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We help people do difficult things

Our coaches keep you focused as you pursue ambitious goals.

Achieve Your Writing Goals

OneRoom writing coaches offer concrete direction, accountability, and support.

Coaches Who Care

Our coaches are passionate and deeply knowledgeable. Their care, empathy, and enthusiasm combat your fear, loneliness, and fatigue.

A Personalized Plan

Your coach will get to know you and understand where you’re coming from, then help you craft and meet thoughtful, achievable goals.

Live Online Meetings

Meet face-to-face with your coach and peers in regular live video meetings. Talk through what you’re working on and struggling with and learn from a community of fellow practitioners.

A Community of Peers

Belong to a a group of writers on the same path as you. They’ll provide additional support, encouragement, and inspiration.

Meet a Few of The Coaches

Laura Scott

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Laura worked in creative writing education programs at Hugo House, earned an MFA at the U of Montana, published some stories, taught fiction, and is a MacDowell Colony fellow. Mostly, she’s committed to a lifelong writing practice, and has thought a lot about how to build one that works.

Work with Laura ➜

Kristin Halbrook

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Kristin Halbrook-Vincent is a former literary agent, representing children’s projects, and the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels, Every Last Promise (2015) and Nobody But Us (2013), both from HarperTeen. She is also a co-founder of the “All things YA” website, YAHighway.

Work With Kristin ➜

Lauren Hilger


Lauren Hilger’s debut poetry collection, Lady Be Good, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms, October 2016. Awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens Journal.

Work With Lauren ➜

Caroline Goodwin


Caroline is currently serving her community as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA. After attending Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry from 1999 - 2002, she began to teach at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing Studies. She has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection.

Not currently accepting new group members

Erica Wright


Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). A new collection, All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned (Black Lawrence Press), will be released in 2017.

Work With Erica ➜

Jason Vanhee


Jason Vanhee is the author of the young adult horror novel Engines of the Broken World (Henry Holt, 2013), the story Come Back To The Sea and has several other published stories. He served as an editor for the anthology 20001: A Steampunk Odyssey.

Work With Jason ➜

Hannah Park


Hannah Sanghee Park is the author of The Same-Different (LSU Press), the 2014 winner of the Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award. She received fellowships from The U.S. Fulbright Program, The Poetry Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, The Civitella Rainieri Foundation, The CBS Writers Program, and elsewhere. She holds degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Work With Hannah ➜

What People Are Saying

OneRoom has helped numerous writers reach their goals.

“My mentor, Caroline Goodwin, is excellent at her craft, her teaching, and her guidance. She is a superb facilitator of our online workshop as well. She is warm and personable, and really knows how to work with me on my writing.”

Doug Perry
OneRoom Group Member

“Great support and inspiration from both the group and Laura. The sustained contact does not allow me to run away as I have before, and the in-depth getting-to-know-you feels very tailor made. Lovely.”

Emma Coquet
OneRoom Group Member

“My motivation is at an all time high right now and I’m so pleased I joined this group.”

Dorothy Massey
OneRoom Group Member

“OneRoom has paid off. It's given my writing career a focus and I now have a firm idea of where I'm heading with it.”

Mike Cooper
OneRoom Group Member

Where Our Members Are Located

OneRoom helps people all over the world accomplish their most ambitious goals.

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