Truth Collaborative Writing Course

a writing workshop designed to help you find clarity and insight among your own life stories

Enrollment is currently open for the closely guided course only.

Email me at mamathereader [at] if you are interested in taking the class with prompts only and no feedback on your writing. That class is available by request for $85.

Do you sometimes feel trapped in a story that is not your own? Are you caught up in the demands of daily life without the time or space to reflect? Do you still struggle to understand experiences from your past and feel like they sometimes hold you back?

This 5 week course is designed to help you discover that writing is the tool you need to better understand your past experiences, grow from your struggles, reclaim your own story, and charge confidently ahead to the future that waits for you.

The weekly activities are thoughtfully created to help you move through your own experiences and write your way to personal clarity. The value of writing has nothing to do with how many people read it, or how worthy it is by anyone else’s standards, but what it offers to you as you string words together on the page and plunge into spaces within your own heart that you didn’t know existed. It is the surest way to make sense of our own stories and take back the pen to truly create our own lives.

  • a self-paced course based in solid, research-supported therapeutic writing
  • weekly emails from your instructor to give you tips and encouragement as you write
  • tools of self-discovery you can use again and again in the face of future challenges
  • goal-setting activities that enable you to manifest your true desires as you move forward
  • a consultation with me at the end of each of the 5 steps to help you revise your writing for publication if you choose or just deepen your experience with the process of writing itself

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"Truth Collaborative is a gentle approach to help you get mindful about your life. This is for writers and non-writers alike! It would make a great gift for a friend who needs healing or clarity. "

- Samira Bregeth, Teacher, Writer, Mother

"Through your guided course, I found the courage to do the work to clean out my soul's gutter. The questions are all phrased from the lens of curiosity and with no judgment behind them. This allowed me to go looking for the truth, unafraid of what I was going to find. Somehow they always brought me back to a place of self love. It is because you wrote the course in a way that incorporates these three elements - curiosity, lack of judgement and love - that I am now a new person."

- Pilar, course participant


Your Instructor

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell

A college writing instructor who also blogs about the adventures of single motherhood on Mama the Reader, Katie used writing as her own tool for clarity and purpose in the depths of major life changes and moments of loss. When she launched this project, she had one goal in mind: to share the power of writing with other women and show them how it paved the way to her own healing and discovery and can do just the same for them.

Her work is featured on Sweatpants & Coffee, Mamalode, and Huffington Post, among others.

Course Curriculum

  Lesson One - Who am I?
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  Lesson Two - Negotiate the Darkness
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  Lesson Three - Face Your Fears
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  Lesson Four - Be here now.
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  Lesson Five - Claim your own.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm not a writer?
This course is for everyone, and you will benefit from the activities no matter what your writing experience is. You have the option of sending some of your work to me for an editing consultation, but you are not required as part of the class. All of your work will remain yours, and other students cannot see it. The value is in what it does for YOU.
What will I need for this course?
You need 20 minutes a day, a journal and pen, and a good dose of curiosity about your life's questions. --- Each week gives you three activities centered around its particular theme: journaling prompts you scribble in your journal in their raw state, a more thoughtful writing prompt to form a more complete personal narrative, and a “your work in action” activity where I give you advice on how to carry your ideas from the page to your regular life in a way that can offer light and guidance. .
When does the course start and finish?
Enrollment is open now, and you can begin as soon as you register. -- It is a 5-week course where the contents are delivered to you week-by-week every 7 days. But you actually have lifetime access to the material, so it is essentially self-paced. Although the exercises are given to you each week, most of our participants actually take much longer to complete them. Take all the time you need.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.