About The Write Life
We’re the go-to resource for writers who want to make a living from their craft.
We offer practical advice about freelancing and publishing, with the goal of helping you create your best work and earn more money from writing.
Our contributors include successful writers and editors who have grown six-figure incomes as freelancers, worked on staff at respected companies, earned bylines at big-name publications and news outlets, released popular self-published books, landed publishing contracts with the big houses and more. We also feature literary agents and other publishing and freelancing experts who help writers find their voice in the world.
We know it’s not easy getting started as a writer. We know you have big goals, like doubling or tripling your income, finally launching your work out into the world or getting eyes on your stories. We provide invaluable support to help you get there.
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Our founder Alexis Grant launched The Write Life in 2013, leaning on her background as a writer and businesswoman to create a publication and community that’s insanely helpful for writers.
Her goal was to create an innovative and forward-looking resource, one that helps writers harness the power of the Internet to reach writing goals. Alexis transferred ownership of the brand to JARA Publishing in 2021.
Over the last eight years, we’ve published more than a thousand posts, ebooks and webinars about freelancing, traditional publishing, self-publishing, blogging and marketing your work. The community has grown to tens of thousands of writers, many of whom earn income doing writing-related work they enjoy.
Looking forward, we want to continue to grow this brand, so we can help as many writers as possible launch and grow robust careers with words!
Alexis Grant, Founder
Alexis is a media innovator and entrepreneur who specializes in the business of content. After growing The Write Life for eight years, she transferred ownership and stepped out of the business in 2021.
Alexis began her career in journalism, with time on staff at the Houston Chronicle and U.S. News & World Report. Using her writing skills as a foundation, she went on to build a blog management agency, then helped scale media company The Penny Hoarder. She lives with her family in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Jessica Lawlor, Managing Editor
Jessica is the founder and CEO of Jessica Lawlor & Company (JL&Co), a specialty communications agency focused on content management and creation. She and her team run popular, high-traffic blogs, including The Write Life, where Jessica has served as managing editor since 2016.
Jessica’s an accomplished writer, speaker and personal branding expert in the Philadelphia area. Check out her blog, focused on the ins and outs of running a business, productivity and stepping outside your comfort zone.
Dana Sitar, Contributor
Dana has been writing and editing for digital media since 2011, with bylines including Inc., the New York Times, Slate and more. She shares advice for writers, editors, students and educators on how to write well at danasitar.com.
Say hi and tell her a good joke on Twitter @danasitar.
Mridu Khullar Relph, Contributor
Mridu Khullar Relph is an award-winning journalist, author and entrepreneur. In a 15-year career, Mridu has written for The New York Times, TIME, CNN, ABC News, Marie Claire, Vogue, Glamour, Ms, Psychology Today, and others.
She divides her time between India and the UK and runs the popular website for writers: TheInternationalFreelancer.com.
Susan Shain, Contributor
Susan is a freelance writer.
She founded Where to Pitch, a website that helps writers find homes for their stories.
She also sends out a monthly newsletter with freelance writing tips.
Jamie Cattanach, Contributor
Jamie is a writer whose work has been featured at Fodor’s, Yahoo, SELF, The Motley Fool and other outlets.
Her focuses include personal finance, travel, body image and more; she writes to find (and share!) the best ways to live intentionally, adventurously, and happily.
Lisa Rowan, Contributor
Lisa is a personal finance writer by day.
By night, she’s a podcast co-host and an aspiring novelist.
Follow her on Twitter @lisatella.
Blake Atwood, Contributor
Blake is the Editor and Publications Director for the Denison Forum.
He is also an author and ghostwriter, with titles like Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor and The Gospel According to Breaking Bad to his name.