Everyone has a story.

What’s yours?

Welcome to School for Writers where we help storytellers like you ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive.

We are here to help you let go of the lies you’ve been told about whose story matters, and embrace the truth that the world needs your story now more than ever.

We’re a group of successful self-published authors, literary agents, authors who have gotten six-figure book deals, writers who have found a way to start a side hustle while working a day job, busy working moms who somehow found the time to finish a book.

We’re gathering together a community of writers dedicated to helping amplify each other’s voices and support each other on the road to success.

Join us!

You are in the right place if:

You Long to See Your Book Out in the World

It’s time to get your story out of your head and into the hands of the people who need to read it. We’ve got the logistical and creative support you need to write your book and get it published.

You Dream of Being a Full-Time Writer

We adamantly believe that writers shouldn’t starve! That’s why we’re beinging you the tips and tools that have helped us to build thriving writing careers.

You Are Tired of Going at it Alone

Writing can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be! We believe in collaboration over competition and every member of our Writers Squad is here because they want to help cheer you on through the ups and downs of the writing life.

We Can Help You

Write More

Publish More

Make More $ 

It's time to Write Your Friggin' Book Already! Applications close May 5 and only open once a year, so apply today!

The Podcast


Interviews with industry experts.

Get the inside scoop from literary agents, editors, best-selling authors, full-time writers, and other experts in the fields of writing and publishing. 

Concrete tips you can implement right now.

Think of us as a more accessible alternative to the MFA and MBA. Whether you want to start a writing side-hustle, go full-time, or simply journal more, we have the creative and logistical tools to support you along your journey.

The inspiration and motivation you need to overcome writers block, ditch imposter syndrome, and thrive.

Writing can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Business School for Writers is your own cheerleading squad, here for you through the ups and downs of storytellig.


About Our Founder

A storyteller since birth, Lauren has written seven books, been featured in prominent publications like VICE and the Huffington Post, and spoken at prestigious conferences and colleges including Yale and BlogHer.

For over two decades, Lauren has coached writers and other storytellers to make more money telling better stories, working with some of the world’s most distinguished speakers and authors, including Tony Robbins.

A graduate of both film school and law school, Lauren’s goal in life is to encourage entrepreneurs to be more creative and artists to think more like entrepreneurces. 

We believe in:

Stories over silence.

Stories heal the writer, the reader, and the community around us. They build bridges and spark movements. That’s why we are dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and encouraging you to tell your story.

Collaboration over competition.

Stories are contagious, so quite literally your success equals my success. We all benefit when more diverse voices are published and more writers are able to pursue their passions and thrive.

Tea over coffee, and tater tots over everything.

We fully believe that no problem in this world is too big to be solved over a cup of tea. And, if we had to choose, our last meal would be tater tots. Or fries with cheese. Or both. Because we’re the kind of kids who always chose “D) I want all of the above.”

On the Blog

Ep. 19 Season 1 Highlights + Holiday Break

Ep. 19 Season 1 Highlights + Holiday Break

Hey there, listeners! This is the last episode of the season, and we are over the moon that we got such positive feedback from all of you! We want to thank you for being here with us, for supporting the show, and for allowing us to be a part of your creative journey...

Ep. 18 Building a Writing Career from your Passions with Kevin Smokler

Ep. 18 Building a Writing Career from your Passions with Kevin Smokler

Hey School For Writers listeners! We're back with another great episode and this time we're welcoming our first male guest on the show! Kevin Smokler is a writer, speaker, and filmmaker. His creative soul is known for forging stories, characters, and entire books...

Ep. 17 How to Build a Writing Career You Love

Ep. 17 How to Build a Writing Career You Love

Go, Lauren! It's your birthday! The coolest and most talented writer, storyteller, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Lauren Marie Fleming, is turning 38 today! And here at School For Writers, we've decided this episode needed to be extra special, so we brought our awesome...

Ep. 16 Pinterest for Writers with Sahar Twesigye

Ep. 16 Pinterest for Writers with Sahar Twesigye

How you ever wondered how writers can use Pinterest?In case you didn't know, Pinterest is much more than a place where you can get ideas for your next kitchen remodel.Pinterest is an opportunity for you as a writer to get more eyes on your work and inspire millions of...

Ep. 15 Creating a Writing Ritual For Yourself

Ep. 15 Creating a Writing Ritual For Yourself

Have you ever felt guilty for wanting to write? Do you ever feel like you keep letting others down because you take time to be with your thoughts and find inspiration to put pen to paper? Well, get ready to ditch the guilt for good and create a writing ritual that...

Ep. 14 Transformative Writing with Jenn Leyva

Ep. 14 Transformative Writing with Jenn Leyva

Have you asked yourself the question, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about THIS?” when it came to writing and purpose? Transformative writing carries exactly that sentiment, and that is what Lauren and Jenn are talking about in this episode. Jenn has been writing for many...