Look at you, you Writer On Fire, you!


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once a month — or so, since I’m a go-with-the-flow kinda communicator — I’ll send you an email with ideas and actions you can take to fire-up your writing commitment, confidence and community.

And here are three more ways to fire-up your writing …

Have a friend who also writes?

Can you imagine doing book signings together?

Invite her to visit my site and be each other’s primary support and accountability buddies.

Click here to send her a quick email.

Love talking about your story idea?

Guess what? I love hearing about story ideas.

The only thing I love more, is helping to get them written!

Schedule a free, 30-minute, cup-of-coaching-tea with me.

Like free resources for writers?

Of course you do! We all do!

You can get access to a free course by me, called, Rev Up Your Commitment to Your Writing Using Milestones, a Daily Word Count tracking spreadsheet (for Macs and PCs),  a Writer’s Self-Evaluation, the Strategic Author Budget Worksheet, and lots more!

Sign-up to get free resources from The Creative Academy.

Books with my name in them

I’ve been honoured to have had hundreds of people participate in my courses and writer’s communities, and few dozen whom I coached one-to-one. Here are a few who became published authors in 2018, with my support in 2017.

“I’m grateful to all of the Tiger Drive Squadsters, especially … Donna Barker… Donna, one call with you and the Squad was born. Validation? Check!” ~Teri Case

“Donna, you are the miracle woman, the incredible midwife of this book. Thank you for allowing me to fully embark on my writing journey and for picking up my phone calls, and answering my emails when I panicked. You put me right back on path.”  ~Maskarm Haile

“Thank you as always to Donna, who has supported me and championed my career, and who critiqued sections of this book when it was still a rough NaNoWriMo draft.” ~Mary Ann Clarke Scott


“Donna, thank you for caring about my story, my characters, and most of all, for caring about helping me bring forth my best work as a writer. I learned a lot working with you – and had fun doing it.” ~Michele Fogal


Thanks again for joining the Writer On Fire community. I’ll do my best to deliver inspiring, encouraging and motivational content to you each week.

No matter how long you’ve been on your book-writing journey, I am 100% confident that you can achieve your goal of becoming a published author — and I will do all I can to help you get there!

Please whitelist emails from me. And reply to them! Like most writers, I appreciate the one-to-one connections in my otherwise solitary days.