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National Arts Journalism Program
NAJP, which is based at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, offers a variety of options for professional journalists seeking higher education.
Never Say Neverisms
Thirty points that every writer should have posted on their wall!
This list is designed for writers to offer each other support in revising their completed novels of 60,000 words or more. Group also provides tips on plots, technique and marketing. Read guidelines before submitting application to join list.
British page with links to related sites, discussion groups, research sources, and more.
Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop
This residential workshop offers instruction from well-known speculative fiction authors.
Travel writing course that provides insight into freelance travel writing and travel journalism, encompassing writing, photography, sponsorship and marketing.
Online Certificate in Technical Writing
Earn an Online Certificate in Technical Writing.
Online Writing Workshop
Various courses from Stephen King's first editor to help you start and finish your novel.
Online Writing Workshop
Offers web-based writing workshops in several genres.
Other Worlds Writers' Workshop
This online workshop, offering programs for various skill levels, invites members to join "based on their love of and understanding of the requirements of good speculative fiction."
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Free resource offering detailed information in areas, like writing informal or argumentative essays, discovering ideas, practicing editing and more.
An on-line writing tutorial that takes users through the actual steps of writing a paragraph.
P&E: Writing Workshops
Good list of detailed links to classes and workshops for writers online.
Provides a free online poetry workshop.
Professional Writing Courses
Various offers from Scribe & Quill.
Rabbit Hill Writers Online
Online writing workshops for beginning and intermediate writers of short fiction, creative nonfiction, the novel, screenwriting, and memoirs.
Ringer's Secret School of Writing
Online school offering exercises to enhance your creativity, a forum for feedback from other writers and more.
Romance Foretold Inc
Genre writers community features chats with professional writers, workshops, and more. Membership fees apply - see site for rates and details.
Features various screenwriting classes covering topics like - Comedy Writing for Screenplays, Create High Concept Ideas, Making Your First Ten Pages Shine! and more.
script Online Screenwriting Class
Offers a variety of courses on the craft and business of screenwriting. All classes are limited to 20 students to insure individual attention from the instructors.
School for Champions
Courses on writing methods, technical writing, fiction writing and more.
Details and suggestions about character development, subjects, settings and more designed for playwrights and film scriptwriters.
An excellent workshop for Science Fiction writers that allows you to join a network of writers for critiques.
A good guide to various writing conferences.
Short Story Writers Group
This group gathers writers from novice to expert in a mailing list critique group.
Sime-Gen - WorldCrafters' Guild Writing School
This virtual campus features: Courses posted for independent study; Beginner's Workshop; Writers Workshop; and more. Online School is Free to students (You must register to enroll in courses - registration is Free; courses are free)
Offers free trial of courses on topics like desktop productivity & business, web tools & design, and IT/Developer Certification.
Choose from three weeklong sessions for fiction writers, poets and screenwriters. These popular workshops have been held in the Sierra Nevada for the past 30 years. Get details on site.
Stand-Up Comedy Workshops
Greg Dean teaches comedy techniques for Beginners & tells how to apply techniques to develop your own show and perform in front of a live audience in Advanced workshop.
Starting Your Own Business
The Free Starting Courses Directory will guide you through the critical steps necessary to make your dreams come true. Over 52 national Women's Business Development Centers have teamed up with small business experts to provide you with valuable information and insightful advice on how to make your venture a Success.
A free online version of this Chicago based workshop is available for first-time visitors. Check out course description and other services on site.
Story Circle Network: For Women with Stories to Tell
Internet Chapter Writing Workshops offers on-line courses designed to help you explore various aspects of the personal writing process with a teacher (and sometimes with other students) through the Internet. Our courses are developed and taught by members of the SCN who have had extensive teaching and writing experience and who are committed to helping women tell their stories. See site for current offerings and costs.
Select from a variety of choices designed to improve your writing, including a free class in real video offered by the co-creator of Dramatica Theory and Software; a weekend workshops and other fee-based classes and related products for writers.
Tapping Your Innate Creativity
Whether you write ad copy, fiction, non-fiction or poetry, whether you are a small business looking for a niche for your promotion, or writing promotional materials for other businesses and corporations, this course will help you discover creativity you didn't realize you had, and allow you to tap it at will.
Unique site offering many course options, some for free and some related to writing and women.
The Art of Writing Instant Muse
Get inspired with the "Poetry Generator," which provides the first line of poetry from various lists of random words or beat writer's block by using the "Story Starter," which will give you the necessary items for a story, like character, details, themes etc. Or enter your poetry or short fiction in contests and a chance to be featured in a future issue of "The Art of Writing."
The Bull's Eye Business Writing Online Course
This course "guarantees improved communication skills by combining self-paced learning with guidance from a professional writing coach." It offers comprehensive lessons in areas like: How to write more effective letters and memos; Business letter formats; Tables and other graphic presentations; Writing exercises to get words and ideas flowing immediately; and more. Cost is $50.
The EduFind Online Test Centre
Register for free to access an online resource section where you can work through fully interactive tests and educational games to improve your skills...
The Fear of Writing Online Course
Course I "will throw you into the fun pool and get you all wet. You will experience the wacky and animated Fertile Material writing exercises. You'll get to do some lazy work too [like reading entertaining and inspiring things]." The fee is $69 for eight weeks and it includes an author-signed copy of Fear of Writing to be used as your student manual.
THE FIRST LINE
Submit your fiction or nonfiction work to this magazine that was designed to explore the different direction writers may take when they start from the same place. They give you the first line and you write the rest.
The Hatrack Writers Groups
Collection of online writers groups based off of the Orson Scott Card site.
The Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop
This annual event held in Canada draws aspiring writers from around the world, who come together to exchange ideas, develop their craft, and learn about writing at an award-winning workshop.
The Internet Writing Workshop
Workshop for published or unpublished writers of all styles and genres from literary fiction and poetry to newspaper articles and scripts. Members are required to take an active part in the group by submitting work for criticism and providing criticism on others’ work.
The Magic of Creative Writing
Get a free online demo of this creative writing course before you pay a dime. Course covers comprehensive topics related to crafting the perfect story. Offerings focus on the foundation from setting to dialogue; construction from outline to theme; process from inspiring creativity to beating writer's block. See site for costs and further course descriptions.
The Online Magazine Article Writing Workshop
This online workshop offers three methods of participation. Costs range from $15.99 to $29.95. See site for options.
The Opening Line
A site based in the United Kingdom that provides forums, groups, workshops and more for aspiring writers and artists around the world.
Provides online courses in English grammar, oral expression and comprehension, and writing skills.
The Poetry School
London based school offering a variety of poetry courses, workshops and events for writers living in that area. See site for class descriptions and costs.
The Power of Words
Free weekly lessons on the craft of newspaper writing, from "The Providence Journal."
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Co-op
Group that shares stories via the web and solicits critiques.
The Wild Poetry Forum
Site offers various forums for writers to share your work with other writers online.
The Writers' Circle
The Wild East Forums offers creative writing workshops and more.
The Writers Studio Community
This private school based in Greenwich Village, NY offers 10 onsite workshops for both amatuer and professional fiction writers and poets. See site for all details.
The Writing Academy
Offers an at-home study program in writing featuring 12 different correspondence courses covering topics like - articles and essays, fiction, poetry, drama, devotional, and writing for children. Minimum investment - $50 membership fee plus $150 for one class.
The Writing Salon
This school of creative writing located in San Francisco's Bernal Heights, offers "intimate classes of 6 to 12 students in a warm, informal setting, complete with fresh-brewed coffee, tea and cookies." Choose from one day workshops or 5 to 9-week courses in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and journalism.
Comprehensive list of classes featuring your own personal tutor to help you improve your writing skills and get published. Partial money back guarantee!
The Writers Studio
Offers creative writing classes and tutorials online and in house for all levels of writers and poets ranging in price from $310 to $445.
Time Management for Writers
Award-winner writer and teacher Barbara Florio Graham presents a step-by-step process to guide you through the maze of getting your life in order. Offered online, Barbara suggests assignments for you to complete each week, and provides feedback to solve your urgent questions.
Tips For Writers
Online classes in writing, literature, and art designed to help you develop your creativity and improve self-expression. Fees for most courses are about $20.
Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing
ACI (Academic Consulting International) created one the first online English-language writing assistance centers, which offers a small, but resourceful, collection of materials to help improve your writing. Explore articles about subjects ranging from simplistic expression and correct grammar usage to tips to become a successful, professional writer and secrets to good writing. Don't miss their quick 3 question quiz that allows you test your writing IQ! .
A 24-hour virtual writing community, with conferences, residencies, and reports.
Truby's Great Screenwriting Online Course
“Voted Best Screenwriting Course by film students in America and Europe,” covers topics like - 22 Building Blocks of every great script; 7 steps to a great premise; 5 major character changes; and more. Price $189.
Click on "Writing" to find out more about this online community that offers writers the opportunity to study with professionals: screenwriters, fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, and publicity writers. Open admissions allows writers of all levels to enroll in programs.
Vanessa Grant - Seminars
Offers courses for romance writers like: Audio Seminars - A Writer's Creativity and Writing Romance; and Online Classes - Writing Romance and Myths and Mystery.
Virtual Poetry Workshop
Free online workshop for writers. Get details on web site.
Features several writing related courses in Europe, British Isles and Ireland, and writing groups in the Longford, Ireland area.
Various course offerings in the writing and arts category. Check out the choices.
Not exclusively for writers, this directory features free online tutorials, guides, lessons and other instructional sites on various subjects.
Wildacres Writers Workshop
One of the finest residential writing workshops in the country - and the least expensive... Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Little Switzerland NC, our facility can house 90 writers in our lovely lodge-type buildings. Class size is limited to 10 writers.
Word Harvest Writers Workshops
Learn fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir techniques. Study with published authors who enjoy teaching---all in literary Santa Fe.
Wood Interactive Web Design Course
Course teaches you how to design stunning, professional web sites and how to start your own business...
Offers 4 week sessions on topics like - Computer Program Instruction for Writers, Journalism, Art, Scriptwriting, and others. Cost: $35.
World Wide Learn
Site offers more than 200 online courses in categories like women, writing, advertising & copywriting, art, business, career development, marketing and more. They provide some free demos and fees for others classes are varied.
Writers' and Poets' Classes
Provides various workshops/courses posted at Artist Resource.
Articles, workshops on writing and live recordings of the country's top writers, literary agents and editors teaching the ABCs (art, business and craft) of writing. .
Writers and the Online World
A seminar, taught by an author with 20 years of publishing experience, that provides ideas for writers to use the Internet as an effective tool for their business work.
Offers almost 60 online courses in a variety of genres and fields.
Writer's Film School Diplomas
Bills itself as "the most complete film school education in screenwriting in the world,” this pricey program is designed to teach the serious student all the tools needed to succeed. Prices vary from $519 to more than $2,000.
Writers on the Net
Classes, tips, forum and more for aspiring writers.
Offers one-on-one online writing classes for Christian writers sponsored by Obadiah Press Publishing House - featuring Tina L. Miller, who "is not only an accomplished, published freelance writer, but she is also the author of When A Woman Prays and the editor of two successful print publications." Each class includes two informative email written lessons each week, homework, a mentoring session with Tina, ideas "you can use to write based on your own personal experience," and assistance in finding markets for your work.
Lists links to workshops for writers online.
Offers various online workshops developed by professional writers. Programs range from 5-14 weeks and there are no scheduled class times. Free demo available. See site for fees.
Writer's Write Conference Calendar
List from "WritersWrite" website.
Offers the first 30% of any course for free. Tuition ranges from $195 to $295 for eight to 12 week sessions in categories like - Writing Fundamentals, Fiction / Screenwriting, Technical Writing, Nonfiction and more.
Offers online specialty courses like: Beginning Creative Writing; Advanced Creative Writing; Introduction to Business Writing and more to come. Cost is $300.
Fiction writing workshops offered throughout the country by a professional editor designed to help unpublished writers get published. Find schedules and class information on site.
Features various online 4 to 8 week courses each quarter ranging in price from $60 to $150. Some topics include: Column-Writing; Fundamentals of Writing Horror; How to Write a Successful Book Proposal; Plotting the Romance Novel; Selling Personal Experiences; Travel Writing for Fun and Profit; Writing and Selling Erotic Fiction; and more.
Online journal writing workshop and links to tools for better writing.
Site offers a home-study course for creative writers. Course fees not published on site, but you can request free info packet for details.
Workshops for Copy Editors
Site offers information and links to workshops for copyeditors both online and around the world.
Check out various correspondence course selections and/or take advantage of a free workshop available on Fridays. See site for all details.
Words for the Mind & Spirit
Take a workshop designed especially for women writers at this retreat in the Rocky Mountain Region. See site for fees, topics and schedule.
Workshops on a wide range of topics like: How to Find an Agent or Publisher for Your Book; How to Make It as a Freelancer—The 9 Steps of Success; Write Like a Journalist; Balancing Writing and Family; The Writer's Business Plan; Power Words for Powerful Messages; Winning Web Sites: Words Make the Difference; and more.
Zoetrope - The Virtual Studio
Free to join community where artists can submit and workshop original work and where producers can make movies using built-in production tools.