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Do you sometimes question if you’re a real writer?

  • Are you struggling to find the time to write?
  • Has fear of rejection held you back from sharing your work?
  • Do you let your writing languish somewhere hidden away?
  • Does revising your work make your brain hurt?
  • Do you crave a deeper dive into your writing craft?
  • Are you ready to connect with your writing community?

“Rachel is a wonderful mentor. She was there for me from the get-go.
And she created this awesome online community of writers.”

Rowan McCandlessWinner of Room‘s CNF Contest and The Malahat Review’s Constance Rookie CNF Prize

Write Luminous Words

Get to the heart of matters in your writing. 

Hone Your Writing skills

Become more confident and adept at writing.

Find Your Readers

Publish and connect with your readers.

Hello, I’m Rachel Thompson.

My official bio will tell you my collection of poetry,
Galaxy, won a competition and was published by Anvil Press and that I am an editor with Room magazine.

My unofficial bio confesses that I like writing that is “too much” and messy, wild-eyed—writing that shares deep truths about our world.

I want to feel you, writer, out there, pulsing on the page. I know the world needs your deepest, most truthful words. (Yes, yours!)

So many times in my life, but especially when I was most broken, writing has offered me solace, compassion, and deep understanding of difference. Because of this, I believe the knowledge and insight we gain from writing and sharing our own stories can truly change the world.

Writing is where we get to finally and fully tell deep truths—what wonder and what a relief! As Anaïs Nin wrote, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Courses I offer…

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Writerly Love

Set and meet big writing goals.
Monthly lessons and guest speakers on writing and the “business” of writing. With goal setting, accountability support, and workshops, Writerly Love will help you reach your big writing goals. 

Next Session: November 2019

Revision Love

Self-editing for creative writers.
If you’re getting bleary-eyed looking at writing you have revised many times or need new tools for your writing practice,  Revision Love will help your writing sparkle and get ready for publication.

Next Session: October 2019

Lit Mag Love

Publish in literary journals.
Plan, prepare, and submit to the best places for you to publish your work and bring your writing career go to the next level. Taught by a journal editor and Lit Mag Love Podcast host. (That’s me.)

What do other writers Say About my courses?

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A couple of times per month, I send an email to writers with encouragement, thoughts on creativity, staying focused, dealing with fear and doubt, and building a writing life in communion with ourselves, our readers, and other writers.

Sometimes I share announcements about the Lit Mag Love podcast, my courses, and other projects, too.

If you’d like to receive emails from me, please sign up here. Thanks!

“I always look forward to these love letters to writers.”

Yolande House, CNF writer