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Unlock your writing potential with online professional writing classes. From creative writing to technical writing, these courses offer valuable skills and expert guidance to help you become a versatile and accomplished writer.

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Business Writing Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication and sharpen your writing skills with the Business Writing Bootcamp. Learn essential grammar rules, how to write clear sentences, and how to create persuasive business documents for different audiences. Take your business writing to the next level.

(681) All levels 18 and older
$695

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Character Development Level 1 (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Discover the secrets of creating unforgettable characters in this cross-genre course. From Sherlock to Katniss, learn how to bring your characters to life with vivid dimensions and captivating traits. Unlock the magic of character development and leave a lasting impression on your readers or audience.

(745) All levels 18 and older
$200

2 sessions

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Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

The Writing Studio @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and find your unique voice through the power of writing. Join a supportive community of writers as you explore the art of storytelling and unlock your hidden potential. Whether you're a seasoned writer or new to the craft, this class will guide you on an inspiring journey of self-expression and literary discovery.

(56) All levels 17 and older
$200

4 sessions

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Flash Fiction

92nd Street Y

Dive into the art of Flash Fiction with a dynamic two-day crash course intensive. Explore the intricacies of crafting compelling stories in 500 to 1000 words, guided by renowned authors and enriched with generative prompts and real-time feedback. Discover the potency of brevity as you sharpen your writing skills and unlock the potential of the short form narrative.

(1084) All levels 18 and older
$395

2 sessions

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Effective Technical Writing

American Management Association

Enhance your technical writing skills to effectively communicate complex information with clarity and precision. Learn practical strategies and techniques from industry experts. Perfect for engineers, scientists, and IT professionals.

(5) All levels 21 and older
$2,495

2 sessions

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Poetry with Jesse Nathan

92nd Street Y

Join Jesse Nathan for an enriching online workshop where poets of all levels craft new works and explore poetic forms. Through deep dives into diverse poets like Yusef Komunyakaa, Anne Carson, and Danez Smith, participants will create and revise drafts, honing their craft with weekly writing prompts. Sessions will feature close readings, lively discussions, and constructive workshops to cultivate each poet's unique voice and perspective.

(1084) All levels 18 and older
$450

5 sessions

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Poetry with Rachel Hadas

92nd Street Y

Join Rachel Hadas in an engaging online workshop where poetry's structure and themes intertwine. Explore syllables, meter, and various stanza forms alongside profound themes that inspire poets. Through weekly assignments and close readings of poets like A.E. Stallings, Thom Gunn, Robert Pinsky, and Carl Phillips, delve into crafting and interpreting poems that resonate with both technical mastery and poetic depth.

(1084) All levels 18 and older
$450

4 sessions

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TV Writers’ Assistant

Writing Pad

Gain insider knowledge and practical skills in the world of television writing with this course designed for aspiring writers looking to break into the industry.

(61) All levels 16 and older
$330

3 sessions

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Memoir 101: Memoir Essentials with Laura Cathcart Robbins

Writing Pad

Unlock the art of memoir writing with acclaimed author Laura Cathcart Robbins. Delve into the secrets of transforming life experiences into captivating narratives, whether you're a seasoned storyteller or just starting your literary journey. Join a community where 34 students have achieved publication success.

(61) Beginner 18 and older
$100
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Screenplay Writing 101 (Private - 2 Hours)

Script School @ Online Classroom

Transform your movie or TV idea into a fully structured and captivating story with the guidance of experienced screenwriters at Script School's exclusive Story Development course. Gain valuable insights on theme selection, character development, and storyline design, equipping you with the essential tools to bring your story to life through a treatment and eventually a screenplay.

(5) All levels 13 and older
$125
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TV Drama Pitching: Sell It in the Room

Writing Pad

Craft your TV drama pitch like a pro! Learn from Nathan Varni, Director of Current Programming at Disney-ABC Television Group, as he guides you through the art of pitching, branding, and presenting your show to industry execs. Get ready to elevate your pitch game and turn your pilot idea into a captivating sell.

(61) All levels 18 and older
$225

2 sessions

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Intro to Memoir

Writing Pad

Unearth your untold stories with Laura Cathcart Robbins, acclaimed memoirist and educator, in this transformative five-week course at Writing Pad. Uncover the roots of your personal narratives, refine your creative nonfiction craft, and discover the art of captivating storytelling. Don't miss out on the chance to become the writer you've always aspired to be.

(61) Beginner 16 and older
$425

5 sessions

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Pen on Fire: 10-Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Unlock the power of your pen and conquer your writing obstacles with transformative course. Gain techniques and insights to ignite your writing and soar through your projects with confidence and finesse. Join a supportive community of like-minded writers and unleash your creative potential.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

2 sessions

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Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Los Angeles Writers Group

Unleash your creativity and explore new genres in an online writing workshop. Unlock your potential with surprising prompts, craft discussions, and positive reinforcement from fellow writers. Join us from anywhere and start crafting pages you never thought possible.

(43) All levels 18 and older
$39
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+390 pts
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Applying for Residencies, Fellowships and Small Grants

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Feeling overwhelmed by application writing? This course will help you master the art of crafting compelling artist statements, résumés, bios, project descriptions, and proposals. Through interactive sessions and guided research, you'll develop a comprehensive portfolio and gain the confidence to pursue residencies, fellowships, and small grants with ease.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$575

6 sessions

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Food Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Master the art of food writing and indulge in the mouthwatering world of culinary journalism. Explore the secrets of saffron, share heartwarming stories of family recipes, and discover how to craft compelling food reviews and articles. Join us and bring your passion for food to life on the page.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

2 sessions

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AMA's 2-Day Business Writing Workshop

American Management Association

Improve your business writing skills and learn techniques for composing effective and organized documents in AMA's comprehensive workshop. Streamline your writing process and save time by focusing on what to write rather than how to write it. Get personalized feedback and bring in your writing projects for expert guidance.

(5) All levels 21 and older
$2,295

2 sessions

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Beginner's Guide to Using FREE ChatGPT (AI) for Writers

Mt. San Antonio College

Learn how to harness the power of cutting-edge technology in your writing. Join this online course and discover how ChatGPT (AI) can help you generate ideas, create engaging content, and adapt to the evolving job market. Enroll now and stay ahead of the writing game.

(85) Beginner 18 and older
$49
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+490 pts
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TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(61) Beginner 16 and older
$525

5 sessions

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Online Level 1 Intro to Poetry

The Writers Studio @ Google Meet

Develop your narrative and lyric voices in this introductory poetry workshop. Broaden your sense of what is possible in your work as you explore various literary styles and approaches. Join us online to deepen your understanding of the technique and receive constructive critiques from both teachers and fellow students.

(7) All levels 18 and older
$435

8 sessions

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Reviews for Writing Classes Online

Writing Classes Online are rated 4.5 stars based on 2,780 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Colinda G. on 3/6/2023
    It was my first time ever trying to write. The exercises given where nice and fun to do even though English isn’t my first language. The host created a very positive and safe space to explore your own writing. I learned a lot and feel like exploring writing further.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Stacey C. on 1/9/2022
    Very enjoyable, inspiring, and helpful class with a wonderful instructor and great people!
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Jane W. on 10/31/2021
    This class was so much fun. Nicole is an insightful and encouraging coach. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone commencing a fiction project.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by RICK CHERTOFF on 9/23/2021
    Beyond learning skills I needed somebody who "gets" what I write, what I'm interested in, and Then gives the kind of feedback that "feeds" my desire to write. I have a life of my own stories I want to tell and Elana at the Writing Studio consistently, actually without fail, is ready to help me birth those stories.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Sina on 9/16/2021
    I have been taking creative writing class with Elana for the past two years, both in person and on Zoom. I especially like that the class is on Zoom, because I can still benefit from receiving invaluable writing instructions and writing experiences that Elana provides, in the comfort of my own home. I highly recommend this class for those who are looking for a small class setting with personalized instruction and feedback, and looking to transform stories into works of art.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Heather Sioux on 9/13/2021
    I came to Elana's class through a gift certificate my cousin had given me for my Birthday and I must say this is the most serendipitous birthday gift yet! I initially attended a one day workshop where I was able to begin cultivating my ability and discover my voice, and I enjoyed it so much I've continued with weekly sessions. It's been ten months now! Elana leads the classes with intention, kindness and mutual respect, throughout the course of our time tougher so far I feel I've been able to further hone my creativity and expression. I attend class via zoom from the east coast and although I have never met Elana or any of my writing cohort in person they have all become an important community to me during this pandemic. I'm so grateful to have met Elana and for my experiences in our weekly sessions! Elana thank you so much for your wisdom, commitment and light. I truly hope we can meet in person one day.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Rochelle Caplan on 9/10/2021
    I have been taking creative writing lessons with Elana Golden from January 2020. Prior to the COVID epidemic I attended in-person classes and since the onset of the epidemic I have participated in weekly classes via Zoom. Irrespective of the venue, whether in-person or virtual, Elana's classes are excellent. The feedback she provides on my writing samples and on those of other students has helped me to begin to understand the nuts and bolts and do's and don'ts of writing a novel. Elana is devoted to her students' work and often comes up with additional thoughts and insights about their writing during the week after class and before the next lesson. I highly recommend these classes to anyone who wants to learn creative writing.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Deborah Myers on 9/10/2021
    I have been participating in Elana’s classes, at first in person, now on zoom, for over a year and a half. To say I enjoy them is an understatement. She creates an environment that allows and encourages you to write deeply from your heart. The three hours each week I spend with Elana and the others in the group are a time of exploration and self-knowing I would not experience were I writing on my own. She teaches technique organically, and gives you the insight to see your writing more deeply as it and you evolve. Classes with Elana have become a priority activity in my week that I cherish.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Anonymous review on 9/10/2021
    I have been attending Elana's class now for two years. I started in her cozy living room and since the pandemic have been attending via Zoom. Elana is a great instructor. She is nurturing yet knows how to gently push her students to put their best work on paper. The weekly sessions are both relaxing and rejuvenating. Elana addresses each student with helpful constructive feedback and encourages positivity from the rest of the group. I've stuck around as long as I have because Elana makes my work feel worth it.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Gwen Hummel on 9/10/2021
    I've taken classes with Elana Golden both in her home (pre-pandemic) and on Zoom during the pandemic - she is definitely a teacher of substance and never fails to have substantial and valuable things to say - she is equally good in person and on Zoom - I've been doing her three-hour classes weekly for about two years now and I consider this to be one of the best things I do each week. She never disappoints. I would mourn terribly if she ever went away.

Discover the Best Writing Classes Online

Writing is absolutely essential in all levels of communication, including news, marketing, business, and education. In a nutshell, writing either presents information or structures methods for presenting information. Through creating a narrative, writing sews together information into a coherent tapestry for presenting experiences, testimonies, and anecdotes that allows people to make sense of the world surrounding them. There are live online courses available for helping anyone become a better writer through training for developing effective ways of connecting with others. Virtual learning offers a convenient way of improving writing skills that can pave a trail to a variety of opportunities.

Why You Should Learn Writing Online

Anyone can benefit from taking live online courses to improve on skills for writing. Becoming a better writer can help in virtually any line of work or activity. Good writing involves developing good habits such as being able to organize and present information coherently.

Developing skills for writing are crucial in every type of business or working environment. Virtual learning can help with improving writing skills through hands-on training from expert instructors who can provide students with the same level of education that they would sitting inside a classroom without ever having to leave home. Writing is how people communicate not only directly but through organizing other forms of communication.

Virtual Writing Classes 

For anyone working in any busy city in North America who’s considering taking classes to improve on writing, it’s understandable that some people might not look forward to getting back out into traffic after a long day at work to find a classroom somewhere. This is why virtual learning provides an appealing option. For instance, live online courses can improve anyone’s skills for writing through lessons from expert instructors who can help students learn techniques for communicating more effectively by establishing a narrative flow that connects with audiences.

Virtual training provides a convenient option for learning about how to better organize information for personal, social, and professional purposes. 

NYC Career Centers offers the live online Advanced Business Writing course. This course trains students in how to write various types of documents such as policy and procedure memos as well as proposals targeting clients. Lessons focus on defining messages through writing and identifying audiences. Participants learn how to best use their knowledge with writing for composing a variety of documents in several areas of business. Upon finishing this course, students will possess several writing samples to add to their portfolio.

Anyone interested in jumpstarting a creative project can enroll in the live online Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom course offered through the Writing Studio. The course focuses on enhancing students’ creativity along with teaching them how to apply their personal voice to creative writing, including articles and fiction. Lessons focus on writing that can benefit anyone working in a business environment.

People can sign up with the Gotham Writers’ Workshop for the on-demand Zoetrope Fiction Writing I course. This on-demand course is not live except for an optional weekly one-hour chat session. This class allows students to participate at any time they choose. The curriculum advances week-by-week with deadlines for assignments to be completed within a seven-day time period before moving on to the next topic.

The Writing Pad offers the live online Humor Writing course. This online writing class focuses on using humor for connecting with audiences for a variety of purposes. Whether the subject is social satire, a monologue, or a parody of a political speech, this course guides students through engaging writing exercises and feedback that helps them learn how to incorporate the right touch of humor into their work. 

Private Online Group Writing Classes

Those interested can use CourseHorse for stating team building events by using live online courses that cover a variety of subjects. For example, CourseHorse offers team building events for improving writing skills through workshops that focus on different approaches to writing that can be used in business for helping individuals improve in composing work documents for communications within an organization, public speaking, and company presentations.

Any organization that cannot find a group event that suits its needs can use the website’s contact form to book writing-related courses as their own private team building events. CourseHorse also allows clients to adjust group size after booking an event if needed. CourseHorse provides customers who have booked team building events with access to the education provider’s existing network.

Online vs. In-Person Writing Classes

Improving skills in writing can present several challenges, so figuring out the best approach for training could be the right first step. People can choose among options for improving their writing skills for basic use, business, or creative purposes. Some might also feel more comfortable with online on-demand courses that allow them to participate at their own pace and on their own time. There are also free web seminars and video tutorials available for finding techniques to improve on writing before moving on to formal training.

Students can enroll with providers like Noble Desktop, which offers writing courses taught inside New York City classrooms with virtual learning options available for people who do not live in the city or who would prefer to train from home. However, in-person classes allow students to interact with instructors and classmates within the same physical space for a learning experience that will likely make a long-lasting impression.

Choosing a live online course for improving on writing skills allows people to train from the comfort of their homes, which can be especially advantageous for anyone who has been working all day. Online courses typically provide training through teleconferencing platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams that can give participants a virtual hands-on learning experience for becoming a better writer.

Can I Learn Writing for Free Online?

While some people may be interested in improving on skills for writing, work schedules and other obligations sometimes get in the way of being able to enroll in a traditional class. However, there are free online options available for anyone interested in finding help with improving on any skill, including writing and other forms of communication. Many online education providers offer free seminars, YouTube videos, and blog posts.

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