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Writing Disability

SF Creative Writing Institute

This workshop will help you express your experiences with learning and physical disabilities in different mediums. People with disabilities have unique thoughts and feelings that come from their experience This class will serve as a creative, emotional, and mental outlet for writers who disabilities who want to  don’t know how to express the unique thoughts and feelings that come from the experience of being disabled.  We will discuss...

Thursday Oct 19th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Develop the ability to write effective emails, persuasive memos, and proposals. Learn how to write clear sentences, organize your thoughts, and write different business documents for a variety of audiences. In Effective Business Writing, you'll learn how to write professional emails and other standard business documents that get results. First, you'll learn key strategies to write effectively. Then, you'll develop a variety of business documents...

Sunday Oct 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Humor Writing

Writing Pad

Do you dream of publishing a short humor piece in McSweeney’s? If so, this 5-week online humor writing class is perfect for you! Chas Gillespie (New Yorker, McSweeney’s) will help you hone your comedic voice and find the format that speaks to your strengths, whether it’s political satire, comic monologues, faux opinion pieces or hilarious lists. Through fun in-class writing exercises, engaging craft talks and rigorous sample analysis, you’ll...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This business writing course offers practical strategies to sharpen your writing skills from idea to final draft. The class begins by reviewing the core of effective writing—knowing your audience, organizing your thoughts, and writing strong sentences. Following that, you will explore a variety of different types of writing in a business setting. You will learn to write effective digital communication, including emails. Next, you’ll explore...

Sunday Oct 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Television Writing

Primary Stages ESPA

Writing for television has the potential to be not only artistically satisfying, but lucrative as well—just ask Aaron Sorkin from "The Newsroom," Zakiyyah Alexander from "Grey's Anatomy,"or Joshua Allen from "Empire.". This class is your opportunity to learn the structure and language of television writing so you can work to join the ranks of these distinguished playwrights-turned-television writers. This class might be for you if you: Are a...

Sunday Oct 1st, 4–6pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

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Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business writing. Learn informative and persuasive writing techniques to reach your audience and achieve your business goals. As a manager, effective communication with your employees is essential to your success. In Advanced Business Writing, you'll learn how to deliver a wide variety of documents from policy and procedure memos to persuasive proposals that target prospective clients. By the end of Advanced Business...

Friday Dec 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Writing for TV II

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

You’ve got your story. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got the world of your show. Now all you have to is WRITE IT. Writing for TV II will guide you through the process of writing a TV pilot. It will help you navigate the dauntingly specific challenges of the form (the classic guideline requires each pilot to hit 15 specific story beats) while never losing sight of what is thrilling and unique about it. Writing for TV II will be a combination...

Monday Oct 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

In business, your writing counts. It’s a projection of yourself (and your company) just as much as what you wear or how you conduct yourself in a meeting. Good writing skills will enhance your image, increase your confidence, boost your productivity, and help you achieve your objectives on a daily basis. Here you will learn the basic principles of good business writing, which you can immediately put into action—on anything from simple emails...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment...

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Los Angeles Writers Group

Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home. This long-standing in-person generative (est. in 2003), creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format, so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Writes of any genre and any skill level are welcome, and you can use...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

Zoetrope Fiction Writing I

Gotham Writers Workshop

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real. To pull off this feat requires a balance of craftsmanship, daring, and insight into human nature. Here you’ll learn the time-tested elements of...

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

 (12 sessions)


12 sessions

Personal Essay Writing Intensive

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Do you enjoy sharing your viewpoints? What do you think of, say, global warming or the latest water-cooler TV show or the forgotten value of handkerchiefs? No topic is too major or minor to warrant exploration. There are many places to air your views—magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs, books—and many forms to encapsulate them. People will be eager to hear you out…if you know how to elucidate your thoughts better than the average loudmouth...

Saturday Nov 4th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

Writing Pad

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen romance set on a Montana ranch there’s a set of basic principles that will help you consistently arrive...

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Short Story 1: Short Story Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week online short story workshop, the instructor will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging craft talks, she’ll help you brainstorm new ideas and write a draft of a literary gem. Our instructor will address the essential elements of...

Sunday Oct 15th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

The Writing Studio @ Live Online via Zoom

In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive, respectful feedback on your work. You’ll surprise yourself by the material you’ll be producing. ...

Saturday Oct 21st, 9:30am–6:30pm Pacific Time

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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.