Write, publish, shine

Online Creative Writing Courses for Luminous Writers

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You long for a deeper writing connection.

psst…Is this you?

You dream of being an author, but wonder if your voice has a place in the world. You want to express your truth, but sometimes struggle to unlock the words. You yearn to resonate with your readers.

A sketched heart.

Writerly Love

a membership community for emerging writers

Let me connect you with supportive writers working on luminous poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, so you can write & publish your most brilliant words.

Rachel Thompson INFP

Write, Publish, Shine

I offer the following courses for creative writers. Want a taste of how I teach? Start with a FREE lesson.

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Write & Light

write luminously

Go deeper and bring more resonance to your writing.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

self-edit & shine

Become a skillful editor of your own writing.

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

publish brilliantly

Get a big “YES” for your writing from lit mags.

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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

Writerly Love Member, Editor, Black Writers Matter

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

I just want to say how beautiful your writing is throughout the course. It’s like I can hear your voice urging me on.

Kerrie Pennie

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

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