Transform from a struggling writer into a thriving author.

Welcome to your writer family.

COMMUNITY EXCLUSIVES

As a member of The Author Life Community, you’ll be supported by a loving family of kindred spirits who understand what it means to be an author. In addition to all of the benefits that come with being part of a tight-knit community, you also get early access to incredible events like world-building weekend retreats (such as Rock Apoc) and author Summits, plus an exclusive opportunity to join J.’s mastermind workshop, which opens for enrollment in January and June—to members of The Author Life Community only!

  • All of our online courses
  • Live monthly “Town Hall” meetings
  • Live Scene Analysis sessions with J. Thorn and Crys Cain
  • Publishing and marketing experiments in “The Lab”
  • Lifetime access to all challenges including “Supercharge Your Scene” and the “Plot a Novel” challenge
  • Unlimited accountability partner and critique group video conferencing
  • Unlimited participation in the community Slack group

Our exclusive community is 100% free, but you must apply to join.

TESTIMONIALS

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“I personally have grown from being in the community. I have better confidence and a better sense of direction. I feel like J. Thorn is a genius and provides such a great foundation as a writer!”

WHO IS J. THORN?

AUTHOR. PODCASTER. PROFESSOR. DJ. MUSICIAN.

J. Thorn has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.

 

J. hosts the Writers, Ink podcast with J.D. Barker and Zach Bohannon, and has interviewed some of today's most successful authors including Matthew McConaughey, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Seth Godin, Joyce Carol Oates, Hugh Howey, Andy Weir, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Lee Child, Stephen Pressfield, Chuck Palahniuk, and more.

 

Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a husband, father, full-time writer, part-time professor at John Carroll University, founder of The Author Life Community, podcaster, FM radio DJ, musician, and owner of the Three Story Method Editing Agency.

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WRITERS, INK

Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors.

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Hosts J.D. Barker, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

Carbon Almanac Book

THE CARBON ALMANAC

Spearheaded by Seth Godin with articles written by J. Thorn, The Carbon Almanac is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between hundreds of writers, researchers, thinkers, and illustrators that focuses on what we know, what has come before, and what might happen next. Visually engaging and built to share, The Carbon Almanac is the definitive source for facts and the basis for a global movement to fight climate change.

THE AUTHOR LIFE PODCAST

J. Thorn and Crys Cain talk about the business and craft of writing with questions from The Author Life community.

PEER TESTIMONIALS

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The AUTHOR PODCAST BROADCAST

The Author Podcast Broadcast: A short, weekly curated email broadcast with highlights of the best writing podcasts. Don't have time to listen to them all? We can help with that. Delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now and get your FREE copy of “How to Self-Publish: The Essential Guide for Taking Your Idea to Market”—not available in stores!

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