Live Online Writing Workshops
In our online creative writing workshops, discover video-based live events that offer you a concentrated and interactive way to grow as a writer. From one-day writing retreats to professional development writing workshops online, you'll find the best live writing workshops right here at Writers.com.
Our instructors are both published writers and experienced educators, and they're dedicated to supporting you—whatever your personal goals, level of experience, or approach to writing.
The online creative writing workshops below are filling fast, so reserve your spot today!
Upcoming Online Creative Writing Workshops
Writing with Consistency and Courage
with Tamara Dean
What makes a successful writer? It's not talent, craft, or even the right connections—it's consistency and courage.
Writing Spontaneously: How to Let Your Stories Surprise You
with Jessie Roy
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.
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.
Poetry and Performance: Slam Poetry 101
with Ollie Schminkey
In these workshops, master the elements of poetry and performance, and learn to take your poems from the page to the stage.
Poems of All Sizes: Haiku, Tanka, and Japanese Poetic Forms
with Miho Kinnas
Explore the history and poetics of Japanese poetry forms, and write haiku, tanka, renga, haiga, and linked verse poetry.
The Only Submission Workshop You Will Ever Need
with Meghan Sterling
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.
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.
(Live Workshop) Dream Writing
with Zining Mok
How can writers harness the power of dreams? Let your slumber supercharge your creativity in this three hour dream writing workshop.
(Live Workshop) Get Clear on Your Story and Voice
with Nadia Colburn
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) Haiku & Senryu: Rekindling A Sense of Wonder
with Marc Olmsted
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.
(Live Workshop) Intro to Screenwriting
with Susan Pohlman
In this workshop, you'll learn the ropes of screenwriting and create living pieces of collaborative storytelling.
(Live Workshop) Move Your Writing Forward: The Art of the Bullet Journal
with Rudri Patel
Only 3 seats left!
Want to have a productive new year? Set up your bullet journal in this one day live workshop.
(Live Workshop) Revising the Novel: Take Your First Draft to the Next Level
with Donna Levin
Ready to start revising your novel? Get rolling in this in-depth webinar.
(Live Workshop) Starting Off Right: How To Build A Blog, Grow An Audience & Make Money
with Jessica Festa
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.
(Live Workshop) The Art Friend’s Dilemma: Advice on Writing from Real Life
with Briana McGuckin
Are you writing about people from real life? This one-day live workshop answers the question of how to be a good art friend.
(Live Workshop) The Art of Love Stories: A Flash Fiction Workshop
with Zining Mok
How do you distill love into 1,500 words or less? Zining Mok explains in this love stories flash fiction workshop.
(Live Workshop) Writing Beginnings and Endings
with Sarah Aronson
How do you write a story that's compelling to start and satisfying to finish? Sarah Aronson explains in this comprehensive one-day workshop.
(Live Workshop) Writing from a Strong Sense of Place: A Generative Workshop
with Jacquelyn Stolos
Develop powerful and realistic settings in this generative three-hour workshop, with Jacquelyn Stolos.
Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!
with Aubrey Hirsch
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."
Discovering the Lyric Essay
with Derek JG Williams
The lyric essay challenges us to tell authentic stories without concrete forms. Learn the ropes of the genre in this 3 hour workshop.
Finding Wildness and Freedom in Poetry
Find a greater sense of comfort, ease, lightheartedness, and freedom in reading and writing poetry.
Graphic Novel Writing Bootcamp
with Cristian Aluas
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.
How to Pitch
with Rachel Krantz
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.
Make Your Prose Sing
with Leslie Lawrence
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.
Revision Strategies for Novels
with Randy Susan Meyers
You've finished your novel. Now what? Develop in-depth revision strategies for your book in this two-part workshop series.
Techwashed!: Writing with AI, Data, and Surveillance
with Shankar Narayan
Raise a mirror against society's relationship to technology in this two part workshop series where we will learn how to write about tech.
Ten Steps to Creating Interesting, In-Depth Characters
with Sarah Aronson
How do you write about people convincingly? Empower your character development in this workshop filled with exercises and character discussion.
Using Your Poetry Skills to Write Memoir
with Freesia McKee
How do poets tell their stories in prose? Take the leap from poetry to memoir in this hybrid writing workshop.
Writing for Kids: Entering the World of Children’s Literature
with Amanda Hosch
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.
You Yourself Are the Beloved: Writing with South Asian Ghazals
with Shankar Narayan
The ghazal poem has a rich history with a tricky form to master. Learn the ropes in this inspiring and electrifying workshop.
Unscheduled Online Creative Writing Workshops
Browse our full live writing workshop offerings below. Let us know which workshops you're interested in, and we'll contact you with dates when we're ready to put them on our calendar.
Why Take a Live Online Writing Workshop 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 creative writing workshops lively and intimate.
- Share and discuss your work with other writers in a supportive workshop environment.
- Enjoy direct, one-to-one engagement with and feedback from your instructor.