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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.

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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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…

The Writerly Love community is full of people who care about writing, who care about other people’s writing, and who have a wide range of experiences and advice to draw from when you need it.

Lacey Yong

Writerly Love Member

It’s quite motivating to have people cheering you on. And if you just have a question, there’s always someone to answer it.

Lyndall Cain

Writerly Love Member

Sharing insights with other writers who are engaged in similar pursuits has energized and strengthened my writing practice.

Wendy Atwell

Writerly Love Member

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Program Details

Membership includes:

  • A Private Discussion Platform
  • Weekly Guided Writing Sessions
  • A Writerly Book Club & Book Club Conversations
  • Expert Guest Q&As
  • Member-Rates on Courses (up to 50% off)
  • Peer Writing Workshops (4x/year)
  • Platform & Revision Courses

Sliding-Scale Pricing Tiers

I offer a sliding scale pricing model to provide more access for writers in this moment. I also offer Reconciliation Pricing for IBPOC and/or Trans Writers (see below).

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

IBPOC +/ Trans Reconciliation Pricing
I offer Reconciliation Pricing in recognition of how colonialism, white supremacy, and capitalism concentrates resources and wealth into the hands of the few at the expense of the many.

This pricing is offered ONLY to Indigenous, Black and other writers of colour and transgender writers because  systemic racism and transphobia create financial disadvantages for these communities.

Because this tier is limited to 5 spots per year, if you are a IBPOC and/or trans writer with some means or funding, you may wish to choose from the sliding-scale tiers above.

Register Now: IBPOC +/ Trans writers: $27/month

All prices in USD and include applicable taxes.

Securely pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal account.

Included in the Membership

Members meeting over the web

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.

Members meeting over the web

Weekly Group Writing Sessions

Join other members live in guided writing sessions each week with writing warm up exercises and prompts.

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Expert Guest Q&A Calls 6x/year

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

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Writerly Book Club

We dive deep into books on craft and discuss how to apply them to our writing together with prompts, creative reading, and live discussions.

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Peer Writing Workshop 4x/year

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

Members meeting over the web

Member Connection Calls

Discuss challenges and celebrate wins, learn and share with other writers in these monthly calls based on writerly topics.

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Full Library Access

Members can access ALL of our past expert guest Q&A calls, lessons on craft, lessons on platform building, and guided sessions in our growing library.

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three bonus courses

Writing, revision, and platform-building know-how from three unique courses included for members: Write & Light, Revision Love, and Platform Sparkle!

 

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priority course access and discounts

Members get priority access to Rachel’s small group coaching courses, private coaching, and intensives. Members also get from 25–50%-off the base enrollment price of these programs.

After three years of payments, never pay again!
Your membership converts to a lifetime membership.

Program Details

Membership includes:

  • A Private Discussion Platform
  • Weekly Guided Writing Sessions
  • A Writerly Book Club & Book Club Conversations
  • Expert Guest Q&As
  • Member-Rates on Courses (up to 50% off)
  • Peer Writing Workshops (4x/year)
  • Platform & Revision Courses

Sliding-Scale Pricing Tiers

I offer a sliding scale pricing model to provide more access for writers in this moment. I also offer Reconciliation Pricing for IBPOC and/or Trans Writers (see below).

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

IBPOC +/ Trans Reconciliation Pricing
I offer Reconciliation Pricing in recognition of how colonialism, white supremacy, and capitalism concentrates resources and wealth into the hands of the few at the expense of the many.

This pricing is offered ONLY to Indigenous, Black and other writers of colour and transgender writers because  systemic racism and transphobia create financial disadvantages for these communities.

Because this tier is limited to 5 spots per year, if you are a IBPOC and/or trans writer with some means or funding, you may wish to choose from the sliding-scale tiers above.

Register Now: IBPOC +/ Trans writers: $27/month

All prices in USD and include applicable taxes.

Securely pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal account.

Writerly Love has really awesome talented writers gravitate towards it. There’s such magic that happens with all of the different perspectives.

Sherine Elbanhawy

Writerly Love Member

In Writerly Love, I have honed in on my strengths and voice.

Teri Kinne

Writerly Love Member

I get excited to check in and share happiness, frustrations, and suggestions with other writers.
Lori Sebastianutti

Writerly Love Member

The support of this group makes me brave.

Kimberly Peterson

Writerly Love Member

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

Program Details

Membership includes:

  • A Private Discussion Platform
  • Weekly Guided Writing Sessions
  • A Writerly Book Club & Book Club Conversations
  • Expert Guest Q&As
  • Member-Rates on Courses (up to 50% off)
  • Peer Writing Workshops (4x/year)
  • Platform & Revision Courses

Sliding-Scale Pricing Tiers

I offer a sliding scale pricing model to provide more access for writers in this moment. I also offer Reconciliation Pricing for IBPOC and/or Trans Writers (see below).

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

Lifetime Membership
After three years, you will never pay again.

IBPOC +/ Trans Reconciliation Pricing
I offer Reconciliation Pricing in recognition of how colonialism, white supremacy, and capitalism concentrates resources and wealth into the hands of the few at the expense of the many.

This pricing is offered ONLY to Indigenous, Black and other writers of colour and transgender writers because  systemic racism and transphobia create financial disadvantages for these communities.

Because this tier is limited to 5 spots per year, if you are a IBPOC and/or trans writer with some means or funding, you may wish to choose from the sliding-scale tiers above.

Register Now: IBPOC +/ Trans writers: $27/month

All prices in USD and include applicable taxes.

Securely pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal account.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 for more hands-on feedback, Rachel also offers small-group courses and private book coaching. Members get priority for all of her programs that require applications and get up to 50% off the base program prices.

What payment options are available?

I offer monthly and annual payment plans. 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.

Your membership converts to lifetime after three years of payments. (Never pay again after three years and continue to enjoy all the membership benefits.)

Do you offer sliding-scale pricing?

Yes! The program includes sliding-scale pricing in the hopes to provide more access for writers. 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 lifetime membership will stop immediately and you will not be charged on your next payment date. All payments are non-refundable.

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!)

Still Have 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

Rachel Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Host of Writing While Black

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

Author of Persephone's Children