HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO HAVE CLARITY IN YOUR WRITING LIFE? 

Get the direction and support you need to achieve your goals and grow in the craft of writing through accountability, coaching, and community.

The writing life is both energizing and exhausting. As a writer, you desire to find and serve others, lavishing attention and love with your words. When you don't have a community cheering you on, your soul suffers and doubt sets in. You're looking to be encouraged and equipped. You don't want to be overwhelmed but instead prepared for the next step with reliable mentors in your life who provide practical advice and help you remained focused on your calling to write.

It’s not that you don’t know what to do...

You’ve started writing and set some goals.

You attend workshops and read books.

You’ve been to a conference or two.

You wake up at 5 am or stay up ‘till midnight to write.

But it’s just not coming together.

You gain clarity but then you lose it again.



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about us

Blythe Daniel

"FlourishWriters is not just a name, it's a powerful network of writers equipping and encouraging each other toward the calling of writing. From the leadership to the participants, I've seen the authenticity and professionalism in keynotes, workshops, and the empowering that occurs in these. I'm very honored to be a part of a team that weaves integrity and excellence into all they do. It is a great space to invest your time whether you are a new author or a published author - you will be glad you did!"

LET'S GIVE YOU THE CLARITY YOU NEED TO FLOURISH IN YOUR WRITING LIFE

We’re just like many of you.

We’re friends who met years ago at a Bible study.

We’re moms of four boys and a sweet girl.

We’re wives to two wonderful husbands. 

We’re totally human and fail often.

We’re in need of grace daily, and we mean daily.

We’re obsessed with encouraging women. We’re like writing midwives, birthing your words from your heart onto the page.

We started Flourish with a passion to share our God stories, real-life tales of Jesus’ faithfulness in our every day. 

Hello there! We’re Mindy & Jenny.

We created FlourishWriters on one simple premise: to empower and equip aspiring and working writers with practical how-to guidance and nurture for the writer's heart, helping you flourish one story at a time.




Kate Motaung

"FlourishWriters is a wonderful resource that I've recommended to a number of writing friends. I appreciate the way that Mindy and Jenny understand the challenges that many writers face - practically, emotionally, and spiritually - and the way they are committed to providing resources that will help community members overcome those challenges. They serve this community well, with grace and joy. Any writer who is looking for a supportive community and guidance in the writing life would find a welcome home at FlourishWriters." 

A Community Space Designed To Help You
Gain Clarity & Meet Your Writing Goals 

What exactly is The FlourishWriters Academy?

The Academy provides an immersive experience with a small community of like-minded writers who are committed to making big strides in their writing journey this year.

It’s designed to give you the support and accountability you need to achieve your writing goals over the next twelve months.

FlourishWriters will help you find the way.
We’ve created the path to flourishing in your writing journey.

YOU DESIRE TO SHARE YOUR WRITING

YOU WANT TO
MAKE PROGRESS



You’re not alone -- There is a path -- Let’s show you the way! 



The Academy is not a course... it's a personalized experience.

"All writers need a community to come alongside them and help them grow. While most organizations focus almost entirely on craft or productivity, Mindy and Jenny have created a unique gathering where your artistry will blossom, your soul will thrive, and your writing will flourish...one story at a time. FlourishWriters provides the tools, the clarity, and the community to take your book idea from dream to reality."

Allen Arnold

Nancy Manaserro

" 2023 was my first year in the Academy and I learned so much from Jenny, Mindy, and the other FlourishWriters Academy mentors and members. I appreciated the quality education with a biblical base. Through the online classes, book clubs, community challenges, and teachings, I gained confidence in my writing and editing, learning the skills I need to improve. By the end of this year, I published my first book of 31 Devotions based on the writings from my blog!"

Kathy Knapp

" I always wanted to write a book, but I never really thought I would. Then God called me to write my hard story about healing from sexual abuse. I had no idea where to start, and if it was even possible, then God led me to FlourishWriters where I found all the support I needed.  It was worth its weight in gold. And this year I was able to publish my book, Heartmending. I could not have done it without FlourishWriters." 

Karen Brough

"Thanks so much for this Academy. It has been helpful. I actually self-published my book a few weeks ago. I enjoy the coaching calls and workshops. The Masterminds are awesome. There are so many things about self publishing that I would not have known about if I would not have been in the academy. I feel like being in Academy gives me the "inside scoop". Thank you FlourishWriters!"

Shemeca Richard

"Words cannot express how grateful I am for FlourishWriters. Boy, oh boy, am I thrilled that God brought you my way.
The launch of my book can be directly attributed to the precious teaching & coaching you have given me along the way. You helped give oxygen to my book baby once again and I'll be eternally grateful. Writing a book is no small adventure.
But because of you, this dream has become a reality." 

WRITERS MAKING
PROGRESS

Are you looking for

clarity, community

craft?

and a place to grow in your         

With the FlourishWriters Academy, you’ll make steady progress toward your writing goals.
 
It’s more than just another course: 

  • You’ll put into practice what you learn while growing your writing tool kit. 

  • You’ll have community and mentorship to keep you moving forward. 

  • You’ll be surrounded by peers and coaches who are dedicated to your success!

The FlourishWriters planning guide is key to finding clarity in your writing life. This digital book makes your planning easy with all your goals and action steps organized in one place. The guide walks you step-by-step to help clarify your vision for the year and set goals each quarter. With clarity on your vision and goals, you set monthly action steps and weekly to-dos. The cycle is complete each month as you review and celebrate progress.

The Writer's Life
Planning guide

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Even if this is not your jam, we make it fun! It’s all laid out in this attractive custom designed planner with inspirational messages for the writer’s heart included each month.



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planning support

Writing projects are daunting, but when you get clear on your vision and break it down into a step-by-step process, it’s more achievable. Inside the Academy we help you clarify your vision, plan your goals, and identify the starting place with daily and weekly action steps. You harness the power of 90-day planning to set realistic goals and celebrate wins.

3

Mentorship with Industry experts

Every month we gather live with mentors who cover all aspects of the writing life from craft to business and everything in between. You learn and practice all aspects of a writer’s skill set to identify and fill any gaps in your knowledge base. We cover the phases of writing from idea and planning to organizing, writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. You will be established as a lifelong learner with a sustainable journey ahead.

4

Group Coaching

Group Coaching Calls keep you motivated and moving forward. Meet with Mindy and Jenny live on Zoom and connect with FlourishWriters mentors and your Academy colleagues. We answer all your questions, and you learn what’s going on in each other’s writing life. Coaching Calls provide a time of connection and collaboration to problem solve, pray together, and encourage one another through every season. Community is a key feature of Academy life.

5

Access to Academy Team

We are hands-on in the Academy, answering questions, sharing insights, and pointing to useful resources. The Academy team shares from their areas of expertise and provide up-to-date reports from the front lines of the writing life! You’ll never again be a lonely writer. We are your village.

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Community &
Accountability

Academy students gather in a private space where the daily magic of community takes shape. Have a question? Want some feedback? Wonder if you’re the only one who has faced x, y, z? The solitary writing life just got a whole lot more connected. 

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Tools and Resources

One of the benefits of community is learning about the tools and resources others have used successfully. Having a personal recommendation saves you time and money. Inside the private community space, we provide a list of vetted tools and resources for all genres and all stages of the writing process, including organizing, writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. 

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FOCUS GROUPS

Networking within the Academy brings together all three of our core values: clarity, community, and craft. The Academy attracts quality students who step out in obedience to pour their passion into words on a page. These are not your run-of-the-mill writers. These are FlourishWriters, and you can feel it. Connect with kindred communicators in the Academy Mastermind Circles where we create space for community connections. Being part of a mastermind group connects you with others writing in your genre or other special interests, like critique, branding, self-publishing, and marketing. You find your people as you take action on your writing dreams.

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Book Clubs

Writers are readers. We support your commitment to lifelong learning with book clubs open to all students inside the Academy. Each year we choose several favorite books by our favorite authors to help us grow as communicators. Authors are invited to join us inside the book club for live Q&A. excited to read Madeline L'Engle, Susy Flory and Tffany Yates-Martin alongside you. 

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prayer support

You’re looking for meaningful ways to connect with other writers. You desire community and support in all aspects of the writing life. Prayer support is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. FlourishWriters stands out as a community dedicated to prayer. Staying close to the heart of God enables us to hold fast to hope. As an Academy student, you are invited to share prayer requests in the private community space. You’re also welcome to join us for monthly live online meet-ups to pray together. “Never stop praying.” I Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT) We’re here for you, committed to walking with you through every season this year.

Lynda Kelly

Nikki White

"If you're considering the FlourishWriters Academy, don't second guess it. That's the Lords, still small voice whispering to you. This is the path to take. This is the place to be in to write what He has called you to write."

"I love all the friends I've gained at FlourishWriters. The camaraderie, the encouragement, and the knowledge that I am gaining. But, most of all I'm not doing this alone."

Jackie Scott

"This year. I was able to follow through on my plans. I was able to get a book published a self-published book and I'm just very grateful to the Lord for that. "

"After I joined the academy, everything changed. I learned the steps of taking those outlines and then planning and organizing and all the way to marketing."

Becky Myerson

nikki White

"I have finally gotten the words that God put on my heart unto paper, and I can't wait to hold my first book in hand. I love the FlourishWriters Community and the encouragement and support from other writers. "

" I really thank FlourishWriters for the encouragement and the motivation that kept me going. FlourishWriters helps motivate and encourage the best in our habits and writing"

"Instead of believing that my story didn't matter, they said, ' there's a place for you here, and your story matters. Come share your story'. Thank you FlourishWriters for helping me see the story that God has given me and bring it to life."

"Being part of the academy you get a plan, you make a plan for the year and you review your goals whether you meet them or not, there's no pressure and it's fun. It's been a great learning experience."

Cynthia Staudt

Virginia Heslinga

Sarah de Orlando

Claire Davies

"I never considered myself much of a writer. If anything, it was a hobby. And to be honest, it was also a dream. But after joining FlourishWriters, I realized that writing was actually a call that God had on my life"

"I never considered myself much of a writer. If anything, it was a hobby. And to be honest, it was also a dream. But after joining FlourishWriters,  I realized that writing was actually a call that God had on my life"

"The writer's planning guide helped me set goals and gave me practical help on how to identify what I was feeling called by God to do. "

"The writer's planning guide helped me set goals and gave me practical help on how to identify what I was feeling called by God to do. I've had such great encouragement this year and met friends that have challenged me and inspired me. "

Becky Myerson

Lynda Kelly

WHAT'S THE ACADEMY STUDENT EXPERIENCE? 

Multi-Published Author & Writing Coach

Kathi Lipp

Author & Speaker

Tiffany Bluhm

Author & Writing Coach

Ann Kroeker

Founders of Flourish & FlourishWriters

Jenny & Mindy

Mary K & Sandy

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Saundra Dalton- Smith

Founders of Writing Off Social

FlourishWriters
Academy Mentors

IT’S NOT MORE INFORMATION YOU NEED BUT
THE RIGHT INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT TIME
TO MOVE YOUR WRITING FORWARD

Coaching at the Academy

Access to Jenny and Mindy via VideoASK

Mastermind with Academy Mentors

Hot Seat Masterminds

Group Editing Critiques

Focus Groups with Academy peers






We provide coaching in the Academy at key points each month to keep you motivated and moving forward. If you’ve experienced the frustration of sitting with unanswered questions, you’ll appreciate the many places provided to connect with coaches in the Academy. Throughout the year, you have the opportunity to ask questions and solve problems with industry professionals, including best selling authors, literary agents, publishers, editors, and marketing experts. We coach you in all aspects of the writing life: craft of writing, editing, branding, marketing, publishing, technology, and business. 

Coaching plays a pivotal role in Academy life

. . . because writers change the world

Register for the FlourishWriters Academy by November 27th and receive a print copy of our newest book, Brainstorm Your Book Idea

Limited Time Bonus

I Am Ready! Sign Me Up!

You’ve been dreaming of writing a book, but where to start?

Too many unanswered questions about the writing process make even the first step feel daunting. Sketching out a plan can become an overwhelming task. But you know it’s possible if you could simply find the way.

It’s time to get the message in your heart onto the page!

We created Brainstorm Your Book Idea to equip you with the skills needed to jumpstart your journey to dream, write, and publish the story inside you.

This book guides you as you refine your book concept, giving you confidence in the direction you’re headed. With a clear vision in place, you’ll be equipped to see the project through to the finish line and experience the joy of holding your book in hand.

Brainstorm Your Book Idea provides a simple and straightforward path to:

  • ORGANIZE your thoughts to see your book idea take shape;
  • CLARIFY the vision as you consider your readers’ needs;
  • CREATE a compelling synopsis of your book concept; and
  • EMBRACE a writer's mindset and start writing.

You desire to leave a legacy and write a book that will change your readers’ lives. Let us help you take the first step.

Your message matters. We’re eager for you to share your story.


Brainstorm Your Book Idea: How to Get a Book out of
Your Heart and onto the Page 

a WORD from our students

How do I join
The FlourishWriters Academy?

✔ Twelve-Month Academy Access

✔ Private Community Space

✔ Q&A with Academy Mentors

✔ Group Coaching Calls

✔ The Writer’s Life Planning Guide

✔ Student Directory + Tools & Resources

✔ Quarterly Books Clubs

✔ Focus Groups

✔ Access to Mindy & Jenny via VideoASK




The Academy

$297

USD

each month

✔ Twelve-Month Academy Access

✔ Private Community Space

✔ Q&A with Academy Mentors

✔ Group Coaching Calls

✔ The Writer’s Life Planning Guide

✔ Student Directory + Tools & Resources

✔ Quarterly Book Clubs

✔ Access to Mindy & Jenny via VideoASK

✔ Focus Groups




  
















The Academy
Payment 
Plan

$27

USD

one time

“I’M READY TO
MAKE PROGRESS!” 

“I’M ALL IN!”

Registration Open!

Registration Open!

"Mindy Kiker and Jenny Kochert with FlourishWriters are gifted communicators. Their teachings are spot-on and beneficial for writers and speakers of all experience levels. Along with their quality teaching, and perhaps even more important, their desire to serve God and His followers undergirds all they do. In a world inundated with blogs and workshops, I’m careful who I endorse. Without reservation, I recommend FlourishWriters for help in your ministry journey."

Melanie Chitwood

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you have any doubts about the value of the FlourishWriters Academy, if you’re prone to buyer’s remorse, if you purchase the Academy and then a financial crisis throws your budget into a death spiral, you have 14 days after purchase to ask for a refund, and we’ll give your money back without hesitation. We’ll be sad, but we understand. Life happens.

But if you stick around and make FlourishWriters your home, we’ll be here for you, through all that life brings this year. We are a family. We commit to you through the ups and downs of your writing journey. So after the initial 14 days, we will no longer offer a refund. Instead, we’ll get to work making your writing dreams come true.

If you’re ready for a change, we’re ready to come alongside you. The FlourishWriters Academy is like nothing you’ve experienced. We’d love to see you truly flourish.

Still not sure? 

We were there too, not so long ago. Just like you, we had a vision, but we weren’t sure how to pursue it. We were confident in the calling, and we knew it would take trust and obedience, but we also had to figure out how to move forward. Goodness, first we had to figure out what questions to ask. We. Knew. Precious. Little. But we knew the One who would guide us.

We also had each other. Companionship gets you through hard times, confusion, self-doubt, and despair. When one of us wanted to give up, the other rushed in with support.

You don’t need to languish alone. Get into community. Find your village, faithful people you can trust, reliable information you can count on.

Think of the power in partnership: Ruth and Naomi, Mary and Joseph, Paul and Timothy . . . Batman & Robin, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Christopher Robin & Pooh.

The FlourishWriters Academy is our gift of friendship to you. We daily encounter writers who are lonely, confused, or despondent. It breaks our hearts because this does not need to be a writer’s story.

We want to share what we have with you. We invite you to join the FlourishWriters family. You belong. You are worthy. Your message matters. Your dreams are valid.


You want to be certain this is the right step for you. It may feel like a big risk. If we could go out for coffee, this is what we’d say. . . 

Welcome home.

I'M Ready! Sign Me Up!

FAQ's

HOW LONG DOES THE FLOURISHWRITERS ACADEMY LAST?
The FlourishWriters Academy is a 12-month experience. Why so long? Real change takes time. When you want to learn a specific skill, a six-week course may work just fine, but we are focused on transformation and long-term change to create a sustainable writing life. That kind of change needs time and space.


WHEN DOES THE FLOURISHWRITERS ACADEMY START?
January 2024


HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO COMMIT EACH WEEK?
This will be determined by how much time you commit to your writing goals. Engaging with the Academy requires about 1-2 hours each week. 


WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND LIVE? WILL I GET A REPLAY?
Yes, you have a learning portal with your personal login. All core content  is stored in one place, organized nicely, with easy access from any device. You won’t miss a thing, and you can go back and review the content again and again.


WILL I WORK ONE-ON-ONE WITH MINDY AND JENNY?

Everyone in the Academy has access to LIVE QnA with Jenny and Mindy in the Group Coaching Calls.  In addition, you have unlimited access for QnA with Jenny & Mindy via VideoASK.


WHAT IF I DON’T USE FACEBOOK?
Our live events take place on on Zoom. The private community space is on a non social platform called Circle.


WHAT KIND OF WRITERS SHOULD JOIN THE ACADEMY?
Writers of all genres are served in the Academy. We attract faith-based writers, but the messages they share are not always overtly spiritual in nature. Our expertise is nonfiction. Much of what we work on in the Academy applies to both fiction and nonfiction; however, our examples are largely nonfiction since that’s what we write. We have experienced community members writing fiction, and we bring on board other fiction writers who weigh in on specific questions that we need answered.


IF I’M A BEGINNER, WILL I FEEL OUT OF PLACE?
The material we present assumes that you’ve accepted the call to write and you want to grow in your writing skills. If you’re still not sure, you can join the Academy to find out, or you can continue to enjoy our free resources as you decide if writing will feature prominently in your life.

IF I'M MORE EXPERIENCED, WILL I FEEL OUT OF PLACE?
Since writers come from every walk of life with a wide variety of skills gathered from a thousand different places over the years, we each naturally have our own set of strengths and weaknesses. The result? Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know—we need help to identify the gaps in our knowledge base. We teach the information we’ve tested with a focus on practical, doable, step-by-step processes. We serve a wide scope of skill-levels with high-value offerings and an engaged, enthusiastic community ready to help out wherever you have need.


WILL YOU OFFER THE ACADEMY AGAIN IN 2024?
No, we only open the Academy doors in the Fall for a January 1st start. 


IS THIS LIKE AN ALL-ACCESS PASS GIVING ME ACCESS TO ALL YOUR PRODUCTS?
No, The FlourishWriters Academy give you access to the items listed. If you want any of the other products we offer throughout the year, you can purchase those resources a-la-carte. And of course, we'll offer plenty of free content too.


IF I DON'T JOIN THE ACADEMY, WILL I LOSE OUT ON ALL THE COMMUNITY AND FREE CONTENT I'VE ENJOYED AT FLOURISHWRITERS TO DATE?
No, you're welcome to hang out with us. We'll still be here supporting writers with our signature let's-make-it-easy-step-by-step approach, but we will invest most intentionally with those in the Academy. When a writer chooses to invest in themselves and commit to us, we reciprocate with our lavish attention.


IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
YES! We offer a 12 month payment plan. The FlourishWriters Academy is not a membership, and cancellations after 7 days of joining will be denied. When you register, you commit to the 12 payments of $27.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
We commit to you for all 12 months. When you sign up, we expect you are committing to us for all 12 months as well. We’re in this together! We do not offer refunds after 14 days from the date of purchase.


IS FLOURISHWRITERS FAITH-BASED?
Yes, we are a Christian ministry, but you do not need to be working on spiritual writing to feel right at home in the Academy. We support writers in many different genres.


IS FLOURISHWRITERS FOR WOMEN ONLY?
We focus primarily on women, but we have some men who join us for the excellent resources and awesome value. All are welcome.


I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION.
If we haven’t answered all of your questions here, please email us at info@flourishgathering.com We’ll get back to you asap.

I'M Ready! Sign Me Up!

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Writers

The Writer’s Guide to Editing is a collection of resources designed to help you produce writing to communicate your message and hold the attention of your readers. Editing can be intimidating, but with the training and coaching provided in this collection, you’ll grow in the craft of self-editing, a critical skill set needed in your writer’s toolbox. 

The Writer’s Guide to Editing includes two FlourishWriter Masterclasses, Workshops with Industry Experts, and Digital Resources to help you transform rough drafts into polished prose you can share with confidence. We’re pleased to provide this exclusive bonus when you register for the Academy because we’re committed to seeing you overcome self-editing limitations, grow in the craft of writing, and excel as an outstanding communicator.



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Our conference speakers offer workable solutions to the most common obstacles writers need to overcome. You will depart equipped and motivated to take the next step in your writing journey.

This Conference is like a writing academy with over 35 hours of quality, up-to-date instruction and training, complete with actionable how-to guidance for all stages of the writing journey.

The interviews and presentations by authors, agents, designers, editors, and marketers cover all aspects of a writer’s life, from finding time and soul care to editing tips and publishing trends.

Receive lifetime access to all 34 video presentations plus podcast episodes of each interview. Watch the conference at your convenience and on-the-go. Dig into exclusive behind-the-scenes content & bonus interviews available only in the All-Access Bundle. Meet select conference speakers for an extra dose of
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