This chapter begins by looking at the parallels between an environmental approach to teaching writing and the building of a community of writers. Discussion is had on how it is possible to create a space where social and productive writing teaching can take place through what could be considered a contemporary writing workshop. The importance of teachers building writerly relationships is explored, as is the importance of getting to know young people as writers with existing identities. Next, the responsibility of the writer-teacher as a role model is considered, as are the affective domains of a Writing For Pleasure pedagogy. Finally, examples of effective practice from the classrooms of high-performing teachers are presented.