Text and Live Video

In these courses, you will join both live video meetings (usually weekly Zoom calls), as well as text-based course software for course content, writing assignments, and feedback.

Upcoming Courses




January Courses

Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Use Story and Premise Development for Writing Success

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January 25 | 5 Weeks | $345

The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.

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Writing Short Stories with the Empathic Approach

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January 25 | 8 weeks | $495

Great fiction brings deeper understanding. Foster a greater sense of connection and supercharge your stories in this empathy-driven fiction class.

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February Courses

Crafting the Romance Novel

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February 1 | 4 Weeks | $295

More than happily ever after. Writing a romance novel is about more than just telling the story of how two characters meet, fall in love, and ride off into the sunset of happily ever after. A romance novel follows the same structure as powerful novels in other genres and employs the building blocks of great…

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How to Craft a Poem

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February 1 | 6 Weeks | $395

A poem has many moving parts, from sound and rhythm to form, voice, and figurative language. Weave these elements into richer, fuller poetry.

What to Do When Your Characters Fall in Love: Writing Romance in Any Genre

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February 1 | 5 Weeks | $345

Relationships are an important feature of fiction—and not just romances! If your non-romance work has love involved, learn the ropes in this 5 week course, open to writers of all genres.

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The Spirituality of Poetry

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February 8 | 6 Weeks | $395

Let the spirit of language move through you. In this 6 week course, we will study, write, and share poetry about the sacredness of human experience.

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From Writing Circle to Poems of Kindness, Wonder, Connection & Joy (Mondays and Fridays)

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February 22 | 4 Weeks | $295

Explore the power of joy, kindness, and community in this four week poetry workshop.

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From Writing Circle to Poems of Kindness, Wonder, Connection & Joy (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

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February 22 | 4 Weeks | $295

Explore the power of joy, kindness, and community in this four week poetry workshop.

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Rapid Story Development: A Master Plan for Building Stories That Work

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February 22 | 10 Weeks | $595

In this 10 week story writing class, Jeff Lyons pairs the Enneagram with story development techniques to revolutionize your writing practice.

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March Courses

Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind

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March 1 | 4 Weeks | $295

A four-week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.

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The Healing Power of Poetry

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March 8 | 4 Weeks | $295

Poetry heals. Journey alongside several poets whose works resonate with a variety of healing themes, and learn how to use craft elements as healing tools.

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Finding Confidence in the Braided Essay: A Craft and Empowerment Workshop for Literary Nonfiction

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March 15 | 8 weeks | $565

Weaving your story with facts and research can help you craft a stronger essay. Tell your story with confidence in this empowering essay writing course.

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April Courses

Death Riding Shotgun: How Awareness of Our Mortality Impacts Poetry

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April 5 | 6 Weeks | $395

How can your own mortality inform your work? In this 6-week course, you'll use death to inspire and motivate your poetry writing.

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June Courses

In Bloom: Nature Writing Workshop

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June 7 | 6 Weeks | $395

Want to write about nature like Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, or Annie Dillard? Join us for this six-week nature writing course.

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Opening the Door to Poetry

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June 14 | 8 Weeks | $495

How do we use poetry to express life's marvelous complexity? Learn how to control language beyond the "ordinary" and discover the many possibilities of poetry.

Untie the Tropes: Write In-Depth YA Protagonists

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June 14 | 5 Weeks | $345

Do you want to write YA, but you're terrified of teenagers? Learn how to write authentic teen characters without tropes in this generative YA course.

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Unscheduled Courses

These online writing classes don’t currently have a next session on our calendar, but will soon. If you see a course you’re interested in, use the “I’m Interested” button to let us know, and we’ll follow up with you when the course is on our calendar next.

Want to reach us or our instructors with questions about our online writing courses? Contact us at writers@writers.com, or visit the contact form.

Branches of Creative Nonfiction

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8 Weeks | $495

What are the different types of creative nonfiction? From the personal essay to the hermit crab, learn the ropes of CNF in this 8 week class.

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Claiming Our Stories: Autobiography, Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction

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10 Weeks | $595

Turn your experience into fiction, autobiography, or creative memoir. Bring forward stories with a powerful truth at their core. Instructor Anya Achtenberg.

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Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Telling True Stories

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6 Weeks | $395

How do you tell your stories beautifully and authentically? Learn the fundamentals of creative nonfiction with Nicole Hardy.

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De Novo: How to Build Your Own Fantasy or Sci-Fi World

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6 Weeks | $395

Create captivating worlds in this comprehensive worldbuilding course. You'll come away with fantastic settings that make your stories mesmerizing, believable, and real.

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Fall (Back) In Love with Poetry

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5 Weeks | $345

Whether you're new to poetry or returning after a hiatus, rekindle the spark that puts verse to page in this exploratory poetry class.

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From Pitch to Publication: Writing Narrative Journalism

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8 Weeks | $495

Explore literary journalism as a powerful means to share fascinating characters, stories, and perspectives. Learn all you need to start pitching, landing, and writing reported essays and features.

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From Writing Circle to Finished Poem: Turn Raw Writing into Poetry (Session 2)

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6 Weeks | $395

Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.

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From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude & Hope for the New Year

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4 Weeks | $295

Want to move forward into the new year with gratefulness and clarity for 2022? Join us for 4 weeks of writing about gratitude and hope.

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From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude and Hope

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4 Weeks | $295

Poetry is a powerful method for healing and happiness. Write poems about gratitude and hope in our intimate, live-video writing circles, with instructor Susan Vespoli.

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How to Write Character-Driven Stories

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6 Weeks | $395

Characters don't just drive the story, they are the story. Learn how to craft character-centered fiction and give life to the people on your page.

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How to Write Great Stories

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6 Weeks | $395

Learn how to combine character, setting, plot, and other elements of fiction to write powerful, compelling stories.

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Intro to Fiction Writing

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8 Weeks | $495

What makes a good fiction story? Learn how to write compelling stories in this eight-week intro to fiction course, with Donna Levin.

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Kickstart Your Novel

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6 Weeks | $395

Writing a novel requires planning, strategy, and an understanding of the fundamentals of fiction. Get the guidance you need to start your novel the right way.

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Putting It All Together: Completing Your First Poetry Manuscript

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8 Weeks | $495

How do you put together a poetry book? From choosing a theme to ordering your poems, you'll end this course with a ready-to-publish manuscript.

Simple Winter Sanity-Saving Writing Circles

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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 Joy of Poetry: A Beginner-Friendly Workshop

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6 Weeks | $395

Have you wanted to get into poetry, but don't know where to start? Learn the craft from the Joy of poetry herself in this welcoming workshop.

Using Bullet Journaling to Achieve Writing Goals

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3 weeks | $195

Looking to keep your writing goals organized? Make it happen in our bullet journaling course. Learn the art of the BuJo with Rudri Patel!

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Write Your Memoir in 12 Weeks

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12 Weeks | $695

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Writing can be a solitary experience, but writing a full memoir takes energy, momentum, and moral support. Find all three in this memoir writing intensive.

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Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Eight Contemporary Poets (Section 2)

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8 Weeks | $495

By studying the poems of Billy Collins, Ellen Bass, Natalie Diaz, and more, write stunning poetry in this generative writing circle workshop.

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Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Nine Contemporary Poets

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8 Weeks | $495

Write freely and expressively in this 8-week poetry workshop. Along the way, we'll explore the transformative work of 9 contemporary poets.

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Writing Circle Workshop: Writing for Happiness, Healing, and Health (Monday/Friday)

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6 Weeks | $395

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Learn and practice tools for writing expressively, including two virtual writing circles each week, turn raw writing into poetry or prose, and come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead toward wellness.

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Writing Circle Workshop: Writing for Happiness, Healing, and Health (Tuesday/Saturday)

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6 Weeks | $395

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Learn and practice tools for writing expressively, including two virtual writing circles each week, turn raw writing into poetry or prose, and come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead toward wellness.

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Writing Circles: Finding Community, Clarity, Poetry, and Prose

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8 Weeks | $495

Join our writing circle to form a writing community, find clarity in your words, and turn your untamed free-writes into poetry and/or prose.

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Writing Place in Creative Nonfiction

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5 Weeks | $345

In Creative Nonfiction, place is a character in itself. Deeply explore a narrative and a place of your choosing, and make weekly progress on your essay or memoir.

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