Write Better in Community

The Non-Fiction Writer’s Mastermind

with best-selling author and writing coach Jennifer Louden

Write Better is an intensive group coaching experience for writers of non-fiction projects who are deeply committed to their vision and themselves.

Our Fall 2022 cohort has two options:

Write Better in Community

Supercharged Support

Are you ready to take your writing project seriously?

You’ve been writing for a while.

Yes, you leave your writing for periods of time but you keep coming back to it.

It won’t leave you alone.

It might be a blog or a book or a personal essay or a memoir or a workbook.

Whatever it is, it keeps waking you up at 3 a.m. crying, “It’s time! Write me now!” – but then you can get lost in all your material, confused how to structure your project, suddenly sure it’s already been written, or unsure what you are actually doing.

Then your life conveniently gets busy and the project gets put on the shelf again.

Is it time to try something different?

To take your project seriously?

To get the learning, support, guidance and feedback to move your important work forward? Perhaps even finish?

There may be lots of things you don’t know about your project yet, but one thing you do know is that you must heed your call to write it now and you must share you work or you will forever regret it.

If you ready to truly devote the time and energy needed to shape and share your project – so that your readers experience the ahas or laughter or insight you want to share, so your business can grow, or your ideas can spread, or your story can heal others…

Then welcome to Write Better in Community: The Non-Fiction Mastermind, with best-selling and award winning author Jen Louden.

Crafting a project that others want to read and share is incredibly hard work and one of the most rewarding things you will do in your life.

And it’s impossible to do it alone.

What you are invited to in this mastermind is a real commitment.

It is not about talent (trust me talent means zip), it is about devotion.

I’m delighted to announce the next cohort of

Write Better in Community

The Non-Fiction Writer’s Mastermind

Next enrollment date is Fall 2022

You’ll be redirected to the application after you place your deposit. If for any reason you are not a good fit for the mastermind, your deposit will be refunded.

Write Better in Community is for you

This experience is the right fit if you:

  • Want to write a personal growth / thought leader / spirtuality or other non-fiction book; start a blog or blog regularly; write non-fiction articles for major outlets; write research based creative non-fiction; create a course and all related materials.
  • Build a following for your writing or lay the foundation for one.
  • Want support to write more consistently and effectively.
  • Want to own the value of your vision, voice, and expertise.
  • Thrive with accountability & structure.
  • Are ready and willing to give your writing the attention it needs for our time together,
  • Thrive on getting group coaching from a multi-published best-selling author (that’s me) and a smart group of fellow writers who will be as invested in your success as you are. And some days - even more!

Here are results from past Writer’s Masterminds:

  • Small press publishing deal for a book about spiritual direction.
  • An academic found her voice and met her deadline with a major publisher for her popular non-fiction book.
  • A business owner wrote, rewrote, and self-published her business book. It is the foundation for a raft of new offerings and revenue.
  • A syndicated humor columnist wrote a memoir in a new voice and a “lead magnet” to transition her readers to her new voice.
  • An executive coach published regularly to LinkedIn to thousands of views per post.
  • An article in Harvard Business Review was published to a rousing response.
  • A book about thriving with Type-2 Diabetics written after years of no progress and will be released this fall.
  • A book finished for a professional audience and published by the author’s trade association.
  • An essay written and accepted by New England Journal of Medicine.
  • A card deck on its way to the printer.
  • A textbook written and published.
  • A book of poetry and health affirmations edited and self-published.
  • Personal essays written and submitted to various venues and magazines.
  • Significant breakthroughs on writing regularly, structuring memoirs, making it through the slough of why bother, and truly understanding "Oh yes I am a writer and I can do this!"
  • Book proposals written and on their way to publishers.
  • Self-help book written that will be published next year.

Write Better in Community

The Non-Fiction Writer’s Mastermind

You’ll be redirected to the application after you place your deposit. If for any reason you are not a good fit for the mastermind, your deposit will be refunded.

Here’s How Write Better in Community Works


Every Monday you’ll receive an audio lesson (with transcript) that will guide you to becoming the writer you yearn to be. I will share wisely designed experiential exercises and pithy insights that build on each other. I’ll remind you what to practice each week, give you new ideas to test for yourself, and replace the critical voice in your head with fierce self-compassion.

I’ll also invite you to share responses to questions I pose on our private (not Facebook) forum.

Each week you will be given suggestions for teeny tiny writing assignments to keep moving forward on your project.

These recorded sessions are a more structured approach to my writing knowledge to help you solidify your skills and keep going. These classes are going to be something you want to listen to again and again.


We’ll have a special kick off call and begin with weekly coaching calls every Monday (exact dates TBC) for group coaching, accountability, writing time, brainstorming, and courage building. You bring your writing, platform, and confidence issues, I coach you, offer prompts, resources, exercises, and love. I’m very good at taking what one person is struggling with and using it to help the group.

Please plan for 60-75 minutes for each Monday call. All calls are optional but highly fantastic.

In-between calls we check in as often as you like (daily!) using an easy to use platform. (Take a social media break and spend time somewhere ad and politics free!) I can coach you there as much as you need and you can support each other!


A big reason projects don’t work is the writer doesn’t know how to focus on who the project is truly for, how it serves, and what the point of the project is – why should someone care? Another big reason projects fail is they lack structure and organization — and the writing process is disorganized as well.

Jen or our in-house writing coach will read 4 pieces of your project. You will be assigned firm due dates — get real accountability!


I share with you my best resources for writing all kinds of nonfiction. You will find an existing library of resources when you join on our site, ones I’ve created and ones culled from other sources, and we will add to the library as your needs and questions arise. You can download what you want to keep and ask me to create or find further resources.


Deep dive of group writing, prompts, and craft Q & A. You will get so much done!

You do not have to attend every day or stay for the entire session but it’s amazingly wonderful if you can set aside this time for a true retreat with your writing and the group.


These calls are “self” hosted as in the Zoom room starts and stops as if by elf magic! Times will be determined based on the makeup of our final cohort.


“Author platform” can feel like chasing numbers on social media sites we’re not thrilled to be on in the first place. But by treating our interactions with readers as a two-way street, we have a chance to further develop our writing and our expertise, and build a community eager to hear what we have to say—and tell all their friends about our book, too.

Allison K Williams is the author of Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro from Blank Page to Book, which she sold to a traditional publisher on proposal, based largely on her reputation and connection with the community of writers eager for her expertise. She’ll show how to leverage what you already know to build your reputation online and off, and how the act of building bridges not only raises our platform, but improves our writing and creates evangelists for our work.


Using a method developed by Peter Elbow with my additions, you will swap up to 7 pages each week with a different peer.

We will discuss in more depth how it works on our first call and you can decide then if you want to participate. Past members have found this an incredibly valuable extra.

What every member of the Writer’s Mastermind receives:

When you join the mastermind (which does not involve a writing sample but does involve saying “I’m all in, I’m ready to show up consistently and bravely, and my writing deserves this!”), I’ll send you a detailed questionnaire to fill out so I and the group understands your goals.

    • Weekly coaching calls where we’ll jump on Zoom for coaching, accountability and writing. These are SO fun, as well as comforting and useful.
    • PVALUE: $995
    • Five private group writing retreats that are worth the price of the mastermind alone. Our first retreat is two days to kick of our time together and our second retreat is a full week!
    • PVALUE: $1200
    • The live call and Q&A; with Allison K William
    • PVALUE: $125
    • A custom writing library of audios, exercises, and links.
    • PVALUE: $1000
    • Thrive with accountability & structure.
    • Weekly mini-class recordings for you to provide a structured approach to Jen's writing knowledge that will help you solidify your skills and keep going.
    • PVALUE: $745
    • Optional organized peer reading feedback.
    • PVALUE: $500 PER ROUND
    • Optional small group learning pods to facilitate extra accountability.
    • PVALUE: $500
    • Daily access to Jen and a wonderful supportive group of writers for questions & support. Share resources and courage.
    • Jen’s 30 years of writing, publishing, platform and marketing experience
    • Unparalleled support, accountability, and energy from the group container
    • PVALUE: $FUN!
    • Big picture feedback on 4 pieces of writing from Jen to help you stay on track (limited to 5 pages, must be used during the mastermind session).
    • PVALUE: $600

    My wish for you…

    I want to support you to make your biggest, juiciest, most important writing and creating goals a reality.

    I want to offer you my highest level of knowledge, commitment, and energy.

    I want to nurture you, push you, and cheer you to go farther, make more progress, and to see your voice beautifully, truthfully expressed more than ever before.

    I want to help you take all that is inside of you and share it with your corner of the world.

    Over my 30 years of being a professional writer, I have cobbled together so many resources and so much knowledge to support myself and other writers in thriving and succeeding. I cannot wait to draw on all that I have paid to learn – in money, confusion, and time – to help you flourish faster, farther, and more than you can possibly imagine now.

    That is what happens when you work with me and this group. You will look back and be amazed, proud, and glowing with accomplishment.

    I so wish someone had offered me a group like this when I was writing my first book or my last one. I cannot wait to see the genius that this group will create together, for one and for all.

    Decide with care, but don’t delay. Spots will fill quickly and then, we are off!

    Write Better in Community

    The Non-Fiction Writer’s Mastermind

    You’ll be redirected to the application after you place your deposit. If for any reason you are not a good fit for the mastermind, your deposit will be refunded.