Labyrinth is a one- to three-quarter program
that offers support, accountability and craft-building
for writers working on a long project or body of work.
Group Coaching, Classes, Writing Day Retreats, and an Online Forum
You can sign up for the entire program or for just one quarter
Imagine a dedicated group of fellow-writers who understand and face the challenges with you
Imagine a teacher who listens deeply and gives you tools built from thirty years of experience
"When you take a class with Katherine Bond it isn’t long before everyone there starts to feel a little like family." --Samantha Mueller
Spotlight Group Coaching "Journey to the Center"
Set your goal and prepare for accountability.
Writing a book is like finding the evasive heart of the labyrinth.
You weave until you’re so close, and then the path sends you off on more zig-zags.
But each glimpse at the center re-invigorates the story.
Sessions begin with a brief, practical topic, followed by a short Q&A.
Then we turn on the spotlight for participant sharing and feedback.
Sessions are held over Zoom.us
(Ten Sessions Per Quarter )
“Katherine Bond is a remarkable teacher, mentor and coach. She has high technical skills plus a strong intuitive sense of effective writing. She has the ability to touch the exact spot in one’s writing that, when revised, brings the piece to life.” –Tina Blondino
Classes "Tools for the Quest"
Scale Up Your Skills
- "Beyond the Beginning"
- "The Essentials of Backstory"
- "How to Write Winning Opponents"
- "Interior Monologue"
- "Writing the Hidden Story"
- "Making a Scene"
Some classes are entirely online, with the class meeting by video. (Zoom.us)
Some classes are in-person (Kirkland, Seattle, or Everett, WA) or you can join us on Zoom, via livestream.
NOTE: SO LONG AS SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE IN PLACE, ALL CLASSES WILL BE VIRTUAL.
All classes are recorded.
(Two Classes Per Quarter--Eight Sessions Total)
"Without (Katherine's) unfailing enthusiasm, her consistently helpful guidance, and her genuine interest in my story, I would not be as far along in my writing as I am today. Every single session with her has been productive—and each one is unique. I leave feeling more focused, excited and optimistic about my story and my progress. In short, she helps me believe that I am a Writer."
Writing Retreat Days " Wayfarers' Wisdom"
Restore your vision
- "Opening the Forbidden Door" (Bonus session for early registrations)
- "Beginnings: Rock Your Early Chapters without Dumping of Disorienting"
- "Out of the Trash Compactor: Surviving the Messy Middle when You Want to Give Up"
- "The End: Wrapping Up So Your Reader Longs for More"
We begin with a morning workshop on a specific topic, go to lunch, then return to spend the afternoon writing.
Optional sharing at the end of the day.
Writing day retreats are held on Beverly Lake in Everett, WA and are also livestreamed and recorded over Zoom.
NOTE: SO LONG AS SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE IN PLACE, ALL WRITING DAYS WILL BE VIRTUAL.
(Once Per Quarter)
"Katherine's sessions were thought-provoking and delved deep into the good stuff, helping me find ways to expand the complexity of my novel. The exercises she gave us...completely changed the way I saw my own story and characters." --Katie Grace Andrews
Online Writers’ Forum
Shall we talk?
The forum includes:
- "Class Discussion" For class videos, homework and ongoing conversation
- "Tips of the Trade" for writing advice
- "Serious Business" for professional how-to
- "The Workshop" for sharing and feedback
- "The Writer's Scrapbook" for inspiration
- "Nanowrimo" for November and beyond!
- ...and more!