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Accountability Group: Writers of Women’s Fiction & Nonfiction

Connect and collaborate with peer writers in a safe, intimate online space. Guided sessions will insure you feel strong, motivated, and have clear goals for the short and long term.

Spring session: TBD 2024 (7 weeks)
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. EST

Interested? Let us know, and we’ll put you on the list for when the enrollment opens!


Our accountability group for writers of women’s fiction and nonfiction is the perfect opportunity to connect with peer writers who are also working in the genres and addressing issues of or pertaining to women in their writing.

In a safe, supportive space, set your goals, learn and expand as a writer, and enjoy access to a healthy forum where you can engage with fellow creatives and intimately share in the experience of the work you do.

In each meeting, writers will:

  • Set reasonable but energetic personal goals (short-term and long) for accountability
  • Discuss writing craft and other issues relevant to writers of women’s fiction and nonfiction in guided conversation
  • Explore topics through writing prompts

Between meetings, the writers will have 24/7 access to unlimited chat in a private online space designated solely for the accountability group, and Jessica, the group’s facilitator, will be on hand to chime in and answer any questions.

Why This Group?

Being a writer is thrilling and solidifying but also frustrating and, at times, downright hard. This group provides a diverse, accepting community where collaborating is fun and a solid acknowledgement of all the work you do. Having the chance to be amongst people with whom you share so much, and in a safe, dynamic, and productive online environment, is the perfect way to light a fire under your process and keep you motivated now and for the long term!


[ezcol_1quarter]Dates:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Spring Session- TBD 2024[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Length:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]7 weeks[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Where:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Online[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Format:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Live weekly meetings over video conference and 24/7 access to conversation, resources, and information in a secure online team [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Weekly Meeting:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Facilitator:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Jessica de Bruyn[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

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Instructor: Jessica de Bruyn



Why is this accountability workshop only for writers of women’s fiction and nonfiction?

While all writers share commonalities, writers of women’s fiction and nonfiction occupy a culturally unique place such that the writers engaging in these issues benefit from an intimate space where such issues can be discussed and explored in detail.

Can I take part if I write about women’s issues but in another genre (poetry, screenwriting, academic or business)?

Yes. This group will be of value to anyone working on creating consistency in their writing in the areas that affect and pertain to women. Writing prompts and some discussions will focus on topics relating to the women’s fiction and nonfiction genres, but many conversations on the writing lifestyle and practice, issues relating to all writers, and accessing creative impulses for all genres will be applicable to all participants.

I identify as male/gender-neutral/non-binary but write about women’s issues. May I join?

Absolutely. This accountability group is open to anyone who writes fiction that addresses the specific issues relevant to women-identifying individuals.

How is an accountability group different from a workshop? 

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe space for women’s fiction and nonfiction writers where showing up—both for themselves and for the collective—is the reward. By making the commitment and being present, you are taking a public stand to say to you and to the community that you are invested in your work, either in fulfilling a specific project or in your ongoing writing practice.

While there will be guided conversation led by the instructor and a weekly free-writing component to help keep the creative juices flowing, no work will be shared or submitted for critique.

How many writers will be in the group?

To ensure all participants have a chance to converse, ask questions, and maintain a necessary level of intimacy, the group will run with a minimum of 4 writers and a maximum of 8 writers. If additional writers are interested in taking part, a second session will be considered.

Is this the only session you’ll be offering, or will other sessions be offered later in the year?

The accountability group is launching this winter as a 7-week session with the option to continue with a spring session and etc. Any writer who joins the winter session at the introductory rate will lock in their spot for as long as they wish to keep it in subsequent sessions.

What if I miss a session? 

You may catch up with the participants in the online team and receive notes on the guided conversation and the week’s prompt.

How the Online Accountability Group Works

  • After enrolling, you will receive an email with some information about the group. A few days before the first meeting, you will receive your meeting link.
  • Once the group begins, all members will be invited to a private team in our editors’ platform. Log in any time to enjoy ongoing conversation, share files, and exchange information 24/7.

If you have any questions, please reach out!

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