Rachel Werner

Content Creator & Media Consultant

Madison, WI

Rachel Werner



Creating a Vibrant Freelance Writing Career

If so, follow the #NaNoPrepAndWin challenge I’m participating in. Hosted on Instagram by my friend J. Mercer (@Jmercerbooks), the prompt challenge will help you think about characters, their relationships, the setting, and major plot points, so when November hits, you can hit the keyboard running.

Does your ‘we’ include me?

Little Book Project WI’s creative director implores us all to seek true representation in art. It feeds and soothes my soul. I feel most alive when I’m fully enmeshed in artistic labor. For a long time, I was chronically unaware of this truth about myself. And it was suffocating me from within. When people say I am “talented,” what I hear is that I was simply born lucky.
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A Blogger Shares How barre3 Helped Her Emerge From Burnout and Find Hope Again

Rachel Werner is a writer, mother, content-marketing specialist, and fitness enthusiast. After years of pushing through life without stopping for rest and self-care, Rachel shares how barre3 offered her a new sense of hope and possibility. Read on to discover Rachel’s story in her own words, including how she made the decision to leave a toxic work culture, follow her passion, and discover a new community in barre3.

Culturally Competent and Sensitive Lesson Curriculum Books for Educators

10 Educator Books Highlighting Effective and Inclusive Approaches to Core Subjects, Electives, and Art-Centered Courses for Learners in Kindergarten Through High School with Rachel Werner. Creating an equitable learning environment is a matter of much debate around the United States. Critical race theory, transformative justice and police-free schools are a few of the contentious topics affecting the academic perimeters students encounter daily—and Madison is no exception.

Little books, big project

Rachel Werner oversees a Dane County-based community arts endeavor with a big mission and a small name. The Little Book Project WI publishes work from artists and writers from underrepresented communities who don’t have master of fine arts degrees or the expendable income to enter their work in contests.

How to Crush Your (Paid) Writing Goals in The New Year

Having endless sparks of inspiration is a gift many creatives have. Although that blessing is at times a curse—especially when each new intention sidetracks us from actually sitting down to do the work. I too have several ideas brewing about how to expand my writing career in 2022. But falling off the New Year’s resolution bandwagon will be the inevitable outcome without a realistic plan on how to achieve these goals.

Which Igloo Is For You?: Lake Geneva Edition

Photogenic destinations abound in Southern Wisconsin. And even more so during winter when an abundance of geometric domes pop up around the state providing gorgeous settings for large soirees or more intimate gatherings. No matter the size of the guest list, Lake Geneva is one locale that has as an igloo at the ready for any occasion.

The Best Beeswax Wraps, According to Our Tests

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Embracing a more sustainable lifestyle involves being attentive to how much you repurpose and recycle. Not all reusable products are created equally, but the goal is to stock up on those items that lessen one’s carbon footprint in addition to saving time, and money, long-term.

Here’s How To Zero Proof Your Holiday Cocktails For A Mindful Drinking Experience

Approach the holiday season with a mindful drinking twist by mixing up inventive adult beverages sans alcohol that are equally appealing — and delectable — as boozy renditions. Check out these recipes that are just as delicious as their alcoholic counterparts.
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5 of the Best Vegan Appetizers You Can Get at Any Grocery Store Right Now

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. If you’re anything like me, your holiday hangouts are just getting going. With several weeks of gift exchanges, ugly sweater soirées, and festive movie marathons to come, I set out to find a vegan appetizer spread that’s so good, I’d want to serve it on repeat.
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Post Inspo: 10 Simple Social Media Ideas

Writers may be passionate about writing, but a fair number also abhor social media. Instead of feeling inspired by the wealth of information available via a quick scroll on their mobile device, many feel overwhelmed, disheartened, and/or perplexed by how to harness these platforms to promote professional endeavors.

Restaurant of the Week: Paradigm Coffee and Music

Misconceptions abound regarding where to find high-caliber vegetarian cuisine. The general assumption tends to be that cities in coastal states like Los Angeles and Portland are the prime locales to find restaurants that effectively cater to a variety of dietary preferences without sacrificing taste, presentation or adequate portion sizes.


Rachel Werner

Rachel Werner is a teaching artist for The Loft Literary Center, Hugo House and Lighthouse Writers Workshop, as well as the founder of The Little Book Project WI. She has contributed print, photography and video content to The Kitchn, The Spruce Eats, Fabulous Wisconsin, BRAVA, Madison Magazine and Entrepreneurial Chef. Her literary writing and craft essays have been published by Off Menu Press, Digging Through The Fat and Voyage YA Literary Journal. A selection of Rachel's recipes are also included in Wisconsin Cocktails (UW-Press, 2020)—and her poetry in the anthology “Hope is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic” (The Wisconsin Historical Society, 2021). Rachel is also represented by Savannah Brooks at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.



  • New Media
  • Media Strategy
  • Editing
  • Food Styling
  • Digital Marketing
  • Writing