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109 Best Book Creative Writing Classes in 2023

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Reedsy’s flagship writing course, How to Write a Novel, demystifies the writing process so that writers of all levels, backgrounds, and genres can bring their ideas to life. With over 90 video lessons, a supportive community, and weekly live events, this course will help you write the first draft of your novel in just 3 months.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $1,000.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://reedsy.com/learning


The Classic Course will ensure your story is packing all the ingredients of a plot readers will find spellbinding; from a cracking opening line that grabs the reader’s attention to ensuring their emotional attachment to complex main characters, clever plot development and writing that will capture the reader’s imagination page after page.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $599.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.thenovelry.com/courses/the-classic-course

Start to Write

Faber Academy


In this online version of our classic one-day Start to Write course, novelist Marcel Theroux presents a starter kit for writers at the beginning of their writing lives.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: £100.00

Start date: May, 2023

Website: https://faberacademy.com/product/start-to-write-online-20...

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As Jeanette Winterson has said, 'There are millions of readers who are not writers, but there are no writers who are not readers.' With this in mind we look at examples of strong fiction and learn how to read like a writer. What is being done here? How is it done? By the end of the course you should be beginning to find your voice – the material and style which belong to you.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: London

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: £395.00

Start date: July, 2023

Website: https://faberacademy.com/product/getting-started-beginner...

Kickstart Your Novel

Faber Academy


How do we ignite the spark of a story to fire up a fully-realised novel? What are the key decisions we need to consider when writing long form prose fiction? This course will dive into story-telling possibilities and explore the ‘big picture’ questions all novelists need to know, equipping writers with extensive knowledge of novel writing techniques and the confidence to get that book started.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: £595.00

Start date: July, 2023

Website: https://faberacademy.com/product/kickstart-your-novel-3-j...


Writing Sprints is an exercise-intensive course designed to “unstick” writers struggling to start or continue new projects, boosting writing productivity. The course relies heavily on writing exercises (for both fiction & nonfiction writers). Students will produce a ton of new work in this class, and receive feedback on that work from the instructor and his or her classmates.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Any

Class size: 10

Price: $550.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2022/11/05/8-week-onl...


Writing Sprints is an exercise-intensive course designed to “unstick” writers struggling to start or continue new projects, boosting writing productivity. The course relies heavily on writing exercises (for both fiction & nonfiction writers). Students will produce a ton of new work in this class, and receive feedback on that work from the instructor and his or her classmates.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: New York

Categories: Book

Level: Any

Class size: 10

Price: $600.00

Start date: May, 2023

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2023/01/04/8-wk-in-pe...


Our Advanced Fiction Workshop is aimed at writers who have mastered the essentials and are looking for a community of peers ready to offer insightful, impartial feedback on works in progress. Whether you’re a writer looking to polish work for publication or simply missing the motivation and comradery only workshop can offer, our Fiction Workshop is designed to get you writing.

Prerequisites: A writing sample is required for this class.

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Advanced

Class size: 10

Price: $600.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2022/11/05/8-week-onl...


Over the course of the next year, we’ll write seriously, we’ll read like scholars, we’ll meet best selling authors, luminaries in publishing, and distinguished booksellers and local literary agents. But most importantly, we’ll develop the resources and relationships to move ahead with a writing life once the course is finished.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Minneapolis

Categories: Book

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $7,500.00

Start date: February, 2023

Website: https://loft.org/novel-writing-project-specifics


“Bring Your Book to Life®” includes award-winning book writing materials, private work with a top expert in the field and your editor in-residence, 2 or more weeks to develop your concept and structure through a mix of group work and private instruction and a 10-week webinar class that has all the advantages of a live workshop.

Prerequisites: Before the first weekly class, you should have a book concept, content and structure.

Location: Online

Categories: Book

Level: Advanced

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $5,997.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.lisatener.com/book/

Novel & Script First Draft

The Writers' Studio


This highly creative, yet totally practical writing course provides you with a step-by-step process that breaks the writing of your novel or screenplay into manageable weekly tasks and is designed for people working full time.

Prerequisites: Unlocking Creativity is a pre-requisite for this course.

Location: Sydney

Categories: Book

Level: Intermediate

Class size: Limited

Price: $3,695.00

Start date: September, 2023

Website: https://www.writerstudio.com.au/sydney-writing-courses/fi...


As we tailor every course personally to the particular writer, each creative writing course is tailored explicitly to you and what you want to write and achieve. However, we base all the courses on the same underlying course structure: 1 one-hour introductory session; 8 one-hour tutorial sessions; and 6 months between the introductory session and the final tutorial session.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: London

Categories: Book

Level: Any

Class size: Private

Price: £2,100.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.inkacademy.co.uk/creative-writing-course/

How to choose a book writing class

Looking to build your writing skillset, learn more about your genre, or finally finish that book you’ve been working on? You’re in the right place. That’s why we built this directory of the best creative writing courses.

However, creative writing classes aren’t one size fit all. If you’re planning to join a book writing class in particular, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you’re seeking to learn about writing a book.

So make sure to consider the following questions when you’re researching book writing courses:

  • Who is the instructor? How many years of experience do they have in writing a book?
  • Is there something in particular you’d like to learn about writing a book? Does this course include it?
  • How long is the course, and where is it taught?
  • How much does the book writing course cost? Does it fit into your budget?

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