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Thank you for visiting us! Writing is no easy task. But we're here to help you.

We're an online school with more than 60 courses taught by writers for writers. Lessons come to you by e-mail. There is no "brick-and-mortar" classroom. There is no specific "class time" for you to be at your computer.

Your course starts the Monday after you register and lasts for 4, 6 or 8 weeks.

Prices are low, and there is a 10-day full-refund drop period if you don't like what you see.

I like taking courses online for the convenience of going to school without having to wash my face or put on makeup. It's nice to sit at the computer with my morning coffee, reading and typing....


I love the individual attention and comments. I have taken other on-line classes that did not offer this individual attention. has been around since 1998 and has consistently been one of the largest internet-based writing schools on the Web. For more information, visit our Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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Today's Featured Course:

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of about 60 courses

Experimental Fiction
Joining the Dialogue

If you enjoy the idea of pushing beyond the boundaries of ordinary fiction, this course will allow you to play, and to forge new directions in literature which remain compelling for the reader. You will also consider how you fit into the history and ongoing presentation of experimental fiction, delve into new parts of your psyche, and start looking at publication.

Click Here for the full list
of about 60 courses

Today's Writing News:
(Weekly summaries archived in our newsletter)

How publishers abuse termination fees: Sky Warrior books I've written before about termination fees in publishing contracts: why they are bad not just for authors, but for publishers, and how publishers can abuse them. Here's another case study in how termination fees can become a tool for retaliation.
Writer Beware

Author Gay Talese disavows his latest book amid credibility questions
In his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel," acclaimed journalist and nonfiction author Gay Talese chronicles the bizarre story of Gerald Foos, who allegedly spied on guests at his Colorado motel from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s...."I should not have believed a word he said."
Washington Post

Do Writers Need to Be Alone to Thrive?
."Finding Solitude in a Noisy World," brought together Katherine Towler (Snow Island, Evening Ferry, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth), Leslie Jamison (The Gin Closet, The Empathy Exams), and Angela Flournoy (The Turner House) for a wide-ranging discussion about perfectionism, working mothers, and both the artistic importance and privilege inherent to writerly solitude.
Literary Hub

The 3 Step Process to Branding Your Business Through E-books
For many small business owners, the thought of publishing a book is overwhelming. But it doesn't need to be. There are a variety of ways to become a published author and a slew of benefits that can be derived by doing so.
Words of Weber

Tate Publishing and Enterprises Slapped with $1.7 Million Lawsuit
"Tate takes pains to depict itself as a selective traditional publisher that accepts "only a single-digit percentage of authors who submitted manuscripts for publication" (a claim that's a little hard to credit from a publisher that, if Amazon is to be believed, pumped out 3,000 titles in 2015). In fact, authors must pay nearly $4,000 to publish with Tate, with even more due if they choose to buy any of Tate's array of extras, such as "personalized author websites" and video book trailers."
Writer Beware



This Week's Blog:

Pushing Paper: Book Signings

Book signings, what every author wishes he or she could do. Hah! Here's what I found:

– Small bookstores usually want me to give them books on consignment. This is annoying because then I have to keep track of what I gave to each, and remind them to pay me when they get around to admitting that they have sold the books. If the bookstore is not nearby, I have to ship books to them, an expensive solution. …

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Writers College was founded in 1998 to teach online courses in fiction and nonfiction. Under fiction we cover everything from creating characters, children's books, choosing voice, crime and mystery, romance, novels, short stories and more. We have poetry and haiku courses and a greeting card course. Under nonfiction we cover travel writing, magazines, books, biography, history, memoir, newspaper and more. Production issues cover blog marketing, book promotion, grammar and editing, the nonfiction writing business, photography for writers, promotional writing, and several technical writing courses...