“First Book Finish changed my life. It changed my writing life and also my life generally because it gave me the tools that I needed to create a sustainable, pleasurable writing practice, one that kept me energized and focused. I can't speak the praises of the course highly enough because it gave me what I needed both to finish the project and also lessons that I'll carry forward with me for the rest of my life and for my career.”
Kirsti Mackenzie, Novel
“Rhonda provides the tools and support necessary to manifest your project. She holds a deep care for and commitment to writers and the craft, which includes making space for a life that includes writing. She comes to this role from her own deep experience and makes her care felt in tangible ways no matter where in the world you are.”
Robin K. Macdonald, Memoir
“My writing was mood-dependent and inconsistent, and I felt frustrated, uninspired and was really questioning the validity of pursuing a book. My scattered collection of poems turned into a book that has structure, clear themes and a point-of-view. Now, I feel excited and accomplished and I know I can take on another large project and not dread it, because I know how to accomplish my writing goals.”
Melinda Roy, Poetry
“I completed the first draft of my memoir, and am bold enough to now consider myself a 'writer'... And I've started to think about other books I'd like to write. If you have a desire to write but lack the motivation, time, discipline, or self-belief to do so, then I highly recommend taking Rhonda’s program.”
Helen Farrar, Memoir
'No matter what you think about your writing and your life, you may not realize how an experience like this can completely transform everything. I was not writing at all. I wasn't even thinking of writing! I began writing a memoir in bits and pieces, not as part of a disciplined, regular practice. After taking a free class about the Writer's Flow Studio, I immediately signed up and began writing regularly. I made the decision to be a writer, once and for all. And to give it everything I could. Since then I have completed the memoir, started another one, began editing a completed novel I'd put aside and started to build my author website. I am well on my way to embracing my new life as a working writer. Inspired by Rhonda's encouragement and teaching, the support of the community and everything I've learned in the past 8 months. Thanks for helping me to become the person I was meant to be."
Karen Richards, Novel and Memoir
"For anyone considering joining, I would advise you to set everything aside you believed about your writing project and be open to receiving and trying lots of new ideas. I loved the program and thought it was very thorough… My biggest win is truly believing that I can write this book and be published and write others too!"
“Just do it, you won't be sorry! If, like me, you just want to write that great idea straight out of your head, this is the support to help you get there. You will definitely achieve your goal to finish – the program is motivational, supportive and helps you nurture a positive writing life you will love.”
Sorraya Parsons, Novel
“I always thought I preferred writing in solitude, and assumed that was how most if not all writers did it. So it was a huge a-ha moment for me when I realized how much I was enjoying the Writer's Flow Studio and writing in community with others, and how much more productive I was because of it. I also realized how good it felt to commit both time and money to completing a dream of mine. I FINISHED MY FIRST DRAFT!!! It's been a LONG time coming. The program is worth every penny. You will learn so much about yourself and your writing, and it will help you commit to finally finishing that first draft. It will change your life.”
Julie Barst, Novel
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It’s my privilege to work with writers who are serious about committing to their craft, owning their identity as writers and continuing to learn and grow as individuals and artists as they pursue their writing dreams.
Here are the ways we can work together…
JOIN THE WRITER’S FLOW STUDIO
An affordable monthly membership program for serious but struggling writers who want to move from a state of fear to a state of FLOW in their writing lives.
Creative anxiety is completely normal but it doesn’t have to hold you back.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WRITER'S FLOW STUDIO
FIRST BOOK FINISH
80% of people say they want to write a book, but most never do. But you’re a serious writer with serious dreams. You’ve got your book started already, but then became stuck wondering what to do about Act 2 or how to work with your mindset to ensure you really do get to THE END with your manuscript.
First Book Finish is the only program of its kind that provides science-backed tools, MFA-level writing craft advice, and loving accountability over 12 weeks of group coaching – to take you from a partial manuscript to finally FINISHED with your book.
Take that manuscript out of the desk drawer and blow the dust off of it because we are going to get you to the FINISH line!JOIN THE FBF WAITING LIST
GETTING TO BOOK: DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING & COACHING
Need an experienced writer and creativity coach to provide more one-on-one support for you as you figure out your book? If you’ve been writing for a while and have a good deal of content but aren’t sure how to pull your book together, I can provide a comprehensive developmental edit of your book working closely with you one-on-one over a 3 month period.
This work is in-depth and personalized. It meets you where you’re at and offers deep engagement both with your manuscript and with you as the writer struggling to produce the best possible work of art. For that reason, this process is application only. You can find out more about the process and apply below.GET RHONDA'S DEEP ENGAGEMENT WITH MY BOOK
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THE WRITER’S WEEKLY PLANNER
Become the productive writer you long to be! Grab this free PDF guide to help you think about and plan your writing time more effectively.
NEED MORE TIME TO WRITE?
Eliminate distractions as you reset and re-energize your writing life. Here’s your free PDF Guide with 30 New Ways to Find More Time to Write.
DIY WRITING RETREATS
Gain incredible momentum with your work-in-progress using DIY Writing Retreats. Get my complete step-by-step guide to show you how to organize and structure these for pleasure and productivity.