The Writer’s Helm

Both writers and editors, Gabby and Lauren created The Writer’s Helm to empower authors to navigate the tumultuous seas of the writing world—together. We offer writers the full spectrum of writing support and industry knowledge, from mindset and story development, to structure and grammar, as well as inside information to help you along the publishing journey. We aim to cultivate a space that is inclusive, accessible, and authentic. No one needs to set sail alone.

Membership includes: 

  • Two writing sessions per week led by industry professionals (one of which is a silent writing session—great for introverts and the neurodivergent community)
  • Bi-weekly mess hall hours (Q&As) 
  • Monthly writing brainstorming sessions
  • Access to future workshops on craft and mindset
  • Writing community and support on Slack

Start yer free trial today and sign up for $47/month OR save $64 by signing up for $500/year!
Please note: No refund will be given for the cost of membership if free trial takes place during the week of a workshop. Next workshops take place 1/25, 2/22, 3/29.

Membership Tiers
Aye, there be options!

Gentle Pirate

For you magical pirates ready to take your writing destinies into your own hands.

Annual Pirate

For you savvy sailors looking to save.

Captain’s Apprentice

For you courageous writers who want to be more involved in the community and can host four writing sessions a month.

Meet your co-captains

Gabby Goodloe (she/her) @developmentaleditor

Gabby is a queer developmental editor, writing coach, and self-proclaimed hype-woman who loves to work with first-time fantasy and romance authors. With a passion for storytelling and for the writers creating the magic, Gabby has found her calling in supporting and empowering the human behind the page.

Lauren Alexander (she/they) @scribeandsunshine

Lauren is a copyeditor and recovering perfectionist who works primarily with contemporary fiction and memoir. They want authors to just do the damn thing—the “damn thing” being to let go of the illusion of perfection and publish that book already! They’re a writer and artist who focuses on making “ugly” things to bring playfulness into the creative practice and let go of mindset barriers.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Crow’s Nest, for encouragement, inspiration, and updates on what’s going on with The Writer’s Helm!

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Cancellation policy:

The program is offered on an ongoing basis with a monthly subscription. You may cancel subscriptions at any time by emailing

Your subscription shall continue until the end of the existing subscription period and shall terminate at the completion of that period. You shall not be charged for any membership fees after a cancellation, but you shall remain responsible for any outstanding payments under a payment plan. No refunds will be offered.