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Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Enhance your professional communication skills with NYC Career Centers. Discover the secrets to writing persuasive emails, impactful memos, and persuasive proposals that get results. Master the art of organizing your thoughts and crafting clear sentences that speak to different business audiences.

Sunday Dec 17th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Hone your business writing skills with practical strategies that will take your communication from idea to final draft. Learn how to effectively write digital communication, office memos, and formal documents in this comprehensive course. Elevate your business writing with Noble Desktop.

Sunday Dec 17th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Humor Writing

Writing Pad

Unleash your comedic genius and get your funny bone tickled by Chas Gillespie, a seasoned humorist, in this five-week online class. Master the art of crafting hilarious pieces that are ready for publication, whether it's political satire, comic monologues, or witty lists. Join Writing Pad and let your comedic voice shine!

Monday Jan 29th, 5–8pm Pacific Time

 (19 sessions)


19 sessions

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Writing Memoir

92nd Street Y

Memoir is not autobiography, which is intended to cover the whole life to date, but a short and significant stretch of a life—like a novel. It’s also different from “autofiction:” it takes its obligation to truth seriously and it’s almost always written in the first person. Memoirists employ a reliable or unreliable narrator to tell their stories. Why and how does a story become a memoir? Why do some books seem as if they had to be written...

Sunday Jan 21st, 2–4pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)


13 sessions

Advanced Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In Advanced Business Writing, you will learn how to prepare complex documents for any purpose. Learn outline and formatting techniques for different business documents, including schedules, proposals, project plans, and contracts. This course focuses on writing complex, multi-page business documents. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to create business documents using a four-step process. You’ll determine the purpose of the text and...

Tuesday Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication and achieve your goals with Advanced Business Writing at NYC Career Centers. Enhance your skills in delivering policy memos, persuasive proposals, and more. Take your business writing to the next level and build an impressive portfolio along the way.

Tuesday Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Enhance your image, boost productivity, and achieve daily objectives through the power of effective business writing. Learn the basic principles and discover how personality can play a part in your writing.

Tuesday Jan 9th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Unleash your creativity and explore the world of creative writing with confidence in this immersive course. Dive into the power of observation, imagination, and language as you learn to craft compelling fiction and nonfiction narratives. Discover your unique voice and embark on a journey that will ignite your passion for storytelling.

Monday Jan 8th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Zoetrope Fiction Writing I

Gotham Writers Workshop

Embark on a literary adventure as you master the art of fiction writing with Gotham Writers Workshop. Dive into captivating tales that transport readers to distant lands, alternate realities, and everyday moments. With expert guidance and a chance to be published in Zoetrope: All-Story, this workshop will unleash your storytelling potential.

Tuesday Jan 9th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

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.

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

Writing Pad

Master the essential principles of TV pilot writing and craft a compelling story with a rock-solid spine. Join TV writer Tyler Dinucci (American Gods, Drop Dead Diva) in this one-day structure clinic and launch your pilot firmly into the series. Don't miss your chance to put your TV series on firm footing!

Saturday Jan 13th, 10:30am–1:30pm Pacific Time

Short Story 1: Short Story Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets of crafting a brilliant, heartfelt short story about the human condition in this 5-week online workshop. Discover how to create engaging characters, develop a compelling plot, and avoid common writing mistakes. By the end, you'll have a polished publication-ready story and a plan for submitting it to reputable publishers.

Sunday Dec 10th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

The Writing Studio @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creative potential and embark on a transformative writing journey in the peaceful atmosphere of The Writing Studio's inspiring workshop. Through meditation and constructive feedback, this Zoom-based class invites both experienced and beginning writers to explore the realms of memoir and fiction, while surprising themselves with the extraordinary material they produce.

Saturday Dec 16th, 9:30am–6:30pm Pacific Time

Humor Writing: 10-Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Discover the secrets of humor writing and learn how to craft hilarious prose in this comprehensive workshop. Explore various techniques and forms of humor, from fiction to nonfiction, and learn how to find humorous ideas. Perfect for beginners or those looking to brush up on their skills, this workshop will have you laughing out loud as you hone your comedic craft.

Monday Jan 8th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Business Writing Made Simple

American Management Association

Enhance your professional image and credibility with the practical 1-day course at American Management Association. Learn a proven approach to crafting clear and concise business writing, while avoiding common grammar and punctuation errors. Gain the skills to write persuasive documents that get real results and leave a lasting impression.

Friday Dec 8th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

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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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