Writer’s Group of Two℠ is a 1-on-1 monthly coaching program for writers, creative self-starters, aspiring authors, and content creators in support of the expressions that they are putting out into the world. A blend of personal support, accountability, and hands-on help with your writing, Writer’s Group of Two℠ is a unique creative partnership full of unparalleled seenness, extraordinary personal support, and intimate creative collaboration with Dave Ursillo, your trustworthy peer. Starts at $400/mo. Apply Now »
What is Writer’s Group of Two?
Writer’s Group of Two℠ synthesizes the magic of a large writers’ group down to its most potent, motivating, and outcome-producing elements: the accountability and personal support you crave, paired with hands-on help and guidance with your writing to advance your creative skills, writing voice, and works-in-progress.
At its core, Writer’s Group of Two℠ is precisely that: a private writer’s group that functions like any other, but with two participants: you and your guide, Dave Ursillo, the creator of Unavoidable Writing.
Structured with every-other-weekly phone calls (and editorial support for your writing in between), you receive practical help in a long-term container guided by clarity-seeking, encouraging vibes, and an atmosphere of complete non-judgment.
- Are you a writer-at-heart who has felt creatively stifled lately?
- Do you write for work, but dream of having a personal practice to call “your own”?
- Are you called to put messages of light, love, and encouragement out into a world that desperately needs them?
If so, Writer’s Group of Two℠ may be for you.
Intersecting the personal attention of one-on-one coaching with the unparalleled seenness and creative support you’ve come to expect from him, Dave steps into the role of all-in-one cheerleader, friend and guide to help you move past the stuckness and frustration with grace, ease and care.
A perfect blend of hands-on help with your words and hands-off trust and support that helps you autonomously and sustainably create the best writing you’ve ever created, Writer’s Group of Two℠ provides you with personal support, accountability, and much more.
“Dave brings deep experience and devotion to his teachings. What a gift to study with such a kind, smart and compassionate man!”Jennifer Louden, Best-Selling Author and Teacher
“I’ve known Dave as a teacher of writing for nearly a decade — I can’t recommend working with him highly enough!”Jenny Blake, Author of Pivot and Life After College
How Does Writer’s Group of Two Work?
Writer’s Group of Two℠ is a bespoke 1-on-1 monthly coaching program that I offer to select clients — only a handful at a time, over periods of 3, 4, or 5 months.
A perfect blend of hands-on help with your words and hands-off trust and support (that helps you autonomously and sustainably create the best writing you’ve ever created), Writer’s Group of Two℠ provides you with personal guidance, rolling accountability, development of voice and persuasive writing techniques, and so much more.
How can one coaching program offer so much?
I operate from an intuitive and empathic level to tune into your core needs, desires, and goals. We use core values like meaning, fulfillment, service, embodied self-expression and higher spiritual ideals to guide long-term growth in short-term creative expressions.
That means every Writer’s Group of Two is completely bespoke according to the writer behind the writing. You!
While the scheduling rhythm and creative constraints of our work (the “container” we set for our calls and exchanges) are firm, that is precisely what allows for the content that we explore to be so flexible.
Our work will revolve around where you are, right now, in your creative journey.
I’ll help you deepen into your relationship to the written word; uncover the hidden qualities of voice that make your writing journey much more rewarding, and teach you key elements of persuasive storytelling that I’ve learned firsthand from my 10-plus years of professional writing.
Whether you’re re-starting your writing practice, reconnecting to your passion for creative self-expression, or feel ready to finally untangle all of your creative desires, Writer’s Group of Two℠ may be for you.
Let’s, you and me, start a unique creative partnership where you’ll receive unparalleled seenness, extraordinary personal support, and intimate creative collaboration.
“My coaching sessions with Dave created a profound shift in my relationship to writing and the role that it plays in my life. I thought I was seeking someone who would ‘kick my ass’ and get me to write more often. I came away from our coaching realizing that I don’t need to pursue writing out of fear if I don’t immediately become a prolific author. Without the unnecessary suffering that writing can carry with it, I can now enjoy my writing as a form of self-expression that creates more ease in my life.”— Rolando Peraza, Freelance Writer
“I had two goals when I started my Writer’s Group of Two: to understand my signature story and to finally start writing my first book. I not only came into better relationship with my writing but with myself. The way Dave held space for me was incredibly powerful: intuitive, intelligent and considerate. I often joked with Dave that he was not only writing coach, but my life coach, my business coach, and my therapist, all rolled into one! Everything that I threw at him, he helped me transform into creative fuel.”— Nikki Groom, Small Business Growth Coach
“I reached out to Dave to sharpen my voice and specialization in my field. Through Dave’s ‘Writers Group of Two’ support and custom journaling prompts, I gained new insights and perspectives that allowed me to see patterns, blocks, and opportunities to re-story my approach and more forward. Our work together bolstered my self-confidence and my value in my professional and personal life, which in turn has led to new direction and a higher quality of life.”— Charlotte Love, Wellness Coach and Yoga Instructor
“Dave is a true life guide — patient, wise, and encouraging. When I started my Writer’s Group of Two, I thought I would focus my writing in support of my business goals. But as I struggled and questioned my personal motivations to write, Dave helped me figure out my true priorities — not only as a writer but in how I wanted to express myself as a person. My evolution in the writing process was evident as I went from writing that tried to ‘convince’ others to writing that existed for my own inner understanding. The end result? I now have a relationship to writing that feels like it is truly my own.”— Tom Henell, Marketing, Leadership and Customer Acquisition Professional
“When I was facing major transitions in every aspect of my life — personally, with family, and professionally — I knew that I would regret not documenting, reflecting upon, and processing the shifts through my writing. Months later, I don’t think I would be as emotionally stable and at peace with everything that happened if not for Dave and the support, space-holding, and reflection he provided in our Writer’s Group of Two.”— Patsy Culp, Founder of ‘And Celebrate’ Event Planning and Brand Strategy
Here’s What You Receive as a Client…
#1) 1-Hour Coaching Calls (Set to an Every-Other-Weekly Schedule).
Potent, recurring phone calls on an every-other-weekly schedule provide you with a built-in structure for gentle accountability, continuous support, and deep personal support for getting your writing unstuck, for good.
#2) Peer-Review + ‘Strategic’ Editing of Your Work, Every Other Week.
Submit up to 1,500 words (or ~5.5 pages) of your writing in between every session for peer reviewing and strategic editing from Dave via Google Docs. Over 3 months, that can add up to 9,000 words of writing — the length of a novella, e-guide, opt-in offer, a small book, and beyond.
#3) Full Recordings of Every Coaching Session (Privately Archived + Delivered to You).
Every audio call is recorded, archived in your personal Google Drive folder, and sent along to you within 1 day for your downloading and future re-listening.
#4) A Call Summary, Plus Notes and Session Recap, Delivered via Google Docs
After each coaching call, you receive a full summary of your discussion from Dave’s point of view, including a bird’s eye overview of major themes, trends, and patterns; plus, weekly goals and suggested “homework” assignments summarized for you alongside specific dates and expectations.
#5) Up to 3 Personalized Journaling Prompts, Creative Tasks or ‘Offline’ Exercises (Per Coaching Session).
Receive custom writing prompts, article brainstorming, and piece outlining for each designated article you intend to submit for Peer Reviewing, every week.
#6) Survey Assessments to Track and Measure Outcomes.
Writer’s Group of Two℠ utilizes intake, midpoint and concluding assessment questionnaires to help improve the coaching process throughout your multi-month journey, while also illustrating some of your tangible growth and outcomes by the end of your journey.
#7) Full, Real-Time Collaboration and Cloud-Based Backup via Google Docs.
Never lose a call recap, session recording or submission thanks to the powerful collaborative suite of Google Drive. We schedule all of our calls through Google Calendars for real-time scheduling updates and get the peace-of-mind that no work will ever be lost thanks to cloud-based Google Drive backups.
What Can You Do with Your Writer’s Group of Two?
Clients from California, Colorado, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington, and as far as Canada and the United Kingdom receive personalized guidance and goal-setting based on their unique creative desires, project hang-ups, and business needs.
We’ll figure out exactly what your writing goals are, and lay out a flexible and supportive plan for actually achieving them.
Start a new daily journaling rhythm to balance out the stress of work or everyday life, or begin a new blog post publishing ritual. Begin to plan, outline, and write your long-dreamed-of book, or kick-start your stalled out memoir.
You might use your Writer’s Group of Two℠ to…
Chronicle Transition, Navigate Change, or Chart Growth in Your Personal Journey
Embrace daily (or almost-daily) personal journaling to chronicle transitions in your personal life, change in your career path, or major phases of creative and artistic growth. As you document and digest the experiences, your guide Dave will help you contextualize the larger lessons in microcosm moments and how your daily rituals in writing and self-expression are serving your bigger mission as a soul.
Plot, Uncover and Write Your Core Story or Brand Message
Sink into the heart of your “why” so you can communicate it effectively with poise, grace, and emotional engagement. As an experienced blogger with 10 years of experiencing building a platform of his own, Dave leans on personal experience for tried-and-true advice to help you see and express the “common threads” of your core story: the “why” that moves your brand, explains your business, and invites new souls to come into work with you.
Demystify Your Creative Desires
If you struggle with direction or choosing between your “too many” creative ideas, Dave will help. Using his unmistakable system for clarifying creative desires, you’ll sieve through noise and distractions to land at the integrated place where your true soul-priorities emerge and shine like diamonds.
Unlock the Core Qualities of Your Unique Writing Voice
Finding your voice has never been easier using the guidance and clarifying prowess of Dave, who digs into the heart of the core qualities that comprise your unique voice. You’ll be given exploratory exercises and even have the opportunity to do a “voice audit” to assess the natural qualities of voice that are already emerging in your writing.
Develop Marketing Materials, Funnels or Sales Copy for Your Small Biz
Develop a new About Me page, Services offerings, or a free opt-in download to develop your email marketing presence. Bonnie from Rhode Island turned her life story and yoga teacher background into an actionable workbook to accompany future yoga and recovery workshops and retreats. In a 5-Month Writer’s Group of Two℠, she drafted her own 10,000-word workbook.
Take Concrete Action Toward Your Writing or Creative Goals
Set a plan, lay it out on a calendar, and start to execute towards it. Dave will be your accountability partner, lending equal parts support and gentle-love nudges towards your expressed desires. Working together in long-term 3-, 4-, or 5-month containers allows for true growth… and getting the work actually done.
Turn into Your Resistance and Discover a New Source of Refuge
Leaning on Dave’s Unavoidable Writing program, you’ll discover how the specific points of struggle and frustration in your creativity, work, or even relationships, reveal potential power sources and personal strengths. If you’ve been stuck for years, or find familiar bad habits keep showing up, Dave will help you break through your writer’s block, for good.
“Dave taught me to think like a leader. He’s guided me to believe in myself more, and now I’m sharing more of my voice in the world.”Amy Clover, Fitness Personality
“Dave’s got this genius ability to help people deeply understand themselves and connect to the core of their own being.”Jacob Sokol, Life Coach
Is Writer’s Group of Two for You?
Whether you’re re-starting your writing practice, reconnecting to your passion for creative self-expression, or feel ready to finally untangle all of your creative desires, Writer’s Group of Two℠ offers you a unique creative partnership that may be quite unlike any other coaching program or online course you’ve taken before.
Blending unparalleled seenness, extraordinary personal support, and intimate creative collaboration, your Writer’s Group of Two℠ is an entirely bespoke and intentional support system unique to your goals.
Hi, I’m Dave Ursillo. I’m the coach with whom you’ll be working.
Over the last decade, my work has spanned platform building as a writer, professional blogging, self-publishing 5 books, copywriting for nonprofits and businesses, storytelling for professionals, creative consulting, and teaching hundreds of workshops, seminars, classes and retreats on 4 continents for over 4,000 students.
I began my professional writing career in 2009 when I quit my job in politics and left a career in public service behind.
Disheartened to the state of politics, which seemed to be serving powerful peoples’ self-interests more than people who needed help the most, I let go of my dream to become a Presidential speechwriter someday and instead decided to start sharing my own words in my own voice with the world.
Years later, I found myself being sought out by fellow writers and creatives for support with their writing. I started to produce support materials like writing prompts for writers that inspired genuine writing to get done. So, I started an online writers’ group called The Literati Writers in 2012. For four years, we served over 300 member writers with weekly writing prompts, online workshops, monthly author interviews and more.
Today, I’ve synthesized all that I’ve learned into my writing platform, Unavoidable Writing, and this coaching offering.
I’m good at getting into the heart of your story, struggles, and desires with haste from my developed intuition, deep empathy, and visioning skills, which I’ve trained through meditation, yoga, spiritual disciplines, and more.
Combined with my years’ worth of writing and my experience supporting a diverse range of creative souls across the world, in as little as a few conversations, I’ll understand the heart of your experience. I care about you, my writing client, and consider you a friend, not a transaction.
That’s why I’m here to help you deepen into your relationship to the written word.
Let’s uncover the hidden qualities of voice that make your writing journey much more rewarding; key elements of persuasive storytelling and develop your sustainable self-expression practice for years to come.
Listen to a Sample Writer’s Group of Two Session Now
It’s one thing to tell you about Writer’s Group of Two, and it’s another thing to let you experience Writer’s Group of Two for yourself!
What does it feel like to be on the inside of this coaching container? What do we talk about, and how? What kinds of conversations might you expect to have with me?
When you’re hiring a writing coach, it’s a very personal decision — after all, you’re counting on someone to understand your unique needs and desires; to hold space for your experiences, processing, and roadblocks; to implicitly understand what you desire most, not just from your writing but from the rest of your life.
Now, I have a free sample call for you to listen to with a former client of mine.
This will help you get an idea of what a Writer’s Group of Two session really sounds like from the inside of this 1-on-1 coaching container.
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In the sample session, you’ll hear:
- What this Writer’s Group of Two client was struggling with, in her own words
- Dave’s on-the-spot diagnostic of her avoidance
- An example of how you and Dave might interpret, receive, and hold space for life “off the page” as a resource for practicing writing “on the page”
- Contextualizing the client’s avoidance of writing as a reflection of “shadow stuff” happening beyond her writing
- How positive promise, or constructive potential, is revealed to us through unwanted discomfort in writing
- A brainstorming session around actions towards solutions for the client’s hang-ups
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Apply Now to Get Started
Writer’s Group of Two℠ is available to limited clients at any given time, so apply now to get the conversation started with your future coach and guide, Dave Ursillo. No hard sales tactics to fear. You’re treated as a human, not a transaction, through and through.
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Expect a response within 2-3 business days. I personally review and reach out to you via email, at which time we will set up a no-pressure, non-salesy conversation by phone to assess your goals, expectations, and whether we agree this is a good fit for us both.
Praise & Testimonials
“Dave’s creative teachings have been life-altering for me. For the first time in my life, there is resounding forward motion as a creative. My writing is pouring out these days!”
Tracye D., Artist and Instructor (Tampa, FL)
“I would recommend that any writer gets on board with his creative teachings — because it is spearheaded by Dave Ursillo, a man who walks his talk.”
Cheryl C., Real Estate Consultant and Author (Austin, TX)
“Not only has my writing gotten better, but I feel like I have evolved as a person as well.”
Matt C., Former Writers’ Group Member (Chicago, IL)
“My identity as a writer has shifted dramatically. Dave made me into a published author. I’m more confident than ever that I’m on the right path.”
Milo M., Professional Marketer and Content Writer (Edinburgh, Scotland)
“Dave’s ability to look at my words with precision and care was enough to give me the courage to keep going.”
Diane P., Business Coach (Stamford, CT)
“Dave creates a dedicated, sacred space to help me keep moving forward as a writer, and it’s clear his power is to help others do the same. Speaking with Dave feels like speaking with someone who sparks my imagination.”
Jillian K., Former Writers’ Group Member (Philadelphia, PA)
“Dave was in my dream a few days ago, at the front of a classroom and encouraging me to ‘Write, write, write.’ He asked me why I wasn’t writing; why I was holding back. My subconscious mind associates Dave as a natural writing mentor and the leadership he gives to his writing clients proves it.”
Beatriz A., Coach and Consultant, (Philadelphia, PA)
About Your Guide, Dave Ursillo
Dave Ursillo is a healer, teacher, and writer. Formerly an aspiring political speechwriter, Dave abandoned the world of public service with a dream to use his words to make a positive change in the world.
After more than 5 years of working closely with 300 writers from 12 countries, Dave developed Unavoidable Writing to teach an intuitive framework for turning personal points of resistance, struggle, or blockage into a precise pathway for effortless writing.