THE GAP BETWEEN WRITING AND PUBLISHING CAN MAKE YOU FEEL CRAZY.
Hope*writers helps writers balance the art of writing and the business of publishing without feeling lost, discouraged, or overwhelmed.
Join hope*writers today and get a month FREE!
When you join today, you get instant access to:
- Weekly Tuesday Teachings
- A special orientation Facebook community
- Our complete online library of video teachings and how-to articles
- Guided hope*circles to help you make progress quickly
- And a 15% discount on hope*writers Certified Coaching sessions
After your first 30 days, you’ll receive these bonuses:
- Bonus #1: The Writer’s Template Kit
- Bonus #2: A profile in the hope*writers member directory
- Bonus #3: A copy of our hope*writers Progress Planner — a $39.95 value
IS HOPE*WRITERS RIGHT FOR ME?
When you join hope*writers, you'll find:
Writers who are just starting out.
Our six-stage writing path was created so every writer can find out where they are on the journey and identify their next right step. That means hope*writers is for you, even if you’re just starting out. The member library is bursting with resources for everyone, from the beginner who’s establishing a writing routine to the multi-published author looking to grow her platform.
Writers who have never called themselves writers.
Maybe you’ve written your way through more journals than you can count. They’re tucked away in drawers and beneath your bed. And even though writing feels as natural and necessary to you as breathing, you’ve never actually called yourself a writer because that’s for “other” people — professional people. Find people just like you inside of hope*writers and finally call yourself a writer.
Writers figuring out the business of publishing.
You’ve worked day and night to craft a book proposal that fully captures your story. All the pieces are there. But now what? Should you pursue self or traditional publishing? Where do you find an agent? Hope*writers provides both the community and the resources you need to make the decision that’s best for your writing life. You’ll find the tools and the encouragement to take your next big step.
Writers looking for community.
Contrary to popular belief, the writing life doesn’t have to be a solitary one. What we’ve learned over the years is that we all go much further together than we do apart. Inside hope*writers, you’ll find a community eager to help, encourage, listen, and celebrate with you. We don’t call it the friendliest place on the internet for nothing!
Sometimes it can feel like you have to be an expert or a guru of some kind to be a writer. Everywhere you turn, writers are offering words on self-improvement or tips on how to bake the perfect sourdough or helping readers adopt a life-changing strategy. But if you’re the kind of writer who is busy creating worlds and developing your protagonist's character arc, hope*writers is for you too! We have tons of resources for fiction writers who want to take readers on an adventure.
Most of us aren’t able to escape to a hidden hideaway and write our manuscripts fireside. Though we might wish for that, reality finds us scribbling words on the backs of receipts and recording ideas for our next chapter into a voice memo app on our phones. We get it. That’s why a hope*writers membership is self-paced. All of our tools and resources are available when convenient for you.
No matter where you are in your writing life, you'll find writers just like you inside of hope*writers.
A FEW WORDS FROM WORKING WRITERS:
HOBBY TO PRO
“For the very first time, a piece I submitted is going to be published in a magazine! Thank you, hope*writers, for teaching me what submissions even are and for truly being the friendliest, most helpful place on the internet.”
— Amanda Wettersten
“I've been fortunate to have the support of hope*writers from the very beginning — from crafting the book concept all the way to the Time to Thrive book launch. What a wonderful, generous, and gifted community.”
— Marva Titley-Smith
FIRST BOOK CONTRACT
“I’ve been holding this HUGE bit of news close to my heart for over two months — I just signed a contract to have my first book published with Moody Publishers!”
— Becky Beresford
IT'S TIME TO DECIDE
WOULD YOU RATHER:
1. Keep writing the way you always have — on your own, unsure of your path, and uncertain about your next steps.
2. Make the investment in becoming a working writer — get the training and encouragement you need, a simple path for your calling, and a community that will be there for you the whole way.
No matter your starting point, we’re here to support you in each stage of your writing journey.
What are you waiting for?
If fear is holding you back, it's time to tell yourself a different story. Let that new narrative start today.
Click the button and say YES to joining us. We can't wait to meet you!
YOUR HOPE*WRITERS MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE
To make your decision to join hope*writers even easier, we offer a 60-day "tried-and-applied" guarantee. This gives you the opportunity to test drive hope*writers for the next 60 days and see if we're a good fit for you.
All you have to do is take the member quiz to find out which writing stage you are in, log into the member library and read a few articles in your writing stage, watch three Tuesday Teaching videos, engage in our Facebook group, and set up your profile in our member directory.
If you don't find that we offer value to help you move forward in your writing, just reach out to us for a full refund. We want to make sure this is the right fit for you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to do after my first free month?
If you’re enjoying everything membership has to offer, you don’t need to do anything! You'll be automatically charged for the membership level you selected. Just relax into our community, dive deep into our resources, and start to make progress in your writing.
What if I join and decide it's not for me?
You can cancel your membership at any time.
I am a writer, but I'm not ready to write a book and am not even sure I want to. Will this still help me?
If you are a writer who wants to share your words with a reader (no matter the format!), then hope*writers is for you.
Is hope*writers only for nonfiction writers?
No! Fiction writers are welcome (and celebrated) in hope*writers. Our goal is to equip writers to do their good work forever, and we have fiction writers in our community who have found great value here. We also occasionally feature Tuesday Teachers who specifically focus on fiction.
What if I can't watch the live teaching on Tuesdays? Do I miss out?
Never! We have members from all over the world and realize not everyone can join us for our live elements. Everything we provide live will also be recorded and available in the member library.
Is there homework?
There isn't homework, but we do provide simple benchmarks and checklists to help keep you on track as you move through the various writing stages at your own pace.
Is hope*writers only for faith-based writers?
Hope*writers helps writers balance the art of writing with the business of publishing. Our goal is to help writers make progress and share their words of hope. While many of our members find their hope in their faith (and for many, that's Christianity, as hope is a pervading message of that faith), any writer with a message of hope is welcome and will be embraced and helped. It will not be assumed that you hold certain beliefs.
While hope*writers is not specifically for Christian writers, we do have a lot of Christian members. Because hope*writers was founded by authors who have published nonfiction books in the faith-based market, we have naturally attracted writers who want to do the same. This is most evident in some of the conversations in our Facebook group, especially when members first join and introduce themselves.
The teaching we offer is not specific or applicable to only one particular group or genre. A writer's ability to learn to balance art and business is key to writing for the long term. This is not specific to faith-based writing, which is why we don't major on the faith aspect. While many of our Tuesday Teachers work in Christian publishing or write for Christian publishers (especially those we hosted in the early days of hope*writers), we continue to seek out teachers who can offer a wide variety of writing and publishing advice that members can apply to their own writing goals.
While we allow writers to share their wins and disappointments no matter their beliefs, we do have clear policies in place to remind members that hope*writers is a writing community. That means we are not your readers, your students, or your church. Hope*writers is not the place for members to lecture, debate, proselytize, or shame fellow writers into adopting certain ideas, ideals, or religious views.
Okay, but is it only for women?
It didn't start out that way, but the hope*writers approach seems to be attracting far more women than men. We do have a few men (and two of our founders are men!). We welcome all writers who are ready to commit to their work.
I want to join but my spouse/partner isn't on board. What do I do?
Great question! You're not alone. In fact, we get this question so often, we made a video for you and your spouse or partner to watch.
Who is hope*writers NOT for?
Cutthroat competitors: We know how to work hard, and we take our work seriously, but we don't have time for the drama and anxiety of comparison and competition. We don't compete with one another — we champion one another. Success for one is success for all.
Self-promoters: There is a difference between sharing your work and self-promotion. If you don't know the difference yet, that's okay! We welcome writers who want to learn to share their work better. But if writers come in just to grandstand, we'll know.
Robots: What works for one may not work for all. We understand that and work hard to encourage hope*writers to find ways to do their good work without going crazy. We're looking for writers with heart who want to share their work with a reader while also becoming more fully themselves in the process.
I'm ready to sign up. What do I do next?
Yay! Click the button below to choose your membership level. We can't wait to welcome you into hope*writers!