Take
writing classes and learn how to write like the pros

Our writing classes are entirely online, featuring live instruction from masters of the craft.

Great writers aren’t born…
they’re made

Being a great writer isn’t a guessing game. All it takes is passion, study, and practice.

You’ve got the passion. Our classes have the rest of the equation. They’re led by award-winning authors and industry experts—and unlike other online writing classes where you just exchange emails with the teacher, our classes feature live online meetings so you can get insights from your teacher face-to-face.

How our writing classes work

Meet live via video and in a private discussion forum

Our teachers are hand-picked bestselling authors and industry experts. Chat with them in a private discussion forum before meeting them on live video for face-to-face instruction.

Get constructive feedback on your projects

Feedback is the best way to learn, and each class is designed to make sure you leave with detailed feedback on something you’ve written.

More than just a class… a lifelong community, too

You’ll join one of the largest writing communities online, where you can make friends, meet beta readers, and continue your writing journey.

March classes

  1. Writing Creative Nonfiction

    with Laurie Scheer

    Mar 20, 2023 • 6 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Aspiring nonfiction writers of any genre

    Author and editor Laurie Scheer teaches you how to write creative nonfiction that grips readers and that editors want to buy.

  2. From Novice to Novelist

    with John DeDakis

    Mar 22, 2023 • 6 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Aspiring writers of all genres, with or without written material

    Award-winning novelist and editor John DeDakis teaches you how to take an idea and turn it into a published novel—everything from brainstorming, to writing effective prose, to industry how-tos.

  3. How to Write a Thriller that Keeps ’em Turning Pages

    with LS Hawker

    Mar 27, 2023 • 4 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Aspiring thriller writers, with or without written material

    USA Today-bestselling thriller author LS Hawker teaches you how to write thrillers that will hook your readers till the very end, and keep them coming back to your next books.

April classes

  1. Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget

    with Stant Litore

    Apr 3, 2023 • 4 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Writers of all genres and skill levels

    Author Stant Litore teaches you a proven and powerful method for telling the stories of characters that stay in your reader’s minds long after they’ve turned the page.

  2. Write Three-Dimensional Stories by Mastering the Art of Subtext

    with Karen Albright Lin

    Apr 10, 2023 • 2 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Beginning and intermediate writers

    Award-winning novelist Karen Albright Lin teaches you how to turn flat narratives into rich three-dimensional stories by harnessing the power of subtext.

  3. Freelance Writing 101: Start Your Freelance Writing Career

    with Fija Callaghan

    Apr 10, 2023 • 4 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Writers of any skill level

    Freelance writer Fija Callaghan teaches you how to turn your love of writing into a paying freelance writing career.

  4. Write Stories with Depth Using Motifs

    with Ross Turner

    Apr 17, 2023 • 3 week master class

    Online
    Live instructor-led videoconferences plus day-to-day interaction on Scribophile

    Intermediate and advanced writers

    Editor and teacher Ross Turner leads you on an advanced exploration of how carefully-crafted motifs can take your writing from good to masterful.

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