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1st Creative Writing Course
Learn how to write niche non-fiction bestselling books in hard copy format.

7 Steps: Writing Your First Novel
This course is created to help the beginner get from the title page to the end. If you follow the guidelines, you can finish in a year, even with kids and a full time job.

newAbsolute Write University
This site is "dedicated to creating an extraordinary educational resource for writers." All courses, ranging from poetry to memoiors, are offered online and taught one-on-one with the instructor. There are no registration deadlines.

Action/Cut Directing Seminars
If you want to write scripts for TV or movies, you may find helpful guidance with these face-to-face courses designed to help writers turn stories into visually compelling scripts.

A Story A Day Writer's Kit
Features a fun writing exercise that should help improve your writing skills.

Billed as “The Internet's First Free Online Poetry Workshop” open since 1995, this group offers an interactive forum for poets and writers to read and comment on each others’ works and discuss the art of poetry writing.

American Film Institute
This professional film school offers a curriculum for aspiring screenwriters with classes about the theory and practice of screenwriting and an overview of the filmmaking process. Fees and schedules outlined on site.

Accredited Online Workshops Tutorials & Reference Guides
Various classes in creative writing ranging in price from $65 to $710.

Aylad's Writing Group
This site offers an email critique online group.

newBeginners' Guide To The Web
Free introductory guide to the Internet for writers/journalists from J-Net.

newBetter Watchdog Workshops
This joint project of IRE and SPJ is "intended to help those journalists at small- to medium-sized news organizations -- and those in bureaus of larger organizations -- to learn the investigative skills that keep government and business accountable and to produce enterprising and informative stories." Workshops offered at various locations across the U.S.A.

Bizango: The Writer's Workshop
The writers' workshop keeps your creative energy flowing.

Brain Oil
Don't let your gray matter get squeaky! Check out more than 30 free tips to get your creative juices flowing! .

Breaking Into the Freelance Greeting Card Market
Learn everything you need to know about writing greeting card text from someone with more than 35 years of experience. Get hands-on training in this field through the use of lessons, assignments, quizzes, netlinks and feedback as to your ideas marketability.

Breaking Into Major Magazines Advanced Writing Course
Seven-part, interactive home-study course offers one-on-one feedback and the ability to complete assignments at your own pace. Cost $295.

Business Writing Courses
Offers many courses related to business writing skills - most priced at $295 plus cost of text book(s).

Business Writing Center
Teaches online business writing courses and writing workshops across the United States and worldwide.

Offers online classes. Discussions are held twice a week for ten weeks in assigned chatrooms.

Center for Creative Writing
Offers writing workshops, writing retreats, fiction workshops, and poetry workshops.

Clarion West
Each summer this group recruits 20 new writers to meet in Seattle for a rigorous six-week live-in workshop.

An online system of tools, training, and resources that improve business and professional writing.

Copyright Crash Course
The title of this site says it all!

Copywriting Course
Course takes you step-by-step through the process of copywriting effectively, gives you feedback and offers live help from professionals.

Offers online writing classes on topics like humor writing, publicity writing, scriptwriting, short stories and more. Prices range from $50 to $65. See site for registration details.

Courses and Workshops at the Irish Writers' Centre
A good selection of classes about writing fiction, poetry, drama, and more offered in Ireland. See site for course offerings, fees and locations.

Creative Writing Course
Fifteen free lessons by a prolific author who provides comments and feedback.

Creative Writing Courses in France
Offers 7-day residential creative writing workshops in idyllic setting in rural France. "Kick Start Your Project" gets your writing idea underway from the very first night. Tutors are best-selling novelist Peter May and award-winning scriptwriter Janice Hally. See website for your free "Get Writing" Course.

Creative Writing - Workshops & Seminars
Numerous, excellent course offerings for creative writers.

Creative Writing Courses
Good list of classes for writers from author-network.

Creative Cafe
This online cafe offers resources and creativity workshop for writers, designers and graphic artists. Site features a neverending story that continues to develop as writers add content if they feel inspired or you can just kick back with a cup of java and read what others have written.

Creative Success-
A unique workshop offered by email that begins on whatever day you choose and includes a new lesson every day for 28 days designed to spark your creativity based on the concept of "thinking outside your mental box." See site for more details and fees.

Creative Writing at ISU
A comprehensive guide to Imaginative Writing, a book written by an ISU professor, which includes chapters and exercises online.

Creativity Workshop
Learn about expression, creativity, writing, storytelling and more.

Critters Workshop
An on-line critique group and workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror writers.

Daily Grammar
Ger free writing lessons via e-mail.

Del Rey Digital Writing Workshop
An online community of Science Fiction & Fantasy writers --beginners and published--who help each other improve their work.

Drawing Down the Muse:
A Writing Workshop to Empower You.

Eat, Drink and Make Money: All About Food Writing
This course, taught by Pamela White, focuses on the different markets for food writers, how to approach editors and publishers, writing successful query letters, and writing ood-related articles and reviews.

e-Book Cover Tutorial
Learn how to create your own professional covers using the popular Compact Draw Program.

Education to Go Online Writing Courses
Choose from several six week classes like: Fundamentals of Technical Writing; The Keys to Effective Editing; Crafting Your Short Fiction; Adventures in Writing; Your Screenwriting Career; You Can Write for Television; The Craft of Magazine Writing; Write Like a Pro; Business and Marketing Writing; Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers; Introduction to Internet Writing Markets; eBook Publishing Essentials; Write Your Life Story; Pleasures of Poetry; Travel Writing; and History of Women Writers. See web site for details.

Electric Acorn
An Irish workshop for poetry and short stories.

newErma Bombeck Writers' Workshop
This official Web site is "the spot for humor and human interest writers" -- sponsored by the University of Dayton...

Check out a variety of writing courses created to train writers for the "Cyberage." Choose customized classes designed to help writers succeed in today's world on the web.

Fantasy Writer's Outlet
Online critique area with an emphasis on fantasy.

Flairnet writing courses
Offers three different writing courses online: Ideas Into Print (designed to teach students the craft of writing articles for magazines and newspapers); Creative Writing; Writing Winning Essays; and Scientific and Technical Writing. Costs range from $95 to $145 each.

Flash Fiction Writing Workshop
This is a mailing list style critique group. The rules of their group are as follows: 'Participation is mandatory . The minimum requirements to remain in the workshop are to submit one piece of your own each month and do four critiques for others.'

newForward Motion
This "site where you can connect with others interested in sharing both the joys and the insanity of writing," features classes, forums and more to help writers become published. It has been voted one of the top 101 Websites for Writers by Writers Digest for the years 2001, 2002, and 2003.

newFREE 7 part Screenwriting Course

FREE Three Day Mini Course
Find out how to turn your dream of becoming a published novelist into reality...

Freelance Editing and Proofreading Courses
Professional content, affordable and worthwhile courses for beginning writers.

Freelance Success
Various courses featured from different instructors covering numerous topics of interest to writers.

FWC Email Course Catalog
Email courses for fiction writers offered in an interactive online environment.

Get Published
This is a savvy, must-do course that gives aspiring writers a real edge by revealing the required formats, necessary steps and vital inside secrets for getting publishers to say 'yes.' This course reveals facts about the publishing industry that most writers don't know about.

newGlencoe Online Writers Choice
Web site hosted by national educational publisher providing writing assessment and evaluation models, lesson plans, annotated writing models, interactive quizzes, study guides, and practice in proofreading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary.

Higher Awareness
FREE life-enhancing workbooks, not specifically for writers, but may be helpful for anyone seeking suggestions for personal growth.

How to Write and Edit a Novel
Students will be taken through the novel writing process from the original idea to the completion of the first draft. Each lesson will focus on one element of the novel: dynamic characters, strong plots, styles of narration, storyboards, scenes, hooks, endings, reader's demands, publisher's demands, creating tension and suspense, crafting a climax and the black moment, strong resolutions. Learn to improve your odds of writing a marketable novel from Suzanne, a multi published author, working editor, a public speaker, and internet writing instructor with three years of experience.

How To Write Well
Home study writing courses, free tips online, links to resources to improve your writing and related information. See fee schedule on site.

HTML tutorials in web page design
Site offers 21 HTML lessons designed to teach you all you need to know to create and code your own web pages and also to challenge those who already have HTML experience - from Brantford Educational Services.

HTML Writers Guild Online Classes
Various programs for members designed to expand knowledge of web development. Topics range from Introduction to JavaScript and Introduction to HTML to Creating Web Graphics with Paint Shop Pro and Web Animation with Macromedia Flash 4. See site for details.

Hollywood Sitcom Writing Workshop
This online course offers ten lessons designed to take you from an idea to a professional script. Price is $149 for three lessons.

Humor Writing: The Art of Being Funny
Designed and taught by syndicated humor columnist Chandra Clarke, this is a complete humour writing course that will teach you how write funny material. This course is great for beginners and pros alike, whether you want to be a full-fledged stand-up comedian, a humour columnist, a TV writer, or just add funny elements to your fiction and non-fiction work.

Various workshops for writers at affordable prices.

Interactive Freelance Copywriting Email Course
This course - "Writing Words that Sell: Freelance Copywriting" with Angela Booth, professional writer, author, and working copywriter - helps you build your own copywriting business in under eight weeks with email lessons each week, plus exercises. Get more info on site.

Introduction to Freelance Writing
Online class teaches the basics of becoming a freelance writer. It will show you how to format a manuscript, come up with ideas, teach the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and much much more. Cost $10 (with certificiate $28).

newIntuitive Voice Creative Writing Workshops
Offers innovative workshops to help writers find their authentic voices, hone craft, and create with ease.

newJewish Writing Institute
Offers email and correspondence courses covering topics like - journalism, memoir, fiction, grant writing, publishing and poetry.

Online journal writing workshop open to anyone seeking inspiration, tips and more from site creator, Gerry Starnes, who has more than twenty years' experience in Journal writing.

JBWB Courses
Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau offers various online classes for writers. See site for current courses and fees.

newJNet Online Courses
Features a variety of journalism related classes like - Headline News, News Dossiers, Google, and more.

Ken Follett's Fiction Tutorial
Guide for fiction writers based on achieving the primary goal of creating an imaginary world and then drawing the reader into that imaginary world. See details on site.

This site is designed to help you write more clearly - emphasizing nine basic skills.

newLighthouse Writers Workshop
An independent creative writing school in Denver, Colorado, founded and operated by working writers and university-level teachers of writing.

London School of Journalism
Distance learning courses in fiction writing, news journalism, freelance journalism, short story writing, thriller writing, cartooning and English for business.

newLR Communication Systems, Inc.
Offers writing courses and seminars, technical writing programs, presentation skills training with online, on-site, self-study, and correspondence options with a focus on business communications.

LVS Online Classes
Various course topics like, Setting Up a Home Office, Web Site Design and a Writing Workshop, available online. See fee schedule and related information on site

Magazine Copy Editing
An introduction to the procedures of copy editing for consumer, trade, and specialty magazines. Skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions will be taught and developed through assignments.

Magazine Writing
"Online study for aspiring magazine writers," featuring beginning and advanced classes ranging in price from $70-$95 for seven lessons.

Maximizing Meaning in Your Text
An online tutorial to improve your word choice and the flow of your writing. Good tips for grammar and punctuation too! .

Home of "The World's Ultimate Screenwriting & Storytelling Class" offering courses for screenwriters, playwrights, novelists, journalists and others.

Memoir Workshops
A list of writing workshops all over the world offered by lifewriting coaches through the Turning Memories Company.

Modern English Grammar
Described as "a systematic and rigorous survey of the structure of contemporary English grammar," this course explores the usage problems associated with contemporary grammar in both speech and writing.

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