Fast Track Success with Critique Group and Coaching





  • Do you long to write regularly but struggle to find the time?
  • Does lack of accountability keep you from honoring your writing commitments?
  • Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with?

The Write-A-Thon Coaching group will help you evaluate your work, write regularly and finish the projects you start. It’s designed to help you overcome the obstacles people face when they tackle a writing project—finding time, overcoming writer’s block and staying accountable. 

In these sessions, you will:

  • Set and keep goals.
  • Stay accountable to your coach and group members.
  • Learn tools for creating a writing schedule, honoring your writing time, and overcoming writer’s block.
  • Receive a critique of 25 pages of your work from the coach and group members.
  • Receive support from and provide encouragement for coaching group members.



Hi, I’m Rochelle Melander.

As a master writing coach with 20 years’ experience, creator of the Write-A-Thon Group Coaching Program, and author of 10 traditionally published non-fiction books, I’m passionate about finished projects. Over the years, I have helped dozens of non-fiction writers finally organize, write, and sell their dream book project.

My clients are smart, proactive professionals who know the value of thought leadership to increase their status, visibility and income in their field of practice. They’re not afraid to devote valuable time daily to writing their blog, boosting their profile, or working on their large-scale book project. But they struggle to get started, organize their work, or keep up the momentum amid their busy lives. As professionals themselves, they also know the real value of hiring a professional to help them reach their goals.


Introducing my Write-A-Thon Group Coaching Program.

Write-A-Thon Group Coaching is my answer to the overwhelm, confusion and false starts that plague so many writers. Accountability is one of the most powerful ways writers achieve their goals. With the group coaching, you’ll have a real-life guide to advise you as you write. Plus, all the camaraderie of new friends on the very same journey.

But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what my former students have to say about my coaching:

When I retired, I knew that I wanted to write.  I wanted to be more intentional and maybe eventually be published, but I did not know where to start and how the process worked. I knew that I needed a professional to guide me and help me be a better writer. Thanks to Rochelle, instead of being overwhelmed with a myriad of websites offering self-publishing and how-to, she cut to the chase and provided the best information for  writing my book. So, if you are interested in using a professional writing coach and editor and someone who understands the writing business, I whole-heartedly recommend Rochelle Melander.

— R. Dailey Taylor

Rochelle helped me clarify my goals and eliminate extraneous concerns and distractions that had become obstacles as I began my book. She is generous with her time and advice and is an enthusiastic coach!

— Diane Angelucci, Freelance Writer

Just three years ago, I had entered the maze-like arena to find my own way as a freelance writer. I didn’t have a brand or even a website. I had one book in the bag from a traditional publisher, but I didn’t know what steps to take to launch a career. I had heard from a friend that Rochelle worked with writers. Honestly, I was skeptical—what could she teach me that I already didn’t know? I was wrong. Rochelle is not only a capable writing coach, she also helped me rethink the goals I wanted to achieve. She gave me simple, step-by-step instructions to initiate a plan of action to realize my brand.

— Daniel D. Maurer, Sobriety: A Graphic Novel (Hazelden, 2014)

Rochelle’s group coaching session helped me articulate my clearly my writing goals for the summer, and how I would achieve them. Her diagnostic questions were valuable as they helped me sort out difficulties I was having with writing.

— Sandra Somers

When and Where:

Group #1:

Mondays September18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 at 5:00 PM CT

Q & A Call to be scheduled at group’s convenience.

(This group is for returning group members and is by invitation only.)


Group #2:

Wednesdays September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 5:00 PM

Q & A Call to be scheduled at group’s convenience.

This group is open to new members. 

What are you waiting for?

Take your first step to a finished manuscript TODAY
by signing up for Write-A-Thon!


Silver Level

  • 5 group coaching calls (75 minutes)
  • Manuscript critique of 25 pages
  • Weekly group emails from the coach

Full Fee: $247     |     Two payments of $125

Payment Options:

Full Fee: $247


2  Payments of $125



Gold Level

Gold level participants get everything in the silver level and —

  • One-on-one private introductory session with coach (45 minutes)
  • Q + A bonus group session with the coach

Full Fee: $347     |     Two payments of $175

Payment Options:

Full Fee: $347


2 Payments of $175



Platinum Level

Platinum level participants get everything from the silver and gold levels PLUS:

  • Written feedback on an additional 25 pages from the coach.
  • One-on-one private closing session with the coach (30 minutes)

Full Fee: $447     |     Two payments of $225

Payment Options:

Full Fee: $447


2 Payments of $225