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

September Courses

Discover Your Writing Niche

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September 28|8 Weeks|$395

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

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September 28|8 Weeks|$395

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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Show and Tell: How to Write Captivating Nonfiction

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September 29|Single-Day Webinar|$89

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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October Courses

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

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October 5|6 week|$360

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 (Mondays and Fridays)

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October 5|6 Weeks|$360

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

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Writing Our Grief: How to Channel Loss into Creative Expression

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October 12|8 Weeks|$395

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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Telling Your Food Story

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October 12|4 Weeks|$235

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

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Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind

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October 26|4 Weeks|$250

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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October 26|4 Weeks|$250

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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November Courses

Getting Started Marketing Your Work

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November 16|4 Weeks|$235

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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Accessing Your Writer’s Voice

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November 30|3 Weeks|$195

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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Simple Winter Sanity-Saving Writing Circles

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November 30|4 Weeks|$250

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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December Courses

(Live Workshop) Move Your Writing Forward: The Art of the Bullet Journal

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December 17|Single-Day Webinar|$89

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

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January Courses

Starting to Write

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January 11|8 Weeks|$395

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

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Write Your World: Express Your Creativity through Article Writing, Blogging, and Essays

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January 18|6 Weeks|$330

Want to write your world, your way? Join us for this six week program on article writing, blogging, and essays.

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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.

(Live Workshop) Get Clear on Your Story and Voice

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

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

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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.

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

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

*Private Class | Create Story Characters Using the Enneagram

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

Block Buster: Turbocharge Your Creativity with Breakneck Writing

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Banish writer's block, unearth fresh ideas, and sharpen your storytelling ability with the practice of fast, timed writing.

Boost Your Imagination and Reap the Literary Rewards

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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!

Character Transformation Workshop: How to Write Stories that Emotionally Resonate

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Learn how to write emotionally resonant journeys that stick with the reader, using the power of character transformation.

Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!

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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."

Creating the Visual Journal

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

Death Riding Shotgun: How Awareness of Our Mortality Impacts Poetry

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

Embodied Writing: Improve Your Writing with Full-Body Creativity

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

Embodied Writing: Somatic Practices to Improve Your Work

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

Fall (Back) In Love with Poetry

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

Finish Your Manuscript: Next-Level Picture Book Mentorship

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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.

Food Writing: Food-Focused Memoir

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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.

Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts

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Do you collect cookbooks, love to cook, or religiously read anything about food? This course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.

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

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

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

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

From Writing Circle to Poems in 6 Contemporary Forms (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

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

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

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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.

From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude and Hope

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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.

Fundamentals of Travel Writing

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

Get Your Book Done Intensive! 4 Weeks to Measurable Progress

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The summer is the best time to get the ball rolling on your book. Join us if you really want to get your book into the world.

How To Start A Blog

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

How To Turn Your Blog Into A Career

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

Humor Is The New Black!

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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.

In Bloom: Nature Writing Workshop

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

Manuscript Review for Children’s Writers: Summer Edition

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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.

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

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"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.

Poetry as Sacred Attention

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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.

The Wandering Heart: Tales of Connection

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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.

Using Bullet Journaling to Achieve Writing Goals

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

Write from the Untamed Mind: Find Your Voice

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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.

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

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

Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Nine Contemporary Poets

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

Writing Circle Workshop: Finding Community and Creativity in a Challenging Time

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Write out the storm: Join supportive, friendly faces in twice-weekly virtual community writing circles.

Writing Circle Workshop: Writing for Happiness, Healing, and Health

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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.

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

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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.

Writing with Tarot

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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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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.