About The Write Life

Know that uneasy feeling of trying to figure things out all on your own?

Of blindly feeling your way along an unfamiliar wall in a dark room? Of wanting so badly to succeed in your quest to grow a blog or publish your work or make your ebook available to the world — but not being sure how to make it happen?

Yeah, we’ve been there.

It’s scary, going it alone. But something changes when you add community to the mix, when you start walking alongside other writers in your quest. Something big changes.

That unease turns to excitement. Not all of it — you’ll never feel completely confident when you push yourself to create something great — but most of that nervous energy becomes exhilaration. As you learn and grow and hone your craft, the journey becomes fun.

Our Mission

We want your journey to be fun — and successful. To get you to that place, the place where you feel like all your efforts are finally paying off (and yes, we mean literally), we’re here to help you learn.

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While plenty of blogs and publications focus on one particular aspect of the writer’s journey — freelancing, trying to get published, or marketing your work — we’re a one-stop shop, covering everything from fiction to productivity to promotion.

We understand that integrating writing into your life is about more than sitting down to write, whether you’re trying to make a living or find time to practice as a hobby. Succeeding as a writer in today’s digital world takes so much more: figuring out how to work with clients, navigating the changing landscape of traditional publishing, learning the ins and outs of social media, growing a following for your blog and finding a community that will support you along the way.

Each of these components will help you move toward a big goal so many of us dream of: making a living as a writer.  

That’s why we created The Write Life — to help writers create, connect and earn.

The posts you read here aren’t from one “guru,” because no one writer can be an expert in all the challenges of the modern writing world. Instead, we offer voices from throughout the community, featuring contributors who specialize in ebook promotion, blogging, finding an agent, and more. We give writers with experience and knowledge a place to share what they’ve learned, so we can all keep moving forward.

Think you have what it takes to become a contributor? Here are our guidelines. (Note: The Write Life is currently closed to submissions.)

We look forward to learning with you and from you!


Alexis Grant, Managing Editor

Want to learn more about what went into creating The Write Life?

Check out our newsletters covering the launch process:

How to convince big names to help launch your project

How long it took to create The Write Life

How The Write Life will make money

How a stranger’s kindness helped launch The Write Life

Or read TWL Managing Editor Alexis Grant’s posts for a behind-the-scenes look at The Write Life’s development:

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Launching a Big Website

Our SEO Strategy for Pushing The Write Life to the Top of Google

Progress Report: How The Write Life is Faring After 4 Months

What We’re Launching Next at The Write Life, Plus 8-Month Progress Report

My Biggest Launch Ever is Live Today! A Fabulous Product for Writers

How We Earned $34,000 in 3 Days from a 9-Month-Old Website

How We’re Monetizing The Write Life: An Income Report (October 2014)