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the write, publish & shine intensive

Feb 14–June 27, 2023

This holistic intensive takes writers through the journey of developing new, luminous writing with lots of feedback, training to help you skilfully edit your work, and a custom-tailored plan to submit your writing for publication.

Calling Luminous Writers

Courses for Emerging Creative Writers

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Write & Light

Write Luminously

Learn to write with more depth and resonance. (Self-paced)

Open for registration.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

Self-edit & Shine

Become a skillful editor of your own writing. (5 weeks)

Next Live Session: April 2023

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

Publish Brilliantly

Get a big “YES” for your writing from lit mags. (5 weeks)

Next Live Session: May 2023

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HELLO, I'M RACHEL!

Author and Literary Magazine Editor

I feel your ache to share your truest, bravest, most heartfelt writing. And I love that, because:

I am here to help you write, publish, and shine!

Find out if we are a good fit…

What luminous writers say about my online creative writing courses…

Rachel deeply cares about helping emerging and established writers. She believes in building and cultivating writing communities—spaces for writers to meet, share work, get feedback, and grow.

Marlena Chertock

Lit Mag Love Alumna, Author of Crumb Sized

Rachel’s kind and wise instruction, her asynchronous learning format, and the beautiful group of writers she attracts will keep you going through the darkest nights of the soul.

Lacey Yong

Writerly Love Member

Being part of Lit Mag Love and working with Rachel Thompson transformed my writing by opening avenues to publications, developing community, and furthering my commitment to craft.

Rachel is a fantastic mentor and I highly recommend this course.

Rowan McCandless

Lit Mag Love Alumna, National Magazine Award One of a Kind Storytelling Gold Winner

Write, Publish, & Shine

A podcast for luminous creative writers.

     (5-Star Review)
“These podcasts are so inspiring and offer such useful insight into behind the scenes of lit mag editing. All the info is revealed in fascinating interviews that feel like intimate conversations in a cozy cafe. I love it. It takes the fear out of submitting and gives much perspective on rejection.”

—Dee PD, on Apple Podcasts

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Free Printable Weekly Writing Planner + Guide

My guide to create a writing routine will help you break through the obstacles and find more time to write comes with a schedule for you to print out to create a concrete plan to write each week.