Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a client/member/student. How do I access the material for the writing group/class/service I registered for?

All you need to do is go to the members’ area by clicking the brick-colored Login button toward the top right corner of your screen. Once you’re logged in, you can easily access all of your material.

How can I contact you?

You can write to cigdem AT cigdemkobu DOT com. You can also use the live chat box in the lower right corner of your screen. If I'm online, I can  answer your question immediately.

What is the best way to keep in touch and be informed about your newest offers?

Subscribing to Story Sparks, my fortnightly letter. Its number-one aim is to get you energized and motivated to create what matters throughout the week and to help you cultivate more clarity, connection, ease, and confidence so you can do your best, truest work. 

Do you offer refunds?

I’ll be happy to offer you a full refund within 48 hours of your purchase with no questions asked. No refunds are available after 48 hours. If you’re hesitant, please carefully read the sales page of the program you consider joining including the testimonials by previous participants so that you make an informed and conscious decision. Then, listen to your gut. If it is not a “hell, yeah!” it’s probably not the right time for you to enroll.

Do you offer scholarships?

I do not offer scholarships or dicscounts at this time.

Are your events, writing groups and community really only for women?

For women and for anyone who identifies as a woman. Not just cis women, but trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary folks are all welcome. I believe men already have (and have always had) too many opportunities and for getting their voices heard and ideas shared. My work is about helping women’s voices get heard, their ideas get known and their work become more visible through telling stories that matter.

What are the uniting values of your community?

Freedom, creativity, curiosity, authenticity, depth, quiet, compassion, equality, fairness, connection. I will not tolerate any sort of racism, bigotry, hate, discrimination, or bullying in my community, groups, or programs. Anyone who breaks this rule is out immediately—without a refund. By registering you accept this rule.

I’m a writing instructor/teacher/guide. I have a concept I believe is a good fit for your community. I would like to offer it as a class or writing group in your school. What should I do?

I’ve hosted other writing teachers and facilitators in my writing community, and they ran fabulous writing groups and programs. I’m always open to meaningful collaborations. Send me a brief but clear, informative email and tell me about your idea. Also, send me your links including your website, blog, social media, writing, etc. so that I can learn enough about you to make a decision.

I’d love to promote your offerings as an affiliate or ambassador. Do you have an affiliate program?

I do, but at this time affiliates/ambassadors can join only by invitation. Send me a brief but clear, informative email. Tell me about your audience, how you plan to promote my groups and programs, and what other products and services you promote to your audience. Also, please send me your links including your website, blog, social media so that I can learn enough about your platform and respond.

Can I interview you?

Please send me an email and tell me about the type and format of the interview you have in mind and the topics you’d like to discuss. Also, send me your links including your website, blog, social media, and past interviews you held with others. etc. I don’t accept all interview requests. I’ll say yes if the timing is right and if your audience is the right fit for my work and values.