Our Philosophy: Writing Classes Should be Affordable and Amazing
At Writers.com, we’re passionate about the art and the craft of storytelling. And we want to help others with their practice of writing, whether the goal is clear communication, personal fulfillment or heartbreaking works of staggering genius.
Online classes let us cherry-pick the best teachers – all published, working authors – and bring them to computers across the globe. We’ve taught students working on cruise ships and volunteering for remote non-profits, and even one wintering-over high in the Arctic. As a result, we’ve built a vibrant, international community of writers, from beginners discovering their way to seasoned professionals who want to deepen their work and opportunities.
Direct weekly feedback fuels this process. Each student receives personalized attention, tailored to his or her level. Nothing improves writing faster than well-tuned edits and advice. Except practice, of course. And we’ll make sure you get plenty of that too, building momentum and good habits to endure long after your class ends.
Founded in 1995, Writers.com was the first writing school on the Internet. We’ve had decades to fine tune our approach, customer service and course offerings. And it shows: over a third of our alumni return to study with us again.
Spend Less Time In Traffic And More Time Learning With Writers.com’s Courses
Deepen your writing, anywhere and anytime with virtual classrooms open around the clock. We bring renowned instructors right to your computer, tablet or smartphone. Best of all, they critique your work weekly, which helps you push past old patterns and boost your work to new heights.
We’re proud to provide this unrivaled level of individual attention in an era of Q&A-driven workshops and audit-only Massive Open Online Courses. At Writers.com, we don’t just talk at you. We listen. We discuss. And we react to your work, offering advice and inspiration.
The result? A classroom experience that’s often more intimate – and productive – than face-to-face workshops.
So why not skip the commute and get straight to improving your poetry or prose with us?
The Writers.com Student Promise
Whatever the course topic, structure, and instructor, all students can expect the same level of care and quality in their work with Writers.com. We strive to uphold the following principles:
- Respect: Every interaction you have with an instructor or administrator will be polite, considerate, and constructive. This includes acknowledging and respecting different perspectives and lived experiences.
- Flexibility: Every writer is on a unique journey. We seek to meet you where you’re at, tailoring our instruction and feedback to your own needs and goals.
- Helpfulness: Our instructors are deeply experienced as both writers and teachers, and they commit to bringing that expertise to bear for your benefit. You should learn something new and valuable in your interactions with us.
- Creativity: Our courses and other writing spaces are designed to help nurture and hone your creativity, and never to inhibit your creative spark.
- Connection: Writing can be a solitary experience, but you don’t have to do it alone. Through our courses and other offerings, we seek to provide a nurturing, supportive writing community.
Supporting a Diverse Community
When we write, we write from the heart. For many of us, that writing traverses the details of our identities and personal experiences. Because of this, the staff and instructors at Writers.com are committed to supporting a community of diverse ideas and identities. Write your truth, regardless of your age, race, creed, sexuality, gender identity, nationality, educational background, income, political, religious, and social views, disability, or criminal history; and please extend the same spirit of respect and welcome to other Writers.com community members.
What does an inclusive writing community look like? For us, it means empathetic instruction, discussion, and feedback. We encourage students and instructors to work to understand each other’s lives and viewpoints, and to communicate their own perspectives constructively and productively.
It means acknowledging that the writing process is vulnerable, and fostering environments where we can feel safe in that vulnerability. We take this responsibility seriously, so if you have any suggestions or feedback—and especially if you or another community member may be feeling unwelcome—please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The best writing community challenges the way we approach the written word, while also creating a safe space to grow as writers. Come as you are—all are welcome!