The Alcove

A supportive community for writers to connect, learn, and be their true, book-loving selves

Writing feels lonely, but it doesn’t have to be

Are you scraping the bottom of the barrel for motivation? Battling against writer’s block? Do you think you might have a great idea but need a trusted perspective for feedback?

Our community is a tight-knit group of writers who will give you the accountability and inspiration you need to reach your goals.

Join today and get:

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  • 2 hours a week of scheduled group writing sprints

  • 1-hour weekly group coaching call

  • Weekly writing exchange for community feedback on your project

  • Access to recommended writing resources lists including links, books, and podcasts

  • ​​A 25% DISCOUNT on new products and services before they're available to the public

  • Invaluable insights, encouragement, and community to help you overcome writer’s block and hone your writing skills

  • A strong and supportive network of writing peers

  • Accountability and inspiration for your ongoing project

Your writing needs are unique—so are our subscription options!

Pick the one that works best for you and your project.

Tier 1 Subscription

$17/month

Included:

  • A community of dedicated writers
  • Access to the Craft Better Books team
  • 2 hours of weekly writing sprints
  • A 1-hour weekly group coaching call
  • 25% discount on new products and services
  • Katie's Helpful Link Lists
Sign up for Tier 1

Tier 2 Subscription

$25/month

Included:

  • All of the incredible items from the "Tier 1 Subscription"
  • PLUS a monthly opportunity to submit 5 pages for developmental editing by Katie or Andrew
Sign up for Tier 2

Tier 3 Subscription

$33/month

Included:

  • All of the incredible items from the "Tier 1 Subscription"
  • PLUS a monthly opportunity to submit 5-pages for developmental editing by Katie or Andrew
  • PLUS a monthly opportunity to schedule a 15-minute 1:1 coaching call with Katie or Andrew
Sign up for Tier 3

Still wondering if this is for you?

(spoiler, the answer is yes!)

The Beginner

Are you just starting your writing journey? Then The Alcove is the community for you! As a novice writer, your potential is limitless. Surround yourself with a supportive group of writers who will share the tricks of the trade. Give yourself access to resources that are written (and used) by the pros. And lean on our book coaches as you focus on producing your first manuscript and the revision process that follows.

The Encourager

Good writing is contagious. Are you a writer who enjoys supporting and encouraging other writers? Join The Alcove! Just because Katie and Andrew are the official coaches does not mean that their voices are the only ones that matter. Your experience is one of the greatest gifts you can share with other writers. Come, with your advice and your current project, and connect with an empowering writing community.

The Lone Writer

Are you already knee-deep in your ongoing writing project? Maybe you’re self-sufficient and prefer the reclusive writer life. Or maybe you’ve realized in your years of writing that you really do need encouragement, community, and coaching insight to give you the motivation to keep going. You can still be a lone writer, just do it in the company of others.

The Experienced Author

Have you already published a book? Go you! Now you’re looking for motivation and a community to support you on your next project. The Alcove is the place for you to brainstorm ideas, pitch a new plot or series, and grow as a writer. It’s also a great place to share about your writing journey and encourage others.

The Alcove is your accountability group, brainstorming session, hub full of helpful resources, and your launchpad into your best writing yet—all wrapped up in one subscription.

But don't just take our word for it!

“The Alcove has helped me so much as a writer. Having a safe place to work on my book with other writers has been a game-changer! Having this writing community has been everything I was wanting and more! The sprints have been super helpful in dedicating time to writing as well as I've had some breakthroughs during the sprints. The coaching calls have been helpful in getting questions answered.”

A. L. Road

“The Alcove has provided me with an expanded network of writers similar to me in skill. It is essentially a plug-and-play group of writers who cheer me on, give critiques (each week!), and laugh along with me.”

P. E. Robinson

 

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"It’s fun. It’s helpful. And there’s a lot of great knowledge and feedback available from each of us in the group plus access to experts with book coaching and world-building. We are all in this together being supportive and encouraging while cheering each other on and making writing less of a solitary experience. Me, personally, I know I’m supposed to be here in this group with these awesome writers and book coaches."

Annette Webber

Meet Our Coaches

Well, hello there! We are Andrew and Katie Wall, the husband-and-wife team behind Craft Better Books. We are so glad you are here.

Katie is a writer, book coach, and lover of stories, words, and grammar (yes, really!). She has over a decade of experience working with writers and is certified through the Author Accelerator Book Coaching Program. She is known for her meticulous eye for revision and undying enthusiasm for brilliant plot twists.

Andrew is a book coach and World-Building Consultant. He loves reading, anime, Dungeons and Dragons, and nerding out with writers over their books. If you like piña colada, getting caught in the rain, and developing complex fantasy worlds that transport readers to another dimension, you two are going to get along just fine.

Our goal is simple: we are here to help you hone your craft, get inspired about your story, and set you up for long-term success in your writing.

As creatives, we know how it feels to be misunderstood. Often writers are left struggling alone towards their dreams without the support they need from their community. Creative writing is already difficult enough. But the added burden of feeling like you don't know what you're doing, that no one believes in you, or that you are stuck and can't move forward can put an end to even the most hopeful writing career.

We created The Alcove as an answer to this problem. We want incredible writers (like yourself) to feel connected, inspired to write, and pushed to develop their craft.

This is a space where you can expect accountability, friendships, and new writing opportunities. We’ll see you at our next group coaching call!

Join The Alcove now

Still have questions? We've got answers for you!

Check out our frequently asked questions below, or reach out to us at [email protected]

It's time to tap into a community that will take your writing to the next level.

Let's go!