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




January Courses

Writing with Consistency and Courage

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January 28 | Single-Day Webinar | $115

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

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February Courses

Scene Study: Strengthen Your Writing with Compelling Scenes

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February 9 | 5 Weeks | $345

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

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Turn Up the Heat: How to Write Good Sex

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February 11 | 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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Writing Spontaneously: How to Let Your Stories Surprise You

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February 11 | Single-Day Webinar | $115

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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Twoness Poems

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February 14 | 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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March Courses

Poetry and Performance: Slam Poetry 101

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March 2 | 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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Poems of All Sizes: Haiku, Tanka, and Japanese Poetic Forms

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March 9 | 2 1-Day Workshop | $195

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

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The Only Submission Workshop You Will Ever Need

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March 20 | 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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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) 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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(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) Move Your Writing Forward: The Art of the Bullet Journal

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Only 3 seats left!

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

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(Live Workshop) Starting Off Right: How To Build A Blog, Grow An Audience & Make Money

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

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

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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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Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

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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Craft Your Story: Short Fiction and Memoir Live Workshops

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8 Weeks | $495

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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Discovering the Lyric Essay

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

The lyric essay challenges us to tell authentic stories without concrete forms. Learn the ropes of the genre in this 3 hour 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 Panel Discussion: Romance Reader to Writer

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1-Day Free Panel Discussion | $0

Join us for a free Zoom panel discussion with three industry experts in the field of Romance writing!

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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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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 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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Revision Strategies for Novels

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2 1-Day Workshops | $199

You've finished your novel. Now what? Develop in-depth revision strategies for your book in this two-part workshop series.

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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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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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Using Your Poetry Skills to Write Memoir

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

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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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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