Creative Writing Classes and Free Online Writing Courses

Below are the creative writing classes and free online writing courses that we are currently offering.

Free Writing Courses

*FREE!*Endless Story Ideas

  • Course description: In this course, you'll generate lots of story ideas that you can develop in the weeks and months ahead. Most importantly, you'll learn how to generate new writing ideas whenever you need them.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per day for three days.
  • Cost: free
  • Registration: Fill out the form below to join the course.



More Creative Writing Classes


Bringing Characters to Life

  • Course description: This course will show you the secrets of developing interesting and believable characters. Discover how you can express your characters through their habits, tastes, routines, speech, actions, and relationships. Learn how to show a characters' motivations, thoughts, and feelings, and how to make your characters evolve and change during the course of a story.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Click here for more details.

Essentials of Fiction Writing

  • Course description: An e-mail course that covers the essential techniques of fiction writing, including character development, plotting, narrative viewpoint, dialogue, and description. You'll follow a series of simple exercises to create characters that come alive and build plots that your readers will care about.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for seven weeks.
  • Registration: Currently, this course has stopped accepting new students. Sign up for the waiting list to be notified when it reopens.

Essentials of Poetry Writing

  • Course description: Learn how to write powerful poems. This course covers essential aspects of poetry writing, from developing an idea to using sound, rhythm, and imagery to create an intense atmosphere or mood.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Click here for more details.

Story Structure

  • Course description: This course will show you how to develop story plots and how to structure the beginning, middle, and ending of a story or novel. At the end of the course, you'll create a detailed story plan that you can use for your own fiction writing.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Currently, this course has stopped accepting new students. Sign up for the waiting list to be notified when it reopens.

Irresistible Fiction

  • Course description: Make your fiction impossible to put down. This course will show you a range of techniques to hook your readers and build curiosity, tension, suspense, and excitement.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Click here for more details.

Mystery Writing

  • Course description: This course will show you how to write a successful mystery story or novel, taking you step by step through the process of developing a story idea, creating your cast of characters, laying down clues, and shaping your mystery plot.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Currently, this course has stopped accepting new students. Sign up for the waiting list to be notified when it reopens.

Through Your Character's Eyes

  • Course description: This course on narrative viewpoint will show you how to make scenes and stories feel three-dimensional and real. You'll learn how to create a unique perspective for a character and how to bring readers deep into a character's mind.
  • Format: This course is conducted by e-mail. Students receive one lesson per week by e-mail for eight weeks.
  • Registration: Click here for more details.

Upcoming Creative Writing Courses

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Upcoming Creative Writing Courses

Join our e-mail group to be notified when new creative writing classes open up and to get free writing tips and special offers. (If you have already signed up for one of our free online writing courses, you will be included in this group as well -- it is not necessary to sign up again).

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