Student, University of Arkansas

Katie’s writing group helped me to simplify and systematize both my academic and professional writing so that it is not only manageable, but also enjoyable.

Darby Munroe

PhD Candidate, Nova Southeastern University

This writing group has been the space that I’ve needed because it’s not always just about the writing itself. It’s about the conversation that gets you to where you need to be. Creating the space to talk about my writing has been really important to me.

Laurie Grupp

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Providence College

This writing group gave me the encouragement and focus necessary to complete my dissertation. I learned to situate myself as a writer, academic, and researcher through the interactions and discussions of the group. This group has done more to help me in this endeavor than any class at the University.

Glenn Waddell

Master Teacher, NevadaTeach

This has been the most incredibly productive three months of my academic life, which is directly as a result of this writing group.

Stephen Paparo

Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

I’ve been inspired by this process and by what Katie does as a coach. There are things I’ve taken away from everyone in the group. It’s something I’ll pull from when I need some inspiration.

Reeves Shulstad

Associate Professor of Musicology, Appalachian State University

I came up with a plan so that I would be ready for my regularization (tenure) review years from now. I had been hunkering down to get my dissertation done, but as a writer, I hadn’t decided what to do after that. I left this group with a vision for the future, but also concrete steps to move forward.

Laurie Prange

Instructor, Capilano University

Focusing on my identity as a scholar and writer is something that I’ve come to later in my career. Katie’s coaching was just the foundation I needed to gain confidence, strategies and camaraderie with like-minded colleagues. This investment in myself was one of the best personal and professional decisions I’ve ever made.

Rebecca Campbell

Professor, Northern Arizona University

Initially, I was concerned about fitting the writing groups into my graduate-student budget. But, now, I can honestly say that this has been the best investment I’ve made since beginning my PhD program. What I’ve learned about pacing, accountability, and setting achievable writing goals has already made me a happier, more productive writer and will surely position me for success once I begin to tackle my dissertation topic. 

Danielle S. Apfelbaum

Doctoral Student, University at Buffalo

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any discounts for this program?
Since this is one of my most value-packed programs, I only offer the paid-in-full 10% discount at this time.
Is there a set agenda or curriculum for the weekly sessions?
There is a very basic agenda for each hour-long weekly session.

We start with a 10-minute check-in where each person shares how things went with their writing goals in the past week.

The middle part of the session is about 40 minutes of group coaching, where members of the group can raise specific topics or questions that they want to receive coaching around. This middle part of the session is highly variable because the members of the group choose the topics to discuss.

We end each session with about 10 minutes for setting goals for the upcoming week and creating individualized plans for accountability.

What if I need to miss a meeting?
Many writing group members need to miss a meeting at some point due to illness, travel, or other reasons. All sessions are recorded and shared in a private space for the group, so you can catch up on missed meetings by watching the recorded session if you would like.
What topics can be covered in the private coaching sessions?
There is a wide range of possibilities for what you can choose for the two private coaching sessions you’ll have with the writing group package. Here are some potential ideas:

  • strategically plan your publication pipeline for the next year or more
  • work on building your confidence as a writer
  • brainstorm ideas about future work
  • outline a book or article that you want to begin working on
  • develop strategies for incorporating writing into your day-to-day work

I welcome you choosing your own topics as well!

Email Katie with any additional questions

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