Workshops and Courses

Abby's Workshop: A Haven

Writing exercises from an ongoing workshop in fiction and non-fiction, plus links to suggested readings and some short excerpts from other works, including several by writers from the workshop.

Affordable Online Writing Courses

Writing lessons are conducted confidentially by email with qualified instructor. Affordable, professional instruction for writers of all ages, genres, and skill levels.

The American University of Paris Online Writing Lab

A useful resource for writers in general. Many tips for serious writers.

Associated Writing Programs

Nonprofit service organization for writers. Site includes articles, career resources, literary links, and a wealth of information for writers. Since 1967, AWP has supported writers and writing programs around the world.

The Attic

The attic is Portland's innovative literary studio. The workshops are small (limited to ten), supportive, and intensive.

Berry Writing Group

Provides training to improve business communication capability. Based in Long Lake, Minnesota.

Better Writing Skills

Offers downloadable book, Better Writing Skills, to help improve writing skills. Free sample chapter.

Boston Screenwriting Workshop

Affordable classes for beginning for professional screenwriters in the New England area.

Business Writing Center

Teaches on-line business writing courses and writing workshops across the United States and worldwide.

The Business Writing Center

Online business writing courses and business writing workshops at company sites.

CalArts MFA in Writing

The CalArts Writing MFA is neither a "creative" nor a "critical" writing program -- instead it attempts to question and provoke the mutations that occur in forms and styles of writing and reading.

CGU Writing Center

The Claremont Graduate University Writing Center offers resources for writers and writing instructors.


An online system of tools, training, and resources that improves business and professional writing. For individual or institutional use.

Coffeehouse for Writers Online Workshops

Online workshops for writers featuring one-on-one instructor feedback. Free sample workshop. Variety of topics. Fees.

Course to Excel in Writing

Free online writing course for technical and fiction writers.

Create a Kids' Book

Holds regular monthly workshops in Victoria, Australia for authors and illustrators, with two tutors: Dr Virginia Lowe (words) and either Jacqui Young or Marlo Garnsworthy (pictures). Also offers manuscript assessment service for children's books.

Creative, Biographical, Magazine

EarthNet Institute Online Instruction Center offers four low cost online writing courses among a host of business-related short-courses.

Creative Writing I

First of three courses in the Creative Writing series through Teaches creativity development, writing in the genres, symbolism, rhythm and threading.

Creative Writing II

Creative Writing II explores nine writing styles and helps you to discover your talents in both non-fiction and fiction.

Creative Writing Programs at Bowling Green State University

One of the oldest established programs in the country, Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University offers both BFA and MFA degrees and has an outstanding record of graduate success in publication and career preparation.

Creativity Workshop

Learn about expression, creativity, writing, drawing, storytelling and personal memoirs.

Cynthia Gallaher's Creative Writing Workshops

Schedule a workshop at Midwestern library, school or arts organization. Poetry writing, journal writing, nature writing, and children's workshops.

Dyer, Gurin and Honeywell, Inc. Business Writing and Presentations

We specialize in improving your writing and presentation skills, from executives to support staff. Training workshops help you work better, faster, and more effectively.

Eagle Productions Creative Writing Course

Entertaining lessons by fiction/nonfiction author Craig Lock. Learn to write articles, poetry, short stories, novels, autobiographies and even books.

E-booklets from Beacon Literary Services

Writers' tools from Beacon Literary Services include e-booklets that will help you get published.

Editing International, LLC

Writing workshops and seminars from Editing International.

Effective Business Writing On-Line

On-line business writing course that provides instructions, information, and personal responses about your writing examples.

Effective Business Writing On-Line: Seminar, Workshop, CD

Offers business writer training products on CD and on-line and sells participation in business writing seminars and workshops.

Electronic Publishing

International workshops in electronic publishing.

Field's End

Field’s End is a writers’ community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, offering workshops, lectures, and courses for literary writers. Field’s End exists to inspire writers and nurture the written word through instruction in the art and craft of writing.

Find Your Mission in Life Workshop & Conference

Define who you are and make concrete plans for your future. Logical lessons and right brain exercises. Includes writing in courses as therapy.

Fire in the Head creative writing programme

Writing courses in various parts of England.

Freelance Editing and Proofreading Courses

Professional content, low-cost, enjoyable. Information on on-screen editing included. U.S. version now available. Beginners welcome.

Freelance Writer Chris Lorenzen's website

Writing classes via e-mail. Commercial writing services also available.

Get Published

Published authors mentor aspiring and established writers. Coaching, consulting, editing, community boards, live mentor chats, ghostwriting, targeted agent searches, seminars with publishing professionals, and do-it-yourself guides.

Glencoe 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.

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Creative writing classes offered online and in NYC in writing fiction, screenplays, nonfiction, poetry, memoirs, novels, mysteries, romances, TV sitcoms, children's books, science fiction, and writing for business.

Herstory Writers Workshop

A nonprofit memoir writing project for women. Ongoing workshops in 3 Long Island locations lead to healing and community building as well as the writing of books. Herstory sponsors readings and public events.

How to Write Well

A home study course to improve your writing skills.

In Her Own Write

Pamela Garrett provides writing, editing, research, and training services including a continuing, original cybernovel, biography, professional experience, and writing clinic.


Writing workshops and a reading series; includes online writing workshops.

Innovative Online Writing School

Online Writing school featuring published writers as teachers, intense classes and student involvement.

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Improving writing for teachers of all grades, homeschoolers and home schooling parents, tutors, classroom aides and resource specialists. Interactive focus on written communications.

Instructional Solutions

On-line business writer training for individuals and corporate groups. Instructor-facilitated, interactive, tracks outcomes.

The Internet Writing Workshop

Join various mailing list workshops such as poetry, fiction, flash fiction, romance, novels, and non-fiction. Post and receive critiques of work, plus critique other works. Discuss the finer points of writing.

Introduction to Freelance Writing

Basics to make frelance writing your source of income. Hard and soft news, fiction, and non-fiction.

Intuitive Voice Creative Writing Workshops

Innovative workshops to help writers find their authentic voices, hone craft, and create with ease. Supportive online coaching is also available.


Workshops, articles, and information for playwrights, screenwriters, novelists, and digital filmmakers.

Julie H. Ferguson

An author presents workshops that provide aspiring authors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to get published.

LEARNEX Essentials of Clear Writing

Writing workshops and courses designed for managers, supervisors, professionals and administrative staff.


Writing courses and critique service for all writers.

London School of Journalism Distance learning courses

The LSJ offers fiction writing courses, news journalism courses and freelance journalism courses by distance learning. Also offered are courses for short story writing, thriller writing, cartooning and English for business. Established in 1920, LSJ has an international reputation for excellence.

LR Communication Systems, Inc.

Writing courses and seminars, technical writing programs, presentation skills training with online, on-site, self-study, and correspondence options. Focus on business communications.

Marketing and Publicity for Authors

Free online course. Five lessons including "Author's Web Site", "Press Releases", "Interviews", and "Reviews". Taught by Tami Parrington at Universal Class.

McCloskey Writing Consultants:business and legal writing

Tools to achieve highest standards of professional writing, both in law and in business.

Midwest Writers Workshop

Our 27th summer workshop from July 27-29 for aspiring and accomplished writers features sessions on mystery, romance, children's, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. Richard Lederer, keynoter.

Monte Sol Workshop

Summer writing workshop for high school students in Santa Fe, NM.

Murawski Group

On-site training in business writing.

Novelist's Workshop

British page with links to other interesting sites, discussion groups, research material, and advice for troubleshooting with publishers and agents.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Comprehensive but concise, practical and example-filled, award-winning guide to writing college essays. Free.

Online Certificate in Technical Writing

Earn an Online Certificate in Technical Writing.

On-line Writing Courses -

On-line writing courses by Craig Lock: craft of writing, how to get published. Learn to write articles, poetry, short stories, novels, autobiographies and books

Optimal Marketing Communications

Tips on how to write more concisely and crisply. Learn to eliminate errors and communicate more effectively with your intended audience.

Original Impulse

Helps writers develop discipline, balance and structure in life and writing.

Outrider Press, Inc.

Provides writing instruction and publishes annual anthology in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild, a non-profit writers organization/resource.

An on-line writing tutorial. This site takes users through the actual steps of writing a paragraph. Supplementary information also included.

Dedicated to writing better at work, provides free writing resources. Our corporate seminar, Write Better at Work, is the best training of its kind.

Quest Writing Lab

Provides individualized writing instruction and tutorial assistance in grammar, composition, and other aspects of writing. Especially useful in writing mechanics.

Rabbit Hill Writers Online

Online writing workshops for beginning and intermediate writers of short fiction, creative nonfiction, the novel, screenwriting, and memoirs.

Red Writing

Learn poetry lingo and submit a piece or critique to our online workshop. Open to fiction, non-fiction, free-verse poetry, or formed.

Scribe & Quill Online Courses for Writers

On-line writing courses on a variety of topics, including short stories, poetry, freelancing, marketing and public relations, technical writing, and screenwriting.

Self Publishing Courses

This workshop explains self-publishing process, costs and manuscript requirements.

Shaw Guide to Writers Conferences and Workshops

Detailed descriptions of hundreds of writing conferences, seminars and workshops worldwide. Searchable by state, country, specialty, keyword. Includes calendar of upcoming programs.

Spring Time Writers - Tips, Exercises and Workshops

Serene Rocky Mountains retreat with professional, personal writing instruction. Monthly free tips and exercises. Monthly newsletter delivers even more to your site. 4-day and week long workshops. Contest.

Storyarts Writing Workshop

An interactive writing workshop for beginners and intermediate fiction and nonfiction writers.

Suite University's Writing and Publishing

Courses include; Becoming a Professional Writer, Magazine Writing, and Writing Suspense, Detective Fiction, and Thrillers.

Timepieces Personal Biographies-Learn how to write Family History Biographies

TimePieces personal biographies offers your personal family history in a published book written by a talented professional writer and seminars on how to do it yourself.


Television writing explained by award winning writer/producer Larry Brody.

Virtual Writer

Publish poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction and reviews. Comprehensive information on writing related courses, careers, competitions, events, and reviews. Interactive features include a bulletin board, chat, and online workshops.

The Windmill Writing Workshop - creative writing workshops and retreats

The Windmill Writing Workshop, a non-profit organisation, runs creative writing workshops & retreats in Majorca, the Balearic Islands, Spain every autumn.

Write From the Heart Books and Seminars

Writers' resources, books, and coaching in all publishing and manuscript writing.

Write On Maui

Classes on Maui are offered to small groups of writers.

Write with Joy - Creative Writing Workshops for Students and Teachers

Write with Joy - Award-winning author Dr. Cynde Gregory presents in-school creative writing workshops for students and teachers throughout the United States.


Teleclasses, publications, and coaching help writers jump-start and complete their books and articles. Free weekly newsletters, tips, and resources. Fiction, nonfiction, business writing, networking, writer's block.

Writer's Best Friend: A Site For People Needing A Little Extra Help With Their Writing

A proofreading service to help students polish writing before submitting it for a grade or review.

Writers Bureau

First-class home-study creative writing course from professional writers. Earn while you learn. Full refund guarantee if not successful.

Writers in the Mountains

Local writers group in the Western Catskills (Delware County). Workshops, guest lecturers, readings. Journal classes, playwrighting, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Writers of all levels and abilities are welcome!

Writers Retreats: Colorado & Mexico

Writers’ retreat, literary agent consultation, editing & placement services.

Writers' Village University

International on-line writers group with an emphasis on education. Over 130 fiction, non-fiction and poetry writing courses and workshops are available to members. Other features include e-zine, weekly chats, discussion forums and live site guides. New members are welcome.

The Writers Workshop

Online and oncampus writing program specializing in creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, literary journalism, nonfiction books, memoir and short stories.

The Writers' Workshop, Asheville NC

The Writers' Workshop offers year-round classes in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, journalism, and screenwriting.


From Writer's Digest, offering interactive, instructor-led online creative writing courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoir writing.

The Writing Academy

Christian writers school with correspondence courses aimed at improving written communications.

Writing Assessment Services

Online courses, email tutorials, and writing evaluations for homeschoolers, professionals, and anyone else who wants to improve his writing.

Writing Coach - Dr. Cindy Shearer

The Art of Writing - How to Write Fiction - Creating Non-fiction stories. Writing Coach for Screenplays - Writing Book Proposals - Business Writing Coach

Writing on the Dark Side

Writing workshop which probes the darkness of pain and suffering as content for fiction and non-fiction writers.

The Writing Salon

Year-round school of creative writing classes in San Francisco. Fiction, poetry, personal essays, memoirs, screenwriting, playwriting, and magazine writing. Nine and five-week courses; also one-day workshops.

The Writing School

The Myth Breakers school teaches writing by home-based curriculum. Geared for those who wish to write copy for selling or promoting goods or services.

The Writing School @ Learning Curve

Writing courses: Courses in Creative Writing, Freelance Journalism, Writing the Novel, Writing for Television, Short Story Writing, Writing for Children, Feature Writing.

The Writing School at Quality of Course Inc.

Writing courses by correspondence. Teaches short story, article, memoir, and business communications. Learn to write with interactive help from professionals.

The Writing Solution, Inc.

Instructional design and training development services for businesses and corporations. Writer's coach service to assist technical or web writers in developing clear communications.

The Writing Space

The Writing Space was founded in Toronto in 1990 as a small press and writers' organization. Workshops are available from The School of the Writing Space. Publications include fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews and a twice-yearly literary journal

Writing, Speaking and Reading in the Corporate World

How to improve your business writing & reading Skills. Uses workbook and on-line courses.

Writing the Information Superhighway

Links and resources for attendees of writing seminar and visitors to this website.

Writing to Sell

Writing tips and workshops, manuscript critiques, and links; from a professional editor.

Writing Unlimited

An on-line course to teach basic through advanced English writing skills to all ages, focusing on learning to write essays. Grammar and vocabulary are taught in each unit covering a variety of writing types.


Interactive site created to help students improve English reading, writing and listening skills.

Learn to write high quality reports, documents, letters, or creative compositions in English. Fees.

Xebra Online Writing Workshop

Post your stories, poetry, essays, or anything else you're working on. Free feedback.

Young Writers Workshop

Workshop on using informal, playful expressive writing as a way to strengthen skills of language and thinking.

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