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Accountability Coaching

You’ve read books on craft, taken courses, attended conferences and you know what you want to write — you just need the motivation to sit down and write it.

Online Course

So much more than an online course, you’ll meet other writers and get individual email encouragement from me.


Three coaches with weekly Office Hours for online face-to-face group coaching, monthly masterclasses, and more!


Mastermind Group

Join a Mastermind group with four other authors for bi-weekly accountability, advice and encouragement meetings.


When you feel like it would be easier to go to the gym than to sit down to work on your book, what you need is some personal, motivational coaching — you need someone to light your inner author on fire.

That’s where I come in! I help you write more, so you write better, and get your book done faster. Simple as that. I’m like a FitBit for writers.

We start with a call to make sure you’re setting achievable goals since it’s way easier to stay motivated when you’re celebrating successes, not making excuses for missing the target. Then we create an accountability plan that matches your goal to your output and  a solid reason to choose writing over online solitaire. (Me…I’m your solid reason!)

“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, Author, Abyssinian Nomad (2018) 

INVESTMENT: $149 / 12 check-ins

BONUS: We’ll start with a 30-minute coaching call (worth $75) that will focus on figuring out what’s been keeping you from writing so that success is your only option.

Oh, and for Canadians, this is CAD (yay!). But, I have to add GST (boo).


This 15-lesson, interactive program will first take you into your heart-space, where your passion lives, to clearly identify and articulate why finishing this book is so important to you. This will be the foundation of your success. The kindling for your own book on fire, as it were.

Then we’ll visit the realm of your head to develop a vision for when you can realistically complete the different stages of turning your idea into a manuscript, and then into a book you’re proud to share with the world.

In the last five lessons, you’ll connect your passion to your plan and declare your intent to succeed. This is the third critical element of the Book On Fire! course.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get the course for half-price. Only 100 coupons available.

“I can honestly say this is the ONLY course (and I have hundreds) that I have completed in full… Thank you, Donna, for being so wonderfully you! You have warmed my heart with your sincerity, warmth, care and kick-butt style.”


~ Brenda Ann Tsiaousis, Author, Courage to Bloom (2018)


I’m revamping this course and freshening it up for 2020. 

Email me to be put on the waitlist. In the meantime, join the free community over at the Creative Academy to meet others who’ve taken the course.

GROUP COACHING — includes membership in The Creative Academy

No matter where you are on the continuum from “Am I a writer?” to “Woohoo! I’m a published author!”, everyone needs a trusted ear to bounce an idea off of, or to help get butt back in chair when motivation takes a vacation. That’s why group coaching is the core of the Creative Academy Membership.

In addition to bi-weekly, group coaching with me, you also get access to weekly coaching from my co-Creatives — Eileen, who helps with the craft of writing, and Crystal who is a rock-star in the self-publishing and book marketing fields.

“Donna is such a real coach. She’s lived it, and is not sugarcoating the work as no big deal. Writing a book is hard, and it’s work, and she’s standing right there with you, both holding your hand and your hair (if and when you need to puke from the stress of it all!). Worthwhile things in life are not easy, but Donna makes writing a book easier.”


~ Becky Fromm 

Investment: $24.99/month

Join The Creative Academy and get access not only to my drop-in Mastermind coaching, but also to weekly office hours with Eileen Cook on craft and Crystal Hunt on author branding and self-publishing.


No doubt you’ve heard of, or even been a part of, beta reader groups and critique groups for authors. But, have you considered the benefits of joining a mastermind group designed specifically to help you achieve your book-writing goal? That’s what the Author On Fire mastermind groups exist to provide — all of the things that a writer, otherwise working on her own, needs to put in place to get her book finished:

Community. Accountability. Encouragement. Perspective. Expertise.

The beauty of being a member of an Author Or Fire mastermind group is learning from the collective experience of your peers in the group. We all bring experience, connections, and teaching opportunities to support each other in taking massive steps forward on the publication path.


A note of thanks for accepting me into the (Author On Fire) Mastermind group.  It’s helping me change my mindset about my creativity.  I’m taking my novel more seriously and am thinking about my writing all the time, and have more confidence that my bum-in-chair time is important, fruitful and — dare I say it — decent.  I guess in short, I’m realizing I can really get this done.


~ Christy D

Investment: $ 497 / 6 months

Why six months? Because that’s long enough to make a real difference to your book-writing and publishing goal and not so long that you outgrow the group.

Includes bi-weekly group meetings and weekly check-in (accountability) emails from me, Donna. 

Here are all the options for working with me

so you can compare which one works best for you!


Book On Fire!
  • Self-directed with virtually unlimited email support
  • 5 lessons to light-up your commitment to your book
  • 5 lessons to develop a writing plan you’ll stick to
  • 5 lessons to make success a non-negotiable
  • Over 100 other students to build community with


Author On Fire!
$497/6 months
  • Small group of 5 authors, plus Donna as your group facilitator
  • Bi-weekly meetings with a hot seat for everyone to troubleshoot challenges
  • Weekly email check-ins (with an option for short-term daily contact when needed)
  • Accountability, outside perspectives, new ideas… all ’round goodness

Still not sure what you need?

I totally understand. You barely know me.

So, get to know me, and the way I work, a little better while getting to know yourself and the way you work as a writer a lot better.

Win-win, I say!

Download my free guide to help you develop your very own Writer’s Manifesto and once a week (or so) I’ll send you a quick email with something to help you become a Writer On Fire.