Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing Courses

Writing can be deeply healing and therapeutic, a venue for personal growth, a way into deeper interpersonal relationships, and so much more. In our online lifestyle and wellness writing classes, we explore the many intersections between writing and our lives.

Our instructors are published writers who are also deeply committed to supporting your growth in, and through, writing. Find the online lifestyle and wellness class for you today!

online lifestyle and wellness writing courses

Upcoming Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing 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

Style and Sense: Bring Your Writing to Life

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February 1 | 4 Weeks | $295

How do we transport our readers to vivid worlds? In this course, learn the skills that evoke the senses and bring your writing to life.

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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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Creating the Visual Journal

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February 22 | 8 Weeks | $495

Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling" to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.

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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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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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Discover Your Writing Niche

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March 15 | 8 Weeks | $495

Fiction or nonfiction? Article, short story, or how-to book? Do you want to write for children, teens, adults? There is a type of writing that is best suited for you, and the discovery process can be an adventure.

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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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Getting Started Marketing Your Work

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April 12 | 4 Weeks | $295

Solve the mystery of marketing and get your work out there in front of readers in this 4-week online class taught by Instructor Gloria Kempton.

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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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July Courses

Starting to Write

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July 12 | 8 Weeks | $495

For those who want to kick start their writing into high gear.

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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) 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) 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

Only 2 seats left!

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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*Private Class | Create Story Characters Using the Enneagram

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January 1 | 10 to 14 weeks | $695

In-depth character development using an ancient personality study of human motivation--the Enneagram.

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Accessing Your Writer’s Voice

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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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Boost Your Imagination and Reap the Literary Rewards

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4 Weeks | $295

It happens to all of us: life gets in the way and our creativity falters. Get back on track with this four-week creativity boosting class!

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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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Creative Writing & Storytelling Techniques For Business Professionals

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4 Weeks | $295

Good writing helps business connect deeply with the clients they're hoping to work with. Learn how to hone the power of story in your professional career.

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Embodied Writing: Improve Your Writing with Full-Body Creativity

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6 Weeks | $395

Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

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Embodied Writing: Somatic Practices to Improve Your Work

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6 Weeks | $395

Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

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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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Finish Your Manuscript: Next-Level Picture Book Mentorship

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6 Weeks | $415

During this six week program, you will work closely one-on-one with Kelly to finalize, refine, and polish your picture book into a manuscript ready to submit for publication or representation.

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Food Writing: Food-Focused Memoir

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8 Weeks | $495

The food we eat and enjoy tells volumes about our lives and experiences. Write it all down in this food memoir course, with Jennifer Billock.

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Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts

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8 Weeks | $495

Do you love cookbooks, cooking, or reading anything about food? This food writing course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.

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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 Circle to Poems in 6 Contemporary Forms (Mondays and Fridays)

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6 Weeks | $395

From the sonnet to the villanelle, turn your journal entries into formal poetry in this 6 week writing circle workshop.

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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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Fundamentals of Travel Writing

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8 Weeks | $495

Take to the skies in this online travel writing course. We'll discuss the market, different types of travel writing, and pitching your piece!

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How To Start A Blog

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5 Weeks | $345

Create your blog, brand it, create engaging content and successfully promote posts. Taught by journalist, writer and photographer Jessica Festa.

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How To Turn Your Blog Into A Career

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8 Weeks | $495

From branding to search engine optimization and advertising, this course puts bloggers on the path to earning an income through their blog.

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Humor Is The New Black!

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4 Weeks | $295

Ready to add a splash of fun to your writing life? Join us for a four-week humor writing class. We’ll read. We’ll laugh. We’ll write. We’ll experiment.

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I’ve Drunk Your Poisoned Nectar: Writing with the Goddess

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8 Weeks | $495

Dig deep into the rich mythology of South Asian goddesses to find new inspiration for your work in this generative, open-genre writing class.

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Manuscript Review for Children’s Writers: Summer Edition

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5 Weeks | $345

Instructor Sarah Aronson welcomes all writers who are working on manuscripts for kids and teens. This advanced workshop will focus entirely on the participants' own work in progress.

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Overcome Writing Anxiety: Boost Your Storytelling Confidence in Four Short Weeks!

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4 Weeks | $295

"Who are you to want to write?" Someone great, that's who! Politely ask Mr. or Ms. Fear to step aside while you sign up for this fun, freeing and functional adventure.

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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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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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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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Telling Truth: A Poetry Workshop

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6 Weeks | $395

Learn how to tell your story and write a mini chapbook of poems in this truth-driven poetry workshop.

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Telling Your Food Story

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4 Weeks | $295

Let's write at the kitchen table together, as we explore using food as a lens to tell our stories.

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The Wandering Heart: Tales of Connection

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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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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 from the Untamed Mind: Find Your Voice

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6 Weeks | $395

Join Susan in two writing circles each week: intimate spaces for writers to free-write together, saying yes to whatever shows up, followed by group read-arounds. These writing sessions are spontaneous, intimate, freeing, and transformative.

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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 & Exercises to Spark New Poems (Mondays and Fridays)

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6 Weeks | $395

Looking for inspiration? Write, vent, laugh, and honor your writing practice in these generative writing circle workshops.

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Writing Circles & Exercises to Spark New Poems (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

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6 week | $395

Looking for inspiration? Write, vent, laugh, and honor your writing practice in these generative writing circle workshops.

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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 Our Grief: How to Channel Loss into Creative Expression

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8 Weeks | $495

Writing about grief is a powerful healing tool. Turn pain into power in this personal essay course, with instructor Rudri Patel.

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Writing with Tarot

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8 Weeks | $495

Jump-start your creative juices, and explore a world of divination, symbolism, and imagery right at your fingertips: learn short story and novel writing through Tarot.

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Unscheduled Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing Classes

Browse our full lifestyle and wellness offerings below. Let us know which lifestyle and wellness writing courses you're interested in, and we'll contact you with dates when we're ready to put them on our calendar.

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Why Take an Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing Course with Writers.com?

  • We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we are here for one reason: to support you on your writing journey.
  • Small groups keep our online lifestyle and wellness writing classes lively and intimate.
  • Work through your weekly written lectures, course materials, and writing assignments at your own pace.
  • Share and discuss your work with classmates in a supportive class environment.
  • Your course instructor will offer you direct, personal feedback and suggestions on every assignment you submit.