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What is Writer's Atelier and Who is its Founder?

The mission of Writer’s Atelier is to encourage writers to have the confidence to believe in their writing while they also work to improve it.

My name is Racquel Henry and I initially started Writer’s Atelier as a project. I'm a writer and editor with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and wanted to put my passion for writing and editing to good use. It is also imperative that I help other writers succeed. I began editing back in college for free and then slowly progressed to charging for my editorial services. Now I edit everything from books to academic essays, to websites to newsletters, to my own literary magazine (Black Fox Literary Magazine). I've always had the vision of expanding Writer's Atelier into something greater, something more concrete. I wanted it to be a physical space for writers to create, perfect their craft, and meet other writers. I believe that there are many components to being a writer, but there are a few critical ones. You must actually write, you must commit to a lifetime of learning about the craft, and you must surround yourself with other writers.

I finally got the opportunity to expand Writer's Atelier into a physical structure that supports our mission. Writer’s Atelier is now a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. The Writer’s Atelier facility is a space where other literary groups can gather, host writing workshops and host other small literary events. Above all, Writer’s Atelier is a safe space.

While I wholeheartedly love running the space, it isn't quite to the profitable stage. I currently work three jobs to cover operational costs. We need to pay for things like rent, electricity, wireless Internet, website maintenance, the free coffee we give to writers at some of our events. We also have to buy things like toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap. Running the space isn't cheap, but I believe in the importance of having a place like this for our writing community. In fact, we often host free workshops and events, some of which we broadcast through our FB page. We recognize that many writers don't have the means to shell out tons of money on insanely priced workshops. If we do charge for a workshop we aim to keep the prices reasonable.

Here are some of the services we provide:

For Fiction Writers:
Short Story Consultation
Novel Consultation
Proofreading
Coaching for Fiction Writers
Book Formatting

Editing and Proofreading for Individuals and Businesses:
High School & College Essays
Personal Statements/Essays
Dissertations
Brochures/Pamphlets
Blog Posts
Articles
Website Content
Print Books and eBooks
Documents Produced in Microsoft Word

Literary Events:
Book Signings/Launches/Releases
Writing Workshops (In person and online, both free and paid)
Writing Groups/Critique Groups
Reading Groups/Book Clubs
Readings
Open Mic Events

Rentals:
Conference room for private individual writing sessions.

We also work closely with other literary organizations across central Florida. Organizations who have used our facility or have worked with us on events include The Jack Kerouac Project, Bookmark It Orlando, Burrow Press, The Drunken Odyssey with John King Podcast, Central Florida Romance Writers of America, Florida SCBWI, UCF MFA Creative Writing Program, Orange County Library System and more.

When we host paid workshops, we're also providing income for other writers. Writer's Atelier instructors who teach paid workshops receive 65% of the profit.

Why We're Starting a Membership on Patreon

I'm juggling too many balls. I must work multiple jobs to keep the space going, but I'd love to free up more time to invest in helping writers achieve their writing goals. I'd love to reach more writers and have the business grow into an authoritative voice for writing. The thing is, that takes time and money. We have recently had a few volunteers step up to the plate, but we'd like to pay them. If there was more consistent cash flow coming into the space, we could not only pay volunteers, but we could host more free and low cost events and workshops. We could produce more content and pay the folks who help us do so. We could make the space itself more comfortable. We'd also eventually like to move into a space that's a bit more spacious and permanent (we currently rent).

What You Can Do to Help

Sign up for any level of our membership. Seriously, even a membership fee of one dollar a month can help. Every penny counts. We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. We don't expect you to give us something in exchange for nothing, of course. You will see in our membership tiers that you'll receive perks such as discounts on WA workshops, writing motivation videos, editing and more.

Other Ways to Support: 

Sign up for our mailing list.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Follow us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram.
Follow us on Twitter.

Where Your Money Will Go

General operational costs (rent, electric, Internet, website cost, supplies, etc.)
Workshops
Marketing
Income for all WA team members
Our long term goals: WA scholarships for writers, permanent space.

If you believe that this is a worthy endeavor, then please consider signing up for our membership. Either way, I'm grateful that you stopped by our page and no matter what, keep writing. 
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join the WA community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed)
Link to Your Website
$5 or more per month
Same as the previous tier only we'll add a link to your name. 


So:


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
Writing Opportunities List
$10 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add one curated list of writing contests and calls for submissions each month.

So:

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
Early Access to Our Blog Posts on Writing
$25 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add early access to at least one motivational video each month. We are aiming to produce one per month, but might be able to produce more if support grows. In motivational videos we'll read quotes from various authors and provide you with the motivation you need to keep going. Let's face it, writing is a rough business. We're here to let you know that you're not alone.  


So:  


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing
Discounts on WA Classes
$50 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add a 10% discount to our in-person and online writing classes, plus give you access to WA Patrons-only giveaways. We love giving away books, notebooks, pens, other writing/reading related products.  We hope to do at least one giveaway per month. We'll add more if support grows. 

  
So:  

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
$75 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll send you each issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine  that releases, for as long as you're a subscriber of this tier. Black Fox is a biannual literary magazine co-founded by WA founder, Racquel Henry.  Black Fox publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. 

  

 So:    


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
  • Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
Editing (10 Pages)
$100 or more per month
If you're donating this much, THANK YOU so much! You have no idea how much you're helping us out. Rewards are the same as the previous tier and we'll edit 10 pages of your writing per month for you.   


So:    

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
  • Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
  • 10 Pages of editing
What is Writer's Atelier and Who is its Founder?

The mission of Writer’s Atelier is to encourage writers to have the confidence to believe in their writing while they also work to improve it.

My name is Racquel Henry and I initially started Writer’s Atelier as a project. I'm a writer and editor with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and wanted to put my passion for writing and editing to good use. It is also imperative that I help other writers succeed. I began editing back in college for free and then slowly progressed to charging for my editorial services. Now I edit everything from books to academic essays, to websites to newsletters, to my own literary magazine (Black Fox Literary Magazine). I've always had the vision of expanding Writer's Atelier into something greater, something more concrete. I wanted it to be a physical space for writers to create, perfect their craft, and meet other writers. I believe that there are many components to being a writer, but there are a few critical ones. You must actually write, you must commit to a lifetime of learning about the craft, and you must surround yourself with other writers.

I finally got the opportunity to expand Writer's Atelier into a physical structure that supports our mission. Writer’s Atelier is now a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. The Writer’s Atelier facility is a space where other literary groups can gather, host writing workshops and host other small literary events. Above all, Writer’s Atelier is a safe space.

While I wholeheartedly love running the space, it isn't quite to the profitable stage. I currently work three jobs to cover operational costs. We need to pay for things like rent, electricity, wireless Internet, website maintenance, the free coffee we give to writers at some of our events. We also have to buy things like toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap. Running the space isn't cheap, but I believe in the importance of having a place like this for our writing community. In fact, we often host free workshops and events, some of which we broadcast through our FB page. We recognize that many writers don't have the means to shell out tons of money on insanely priced workshops. If we do charge for a workshop we aim to keep the prices reasonable.

Here are some of the services we provide:

For Fiction Writers:
Short Story Consultation
Novel Consultation
Proofreading
Coaching for Fiction Writers
Book Formatting

Editing and Proofreading for Individuals and Businesses:
High School & College Essays
Personal Statements/Essays
Dissertations
Brochures/Pamphlets
Blog Posts
Articles
Website Content
Print Books and eBooks
Documents Produced in Microsoft Word

Literary Events:
Book Signings/Launches/Releases
Writing Workshops (In person and online, both free and paid)
Writing Groups/Critique Groups
Reading Groups/Book Clubs
Readings
Open Mic Events

Rentals:
Conference room for private individual writing sessions.

We also work closely with other literary organizations across central Florida. Organizations who have used our facility or have worked with us on events include The Jack Kerouac Project, Bookmark It Orlando, Burrow Press, The Drunken Odyssey with John King Podcast, Central Florida Romance Writers of America, Florida SCBWI, UCF MFA Creative Writing Program, Orange County Library System and more.

When we host paid workshops, we're also providing income for other writers. Writer's Atelier instructors who teach paid workshops receive 65% of the profit.

Why We're Starting a Membership on Patreon

I'm juggling too many balls. I must work multiple jobs to keep the space going, but I'd love to free up more time to invest in helping writers achieve their writing goals. I'd love to reach more writers and have the business grow into an authoritative voice for writing. The thing is, that takes time and money. We have recently had a few volunteers step up to the plate, but we'd like to pay them. If there was more consistent cash flow coming into the space, we could not only pay volunteers, but we could host more free and low cost events and workshops. We could produce more content and pay the folks who help us do so. We could make the space itself more comfortable. We'd also eventually like to move into a space that's a bit more spacious and permanent (we currently rent).

What You Can Do to Help

Sign up for any level of our membership. Seriously, even a membership fee of one dollar a month can help. Every penny counts. We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. We don't expect you to give us something in exchange for nothing, of course. You will see in our membership tiers that you'll receive perks such as discounts on WA workshops, writing motivation videos, editing and more.

Other Ways to Support: 

Sign up for our mailing list.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Follow us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram.
Follow us on Twitter.

Where Your Money Will Go

General operational costs (rent, electric, Internet, website cost, supplies, etc.)
Workshops
Marketing
Income for all WA team members
Our long term goals: WA scholarships for writers, permanent space.

If you believe that this is a worthy endeavor, then please consider signing up for our membership. Either way, I'm grateful that you stopped by our page and no matter what, keep writing. 

Recent posts by Writer's Atelier

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join the WA community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed)
Link to Your Website
$5 or more per month
Same as the previous tier only we'll add a link to your name. 


So:


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
Writing Opportunities List
$10 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add one curated list of writing contests and calls for submissions each month.

So:

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
Early Access to Our Blog Posts on Writing
$25 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add early access to at least one motivational video each month. We are aiming to produce one per month, but might be able to produce more if support grows. In motivational videos we'll read quotes from various authors and provide you with the motivation you need to keep going. Let's face it, writing is a rough business. We're here to let you know that you're not alone.  


So:  


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing
Discounts on WA Classes
$50 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll add a 10% discount to our in-person and online writing classes, plus give you access to WA Patrons-only giveaways. We love giving away books, notebooks, pens, other writing/reading related products.  We hope to do at least one giveaway per month. We'll add more if support grows. 

  
So:  

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
$75 or more per month
Same as the previous tier and we'll send you each issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine  that releases, for as long as you're a subscriber of this tier. Black Fox is a biannual literary magazine co-founded by WA founder, Racquel Henry.  Black Fox publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. 

  

 So:    


  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
  • Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
Editing (10 Pages)
$100 or more per month
If you're donating this much, THANK YOU so much! You have no idea how much you're helping us out. Rewards are the same as the previous tier and we'll edit 10 pages of your writing per month for you.   


So:    

  • Access to our patron-only feed
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name (with a link to your website) listed on a designated patron page on our website
  • Access to Extended Motivational Minute Videos for WA members only (These videos will not be available anywhere online, except in our Patreon feed) 
  • WA's Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World (curated list)
  • Early access to our blog posts on writing 
  • Save 10% off on all WA in-person and online classes
  • Entry into WA Patrons-only giveaways
  • Subscription to Black Fox Literary Magazine
  • 10 Pages of editing