Get Ready to Make Progress!



I’m so happy you’re ready to write. Get ready to make serious progress!  Here are some important details you will need for the future, so please print or save this page.

Schedule your first appointment:

We can meet via online video conference or by phone, your choice per session.

Schedule your first appointment here.

Submission Deadline:

You have a Sunday night submission deadline for your appointment. Please send your work to and format as follows:

  • 12 pt. font
  • 1″ margins
  • Double-space
  • Attach a Microsoft Word or Apple Pages document
  • Download the Submission Guidelines

Dates to Save:

In case you want to attend our first-draft incubator group meetings (venmo $45 to nicole-criona or via PayPal to 

To log in to our meetings:

Our meetings are online. From any Mac, PC, Tablet, or video-enabled phone, click on this link:

This link will be the same for ALL MEETINGS.  Please be in a quiet place and use headphones w/mic if possible (your iPhone earbuds would work fine). Headphones are not required but are helpful.

Communications from Us:

All of your emails will come from us will be sent to the email address you use for PayPal so be sure to check that email account.

If you do not receive your first email, please check the spam box of your PayPal account first, then email us at or call (323) 201-1601.

Refunds / Unsubscribe

You can cancel your subscription through PayPal at any time. We do not prorate refunds for the First-Draft Incubator so be sure to wait to cancel until just before your subscription renews. You can cancel by clicking on this button or by logging into your PayPal account.

You may review our Refund Policy here.