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Writers.com is a home for creative writers of all backgrounds, genres, and styles. Let us support your writing passion through our online creative writing courses, with personal, constructive feedback from our award-winning instructors, deep explorations of the craft of writing, and a welcoming writing community.

Our Online Writing Courses Are...

digital writing classes

Fully Digital

Join and participate from anywhere. A laptop or tablet is all you'll need.

friendly and welcoming

Friendly and Welcoming

We can't wait to meet you and support your writing!

open to all

Open to All

We welcome writers of all backgrounds, experience levels, genres, and styles.

Online Writing Courses Starting Soon:

November Courses

Simple Winter Sanity-Saving Writing Circles

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November 30|4 Weeks|$295

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Write your way to the finish line of 2022: let go of and say goodbye to a momentous year, honor the changes in yourself and the world, and set your intentions for a new chapter.

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The Wandering Heart: Tales of Connection

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November 30|4 Weeks|$295

Wander through the rooms of your own life to discover stories of deep connection, reconnection or loss of connection and fashion your findings into stories suitable for blog posts, essays, short memoirs, short plays, scenes in screenplays, or chapters of novels.

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Accessing Your Writer’s Voice

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November 30|3 Weeks|$245

Voice: What is it and how do you find yours? Instructor Gloria Kempton offers feedback on assignments in this 3-week online class.

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How to Firm Up the “Mushy Middle” of Any Story

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November 30|5 Weeks|$345

Ensure a strong middle throughline for any story. Say goodbye to the "mushy middle," and hello to stories that work.

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Poetry Workshop: Bring Your Poems to Life

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November 30|8 Weeks|$495

Join us for this workshop on creating powerful poems—poems that are clear and organized, fresh and moving, full of life.

December Courses

Techwashed!: Writing with AI, Data, and Surveillance

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December 3|2 Saturday Workshops|$205

Raise a mirror against society's relationship to technology in this two part workshop series where we will learn how to write about tech.

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How to Pitch

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December 10|2 Single-Day Webinars|$195

Learn the ins and outs of pitching your work to print and online publications from Rachel Krantz, a full-time writer and formerly the Senior Feature Editor at Bustle.

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(Live Workshop) Intro to Screenwriting

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December 13|Single-Day Webinar|$115

In this workshop, you'll learn the ropes of screenwriting and create living pieces of collaborative storytelling.

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Write into Mystery: Writing Flash Memoir on Wonder and the Unexplained

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December 14|4 Weeks|$295

We often encounter wonder, mystery, and the unexplained in our everyday lives. Turn those experiences into flash essays in this community-centered course.

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(Live Workshop) Move Your Writing Forward: The Art of the Bullet Journal

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December 17|Single-Day Webinar|$115

Want to have a productive new year? Set up your bullet journal in this one day live workshop.

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Student Testimonials

nabila zahur writers.com

It was so fantastic working with other serious writers and getting their input. I have taken part in other writer critique groups, but I felt that the difference here is that everyone who came in is really serious about the craft.

I managed to revise and rewrite the first half of my novel during this course, and I have a plan for how to tackle the rest.

The ultimate success for me was that my husband could see a lot of improvement between the writing he saw in week 1 vs in week 10. Feeling inspired and empowered from this course!

-Nabila Zahur, novelist

This was my first course with Writers.com, and my first course in this global format (we had members from London, Australia, Denmark, and the US). It worked very well.

The course content was thoughtful, informative, and well-organized. The instructor was supportive and encouraging to all, and matched her level of critique to the level of the participant. I felt we were in the hands of a master and mentor, and it was a privilege to have her undivided attention eight times in two months.

-Fred Lindgren

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melissa decarlo

Writers.com classes provide a great way to sharpen your writing skills and join a community of writers. Try a few-you won't be disappointed.

-Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art Of Crash Landing (Harper Paperbacks/HarperCollins)

Browse More Testimonials

Gene Le – Suspense Sells!

October 18, 2022

Great course! I’m totally new to writing fiction (started just 2 weeks with a friend before this course). Julie is a passionate teacher and great writing editor/critic – her feedback on each scene we turned in really helped to see where sentences could change or scenes could be improved with oomph and feeling. She’s attentive and helped me to push through writing blocks and fears about being inexperienced.

Karen Smith – Suspense Sells!

October 18, 2022

Julie was great. She was very attentive and courteous as well as insightful and encouraging.

Amona White – Using Your Poetry Skills to Write Memoir

October 18, 2022

Freesia allowed us space to share our stories and she listened well. I liked that we were given 3 different exercises to showcase what we learned. It was a comfortable group and somewhat therapeutic to be able to share difficult subject matters.

Ramona Howard – Writing the South Asian Ghazal

October 18, 2022

Shankar Narayan is a good teacher. He is knowledgeable about the subject and provided us with appropriate instruction and examples. I would take another one of his classes.

Jill Thompson – The Watching Eye

October 18, 2022

Excellent. This is one of the best writing courses I’ve taken anywhere.

Heather Grant – The Watching Eye

October 18, 2022

This course surpassed my expectations. Barbara always provides mentor texts for each week as well as resource references to help learn whatever genre she is teaching. I would recommend this class for all writers/poets.

Gabriel Padilla – Architecture of the Creative Heart

September 16, 2022

I absolutely loved this course and I highly recommend it. Mr. Mills is an extremely passionate teacher and has helped my writing immensely.

Tamara Kreutz – Growing Smaller

September 16, 2022

I really enjoyed this class. It was well-conceptualized and a lot of fun. Tina was very organized, prepared, and pointed in her feedback.

About Writers.com

The First Writing School on the Internet

Since 1995, writers from over two hundred countries have visited Writers.com and thousands have completed our online writing classes. We are accessible 24-7 from any Internet connection in the world, uniting far-flung students with renowned instructors - all published, working writers with teaching experience- who offer feedback and encouragement.

Writing can be a lonely road but it doesn't have to be. Whether you're just beginning to write or polishing your next piece for publication, we can help. Let us provide inspiration, direction, community and deadlines to start you writing and keep you working.

Support And Constructive Criticism

You're never just a face in a crowd at Writers.com. Small groups keep our online classes lively and intimate.

Each class provides written lectures, projects and assignments, and discussion forums where you'll share your work with the instructor and the other students.

Best of all, a teacher offers insights on every project you submit. These critiques help identify the patterns that can plague even the most talented and experienced writers. So whether you're dusting off a grade-school passion or breaking onto the bestseller list, we can boost you up the ladder a few rungs.

Can't bring yourself to share your work? We offer private classes,  just you - or just you and a friend or two - working with the instructor. Click on private classes in the navigation bar at the top of the page to read more.

We also offer one-to-one services such as coaching and editing but it's highly recommended you take one of our classes first.

Writers.com commits to providing the best online writing classes for creative writers available anywhere. (If you're interested in learning other kinds of writing, such as business or technical writing, you can start with Hidden Front Door or a similar site.)

Caring And Community

Writers.com remains a rock in a sea of audit-only and feedback-light classes. We've had decades to fine-tune our approach, recruit top instructors and build a supportive network of writers. When you send us an email, you'll always hear back from a real person, not an auto-responder. And while you're in class, we're available to help seven days a week if you run into a problem or have a question.

Over a third of our alumni return to take a second class with us, and some have been taking our classes for 20 years or more. That's the highest compliment we can imagine - and it inspires us daily to keep growing as writers' needs and the literary landscape shift.

We pioneered teaching online writing classes. And we still do it with pleasure every day.

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Lavish praise? We want to hear it all! Please contact us through the form below. We'll be in touch ASAP.

Please note: many of our courses are completely text-based. If you're reaching out with a question about course meeting times, check the course description to see whether it has a live video component or not. For more information, check out how our courses work.

We do check email seven days a week. Please allow for some delay as chances are we're not in your time zone and, though the Internet never sleeps, we do.