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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.

Registration opens September 1

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Rachel Thompson INFP

Hone your craft. Build your platform. Connect with other luminous creative writers.

The Writerly Love Community is a warm, inclusive, and supportive space for creative writers to get together, learn about writing and building a platform, and grow a luminous writing career.


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Registration opens September 1

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This Community is For Emerging Writers Who…

  • want to polish and publish their writing—brand-new writers are welcome, but this community is a best fit if you are committed to honing your voice and sharing your work.
  • are willing to do the work to make their writing luminous—we actively set aside imposter syndrome and artist-egoism in our authentic conversations.
  • are open-minded, curious, and compassionate—we celebrate and cherish that our community of writers comes from diverse backgrounds and life paths.
  • desire to connect with the writing community and are willing to openly share experiences and resources.
  • are warm, approachable and excited to show up for their community
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How good would it feel to stop toiling on your lonesome in that room of your own and get the support and wisdom you need to gain momentum for your writing and writing career?

Rachel Thompson INFP

Hello, I’m Rachel Thompson

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!

I come alive when I connect with writers and help them develop their craft quickly, bringing their writing to amazing (highly-publishable) new levels.

If you’re ready to learn and grow, to trust yourself and an open and honest writer who has got your back (that’s me!), I’d love to have you join the Writerly Love membership community.

What writers say about the Writerly Love Community…

In Writerly Love, I have honed in on my strengths and voice. The conversations in Slack inspired me and gave me confidence. The workshop feedback was helpful and forced me to tighten up a few pieces in order to make the deadline. Also workshopping helped practice my “exposing my writing” muscle.

Teri Kinne

Writerly Love Workshop Member

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 Workshop Member

Rachel Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Writerly Love Workshop Member

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Writerly Love is helpful in reanimating dwindling motivation!

Prue Rains

Writerly Love Workshop Member

I like the feeling of community and mutual support, the concrete feedback and guidance.

Eve Krakow

Writerly Love Workshop Member

I am getting better at revising my work, I also sort-of overcame my fear of rejection (sort-of) and I’m submitting more, I’m able to see my own “brand” more clearly. During the intense, initial stages of the pandemic I was also able to express myself through writing as a result of the live guided writing sessions (which had the added benefit of making me feel less lonely).

Lyndall Cain

Writerly Love Workshop Member

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We write alone, but we keep writing with the help of a community of writers.

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Rachel is a luminous guide offering equal parts gentle prompts and discerning truths.

Deborah Johnstone

Pushcart Prize Nominee

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

Author of Crumb Sized

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.

Rowan McCandless

Gold Winner National Magazine Award ”One of a Kind Storytelling ”