Introducing Our Amazing Launch Team

Introducing Our Amazing Launch Team

How does a site like this come together?

With the help of a LOT of people. And in today’s post, we’re featuring some of those talented folks: our Launch Team.

Over the next two months, most of the content you’ll see on this site will come from these awesome bloggers. Why? Because we want to set a high standard from the get-go, providing relevant, helpful and exciting posts you’ll want to read — so you know from the beginning exactly how much GREATNESS to expect from The Write Life.

After our first two months, we’ll slowly transition into offering content from other awesome contributors. (If you want to be a guest contributor, check out our guidelines for information on how to submit.)

So who’s on the Launch Team?

Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer

Tom quit his job in 2011 to become a full-time blogger, freelancer and Internet marketer. He shares his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way on his blog Leaving Work Behind. His posts for The Write Life will focus on freelancing and making money from writing. Twitter: @tomewer

Chuck SambuchinoChuck Sambuchino

Chuck is an editor and author who runs the wildly popular Guide to Literary Agents Blog, one of the biggest blogs on publishing. He’ll teach us about finding a literary agent and overcoming other obstacles as you pursue traditional publishing. Twitter: @WritersDigest

Danny InyDanny Iny

The creator of Firepole Marketing, Danny is a business and marketing strategist, consultant, coach, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed “super-friendly guy.” (It’s true!) His posts here at The Write Life will center around about blogging and growing your online community. Twitter: @DannyIny

Hope ClarkHope Clark

Hope is an author, blogger and editor of the site Funds for Writers, an online resource that compiles funding streams like competitions and grants, as well as guidance on how to write queries, format manuscript and more. She’s here to teach us the best ways to fund our writing, so we can keep on chugging. Twitter: @hopeclark

Carol TiceCarol Tice

Carol is the force behind the popular Make a Living Writing, where she gives tough-love advice on how to make real money from your writing — as in, $100/hour money. We’re excited to have Carol here to teach us just that: how to make a smart living off your craft. Twitter: @TiceWrites

Dana SitarDana Sitar

Dana is a freelance blogger, “authorpreneur” and founder of the site A Writer’s Bucket List (formerly DIY Writing), where she discusses the challenges and successes of being a writer. Her mission, she says, is to guide you in the pursuit of happiness through writing. Her specialty here is the writing life. Twitter: @danasitar

James ChartrandJames Chartrand

James Chartrand is the pen name of the founder of the site Men With Pens and the writing course Damn Fine Words. She’s a leading copywriter, business expert, published author and online entrepreneur. We’re psyched to have James here to share knowledge on copywriting. Twitter: @MenwithPens

Rachelle GardnerRachelle Gardner

Rachelle is a literary agent and book lover who shares her insights on publishing with her (extremely active) community of readers. She’s here to enlighten us about the tough world of traditional publishing: how to find a literary agent and land a book deal. Twitter: @rachellegardner

Ali LukeAli Luke

Ali is a writer and blogger who offers insight on the writing life on her personal site, wrote the book Publishing E-Books For Dummies and runs Writers’ Huddle, a community where writers to share inspiration and experiences. Her area of expertise for The Write Life is publishing ebooks. Twitter: @aliventures

Dana BateDana Bate

Dana is a writer, award-winning journalist and food enthusiast who just published her first book, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs. She also has another exciting book deal in the works. Dana is the fiction arm of our awesome Launch Team. Twitter: @danabate

Exciting group, right?!

A big THANK YOU to all of these Launch Team members. We can’t wait to read your posts over the coming months!

Filed Under: Blogging


  • Hi Alexis, Is it possible for me to be a part of this great writing team? Please let me know!

    Thank you

  • Hello to every one, the contents present at this website are in fact awesome for people knowledge, well,
    keep up the good work fellows.

  • What a fabulous team! You seem to cover all aspects of writing. I’ve passed the site info around to all my writer friends.

    Blessings to you all.

  • I’m blown away to meet such a talented team of writing professionals in one space.

    Some of you are very familiar to me. The rest of you resonate as writers I’ve come across before while surfing for great advice.

    Best of luck to all of you as this project moves forward. “Freelance Dream Team,” indeed!

  • Tom Schiavon says:

    It’s the Freelance Dream Team.

  • Wow, talk about a POWER TEAM! I’m positive that everyone here will provide tremendous value and I can’t wait to read about what they have say.

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

  • Jeanne Meeks says:

    Good luck with the new venture. Those of us trying to self-publish need all the experienced help we can get.

  • Thomas says:

    Everything looks good. We will surely learn a lot. Cheers.

  • Great to see all of you guys coming together on this platform.

    Hopefully it will become a source of inspiration for many of us in the coming days.

    Wish you luck!

  • Avi Love says:

    Congratulations, Lexi, on your new site launch. You seem to have a great Team lined up. I am eager to explore what-all you’ve got going for us.

    A BIG, B I G Thank You for the absolute Pearls of Writing Wisdom which you so generously share with your readers.

    See you anon.


  • NOAEfame says:

    i am so excited to be part of this wonderful group. I am still your number 1 fan
    I can`t wait. looking forward to it

  • Hey Alexis, I’m excited to be a part of this group – and everyone, watch this space! 🙂

    • New here – been reading non stop and coming across so much, including your big dream, Danny;

      I can relate to what you mean about the scratch at the back of your brain.

      I have a big dream too, where my writing will help feed the hungry people of the world, but there is so much to learn, and I have to earn a living in the meantime, so it will be a race against time for my new income from following my writing passion (which needs to happen so I can follow and grow my passion) taking over from my job income which is slowing down due to me spending more and more time trying to get my passion up and running. I feel I have really found where I need to be, and my head is spinning with all the information and the excitement of the discovery of being where I need to be. Whew! It will take time and long nights and days, but I will be in love with it all every minute along the way. This is the first time in all my life that I have felt like this.

      I was widowed at 45 and still had four children living at home, the eldest 21 and the youngest was 8; they were traumatised by their father’s death (from cancer, almost a year after he was savagely attacked and stabbed in our shop) and we were not in a good situation; however, we got through and they are all doing very well, and for that I am eternally grateful. I could just pack it all in, sell up and settle down to lead an easier life, but the scratch at the back of my brain won’t let me do that, either.

      I wish I had discovered you before I spent money on other programmes which leave me feeling doubtful, but it is all a learning curve – with what I have discovered here, I feel I have hit ‘oxygen’ and I can breathe again, and that I am in a safe place where I can learn and grow and grow, knowing I am on the right path.

      I want to make a difference and in doing that, I will be taking some risk, but now that I have ‘the way’ as well as the vision’, I feel I am on my way and do what it takes in the meantime to get through.

      I look forward to the webinar tomorrow 3 am my time to look for the way in. Hopefully it will be feasible, but as they say, where there is a will, there is a way.

  • Rochelle says:

    Ohhh! I can’t wait! This is going to be awesome.

  • Alexis Grant says:

    Thanks everyone! Super excited about the group!

  • katreece says:

    Wow! this looks great Alexis! congrats with the launch and I look forward following along 😉

  • Rick says:

    Great line up! Looking forward to read the articles.

  • I’m very excited to be a part of this new team!

  • Angela Watt says:

    This all sounds very exciting. I wish you all the very best and look forward to visiting the site often.

  • Dee Dee says:

    This is so awesome and brilliant! Looking forward to following along and learning from all of you!

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