The gap between writing and publishing can make you feel crazy.

hope*writers helps smart, creative writers like you do your work forever without losing your mind. 

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We help smart, creative writers do their work forever without losing their minds today.

Guess what people don't want to do forever? Things that make them feel weird.

After three years of building this community, we’ve discovered writers quit when they don't have:

  • A clear plan - They skip important early, foundational stages of writing and publishing, then burn out before they even get started.
  • Support - They romanticize the writing life and try to do it all alone. 
  • Income - They don't know how to make money as a writer.
  • Selective social media vision - They feel like they have to be everywhere at once and get discouraged by all the content clutter. 

If sharing your writing makes you feel weird, you won’t do it. We beg you to reconsider.

There is a path and you're already on it.

As a hope*writer member, we'll help you identify where you are on the writing path and give you the tools and direction you need to move to the next stage in your writing and publishing journey.


Hope*writer membership leads you from hobby writer to working writer in three simple movements:


Start small and celebrate progress by identifying and accepting where you are on the writing journey.


Move at your own pace through your particular stage with provided checklists and benchmarks


Participate in our project-centric writer small groups we call hope*circles for support, ideas, and accountability.

Jenni Burke, Literary Agent

"The work you're doing inside hope*writers is so important. You're helping so many writers which, in turn, helps us in the publishing industry to have so much good, quality content. I've gotten proposals from hope*writers that are so good it's slowing down my process!"

Hope*writers is a community of working writers
dedicated to the success and creativity of each member. 

We take serious the creative, social, and spiritual call to the deep work of sharing our stories and ideas with the people who need them the most.

We believe this because words have changed our worlds, shaped our narratives, and brought us back to life.

You need a go-to place and a solid plan with people who are doing the work and can respond directly to your questions about writing, publishing, and launching your work without going crazy.

Working alone is for hobbyists. If you’re ready to stop dabbling and become a writer who writes words people want to read, join us.


a few words from working writers

first book contract

“Two years ago I was lost, discouraged and wondering whether to pack it all in.

With the teaching, practical help and encouragement I found at hope*writers I've felt understood, believed in and equipped.

At hope*writers I’ve found my people.

I now have a book deal and I couldn’t have done it without my hope*writers family.

Niki Hardy, first book under contract with Revell Books

hobby to pro

"For years I treated writing like a once-in-a-while hobby.

I now have writing hours each week, send out a weekly email to my subscribers, completed a book proposal and published two Bible studies.

I could not have completed these things without the accountability, inspiration, and encouragement I've found here."

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young, Author and Speaker


published author

"This is an incredibly rich community of smart, insightful, creative writers. I especially value the generous spirit of the community – hosts Emily, Gary, and Brian, as well as the guest teachers and members, are always willing to share their expertise and offer helpful advice.

Even as a seasoned writer, I consistently learn valuable marketing and writing strategies from fellow hope*writers. This community is truly an invaluable resource to writers at every stage, and I am grateful to be a member!"

Michelle DeRusha, Author of Katharina and Martin Luther

Here’s exactly what you get when you join hope*writers today:

Your monthly fee includes weekly Tuesday Teacher trainings, access to our engaging Facebook membership community, our complete online library of video trainings and how-to articles, and placement in a small group hope*circle mastermind for feedback and direction.

A membership site is the way to have the writing community you need:

"I had joined a similar group in the past, but felt lost in the crowd. Hope*writers is such a warm, encouraging, humble community!"

Jana Snyder

"I absolutely would not be where I am or come how far I’ve come if not for this community. My expectations have been far surpassed. This is the only membership subscription I have to anywhere."

Hannah Savage

"I have made some great writing friends, mentors, and prayer partners who truly understand the writing life, and sharpen me while giving me grace. It is the most worthwhile subscription I have ever tried."

Gretchen Ronnevik

"It is a true community - one which shares in troubles and successes. It is where I come to share things about my work but also to check in with others. I have definitely been more focused and consistent in my work because of hope*writers."

Elli Johnson

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Hope*writers champion the work of fellow writers.

We reject the myth that writing is a solitary act and believe our best work is done when we know we are safe, we are seen, and we are supported.

We are wholeheartedly committed to being writers who choose connection over comparison.

We work hard to cultivate a no-self-promotion zone among members so the valuable conversation and curious questions don’t get lost in countless threads of outside links and sales pitches. Nope. Keeping our group uncluttered and focused is a high priority.

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