"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books history is
silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a
standstill."--Barabara W. Tuchman
A Little History
The Writing Loft was founded in 1995 with the long term vision of
connecting talented writers who have marketable work with agents and
publishers who desire a larger, more diverse talent pool.
Nora Profit, an award winning journalist, founded The Writing Loft
after determining that the current approach to writer education often
left out the practical side of the craft. She believed anyone
could learn to write, write well and get published. She set out
to prove this by designing and implementing a set of online courses to
guide writers through their individual creative processes while
teaching a combination of writing fundamentals and public
relations. Today, The Writing Loft’s Online Program serves
as a portal to excellent writing for writers all over the world.
In 2000 Nora expanded The Writing Loft to include the Private Student
Program, a one-on-one mentorship program that concentrated primarily on
the craft of writing. Private instruction continues today for
both new and experienced writers working toward publication. The
writer is given individual and personalized instruction on his or her
own project with private critiquing sessions and in-depth training on
style, grammar, voice and structure that is completely dependent on the
writer’s unique needs. The program’s success is
directly correlated to the dedication The Writing Loft has to its
writers. We believe in our writer’s personal projects and
we know their market capabilities.
It wasn’t too long before Nora realized it was time to get the
word out about what was happening at The Writing Loft. Clearly
she was on to something and she knew agents and independent publishers
would want to know about it. The time was right.
The Writing Loft’s vision was realized in 2010 with the
conception--and implementation--of the Purple Pen program. For
the first time, those writers whose projects were market–ready
could be directly connected to agents and independent publishers.
From the beginning The Writing Loft has been a place known for its
practical approach to skill and craft. The Writing Loft offers a
new kind of writer education program, one in which writers are schooled
not just in the art of the written word, but in how to research and
understand the marketplace for which they write.
We accept writers who are dedicated to their work, display a creative
curiosity and are open to learning the complexities of the
craft. Likewise, we always welcome new partnerships with
progressive literary agencies and publishers interested in receiving
manuscripts that are market ready from writers who are committed to