Video-Based

In these courses, you will meet fully through live video (usually on Zoom).

These courses do not use text-based course software.

Upcoming Courses




July Courses

Writing the Memoir-in-Essays

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July 22 | 2 Single-Day Webinars | $195

Learn how to tell your story through the memoir-in-essays, a form that allows writers to interweave the facts of their lives in interesting and evocative ways.

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Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!

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July 25 | Single-Day Webinar | $115$100Save 15%!

Comic strip artists rely much more on creativity than on artistic skill. In this workshop, you'll learn all the tools you need to make fun and engaging comic strips—even if your drawing level is "stick figures."

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August Courses

Poems of All Sizes: Haiku, Tanka, and Japanese Poetic Forms

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August 15 | 3 1-Day Workshops | $245

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Explore the history and poetics of Japanese poetry forms, and write haiku, tanka, renga, haiga, and linked verse poetry.

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September Courses

Writing with Consistency and Courage

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September 14 | Single-Day Webinar | $115$100Early Bird: Save 15%!

What makes a successful writer? It's not talent, craft, or even the right connections—it's consistency and courage.

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How to Start a Podcast

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September 19 | 2 Single-Day Webinars | $195$170Early Bird: Save 15%! | NEW!

Share your voice with the world! Learn everything you need to plan, record, and share your first podcast episode and beyond.

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October Courses

Character is the Key: Unlock Your Best Stories

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October 17 | Single-Day Webinar | $115$100Early Bird: Save 15%!

If you want to tell a good story, you need to write good characters. Learn how to unlock your best stories in this one-day character development workshop. 

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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.

(Live Workshop) Dream Writing

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

How can writers harness the power of dreams? Let your slumber supercharge your creativity in this three hour dream writing workshop.

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(Live Workshop) Haiku & Senryu: Rekindling A Sense of Wonder

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Haiku, Senryu, and other Japanese poetry forms encourage us to slow down and write mindfully. Learn how to write these forms in this meditative writing workshop.

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(Live Workshop) Intro to Screenwriting

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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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(Live Workshop) The Art Friend’s Dilemma: Advice on Writing from Real Life

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Are you writing about people from real life? This one-day live workshop answers the question of how to be a good art friend.

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(Live Workshop) The Art of Love Stories: A Flash Fiction Workshop

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

How do you distill love into 1,500 words or less? Zining Mok explains in this love stories flash fiction workshop.

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(Live Workshop) Writing Beginnings and Endings

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

How do you write a story that's compelling to start and satisfying to finish? Sarah Aronson explains in this comprehensive one-day workshop.

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Craft Your Story: Short Fiction and Memoir Live Workshops

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8 Weeks | $545

Get tailored advice and inspiration for your fiction or nonfiction stories, in this weekly live workshop with award-winning instructor Margo Perin.

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Drawing Poems: the Art of Visual Poetry

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1 day workshop | $115 | NEW!

By melding poetry with design, visual poets can create multidimensional works of art and literature. Explore the craft in this visual poetry workshop. 

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Finding Wildness and Freedom in Poetry

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Find a greater sense of comfort, ease, lightheartedness, and freedom in reading and writing poetry.

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Free Event: The Talking Stick with Donna Levin

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Free 1-Day Panel | $0 | NEW!

Join us for a free reading with Donna Levin, who will be reading from her new novel The Talking Stick, published through Skyhorse Publishing. The reading will conclude with a Q&A about Donna's novel and writing process. 

Get Back to That Book

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

For any number of reasons, the book we want to write gets waylaid. Get back to it in this motivational two part workshop.

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Get Clear on Your Story and Voice

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

What is your story about? What is your voice? Whether you write poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, hone your writing in this 3 hour workshop.

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Get It Done: Create the Scaffolding to Start (and Finish) a Writing Project

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

Get your butt in the chair, your mind roaming freely, and your creative juices flowing in this motivational, all-genres writing class.

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Get That Novel Started: A Two-Week Writing Workshop

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3 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

Take the plunge! Put your ideas to paper, write and share the opening pages of your novel, and create a plan for writing a full first draft.

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Get Your Book Noticed: Writing Loglines That Sell

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1-Day Webinar | $115

Your logline helps you query agents, market your book, and figure out the story itself. Hone your logline and set your book up for success in this Zoom workshop.

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Graphic Novel Writing Bootcamp

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Single-Day Webinar | $149

Put pen to graphing paper in this workshop on crafting the graphic novel. By the end of the Zoom call, you'll have an 8 page graphic short story that's ready to illustrate.

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How to Pitch

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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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How To Start A Blog, Grow An Audience & Make Money

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

When planned right, a blog allows you to share your passion and make money in the process. Learn how to start a blog in this one-day webinar.

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Iconoclast: Reimagining the Line Break

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195

Poets can express so much in just a line break. Hone this tool of the poetic craft in this two part Zoom workshop.

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Make Your Prose Sing

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Enrich your prose with techniques from poetry. Bring paper and pens; leave with a better ear and lots of ideas about how to make your prose sing.

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Poetry and Performance: Slam Poetry 101

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195

In these workshops, master the elements of poetry and performance, and learn to take your poems from the page to the stage.

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Poetry as Sacred Attention

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Poetry asks us to slow down, listen, and pay attention. In this meditative workshop, we'll open ourselves to the beauty and mystery of poetry.

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Scene Study: Strengthen Your Writing with Compelling Scenes

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5 Weeks | $395

Great stories are constructed with great scenes. Immerse your reader in your stories by learning the ropes of scene development.

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Show and Tell: How to Write Captivating Memoir and Nonfiction

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Your true story of healing or transformation can captivate and empower your readers. Learn how to balance showing the vivid details of your own journey with telling the broader themes for readers to apply in their own lives.

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Techwashed!: Writing with AI, Data, and Surveillance

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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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Teen Writers’ Workshop: Discover the Writer You Want to Be

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

Give your teens the power of writing and community in this two part workshop, where teen writers will learn the skills to become professional authors.

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Ten Steps to Creating Interesting, In-Depth Characters

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

How do you write about people convincingly? Empower your character development in this workshop filled with exercises and character discussion.

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The Only Submission Workshop You Will Ever Need

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195

How do you get your poems in literary journals? This two part webinar shows you the ropes for getting your work published, read, and celebrated.

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The Surprising Sentence: Honing Your Prose Style

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

Great sentences stack up into great stories. Learn how to hone your style and voice at the most basic unit of writing, the sentence, in this workshop.

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Turn Up the Heat: How to Write Good Sex

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195

How do you write sex scenes that are both erotic and realistic? Make your reader's heart race in this webinar on writing good sex.

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Twoness Poems

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Twoness poems are poems written collaboratively with another poet. Learn something new about yourself, your writing partner, and poetry in this collaborative Valentine's Day workshop.

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Using Your Poetry Skills to Write Memoir

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Single-Day Webinar | $345

How do poets tell their stories in prose? Take the leap from poetry to memoir in this hybrid writing workshop.

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Writing for Kids: Entering the World of Children’s Literature

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Learn the fundamentals of writing for children in this one day workshop, and write the kinds of stories that kids simply can't put down.

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Writing Magical Fiction

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $345 | NEW!

In this workshop series, you won't just write using magic in fiction—you'll harness the magic that only fiction can make.

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Writing Poetry About Family Histories

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

To write about our families means reconciling past and present, our origins and our futures. Put these contradictions to verse in this two part webinar.

Writing Spontaneously: How to Let Your Stories Surprise You

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Single-Day Webinar | $345

Some of the best stories don't follow a specific plot structure; they develop organically. Learn how to hone spontaneity in your fiction writing and come away surprised by your work.

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Writing the Body: A Nonfiction Craft Seminar

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

The weird and wild body is a rich site of exploration in creative nonfiction. Explore the questions, stories, and lessons your body holds in this seminar with Margo Steines.

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You Are Drinker and You Are Wine: Writing with the South Asian Sufis

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4 Weeks | $345 | NEW!

Through the traditions of Sufi poetry, learn how to write poems that access the divine and stand the test of time.

You Yourself Are the Beloved: Writing with South Asian Ghazals

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Single-Day Webinar | $129

The ghazal poem has a rich history with a tricky form to master. Learn the ropes in this inspiring and electrifying workshop.

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