Called to Write is a private network exclusively for writers who want a positive, supportive environment to follow their call to write.
We help you take practical action on your writing, goals, craft, and vision for your writing life. We aim to help you build and create a lasting writing career so you're not only doing what you were put here to do -- but also ultimately getting paid to do so.
Writing on your own, day after day, can feel all but impossible some days. But when you feel the call to write, writing is not optional — even if we need some support to help us make the work happen.
Let's face it — there are many obstacles to writing: resistance, blocks, doubts, fears, and plus just life can get in the way. We help you show up and do the work, so you can feel anchored in yourself by doing what you were put here to do.
Coming together in a safe, positive environment helps us end our writer's isolation. Being with other writers focused on making the work happen and seeing our books, scripts, and other writing projects all the way through to done is incredibly motivating and empowering. Around here we welcome writers from all walks: novelists, screenwriters, bloggers, essayists, memoirists, non-fiction and creative non-fiction authors, self-help authors, playwrights, and more.
Our community of writers is a great resource for getting answers and support around all your writing challenges -- as well as being a place to celebrate your accomplishments.
A core element of Called to Write is our writing sprints. We currently offer DAILY coach-led writing sprints at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, where we gather together with our members in our onsite chat room, check in to set our goals and intentions for our writing sessions, write for an hour, then come back at the end of the hour to celebrate what we accomplished.
We also offer many additional daily Community Sprints (without an official leader) for writers to write together at 6 a.m. PT, 9 a.m. PT on weekends, 12 noon PT, 3 p.m. PT, and 6 p.m. PT. We intend to add more sprint times as our community grows.
Our writing sprints are incredibly motivating and inspiring. There's nothing quite like writing alongside other writers to help you stay focused on your writing for the day. Our writers rave about the difference participating in sprints makes for their writing and about the good energy we all experience when we join in the fun.
Our founder, Jenna Avery, leads live community events each month on writing-related topics, as well as answering your writing related questions.
Our Community Call is held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (with minor variations for holidays or travel if needed).
The Community Call (held on an audio conferencing line) begins with a discussion of our monthly theme (more on this below) and then time for Q&A and coaching with Jenna for the second half of the call.
The calls are recorded and archived on our site so you can play them back and listen if you miss them, and we invite you to post questions for discussion on the call even if you're unable to attend live.
We are currently exploring having one or two monthly live calls or one monthly live call and one monthly live chat event in our onsite chat room as a possible second live event each month.
Each month we'll set our writing goals for the coming calendar month. We'll post a special goal setting topic for everyone to share their goals and intentions for their writing.
At the end of the month, we'll have a new topic posted to note our progress and accomplishments to help hold ourselves accountable to our goals, and to get us thinking about what we want to accomplish in the next coming month.
Each month we explore a writing related theme, through our calls, live chat events, discussions, and more.
Here are examples of monthly thematic topics:
In addition to the foundational program we offer, inside our network we also run periodic courses and programs for an additional fee, like our Deep Dive Writing Intensives. We are exploring offering other courses and support options (see below).
Because our community is still developing, we're in the process of developing new elements to support our writing journeys, including craft study groups, book discussions, live chat events, and more:
We're venturing into studying the craft of writing together, and have set up a Craft Study Group where we can come together and compare notes on various craft classes we're taking. So far we've explored The Story Grid Workshop and Lisa Cron's CreativeLive classes, and we expect to add more.
We've also made some forays into book discussions, and would like to do more of this. For example, many of us recently read Jon Acuff's book Finish on one of our members recommendations and then had a terrific discussion surrounding it.
We may have live chat events as a regular monthly event or as periodic offerings. Live chats are held in our onsite chatroom (the same place we run our writing sprints) and give us a chance to come together and a lively, fun, interactive event about all things writing.
As our community grows and expands, we're looking at adding additional supports for the future, offered as optional add-ons to the foundational program at an additional fee, such as:
Our Called to Write Community Membership is designed as a monthly subscription. When you click the "subscribe" button at the top of the page, you'll be immediately walked through setting up your username, password, profile, and subscription, and you'll have immediate access to our community, writing sprints, community events, study groups, discussions, and more!
The rate for the program is $59.99 per month, renewed automatically on the same calendar date each month after you register. You may cancel at any time, and our system will automatically end your subscription at the end of your billing cycle.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EU RESIDENTS AND OTHER NON-U.S. MEMBERS: Please contact us directly to set up your subscription at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our membership does not have a VAT requirement because of the format of our offerings, but the subscription service here will automatically apply it, so we need to set up a custom subscription for you.
Join us! We'd love to write with you.