When does the community start?

We haven’t released the dates for the next session. If you're interested in joining, be sure to sign up for the Tell Me More list. We’ll send you an email to let you know when the next interactive session is about to begin.

How does the discussion board work?

We're using Discourse, a platform that supports group discussions and one-on-one conversation.

The Akimbo team sets up categories, which will be labeled according to the lesson topic to be discussed.

In each category, everyone will be able to create more specific topics of discussion, and to respond to the posts of others. These boards are open 24/7, providing a secure place to have conversations within the workshop community with peers from all over the world, from different industries and with different backgrounds.

The community has a dedicated team of coaches who help focus discussions and address concerns (or inappropriate behavior). But there is no moderator or grading rubric—you'll be in charge of when and how generously you interact with others. You'll be in charge of getting your writing done.

Once the community ends, the work you’ve done and the connections you’ve made with others are likely to have enough momentum to keep moving. Many students form mastermind groups or have other ways of continuing to support each other.

We've seen groups like these last for years, with people getting on airplanes to meet in person. We'll provide guidance on maintaining these connections when the community ends.

How is this different from Akimbo workshops?

You can find all the details on our active workshops by clicking here.

The altMBA, our flagship workshop, is built on small groups, active live coaching, video conferences and work done in sync. Click to find out about our application schedule.

The rest of our workshops run on a platform similar to this one, but each focuses on a different change, a different sort of cohort, a different way to make a change in the world.

What they all have in common is that they work. We will help you level up, find the others and find new and better ways to make an impact with your work.

Is publishing my book a required part of partcipating in the community?

Working together, we’re building a community. If you commit to the process, by the end, you will have a book, ready to publish. Whether or not you publish and how you publish are completely up to you.

Should I join Writing in Community if...

  • I only have a glimmer of an idea what I would write my book about?
  • I don't have an outline of my book yet?
  • I have already started drafting my book?

There is no single starting point for this community of practice. It's okay if the idea isn't fully formed. It's okay if you've already begun. It's okay if you're somewhere in between. People will in different places as we begin. What's important is that we're all headed the same direction and will end up in the same place.

Is this for fiction or nonfiction?

Both. You're welcome to join us regardless of what type of book you plan to write. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, novels, business books, graphic novels, memoirs and more are all welcome. We will have folks writing books across many different genres.

Why does the community cost as much as it does?

The community costs $365.

We're charging more than online courses for a simple reason: We want committed participants. It's about $2 a day. We charge to ensure that the people in this community are enrolled, serious and ready to help. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Show Your Work Money Back Guarantee: Our communities are effective because people are committed to doing the work. Check out what our alumni have to say. Still, just in case you’re hesitating, consider our 100% guarantee for this workshop: Show up every day for thirty days. Contribute your work and if you still find that this community hasn't met your expectations, simply drop us a note and we'll refund your entire membership fee. We've found that when students do the work, they get back far more than they put into it. Sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to withdraw from the workshop before you complete it, we're happy to defer you to a future session at no cost. Just ask. To be fair to all, we don't offer refunds for non-participation.

Reach us at hello@writingincommunity.com

Is there a special rate for groups?

Yes. We love to see groups enroll! Our standard price is $365, but if you enroll a group of three or more we offer a significant discount. Drop us a note at hello@writingincommunity.com and we'll get you sorted out.

Are there exams?

We're delighted to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education. More on this here.

How long does the discussion board stay active?

We haven’t released the dates for the next session. If you're interested in joining, be sure to sign up for the Tell Me More list. We’ll send you an email to let you know when the next interactive session is about to begin.

Can I post confidential materials on the discussion board?

The rules of our discussion board are:

  • Contribute more than you ask for.
  • Be kind.
  • What is said here, stays here.

With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.

Will Seth answer all of my questions?

Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need him to. The community is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the community will help empower your decisions along the way.

Is there an affiliate program?

There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

How much experience do I need to join the community?

None. This community doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.

How do I contact you to ask a question about the program?


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