Write, publish, shine

Online Creative Writing Courses for Luminous Writers

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Feeling uninspired?

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You long for a deeper writing connection.

psst…Is this you?

You dreamed of being a writer for years, but wonder if your voice has a place. You want to express your true self in writing, but struggle to unlock your words. You yearn to write stories or poems that resonate with readers.

Write, Publish, Shine

Register today for my online creative writing courses. You’ll get inspiring lessons with concrete assignments and support from me.
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Write & Light

write luminously

Generate your most luminous words with these inspiring creative-writing lessons. This open-genre course will have you writing honest and compelling work. You’ll read exciting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and complete thoughtful generative assignments that will help you bring more resonance to your writing.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

self-edit & shine

This five-week guided course will challenge you to become a skillful editor of your own writing, with lots of help and feedback for each assignment from an author and a literary magazine editor (that's me). Gain confidence as you bring your revision skills and writing career to the next level. 

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

publish brilliantly

This five-week guided course will teach you to publish your work and get a big “YES” for your writing from literary journals you love.  ​Learn how to submit writing more effectively and to kick-start your writing career​​, while you find and connect with your readers.

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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 Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Revision Love Alumna, Editor of Black Writing Matters

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

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

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