Write, publish, shine

Online Creative Writing Courses for Luminous Writers

Rachel Thompson

Feeling uninspired? This $1 Guided-writing course will get your pen flowing.

Get the guided LUMINOUS WRITING SESSIONS for just $1.

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

My courses will teach you to write and publish luminously. Register today to get support and writing encouragement in my warm writing community.
Want a taste of how I teach? Get my guided-writing sessions for $1.

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Write & Light

Write to illuminate!

Let your words shine with these inspiring lessons in the craft of creative writing. This is a genre-open course with luminous readings in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and generative writing assignments that will motivate you to write honest and inspiring works. Join to unlock the power in your writing.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

Edit your writing with confidence

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.

Next Session: October 2020

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

Get published

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.

Next Session: November 2020


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 and publish your most luminous words.

Find out if we are a good match to work together…

​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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