We help writers write.

"I never knew I could get this much writing done. Or have so much fun doing it."

- Sophie H

STRUCTURE

Our hourlong Online Sprints will help you build a schedule for your writing practice. 

SUPPORT

Each of our Online Sessions is hosted by a Writing Guide, trained to help you set great goals and make real progress.

COMMUNITY

You won't be doing this alone. You'll write alongside writers facing down the same challenges you are.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Each week, we'll send you a progress report. 

EXPERTISE

Our Creative Council of expert writers features Emmy winners and New York Times-bestsellers. You get exclusive access.

OUR STORY

Writers Blok started in Los Angeles. Our founder, Paul Shirley, knew he didn't like to write by himself and wondered if there were other people like him. Inside a friend's sandwich shop, he started running timed writing sessions. 

From those humble beginnings, Writers Blok became a fixture in the Los Angeles writing scene--building its own space and hosting hundreds of monthly members. But throughout that growth, the philosophy remained the same: writing is easier when it's done with a team.

Writers Blok Online uses that same philosophy to help writers all over the world make real progress on their projects. Using servers on Discord, we host Online Sprint sessions, feedback groups, reading rooms, table reads, and Q&As with expert writers.

We've helped thousands of writers build writing practices they can count on. We'd love to do the same for you.

TESTIMONIALS

“Even though I’m a queen of distractions, my productivity has increased tremendously. This method WORKS!”

- Lindy (Miami)

“Setting aside time to concentrate without distraction has been vital, and so has the sense of community and friendship the sprints bring to writing—something that can often feel like a lonely pursuit. The process has helped rejuvenate me as a writer, for sure.”

- Scott (New York)

 

“I had a lot going on and I wasn't writing as much as I wanted. Even though it's not nearly as much as I want, I'm so glad to be writing at all! ”

- Rachel (Seattle)

 

 CREATIVE COUNCIL

Experts selected for their ability to help you improve, no matter what genre you're working in.

Every month, each member of our Creative Council hosts a members-only Q&A where they'll de-mystify their field and help you better understand how to make your writing soar. (Premium server only.)

Meghan Daum - Nonfiction

Meghan is the author of five books, including The Problem With Everything. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Vogue.

Phil Hay - Film

Along with writing partner Matt Manfredi, Phil has written such movies as Crazy/Beautiful, The Invitation, Ridealong, Clash of the Titans, The Invitation, and Destroyer.

Sheila Lawrence - Television

Sheila has written on Gilmore Girls, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which she won an Emmy.

Amy Meyerson - Fiction

Amy is the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects. She teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing.

Laura Moran - Television

Laura has worked her way up from the bottom of the television ladder, starting as a writers' assistant on How to Be a Gentleman. She has since written for Undateable, Ground Floor, and CBS's The Neighborhood.

Matteson Perry - Story Structure

Matteson is a two-time winner of The Moth's Grand Slam--the only person to win in both New York and Los Angeles. He's also the author of a memoir called Available and has sold several screenplays.

Melaina Williams - Poetry

Melaina Williams is a poet and spoken-word performer. She's the author of the collections Bless Your Sweet Bones and The Humble Commode.

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