Everyone has a story. What’s yours?
We help aspiring authors write, edit, and publish their books.
With decades of experience behind us, we know how to get that story out of your head and out into the world.
We’re here for the busy entrepreneurial moms, the exhausted activists working that side hustle, and the creatively curious who are struggling to find time to write.
We’re here to help amplify the voices of those who have been silenced and to demystify the lie you’ve been told about whose story matters.
Because the world needs your story now more than ever.
Struggling to make time to write?
We’ve got a simple, colorful, and fast way to make more time for creativity and rest in your life.
It’s called the Stoplight Time Management system, and it’s helped dozens of people make space in their overworked and overwhelmed lives for writing.
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Courses and Coaching
From 10 minutes a day to 10 month intensives, our courses and programs have the camaraderie, accountability, and support you need to get your story out into the world.
You are in the right place if…
You Long to See Your Book Out in the World
It’s time to get your story out of your head and into the hands of the people who need to read it. We’ve got the logistical and creative support you need to write your book and get it published.
You Dream of a Thriving Creative Life
We adamantly believe that writers don’t have to be starving and tortured, and why we build rest, creativity, and fun into everything we offer. We’re here to help you enjoy the creative process and thrive as a writer.
You Are Tired of Going at it Alone
Writing doesn’t have to be lonely, in fact it shouldn’t be. You are 92% more likely to accomplish a dream if you have accountability and camaraderie around it, which is why community is at the core of all we do.
It’s time to Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™!
Get on the waitlist for our popular program and be the first to know about open spots!
Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ is a deluxe program that takes you from idea to readable draft of your book. With group coaching and a full community of support, WYFBA helps you in every step of the writing process – from brainstorming ideas to holding you accountable to sitting your butt in that chair and writing.
What participants are saying about WYFBA™:
Writing is thought of as a solitary experience, but it wasn’t until I had to be accountable to a group of people and my coach that I was able to write my first novel. And this is coming from someone who studied creative writing in college and grad school! I simply was never going to write my novel until I joined WYFBA.
[WYFBA] always find a way to get me to keep going regardless of the amont of times I’ve wanted to give up on my book.
This program will change your life. Lauren is an unbelievable cheerleader, coach and guide and she will push you and encourage you to do things you never dreamed of doing! If you’ve been waiting to take the plunge to write a book, NOW is the time to go for it! Don’t wait another minute, day, month or year. It’s time to WRITE YOUR FRIGGIN’ BOOK ALREADY!
[WYFBA] got me to write a book. I feared letting the group down or needing special attention that took time away from everyone else. The program just reassuring space from to believe it would all work out.
Meet Our Founder
Hi, I’m Lauren and I know what it’s like to dream of being a writer.
When I graduated from film school, everyone told me it was time to get a real job. But I followed my passion to tell stories and got an internship at magazine instead, working on my novels and screenplays on the side.
I followed the path I was told it took to become a writer – hustle hard for little pay and struggle all the way.
It soon became apparent that the “old” ways of thinking about a career in the arts weren’t going to work for me, so I started looking into what made someone successful as a writer.
I studied successful entrepreneurs, signed-up for business classes, and even got myself a law degree from a prestigious institution. And still, no one took me seriously when I told them I was a writer.
It didn’t matter how many degrees I got, books I wrote, or money I made, if I was still surrounding myself with people who told me I couldn’t be a writer.
I longed for a community of writers that cheered each other on in becoming better writers, making more money, and taking time off to enjoy our lives.
I wanted to be a part of a movement that abolished this idea of the starving tortured artist and instead embraced thriving as a creative.
I sought out a place where I could share my three decades worth of coaching and mentorship experience and the lessons I’ve learned from my fifteen years working as a writer.
I couldn’t find what I needed, so I created it myself.
I created School for Writers because business as usual didn’t work for me.
I was tired of never seeing queer, fat, femme, poly, kinky, weird, amazing humans like me in the books I read.
I was tired of hearing the naysayers tell me I could never make a living as a writer.
I was tired of living in a world that devalued art and artists and discouraged creative expression.
I created School for Writers because everywhere I went, people whispered to me that they too wanted to be a writer, they too had a story to tell the world.
I created School for Writers for every little girl like me who was told she had to sit down, shut up, and choose a “real” job that sucked her soul dry.
I created School for Writers for the dreamers who always had their head in the clouds.
I created School for Writers for you.
My official bio, if you like that kind of thing.
Lauren Marie Fleming is a writer and coach helping people discover their story and tell it to the world.
Her company, School for Writers, helps aspiring authors write their books in a way that harnesses the transformational power of storytelling.
In her twenty years as a professional writer, Lauren has written multiple books, been featured in prominent publications including VICE and the Huffington Post, and spoken at prestigious conferences and colleges including Yale and BlogHer.
For over three decades, Lauren has coached writers and speakers to tell heartfelt tales in the most impactful and entertaining way possible.
Lauren has worked with some of the world’s most distinguished presenters and authors, including two years directly supporting Tony Robbins with his content and coaching the speakers on his stage.
When not writing, coaching or traveling the world, Lauren can be found walking her dog on the beach in San Diego listening to a good audiobook.