The Circle

A 3 month online group coaching programme for women who are ready to make their writing happen.

You want to write but,

  • you struggle to make time for it.
  • you have lots of ideas but aren’t starting (or completing!) any of them.
  • you’re plagued by self-doubt and negative mind-chatter.
  • writing can feel lonely sometimes.

What if you could have,

  • a dedicated space each week to stay motivated and on track?
  • access to a new, gentler way of managing your time?
  • an experienced coach to help you move beyond your specific blocks?
  • a community of like-minded women rooting for you?


The Circle

A 3 month online group coaching programme for women who are ready to make their writing happen.

What’s included?

  • a 45 minutes 1-to-1 set up call.
  • 5 x bi-weekly group coaching sessions.
  • an additional, closing session where we acknowledge and celebrate what you’ve learnt and and accomplished.


  • an optional, drop-in Q&A hour each in-between week
  • an optional 2 hour co-working space each in-between week

How does it work?

You create your own overall goal for the duration of the programme and break it down into stepping stone goals. I show you how to do this.

At each session you recap on progress and set realistic actions for the next two weeks.

Along the way we cover,

  • setting your life up to honour your writing.
  • synching your writing practice with nature’s cycles.
  • mindset.
  • motivation.
  • dealing with limiting beliefs.

There are a maximum of 7 participants on each round of the programme. The sessions are balanced to ensure individual attention, plus you benefit from witnessing others being coached; those ‘ah, ha’ moments which spark an idea for you too.

You can be at any stage of your writing journey, based anywhere in the world, and working on any writing (or writing-related) project.

It is,

  • about creating space day-to-day to honour yourself and your writing.
  • about helping you to stay focused and motivated.
  • about dealing with what gets in the way of sitting down and writing.
  • about ditching the ‘shoulds’, perfectionism and the endless comparison with others.
  • about doing less and focusing on what matters most to you.
  • about being loving and compassionate with yourself.
  • about developing and embedding the habits of being a writer.
  • about you starting to know yourself as someone who can and does write.
  • individual to you and your life. I help you create the actions that will move you forward on YOUR journey as a writer.
  • an affordable way to access ongoing powerful coaching.

It’s not,

  • about the craft of writing itself.
  • a one size fits all, how to, type of programme. I don’t tell you what to do. 
  • a pumped up, ‘have-it–all’, 1980’s, big shoulder pads approach. 

Are you ready to take your writing off the ‘someday’ pile and make it happen?


The next round starts on Thursday 19th January, 2023


All sessions take place online via Zoom.

How much does it cost?

The price is £350.

How do I join?

Please email and I’ll send you a pdf with all the details.

We’ll set up a free 15 minutes call to meet each other and answer any questions you may have. After the call I can send you the booking form if you’d like to apply for the next round.

If you’re ready to take your writing off the ‘someday’ pile and make it happen I’d love to hear from you.

Let’s flourish together!

Arlene x

Here’s what one of the autumn 2021 participants had to say about their experience,

I have had writing mentors and even therapy about what was stopping me writing. This year I decided I had to do it finally, or stop trying. I am nearly fifty and I have never even written a book, never finished a manuscript. Not even a crappy first draft.

I saw Arlene’s advert and it got me interested. Maybe this is what I need, someone to help me get over myself, and my ‘blocks’ and get words on the page. The price was right, the timing was perfect, and I decided to sign up.

On 16 September I met my fellow course members. I had a first chapter of just over 5,000 words and I committed to writing 2500 words a week for the next two weeks. I set my overall goal that day too. I said that on the 2 December I would have a manuscript of 30,000 words. Secretly I dreamed of having 50,000 but is seemed out of my reach and impossible at the time.

Fast forward to twelve weeks later and I have a manuscript of 57,000 words!! That means I wrote 52,000 in 12 weeks, four thousand three hundred and fifty words a week, or 620 words a day. 620 words a day which I had never written in the last 35 years of me wanting to be a writer.

The small group works really well. Everyone has time to voice their successes and failures and Arlene encourages us to help each other out with ideas for practical problems and swap ideas. 

I have signed up for the next one in January, and in the meantime I am keeping the momentum going by using the methods that Arlene introduced to us, setting manageable goals to reach every two weeks in order to reach one overarching goal. 

Arlene is spiritual and practical, she won’t go into the whys or wherefores (but she will give you links to professionals or books to help with other deeper issues) and she will give you a personalized method to help empower you to achieve what you never dared dream was possible! 

If you have to choose one thing to make your dream of being a writer real, choose this. Arlene will motivate and empower you beyond your wildest dreams. Writer’s block will become a distant memory and your fears and insecurities will take a back seat to make way for mind blowing action.

I cannot recommend it highly enough, a positive experience in every way. 

Georgia, Sicily. Autumn 2021 Coaching Circle.

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