Get it done
A proven framework for getting your creative work done ... consistently
Make it excellent
Advice and support on making your writing shine
Find your audience
Get your work seen by more of the right people
A "zero overwhelm" system
No long tutorials. No material you're going to feel "behind" if you miss. Just plug in and get creative.
The Creative Fierce Virtual Retreat
for Content Writers
Join us for a two-week (virtual) writing retreat and take your writing to new levels of creativity and confidence
The Remarkable Writer's Workshop has historically been one of the most popular and effective programs I've ever created. I designed it to help content writers bring more artistry, polish, and vibrancy to their work.
In 2021, the workshop returns in an all-new, ultra useful format:
The Creative Fierce Content Writer's Retreat
It's been my intention for years now to hold a private, intimate writing retreat in Norway, where we can work together to unlock our greatest writing potential.
Thanks to the pandemic, we're not quite ready for that ... but this is the next best thing (and a lot easier on your credit card).
We'll spend two weeks together virtually, learning about making our writing more vivid, more distinctive, and more excellent.
Because excellent writing is the kind of writing that gets results.
We'll also get the chance to hang out together in virtual coworking — so you can implement all of the new techniques you'll be learning. (We offer sessions in three time zones, to make it easy to find a time that suits you.)
And best of all ... you get to continue coworking with us for a full six months.
You'll find that our friendly accountability system lets you consistently get more writing done — as much as an extra 10 pages (or more) a week.
Whether you want to pick up a couple of new freelance clients, consistently write your blog or newsletter, or finally finish your book, this is the perfect container for you to make it happen.
This is the writing course you'll actually finish
We all have courses and workshops gathering dust on our hard drives. (And some of them were really pricy!)
Our retreat workshops won't take up your whole day. And we focus on practical writing tips you can start using right away.
Then, time for optional coworking gives you a dedicated place to practice what you're learning. Put your learning to use in your next blog post, podcast script, email, or any other kind of content you create regularly.
We think you'll be surprised at how effective virtual coworking can be to get you writing more and implementing your new techniques.
Lots of productivity-boosting bonuses
Jump into the retreat with us and you'll also get immediate access to a hand-picked selection of podcast-style workshops on productivity, writing voice, and creative journaling.
Any time that works for you, you can throw on some headphones, head out for a walk, and start learning our best techniques for getting more writing (and everything else) done.
You'll also receive a free ticket to a four-day workshop in June on Writing the Excellent, Sustainable Blog, and another workshop in July on Stronger Email Newsletters. Like the retreat, these are both taught by Copyblogger Media founding partner Sonia Simone.
Finally, you'll receive a free "What's Next" call with our co-founder, Torill Wilhelmsen. She'll help you zero in on your creative and professional priorities and get the most out of the retreat resources. (All we ask is that you use the free call by June 18 this year.)
If you like, you can book additional "What's Next" calls with any of our three founders at a reasonable additional fee.
This is the resource that will change everything for you
Our framework has already changed the lives of dozens of writers and digital business owners — and we're ready for you!
Join us now for six months of unlimited access to everything we have to offer, including the retreat, the two workshops this summer, and unlimited coworking.
Working together, we're going to:
Get it done with a sustainable, burnout-free framework to ship your work.
Make it excellent with proven techniques and advice that create excellent writing.
Grow your audience with "invisibility removal" to get your work seen.
Yes, I'm ready
Creative Fierce is led by three fierce founders who have helped thousands of entrepreneurs and writers.
Meet the Founders of Creative Fierce
Sonia Simone was a founding partner of Copyblogger Media, and served as their longtime chief content officer. She's sold millions of dollars' worth of products and services with relationship-building content marketing.
Along the way, she's written around 1.3 million words ... just for Copyblogger and Remarkable Communication. She's learned a lot about how to sustain creativity for the long haul, and keep burnout at bay.
Torill Wilhelmsen is the founder of Fjellflyt, the business education company that hosts Slow Business Adventure. She's taught more than 500 founders sustainable strategies for building a profitable business - that often becomes their life´s work.
She holds a masters degree in international economics and was head of business for Lom National Park Village in Norway. Among her many superpowers is helping businesses make plans they'll actually follow.
Claire Emerson is the founder of People Love Projects. She's a champion of follow-through, and teaches struggling writers and entrepreneurs how they can create realistic strategies to become remarkably effective. She has a special passion for business systems and automations.
Claire believes that self management is self nourishment, and that the right system is the one that encourages you to flourish.
Give us two weeks and we'll make you a better writer ... for good
Limited time offer: Sign up for the Creative Fierce retreat by Sunday, May 16 and you'll get a free What's Next coaching call with Slow Business Adventure founder Torill Wilhelmsen.I'm ready
What's Creative Fierce?
Creative Fierce is more than just a retreat ... it's a framework
Sonia Simone designed the Creative Fierce program to support your ability to write content that's creative, engaging, and strategic ... and to be able to do that consistently, month after month. The framework combines:
- Retreat workshops on the craft of writing, to make your writing shine
- Supportive, friendly accountability in group coworking and goal-setting sessions, so you get lots more work done
- Dedicated workshops on content strategy and promotion, so your writing gets the results you're looking for
We even offer optional one-on-one calls to learn what you're working on and see how we can help you meet your individual goals.
Limited time offer — expires soon
Sign up for Creative Fierce by Sunday, May 16 and you'll get a free What's Next call with Slow Business Adventure founder Torill Wilhelmsen.
No other program pairs supportive accountability with focused, real-world training the way that we do ... and certainly not at this price point. Keep reading for more details about how we help content marketers become more prolific and more confident.
The Retreat: Two weeks of writing mastery
Make your writing shine with our two-week retreat for craft and creativity
Creative confidence comes from mastery of craft
But it's also about getting the advice and techniques to bring your work to a higher level.
Starting next week, Sonia Simone will lead a live two-week retreat to make your writing more engaging.
Rather than long "information firehose" courses with endless modules that you never seem to get to, these are focused sessions. We'll meet from Monday through Thursday for manageable sessions.
(No all-day stuff ... you don't have time for that.)
You'll come away with advanced writing techniques you can implement right away.
We're always happy when you get the chance to join us live! But of course, we also record and transcribe all of the sessions. Watch or listen to them at your convenience.
Here's the general retreat schedule:
Week One, starts May 17 (four days): Finding your voice as a writer
This week we'll play with imagery, metaphor, and rhythm to help you find your own distinctive writer's voice. We'll look at how to use color and texture to make your writing more vivid, and how to choose the perfect word for what you want to say.
A confident and creative voice is an important part of what makes a writer a "category of one." This week is all about strengthening that.
Week Two, starts May 24 (four days): Making your writing shine
When we say "that's a really good piece of writing," we're nearly always looking at the result of a solid editorial process.
In this workshop, we learn a system for that process. It efficiently takes your writing from "pretty good" to "outstanding." We'll look at how to trim your writing for excellence (and what to do with those trimmings), and how to polish the rough edges for writing that's silky smooth.
Coming in June, 2021: The excellent, sustainable blog
There are a lot of benefits to a really good blog -- but showing up regularly can become an exhausting grind. This workshop will teach you what matters (and what doesn't) for your relationship-building content, and helps give you the strategies for consistent creative output.
Coming in July, 2021: Strategies for stronger email newsletters
Email is still the most powerful persuasion channel for most projects. In this session, we'll look at models for email newsletters that nurture your relationship with your audience. And we'll learn how to make sure the time you spend is serving a business purpose.
Additional workshops will be scheduled for later in the year, and we're always interested in knowing what topics you want to learn more about! As a member of Creative Fierce, you have unlimited access to all of our workshops as long as your membership remains current.
“Sonia is one of the best writers in the content marketing space, period. Her unique mix of expertise, sass, and empathy clearly demonstrate how a distinctive voice can lead to content that resonates with the right people.”Copyblogger founder Brian Clark
Our Secret Sauce: Supportive Accountability
A friendly, supportive environment to help you implement what you're learning
Creative confidence comes from shipping the work
When you join us inside Creative Fierce, you get a full six months of unlimited coworking, to help you implement what you're learning.
Not just today ... but week in and week out for six full months.
Creative Fierce harnesses the power of smart, ultra productive group of people ... who didn't necessarily all start out as "ultra productive." You'll be joining the existing members of Creative Fierce, who have been meeting and slaying their to-do lists for months now. Here's what Danielle had to say:
"8 weeks ago, I was wrapping up my maternity leave. I was feeling really lost and overwhelmed with getting back into the rhythm of my business.
"Creative Fierce has been the perfect container to get me back into action. I've gotten shit done. I've made more money. And, most importantly, I feel so much better.
"Sonia's guidance in the Monday and Friday check-ins has been a game-changer. On weeks where I've been distracted and not really committed to my specific 3 things, it showed. It's been so powerful to make this commitment to myself, show up, and get a shot of compassion and courage every Monday morning and Friday afternoon. I'm so grateful for Sonia's kind, compassionate leadership. Just sign up already! Seriously. You won't regret it." - Danielle Baird
Creative Fierce has been the perfect container to get me back into action. I've gotten shit done. I've made more money. And, most importantly, I feel so much better."Danielle Baird
Strategy and Marketing Advice
Focused training from a content marketing pioneer
Creative confidence comes from getting seen
Sonia was one of the founding partners of Copyblogger Media, one of the most influential content marketing blogs on the web. Her 10+ years with Copyblogger give her a unique ability to get your work seen by the people you want to reach.
That's why addition to our retreat on craft and writing mastery, Sonia is adding two workshops on "Invisibility Removal." The blogging and email newsletter workshops will show you how to get your work seen by more people, and grow the audience of folks who want to know what you have to say.
These are simple, habit-based practices that you'll be folding into your regular creative rhythm. We won't follow a cookie-cutter system, but we will give you proven strategies that let you show up and build your authority, week-in and week-out.
Audiences aren't built overnight. That's why we add to our Invisibility Removal library regularly, to keep you growing.
Join us for the May retreat and get a special gift
Limited time offer: Join Creative Fierce by Sunday, May 16 and you'll get a free What's Next coaching call with Slow Business Adventure founder Torill Wilhelmsen.Yes, I'm ready
Close your eyes and imagine a perfect scenario where you get all your marketing problems solved by a magical fairy.Joanna Wiebe, founder of Copyhackers
"Ready? Now open! Ta da! Your fairy has pink hair and is named Sonia. Let the magic begin!”
Lots of encouragement along the way
We work hard to keep our sessions fast and focused, so that Creative Fierce doesn't become just another impediment to getting good work done.
But we do make time at the end of each session to check in and see how you're doing. If you're feeling confused, stuck, or frustrated, we're happy to give you some ideas for getting moving again.
These aren't long, drawn-out sessions. They're quick encouragement and advice so you can keep moving and growing.
One of the hardest things about getting (and staying) creatively productive is shifting from neutral to first gear.
It's hard to start moving when we're stressed out, confidence-challenged, and distracted.
That's why Creative Fierce is adding optional "What's Next" calls. These are quick coaching calls with Sonia or one of our other coaches (your choice) to zero in on your next steps. We'll figure out where you are, look at where you want to go, and get a back-of-the-envelope plan to get you moving in the right direction.
What's Next calls are exclusively available to members of Creative Fierce, and cost $100.
If you want to discuss additional one-on-one coaching, let us know and we'll see what availability looks like.
Special limited time offer
Join Creative Fierce by Sunday, May 16 and you'll get a free What's Next coaching call with Slow Business Adventure founder Torill Wilhelmsen.
The space we need to do our best work
Creative Fierce gives you a reliable framework to support your most important habits, without being so rigid that you end up feeling like trash. (Because that's how people quit showing up for themselves, and we want you to keep moving.)
It gives you the techniques that excellent writers use to craft the words that move our audiences.
It gives you regular advice on getting your work seen by the wider audience that will sustain your goals.
And it gives you a chance to chat with our team one-on-one so you can start strong and stay strong.
Advanced productivity bonuses help you implement what you learn
Members are welcome to attend unlimited digital coworking sessions every week. These are focused opportunities to sit together and work on what matters. Curious about our schedule? You can find the times for all of our upcoming sessions (displayed in Eastern U.S. time zone) here: Creative Fierce live calendar
Education that respects your time
You don't need any more "information firehose" courses with endless modules. Creative Fierce workshops are focused and self-contained. You'll come away with the action and advice you need to make fast progress. Many workshops are available podcast-style for instant access when you join.
Multiple time zones
Our three founders each live in a different time zone. That lets us offer sessions in time zones in Europe, Australia, and North America. Our members are welcome to mix and match as many sessions as they like. For example, the Australian sessions are great for North American night owls!
It's a perfect fit at this point in my life: I get to work with a group, from all over the world, that shares my vision for a life of creativity and freedom."Joe P.
Creative Fierce is designed to be the resource that changes everything for you.
That gets you to actually do all that stuff you know you need to do. But we have a few cornerstone values that you should know about before you jump in.
Value #1: We are "FOMO-free"
"FOMO" is "fear of missing out" — and it's a huge contributor to overwhelm and procrastination. If I have anything to say about it, Creative Fierce is going to be around for a long time. So you don't need to attend every coworking session, every check-in, or listen to every workshop. The program is structured around ultra-consistent small habits. These create a dependable safety net to make sure you never fall completely off track. Beyond that, how much you do will depend on the time and energy you have in that given time. It is impossible to "get behind" in Creative Fierce.
Value #2: We support your autonomy
Creative Fierce is about growing, doing, and making on your own terms. No gurus, no "money getting systems." We'll give you the structures and habits that will help you decide your own path, and stick to it. And we'll help you troubleshoot when you're not where you want to be. We're here to be your coaches, not your cult leaders.
Value #3: We respect one another
Respect is a cornerstone of Creative Fierce. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other disrespectful behaviors will not be allowed. Respect isn't just about what you say, it's also about what you do. Because of this, members with businesses that violate the value of Respect will not be permitted to remain in Creative Fierce. Unless all of us are safe and free, none of us is safe or free.
I'm a copywriter, and I have picked up two additional retainer clients since I started Creative Fierce. It's not a coincidence – my productivity has gone through the roof and I can fit more writing in every week. Bonus: The people in Creative Fierce are fantastic! I really look forward to seeing them and interacting with them in the sessions."Beth Hayden
What's actually in the retreat?
We have two weeks of live tutorial sessions (Monday-Thursday) where Sonia will teach some of the foundations of better writing. She'll include recommended exercises for your practice.
We'll talk about developing your unique writer's voice, the words you choose, how to handle humor, using imagery to make your writing more vivid, and lots more.
The first week will focus primarily on voice, and the second primarily on editing and polishing.
How does the coworking fit in?
Most days we'll also have optional coworking immediately after the retreat session. This is space and time to sit down and do some exercises, or incorporate what you've just learned into an existing project. You can also ask Sonia a question or get clarification on anything that might be confusing.
You'll have access to coworking for a full six months. (And we hope you'll renew for more productivity and future workshops.) You'll join our wonderfully productive (and nice) existing members, who meet multiple times a week to get their important work done.
Do I have to work on retreat materials in coworking?
Nope! You can work on anything you need to get done. Coworking makes it easy to block off time in your calendar for focused attention, and you have the power of friendly accountability to keep you on task.
What time are the sessions?
Most of our sessions start at 11:00 AM Eastern U.S. time, with coworking right after at noon Eastern. On Mondays we start an hour later. 11:00 AM Eastern time translates to 4 PM in the UK and 5 PM in Europe.
We know that this is a terrible time in Australia! (Unless you're a major night owl.) But don't worry — all sessions are recorded, and you have Australia-friendly coworking times with our partner, Claire Emerson.
Is that the only time for coworking?
Nope! Because our three founders live in three different parts of the world, we offer our regular weekly sessions at times that are convenient for Europeans, Australians, and North Americans. Most of the European sessions are at 10:00 AM Central European Time, and most of the Australian sessions are at 10:00 AM Eastern Australia (Sydney) Time.
You can see our live calendar on this page. The session blocks are displayed in Eastern U.S. time, but if you click the block and choose "Copy to my calendar" you'll see the session for your own time zone.
What if I can't make the live sessions?
Everything in the retreat is designed to work when you're ready for it. That means that everything is recorded. The sessions also stand alone, so if you can only make Tuesday and Thursday the first week, you won't be lost, and you'll still be able to implement what we're learning.
If you want to do the complete retreat four months from now, you can absolutely do that.
If you can't make a coworking session with Sonia but you have a question, just email us (you can reply to any email you get from the program) -- we'll be glad to get your question sorted out!
What are the other workshops about?
Our two-week retreat is all about the craft of writing. The June and July workshops are about content strategy -- how to grow your audience, get better conversions, and keep writing for the long haul. The June workshop is about the sustainable, excellent blog, and the July workshop is about stronger email newsletters.
You'll also have access to any workshops that get added during your active membership. Creative Fierce members have unlimited access to all of the program resources other than the What's Next calls.
What's the "What's Next" call about?
These are optional coaching calls you can purchase to help you work through a specific stuck spot. You have your choice of coaches from our three founders, and the calls are $100.
Members who join us this week will receive a free What's Next call with Torill Wilhelmsen. (Free call must be held by June 18.)
Is there a payment plan?
We don't have an official payment plan for this one. But if that would help you, reply to any of the emails you're receiving from us and we'll figure something out.
The program cost
I wanted to make Creative Fierce something that would provide the benefits I've enjoyed from super high-end private masterminds.
But I also wanted to keep it affordable for as many folks as possible. So it can become a true community, and not just a small club of elites.
The six-month enrollment fee for Creative Fierce is $495 for unlimited access to the education, encouragement, and our zero-overwhelm productivity system.
If you just get one additional project out the door every month (you'll probably find it's more like one a week ... or better), the program effortlessly pays for itself.
If you're ready to quit trying to wade through quicksand, we're here to help pull you out. You can get started at the link below.
(By the way, of course, if you get into the program and it's just not your jam, let us know within 30 days and we'll be more than happy to get you a full refund. Creative Fierce only works when everyone inside really wants to be there.)
A zero-overwhelm system for getting focused work done
2-week retreat in May on writing voice and editing for excellence
June workshop on blogging for the long haul
July workshop on stronger email newsletters
For those who sign up by May 16: Free "What's Next" coaching call with Torill Wilhelmsen
Unlimited access: Billed every 6 months