Get the Accountability + support you need to help your creative practice FLOURISH
our follow-through sessions will ALLOW YOU TO focus on what’s really going on in your practice
NOTE: We currently have two sold-out Follow-through Session groups active until June and July, but will be announcing our new Follow-through Sessions for the fall in August. But please do read on and send us an email to let us know if you’re interested in the fall sessions!
For six months, eight writers and artists of all kinds will gather around the GOOD table for a facilitated check-in and discussion about creative practice. These sessions are designed to help you build community while staying engaged and accountable to your work in a rewarding way.
The sessions are ideal for folks who crave an opportunity to talk about their work with others who ‘get it’, and are also open to sharing their ideas, perspectives, and experiences (even if that prospect seems scary at first).
Each participant will be given a custom-made journal (to be picked up before the start of the program) featuring six fixed questions to answer in advance of each session. The questions are designed to help you keep track of your successes and insights, notice things about your process, share resources and recommendations, identify a core issue you’re confronting in your practice, and set new goals that build on each other from session to session. Answers will be shared with the group. Time will also be allotted during to allow you to bring your core issue—whether it concerns mindset, productivity, project
specifics, ways to share your work, or anything else to do with your practice—to the group for their feedback and suggestions. This sort of shared, group-thinking can be both illuminating and affirming.
Past participants have said that hearing other people’s stories makes them realize they’re not alone; that the sessions are both serious and fun; that they learn to re-frame things and improve their mindset; and they achieve things they might not otherwise have achieved because their intentions have become sharper and they have benefited from the support and accountability the group provides.
This offering—like all of GOOD’s offerings—takes place in a non-competitive, non-hierarchical setting, and thrives on a spirit of generosity.
During the program, you’ll:
be operating within a supportive structure that will give you accountability and motivation;
keep track of and pause to acknowledge your achievements and successes (which is something we don’t do enough of);
regularly glean new insights and lessons by paying attention to what works and doesn’t work for you and your practice;
get resources and recommendations that are of interest to your practice and to you as a creator;
get feedback and suggestions on core issues you’re confronting in your practice that’ll help you move forward (and on the flip side, do the same for others, which will help your own thinking);
learn to re-frame dysfunctional beliefs, identify the right problems, and improve your mindset;
continuously set new goals and get the encouragement you need to walk your talk;
get to be part of a community of like-minded folks who “get it” and make new connections;
go further, faster—because we’re better together.
You’ll also get:
a custom-printed journal;
tea and a delicious baked good each session;
gold stars (for real) when you’ve earned ‘em (we let you decide when that is);
to enjoy being in the GOOD studio, which folks say is a lovely, cozy, and extremely nurturing place to be;
access to a private Facebook group in which you can connect with your cohort between sessions to share, ask questions, and support each other;
email support, when needed, between sessions from the facilitator (that’s me, Jill).
Here are some of the other details you need to know:
Since our Follow-through Sessions are currently full, we won’t have a new schedule until August for the fall. You can expect a Monday night group for women-identifying folks that’ll meet from 7pm to 9pm (door at 6:45pm), every first and second Monday, as well as a once-a-month, 10am to 1pm Saturday group for writers and artists of all kinds who are already working professionally, and another once-a-month, 10am to 1pm Saturday group that’s open to everyone.
In advance of each Follow-through Session you’ll need to spend a minimum of 15 minutes filling out your journal/workbook in a thoughtful manner in order to be prepared. For the duration of the program, participants are also encouraged to commit to at least 15 minutes a day of creative practice, most days of the week. Participants will also set self-defined goals (three small ones a week) to be met between sessions.
In addition to your journal, notepads and pens will be provided (though you may wish to bring your own). Unless you have a special need, laptops are discouraged.
The total cost ranges from $315 to $430 + membership (which starts at $10).
Once you've been accepted in the program, a 50% deposit + your membership (if you're not already a member) is required within 48 hours to hold your spot. The remaining payment will be due by the time the program commences.
Alternately, you may make arrangements to pay in two installments. Email money transfers are preferred but PayPal payments via debit or credit are also accepted.
If finances are a barrier for you, please still apply and indicate on your application form that you would need financial assistance. The amount of financial assistance available fluctuates (thanks in part to our Patron Members), but we do what we can to accommodate folks on tighter budgets.
Refund + Cancellation Policies
Students may receive a full refund up to five days in advance of the commencement of the program. No refund will be provided after that date, unless the program is cancelled.
If, five days in advance of the commencement of the program, the number of registered participants is six or fewer the program may be cancelled, in which case participants would be notified and refunded immediately.
Applications will be accepted again beginning in August.
Participants will be accepted through an application process that will go like this:
Click the registration button below (when it’s active) and you’ll be taken to an application form hosted by Typeform that will take 10 or so minutes to complete.
You'll then be contacted for a brief telephone interview to ensure that the program is a good fit for you.
You'll be notified as to whether or not you've been accepted into the program within a couple of days following the phone interview. (In other words, it’s still on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Note: If you’ve done our CREATIVE WORK program you still need to apply, but there’ll be no phone interview and you’ll automatically be accepted into the program.
Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please feel free to also join our waitlist so you’re the first to hear when new Follow-through Session dates are announced.