Many of my clients have joined critique groups hoping to get helpful feedback, information on publishing, and accountability. Instead, they’ve been criticized harshly, given misinformation, and left feeling discouraged. Some have even contemplated giving up writing.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
After years of hearing about clients suffering through toxic, unhelpful critique group experiences, I decided to create something unique and different.
The Write-A-Thon Critique group is a safe space where you can present your writing, share your questions, and get help for your writing challenges.
Every week, you will have an opportunity to receive feedback on your work from Write Now! Coach Rochelle Melander and group members. You will also learn helpful tools for finding time to write, overcoming writer’s block, and staying accountable.
As a master writing coach with 20 years’ experience, creator of the Write Now! Critique Group 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.
The Write Now! Coach Critique Group Program 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:
One of the highlights of my summer was participating in Rochelle Melander’s Write Now Coach Critique Group. The group gave excellent positive feedback, great suggestions when I got stuck, and made the writing process less lonely. Rochelle always brought encouraging words of wisdom to us as we began our group sessions, and I learned about the writing and publishing process. Whether you are a beginning writer or a published author, the Critique Group provides a supportive community and opportunities to grow as a writer and polish your craft. I have already signed up for the next group! Thanks Rochelle for this opportunity.
— Laura Wind
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
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
Tuesdays at 1:00 PM CT via telephone conference call.
The first session will be dedicated to getting to know each other and learning how to give and receive critiques.
Participants in the group will receive a critique of five pages of work per session from the coach and each member of the group. Those pages are due on “Manuscript Due” dates. During the meeting dates, each member will have 10-15 minutes to ask the group for feedback.
Because of the intense nature of the group, this group is limited to six participants. If we fill up quickly, I will consider adding a second group.
February 20, 2018: Initial Group Meeting
February 27, 2018: Manuscript Due
March 6, 2018: Meeting
March 13, 2018 Manuscript Due
March 20, 2018: Meeting
March 27, 2018: Manuscript Due
April 3, 2018: Meeting
April 10, 2018: Manuscript Due
April 17, 2018: Meeting
April 24, 2018: Manuscript Due
May 1, 2018: Meeting
Full Fee: $247
2 Payments of $125
Gold level participants get everything in the silver level and —
Full Fee: $347
2 Payments of $175
Platinum level participants get everything from the silver and gold levels PLUS:
Full Fee: $447
2 Payments of $225