Kathryn Mockler Consulting

Feb 11, 2023

I occasionally offer private writing coaching and consulting services on Zoom.

Contact me if you are interested in any of these services.

Areas that I cover for new or established writers include but are not limited to the following:

Idea Generation and Planning

  • Idea and concept support for story, novels, essay collections, and screenplays

  • Project mapping

  • Revision tips and strategies

  • Business/work plans

Health and Writing

  • Motivation and accountability coaching

  • Overcoming writing blocks

  • Focus and concentration

  • Time management

  • Community building

  • Writing with ADHD

  • Dealing with rejection

Manuscript Submission

  • Submission strategies

  • Query and cover letters for manuscript submissions, agents, grants, and applications

  • Graduate school applications (cover letter and CV)

  • Grant writing tips

  • Pitching tips for screenwriters


  • Marketing and self promotion (for new and established authors)

  • Newsletters and blogs for artists/authors

  • Website platforms advice for artists/authors

  • Social media and publicity tips for artists/authors

  • Readings and performance tips for artists/authors

Academic Services

  • Cover letters

  • Teaching philosophy statements

  • Teaching portfolios

General writing and publishing questions

I’m happy to chat about general writing and publishing questions and how to get started.


I charge an hourly rate for single sessions.

Discount for booking a 5-session package.

Contact me at admin@kathrymockler.com for group rates.

Some sliding scale bookings available. 

I do not offer manuscript evaluation or copy editing services.

Read below for testimonials from writers who have worked with me.

About Kathryn Mockler

I'm the author of five poetry books, numerous short films, and I've taught creative writing, poetry, screenwriting, short fiction, nonfiction, and experimental writing for 20 years at four post secondary schools. I am currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Victoria.

My collection of stories Anecdotes is forthcoming from Book*hug in 2023.

I was the Canada Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the Publisher of The Rusty Toque where I have worked with award-winning fiction writers and poets. I run the site Watch Your Head and the newsletter Send My Love to Anyone.

I have worked as a story analyst providing coverage on feature film scripts for BC Film, Praxis, The Canadian Film Centre, The Harold Greenberg Fund as well as for production companies in Vancouver and Toronto.


Read these testimonials from writers who have worked with me


Kathryn taught me how to get out of my own way in this enlightening six week series of workshops. Each three hour session flew by. This course is a wonderful combination of "How to Write" and "How to Survive being a Writer". As a new writer, I appreciated Kathryn's straightforward and practical yet poetic approach to the material. An industry expert, she taught me things I didn't even know I needed to know. The group was kind, nurturing and offered very constructive feedback. This workshop left me energized and inspired to continue to write and submit work.
Dr. Mandy Ruthnum Comox, Vancouver Island, B.C., Short Story Workshop

This course got me writing and finishing fiction again after more than a decade away from it. Kathryn creates a supportive environment for effective critique aimed at improving all aspects of writing short fiction, and her extensive experience of the writing and publishing world is invaluable.
Alan Harnum, Toronto Ontario, Short Story Workshop

"Kathryn is a great teacher, listener and mentor. She provides a space where writers can be vulnerable and lead with their passions and uncertainties about life. Her classes challenge your creative abilities and help you discover your own voice."
​Amanda Inglese, Toronto, ON, Short and Feature Film Writing

"This workshop offered a space where I could completely let my guard down. It gave me the courage to read my work to an audience/people I had never met before."
Toronto, ON, Flash Fiction Workshop

"Thoughtful, well-planned exercises that make you leave with a whole pile of material that feels almost ready to go. It's so easy to enter into these exercises. This is really THE crash course in flash fiction."
Toronto, ON, Flash Fiction Workshop

"I enjoyed the stories Kathryn chose, the prompts ... and how she broke down the elements of the short story in very concise and manageable bits. I found it inspiring, and enough work to keep me motivated to push myself along, without feeling overwhelmed throughout the course. I even liked the online platform. It's really simple and easy to use.

I thought I would be really terrified, but Kathryn has such a great way of keeping the terror at bay for me. She's like the writer whisperer! I also found her constructive criticism extremely helpful."
​Natasha Nystrom, Vancouver BC, Short Story Workshop

"What I particularly liked were Kathryn's lessons. They were brief, frank and digestible, easy enough to consult while reading and writing, acting like a little guide. Kathryn's revision suggestions were excellent ... Her written feedback was thorough, illuminating and very helpful."
Basia Gilas, Toronto, ON, Short Story Workshop


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