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Learn something new every week! Taught by experienced authors and publishing professionals, Reedsy Learning's free online writing courses and publishing classes have been prepared with your busy life in mind. Over a few minutes each day, you will join thousands of authors in learning how to write better, publish smarter, and sell more books.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Business, Free, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Short Story, Kids, Book, Science Fiction, Publishing, Fantasy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: Free

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://blog.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, Adult

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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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...

Memoir and Life Writing

Faber Academy


Each session of this stimulating, deep-dive course will include timed writing exercises and group discussions on the topic at hand, whether that’s self, memory, or story. Three members of the group, in rotation, will share their work with the group so that we can discuss successes, difficulties and how to move our work forward.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Memoir

Level: Intermediate

Class size: Limited

Price: £795.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://faberacademy.com/product/memoir-and-life-writing-...


The six-week speculative fiction workshop can give you time away from everyday distractions and encourage you to experiment and take artistic risks. The critique sessions are the heart of the workshop: you learn not only by receiving critiques, but by reading others’ work and constructing your own critiques. Instructors, who are among the best writers and editors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, work directly with students to present group critiques of newly written stories. Next open for applications in December 2023.

Prerequisites: A sample of your work is required.

Location: Online

Categories: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 15

Price: $3,200.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://www.clarionwest.org/programs/summerworkshop/

Six-Week Online Fantasy Writer’s Course

Oxford Centre for Fantasy


The course is meeting together once a week for a two-and-a-half-hour seminar session delivered by experienced fantasy writers, as well as to get to know each other, work in groups and discuss in plenary with fellow fantasy enthusiasts. We will also have a selection of very special guests, experts on the Inklings, Lewis and Tolkien, editing and fairy and folk tales.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Fantasy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $530.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://oxfordcentreforfantasy.org/online-fantasy-writing...


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: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Any

Class size: 10

Price: $550.00

Start date: June, 2023

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

Life Stories: A Writing Workshop for Ages 50+ (5 weeks)

Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute


If you have been thinking about beginning to write your life stories or if you have already begun writing memories of your life experiences and would like to continue exploring more ideas, this is the class for you! Through stimulating writing exercises in a supportive group, we will revisit and write about the important moments in our lives.

Prerequisites: This class is open to people over the age of 50.

Location: Online

Categories: Memoir, Adult

Level: Intermediate

Class size: Limited

Price: $580.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://slc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.Class...


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...


Every other week you will submit up to 5,000 words of your manuscript to the instructor and she will provide you with written feedback. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive feedback from your fellow writers. The two-hour bi-weekly meetings will be the chance for you to discuss your projects and engage with writing prompts in shared group writing time.

Prerequisites: Writers must have completed one or more chapters of a novel, memoir, etc.

Location: Online

Categories: Short Story

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 15

Price: $1,050.00

Start date: April, 2023

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2022/11/05/12-wk-virt...


It’s often said that you can make a bad movie with a good screenplay, but you can’t make a good movie with a bad screenplay. At the New York Film Academy’s Screenwriting School we take that to heart. Get training from a top screenwriting school without commuting or leaving your home.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Playwriting, Screenplay

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $2,000.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.nyfa.edu/online-screenwriting/workshops/15-we...

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