This five-month course begins on February 14. Spots are limited.

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the write, publish & shine intensive

Feb 14–June 27, 2023

This holistic intensive takes writers through the journey of developing new, luminous writing with lots of feedback, training to help you skilfully edit your work, and a custom-tailored plan to submit your writing for publication.

2023 Course Calendar

 

February

Write, Publish, and Shine Intensive

Feb 14–June 27, 2023
Generate, revise, and publish new works of writing with expert support and a community of writers at your back. Registration now open.

April

Revision Love

April 4–May 9, 2023
Self-edit your writing and make your words shine. Registration opens in March.
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May

Lit Mag Love

May 23–Jun 27, 2023
Get a big “YES” for your writing from journals you love. Registration opens in April.

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June

The Whole Book

Jun 11-July 23, 2023
During the Whole Book Course, you will outline your book-length memoir, novel, or poetry collection.

Apply for The Whole Book Course (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

Ongoing

Writerly Love Membership

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

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Write & Light

Go deeper in your writing with these inspiring lessons.
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Calling Luminous Writers

Courses for Emerging Creative Writers

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Write & Light

Write Luminously

Learn to write with more depth and resonance. (Self-paced)

Open for registration.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

Self-edit & Shine

Become a skillful editor of your own writing. (5 weeks)

Next Live Session: April 2023

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

Publish Brilliantly

Get a big “YES” for your writing from lit mags. (5 weeks)

Next Live Session: May 2023

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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’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

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What luminous writers say about my online creative writing courses…

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

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

Access to free Articles + Guides

If you wonder if your voice has a place in the world, struggle to find the time to write, or wonder what you need to do in order to publish your writing in journals, these articles and guides are for you.

Topics Covered: Writing Motivation, Getting Published, Writing Craft, Writing Values