Last Week to Register for Monthly Mentorship, September 2023 - March 2024

North Carolina, United States

May 27 - May 27, 2023


TUITION / COST:$3,850.00 for seven month program
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Katey Schultz

If you are looking to set aside time for your writing practice and allow yourself space away from the hectic day to day, Monthly Mentorship will help you do it. Become a better writer and your own best editor, on your own terms, for life.

Enjoy the supportive, immersive feel of a residency from your own home, through this uniquely designed and celebrated program.

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. 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. It is for writers who “must write,” despite the endless array of other tasks and voices of doubt.

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 who inspire them and help them experience what the writing life means for them. 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 deepen your engagement with your creative process 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.

Monthly Mentorship is a seven-month program: September 2023 – March 2024, with December “off” for optional consults, livewriting, and integration exercises. Cohorts of about 10 writers work directly with Katey Schultz or guest faculty, Desiree Cooper, and every student is uniquely assigned to a section that suits their development, learning style, and current goals. Opportunities for one-on-one email, phone, or text, plus occasional excerpts of writing or check-ins, are clearly explained and peppered throughout the seven-month journey.

"If there's one thing I've loved about Mentorship so far, it's the space Katey gives to us to feel comfortable being where we are, as well as the support and tools we need to keep pushing forward. It's honestly a gift to have someone like that in your corner—thank you, thank you, thank you! This is just what I needed as I was resetting my goals for the next year."

—Colin Bennet, Monthly Mentorship student


Featured Writers Include:

Katey Schultz and Desiree Cooper


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


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