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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, 2022

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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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Registration opens September 1

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Program Details

Registration opens once per year in September.

There are two membership levels, depending on the support and commitment you seek…

Community Level

Community is for writers looking for access to a warm writing community and motivation to write.

Workshop Level

Workshop is for writers looking for more support, resources, and feedback on their writing and platform.

All Community Members Receive

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Private Community Access

Our community platform on Slack is the hub  where you can chat with other writers, ask questions, lend support, discuss our book club books and celebrate.

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Weekly Group Writing Sessions

Join other members live in our weekly early-writing session or write with us asynchronously with our replay audio or video.

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Monthly Book Club

We dive deep into books on craft and discuss how to apply them to our writing together with weekly reflection prompts and discussion

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Weekly Writing Prompts

Our weekly writing prompts encourage you to grow and stretch your writing repertoire and exchange your experiences and excerpts of your work.

 

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Expert Guest Q&A Calls

Ask your burning writing and publishing questions in group calls with publishing industry professionals.

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Member-Pricing On All Courses

Members get special pricing (up to 50% off) on all courses, plus exclusive access to courses that help you deepen your writing practice.

Workshop members Also Get Access to…

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Peer Writing Workshop 3x/year

Workshop members continuously hone their skills with warm and inclusive live group peer writing critique workshops.

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Full-access to our library

Workshop members can access ALL of our past guest calls, lessons on craft and platform building in our growing video and resource library.

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The Revision Love Course

The Revision Love course helps workshop members become more skillful editors of their own writing.

 

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Platform Sparkle Course

Workshop members learn to build their branding and social media presence with lessons and support.

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Support Calls 6x/year

Workshop Members get live group support calls to work through challenges with their writing practice, platform building, and other writerly topics.

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The Whole Book Program (Access to Apply)

Exclusive access to apply for the Whole Book program, three-months working directly with Rachel and a small group of members on your full manuscript.

Plus…After three years of payments, Workshop Members never pay again—their membership converts to a lifetime membership.

Some of Our Community Guests

Here are just some of the writing, publishing, and marketing experts who have appeared or will soon appear in the Writerly Love Community.

The support of this group makes me feel brave

Kimberly Peterson

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which membership level is right for me?

Writerly Love has two membership levels, depending on what you need for your writing...

The Community membership level is for writers simply looking for access to a warm writing community and motivation to write. Writers in this level will meet all the members in our private community space, join weekly group-writing sessions, do writing prompts alongside other writers, discuss our monthly craft book read, and check in for writing accountability in our community.

The Workshop membership level is for writers looking for more direct support, resources, and feedback on their writing. Writers at the workshop level also join live sessions of my course on revision (Revision Love, two months per year), and on platform building (Platform Love, with extra guidance and support, offered four months each year).

I’m New to Writing—Is Writerly Love for Me?

Writerly Love is a best fit for writers ready to hone their voice and start publishing their writing. You could be ready to take that step even if you’ve just started writing—and if this is the case, you’re welcome to join us.

Is Writerly Love only for women?

While it’s true that Writerly Love members are primarily women and nonbinary writers, all genders are welcome.

The most important qualities we seek in members are open-mindedness, curiosity, warmth, and compassion.

Is this Writerly Love only for introverts?

It is true that most of our members are introverted and many (including Rachel) fall into the rare INFP category in the Myers-Briggs’ personality system.

Let’s just say that introverted writers will find their introversion well catered-to in this community, but extroverted writers are most welcome to join in, too.

What if I want more support and want to work more directly with Rachel?

If you want more support and are ready to work on a book-length project the Rachel offers a three-month intensive program called The Whole Book program that is exclusively open to applications from Writerly Love members.

What payment options are available?

I offer monthly and annual payment plans for each membership level.

Workshop-level memberships are $77/month. (If you choose an annual plan, you will save $49/year.)

Community-level memberships are $47/month. (If you choose an annual plan, you will save $35/year.)

All plans automatically renew to the credit card or PayPal account used for your first purchase. You can update your payment methods anytime within the membership website.

Workshop-level plans convert lifetime memberships after three years of payments. (Members will never pay again after three years and continue to enjoy all the workshop-level membership benefits.)

Do you offer sliding-scale pricing?

Yes! New in 2021, the program includes sliding-scale pricing in the hopes to provide more access for writers at this moment when so many of us have lost jobs or have had our income drastically reduced. See the pricing scale above for all the details.

What is your cancellation policy?

When you sign-up, you’re committing to a month or a year of membership. You can cancel anytime and if you do your membership will not renew and you will not be charged on your next payment date.

All membership payments are non-refundable.

Can I change my membership level after I join?

Yes! You can change between membership levels in your membership account area.

Am I ready to take this step for my writing?

You read all the FAQs and made it to the bottom of this LONG page, somaybe you answered your own question. (Yes!)

Questions? Use this form to ask me!

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 ”