Monthly Mentorship

North Carolina, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:$3,850.00 for seven month program
BIPOC writers, please inquire

CONTACT: Katey Schultz

Direct your passion for writing into devoted practice, focused action, & mastery of craft. Become a better writer on your own terms, for life.

This program is for dedicated writers and published authors, working toward completion of a manuscript or seeking a “fresh approach” to existing drafts or that long, sought-after project. If you have an existing, strong relationship with writing but know that you learn best with accountability, professional support, and structure–you will thrive in Monthly Mentorship and shave years off the time it takes to publication. Enjoy the immersive feel of a residency from your own home, through this uniquely designed and celebrated program.

Writing is a solo sport when it comes to generating the material, but no one does it alone. Even the “best of the best” have creative partners and professional instructors providing support. Whether you’re working on one story, a collection of stories or essays, a memoir, or a novel, Monthly Mentorship will take you through a customized process to become your own best editor, for life, and forever deepening your engagement with the practice of writing in empowering ways.

Fall in love with revision. Learn how to work with your imagination, name your blind spots, and coach yourself through uncertainty. Think deeply and critically about impact, change, and the human predicament. Gain the endurance necessary to live the writing life with joy and success.


Featured Writers Include:

Katey Schultz


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Online web based
North Carolina, United States

Maximum Impact

Maximum Impact provides transformative online curricula and tools for the creative writing process. Our offerings help writers and artists articulate precise language and authentic meaning in their work, so that they feel understood by the greater literary and arts communities. Through Maximum Impact's proven, attentive mentorship approach, clients find deep focus, gentle accountability, and ultimately become their own best sources for inspiration. Some live quietly, pursuing projects for personal fulfillment. Others prefer a public sphere and go on to win awards, receive funding, and achieve maximum impact. All clients share a love of working with the imagination and believe that the right word in the right context can change a life.

Katey Schultz, Director of Maximum Impact, holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University, and is the author of "Flashes of War", which the "Daily Beast" praised as an “ambitious and fearless” collection, and "Still Come Home", a novel, both published by Loyola University Maryland. Honors for her work include the Linda Flowers Literary Award, Doris Betts Fiction Prize, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year for both titles, gold and silver medals from the Military Writers Society of America, five Pushcart nominations, a nomination to Best American Short Stories, National Indies Excellence Finalist recognition, and writing fellowships in eight states. She lives in Celo, North Carolina, and is the founder of Maximum Impact, a transformative mentoring service for creative writers that has been recognized by both CNBC and the What Works Network. Learn more at