Black Writers Collective


For writers working on rewriting, revising, and refining a novel or nonfiction book-length manuscript

BWC Refiners Writers Group
Led by freelance developmental editor Gwyn Jordan, the BWC Refiners writer support mastermind group is dedicated to the art of revising, rewriting, and refining completed manuscripts.
The first draft of a novel is never the final draft. A story must be put through editing, oftentimes numerous rounds, before it’s polished to its perceived perfection, and it’s the goal of the Refiners to assist with this process. The Refiners is a great place for discussions, to give and receive encouragement, to learn more about the publishing industry, participate in contests and giveaways, and to meet and work with accountability partners, beta readers, and critique partners.
(1) Must have completed first draft.
(2) BWC members who joined at the annual level before November 1, 2021 OR Essentials+ members.
Review the guidelines and submit an application to join this tribe at Writers Group Series Guidelines.
Not a member yet? Join now!

Research has shown that people who share their goals with a friend and send them weekly updates on progress are on average 33% more successful in accomplishing them. Here, we commit to the Tribe, we do the work, and we finish strong–together.

About the host Gwyn Jordan

Gwyn Jordan is a developmental and line editor who specializes in romance, women’s fiction, mystery, thriller, and suspense. She’s also a literary agent and book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Gwyn specializes in plot and character development, relationship development, consistency, flow, pace, showing vs. telling, head hopping, improving dialogue, developing conflict, and tightening sentences. In addition to individual clients, Gwyn also edits for Hallmark Publishing and HarperCollins. Her portfolio including titles such as The SuspectSweet Tea, and South Beach Love (which has been adapted into a Hallmark movie). Visit her website at or email her at
Gwyn Jordan
“People who want to write either do it or they don’t. At last I began to say that my most important talent – or habit – was persistence. Without it, I would have given up writing long before I finished my first novel. It’s amazing what we can do if we simply refuse to give up.”
Octavia Butler

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