The Good Copy is a writing studio, a shop, a school and a publisher. Do we even know what we’re doing? Why are we doing all these things at once? Because we think it might only work if you do it all at once. We’re not sure, however, because we just opened. So please check back here for updates. If the website redirects to GoDaddy you’ll know one way or the other.
First, we’ve always dreamed of a newsagent for writers. A place that would combine all the greatest aisles of the newsagent—pens, notebooks, lighters, magazines you wish you were published in—with hardcore writing resources such as style guides, dictionaries and comfortable-yet-waterproof slippers.
Second, we dreamed of a public place that writers could go without feeling weird about sitting in the same spot for three hours and only drinking one coffee. But (we thought), what if this place hosted soirées, too? Events such as panel discussions where the speakers talked turkey about the trade. And movie nights at which we screened only films starring great scribes. For instance, All the President’s Men and Harriet the Spy. And what about if we actually *taught* writing? What if our students were able to emerge with the accursed ability to see dangling modifiers every time they loaded a new lifestyle website?
Third, we dreamed of a place where we could tinker about with our zines and our screens and our magazine dreams in the hope that these laborious screeds would one day be published. Because the publisher was us.
And finally, to put it bluntly, we wanted to make money from our writing—specifically, by writing things for the good people in this world who have some.