Best Creative Writing Courses

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Secret Sauce of Great Writing

Ex-Wall Street Journal Editor Teaches How To Make Your Blogs, Books & Business Writing Sparkle

Created by Shani Raja - Ex-Wall Street Journal editor


Students: 188736, Price: Free

Students: 188736, Price:  Free

SECRET SAUCE OF GREAT WRITING IS ONE OF UDEMY'S MOST POPULAR FREE COURSES with more than 100,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews.

"A little gem of a course..." -- FRANS DU PLESSISUDEMY STUDENT

"Maximum learning in minimum time..." -- RAMIN ASSEMI, UDEMY STUDENT

"I watched your whole course and was in AWE the whole time... your words are profound..." -- GOLDIE LOPEZ, UDEMY STUDENT

"Power insights I will never forget..." -- REV. STEVE WRIGHT, UDEMY STUDENT

"A masterclass... signed up to "Writing With Flair" immediately..." -- RICHARD GIBBS, UDEMY STUDENT

"Liberating. Everything finally makes sense..." -- HAZEL R. M. JERVOSO

Do you dream of leaving your office job and making your mark on the world by writing a wildly popular book or creating a magnificent blog read by thousands—if not millions—of people?

Do you wish you were able to write business reports, sales emails, website copy, cover letters or college essays with supreme confidence?

Imagine, then, what it would be like if you could write with the style and flair of journalists on top newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Welcome to the brand new second edition of Secret Sauce Of Great Writing, a program that will show you how it's possible to upgrade your business writing, blog writing and copywriting skills to that level extremely fast. 

The course is taught by Shani Raja, author of the bestselling Udemy course Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer and a former Wall Street Journal senior editor and writing coach, as well as an ex-contributor to The Economist, the FT, Dow Jones and Bloomberg News

In this course, Shani will introduce you to the fundamental four ingredients of exceptional writing:

  1. Simplicity

  2. Clarity

  3. Elegance

  4. Evocativeness

In as little as an hour, you'll know exactly how to apply this "secret sauce" to your own writing—putting you way ahead of other writers in your profession or industry.

"Outstanding course from the get go..." — Rudyard von, Udemy student

"A genuine recipe to produce attention-grabbing writing..."  Hassan Masood, Udemy student

"Revolutionary..." — Marie-Rose Davis, Udemy student

"Impressive..." — Cornelia M. Lorenzo, Udemy student

"Priceless..."  — Alimaa Batchuluun, Udemy student

The secret sauce

The first three ingredients in the secret sauce—simplicity, clarity and elegance—respectively make your writing punchy, crisp and graceful.

Evocativeness is the fourth quality that makes your prose stimulating.

When you put those four ingredients together in a piece of writing, it will become truly outstanding. 

In fact, it's the exact formula Shani has used for many years to edit articles devoured regularly by millions of people worldwide.

Perhaps you've always felt your writing was too weak to get noticed or make an impact. Maybe you've struggled to figure out how to improve it, or even to know where to begin.

Don't worry.

This course will reveal the writing tactics of world-class editors in a well structured and easy-to-follow format.

You'll find that as soon as you incorporate those four ingredients (simplicity, clarity, elegance and evocativeness) into your writing, you'll see a seismic shift in the impact of your words and sentences.

"Goes beyond the bland lessons of early education by adding flavor and life to your prose..." — Billy Williams, Udemy student

"Excellent advice and interaction kept me glued to this course..." — John Faherty, Udemy student

"Really gives you the ability to see how your writing could improve..." — Cameron M. Kreider, Udemy student

"Shattered my opinion about good writing..." — Bilal Ahmad,  Udemy student

"Thank you for enlightening us..." — Tanpreet Kaur Narula, Udemy student

"Makes you feel comfortable and excited about writing..." — Travis Fry, Udemy student

"Helped me to see exactly what I needed..." — Shalecia Tatiana Wallace, Udemy student 

How many job interviews might you have lost because your cover letters and resume didn't hit home?

How many customers might you have turned off because the words on your website were too dull and uninspiring to read?

How many books or blog posts have you quit writing, or put off, because you couldn't figure out why your sentences and words lacked the power to captivate a reader?

You'll find the answers to such questions in this course, your first glimpse into the wondrous world of elite writing.

Not tips, but a writing system

This entry-level writing course doesn't focus on the technical aspects of writing, such as grammar rules.

Rather, it reveals the powerful key principles that will enable you quickly to design more stylish prose.

Nor will you get a bunch of fragmented writing "tips" you could pick up anywhere on the internet.

This is an all-encompassing writing system that will change forever the way you think about and approach the craft.

Your essays, cover letters, press releases, marketing copy and sales emails—not to mention books and blog posts—will never look the same again. 

"Most great teachers can't write, and most great writers can't teach. Shani Raja is one of the few who excels at both. I managed dozens of reporters and editors during my 12-year career at Bloomberg News. Now he's the person I go to when I want help with my writing." NICOLAS JOHNSON, FORMER BLOOMBERG AND GLOBE AND MAIL EDITOR.

"As a young reporter my prose might have been robotic and jargon-laden if not for Shani's watchful eye and attention to the elusive human interest behind ostensibly technical stories. Beyond the standard (yet crucial) reporting skills—like accuracy, clarity and integrity—I also learned refinement, how to withstand impulses toward glibness and cynicism that can naturally set in when oft revisiting the same beat. Shani will teach you how to write well, and with grace." HAWA ALLAN, JOURNALIST AND FICTION WRITER.

Make Your Writing Stand Out in Eight Easy Steps

Master brilliant writing and beat your competition with a research-based system designed by a professional writing coach

Created by Rachel Leroy BA, MA, MFA - Writing & Book Coach, University Professor, & Healing Coach


Students: 68828, Price: Free

Students: 68828, Price:  Free

Average Student Review--4+ Stars

20,000+ Students and growing.

**Instructor with 30,000+ students, seven courses on Udemy, and hundreds of reviews

  What Udemy students say about the course:

  • by Faisal Qamar, Indeed Well structured and Updated Course...The instructor Rachel Leroy is well prepared and aware about common mistake which novice like me can easily caught in and lose the marks. Eights step are really important to gain high score in writing. She fully engage the student and prevent you from getting bore during Lectures. The course help you achieve your goals for instance in my case the course help me to point out the major and minor mistake I've done in my Final Dissertation writing. Last but not least the video and audio quality is very good. Great contents especially Recommend for Non-Native speaker...

  • by Whojr01, HIDDEN GEM of a COURSE!I can't believe this course is free! This is a great course to improve your writing as it gives you a firm understanding of how to write. It begins with a simple understanding of words, sentences and paragraphs and ends with purpose and habits you can build on. This ONE free condensed version of her other more expanded class gives you a firm understanding of how to write so people can understand your ideas. When you're through you WILL want to take the parent course based on your improvements. IT's well worth it!

  • by Francisca Roele, Great start for beginners. It's the light version of Become a professional Writer, but it covers plenty to keep the beginning writer busy for a while. I liked it so much I bought the full course.

What This Course Does 

              Want to learn the fundamentals of clean writing style, but short on time? This course will give you the basics without investing much time. 

                  Want to make money writing, beat your competition, and stand out from the crowd?  Learn to make your writing sizzle and pop. By taking this course and applying the lectures, you will get the results you want by standing out from the competition, because--let's face it--good writing is essential for success in every area of life: 

  • sell that manuscript

  • get that job or promotion

  • win the writing competition

  • attract customers

  • increase conversions

  • make a sell

  • get the A

  • win over the lover or opponent

  • persuade anyone in a logical argument

  • build credibility in the profession

  • create personal satisfaction

  • make more money

                  Whether you are writing copy, building a website, making a resume or cover letter, writing a blog or proposal, selling work to magazines and publishers, self-publishing, composing a love letter, settling a dispute, writing a school paper, or earning your stripes, clean writing skills will get you there much faster. 

                  If you apply this fundamental and professionally engineered writing system, your writing will get the attention you deserve. 

                  Benefit from 18 lectures and 1 1/2 hours of interactive instruction, examples, and exercises immediately. 

  Why This Course Was Created 

              You asked for it--so here it is--a light version of the popular Udemy course Writing Masterclass.  This course, Beginner's Guide: Eight Steps to Sterling Prose is the Brief Edition,  its mini-me. This course gives you the opportunity to improve your writing style at no risk to you. It gives you handy strategies to make your writing stand out right away. If you like what you see here, sign up for the full  version to go more in-depth and make your prose shine. 

  Who Created This Course   

              This course is designed and taught by a university writing professor and published author with extensive training in writing. This experience includes thirteen years coaching thousands of students like you on the fundamental and habits of effective writing style with powerful results and consistently high teaching evaluations. I will coach you through the basic version of this professionally designed workshop. If you want a brief course to help you build sterling prose, you've come to the right place! 

  What Is Unique About This Course 

                  Tips requires daily practice for them to accomplish results. That is why this course includes habits and attitudes in addition to style strategies. This course briefly covers the fundamentals of style, and it covers important habits and attitudes of effective writing. 

                  In just a few days, you can also practice habits and attitudes that will help you get the most out of these tips. Daily practices will give you lasting success at beating your competition. 

            This course uses an academically researched and time-tested approach called "Bloom's Taxonomy," a model of learning that has years of proven results. The course design is a carefully built system of scaffolding, building skill sets in an interrelated sequence. 

                  Also, unlike a book, this course is personalized and interactive, which produces lasting results as you follow the exercises and suggestions on a real piece of writing, and you can come back to the course at any time! You also have access to the instructor via Udemy email and questions are always welcome. I love to help, so please email me your questions! 

                  Who Can Benefit From This Course 

                  This course is designed for those who want to learn the craft, need a thorough review on writing style, or want to tighten their prose. As stated above, if you want a brief course on writing style that makes your writing pop, then sign up for this course. If you want to stop experiencing rejection slips, no conversions, slow or no sales, and professional mediocrity, sign up for this course today. Get started making your writing stand out and change your life! 

            Everyone can benefit from this course, but particularly beginning and intermediate writers in the follow fields, as well advanced writers who need a concise review of the fundamentals: 

  • bloggers

  • business writers

  • people who write for profit

  • journalists

  • creative writers

  • academic writers

  • students

  • new writers

  • lifetime learners

  • copywriters

                  How This Course Is Designed 

                  The course is broken down into four sections, each section containing two strategies to help you improve your writing style, approach, and habits. Each section is an abbreviated version of Becoming a Professional Writer. These strategies will help you improve clarity, flow, presentation, and results in your writing. The ultimate outcome and goal is writing that stands out and sells. 

      The version of the course includes the basics of each strategy. 

                  Each strategy contains a slideshow and a synchronized video lecture that elaborates on each slideshow. Each strategy includes the following: 

  1. The strategy in a nutshell.

  2. An explanation that elaborates on and clarifies each strategy and best practices.

  3. Examples to explain the strategy in practice.

  4. Exercises at the end of each strategy will test your knowledge, put the strategy into practice now, and facilitate lasting changes in your writing.

                  By the end of the course you will know how to do the following: 

                  Words and Sentences 

  • Build better clarity, flow, and conciseness in sentences through better word economy.

  • Improve tone and structure through activated sentences.

                  Structures and Paragraphs 

  • Increase the effect of each sentence through optimized word order.

  • Grab your reader's attention and keep it throughout the piece.

                  Purpose and Presentation 

  • Set clear goals and build unity in a writing piece to persuade your reader.

  • Build credibility and achieve desired results for writing that sells.

                  Attitudes and Habits 

  • Practice effective attitudes that will maximize results and improve your efficiency. And these attitudes will make the process funner!

  • Create healthy writing habits that will increase productivity, improve results, and increase your chances of success.

                  Each category includes a concise skill set to help you sharpen your style and craft. Enroll in this course now to get started on writing with quality that sells. The longer course goes more in depth and includes more extensive techniques elaborated on the ones here. 

                  If you sign up for this course today, you will write sterling prose in a few short days. 

Starting to write

Be a more creative you. Take small steps and start writing today.

Created by Louise Tondeur - Writer and teacher


Students: 38298, Price: Free

Students: 38298, Price:  Free

This beginners course in Creative Writing will teach you that you don't need to have a 'big idea' to start writing, and will give you proven strategies and practical techniques so that you can start writing straight away. You'll create word sketches and sense impressions, and take your writing out with you so you can write on location. You'll learn the secrets that all practising writers know, and why you should try to make your first drafts as imperfect as possible. I'll also give you some next steps so you can take things further when you're ready. 

Email Writing- How to Write Effective Emails

Drafting Emails with Proper Structure and etiquettes

Created by Alex Melwyn - L&D Professional passionate towards imparting competencies


Students: 38069, Price: Free

Students: 38069, Price:  Free

This course primarily covers how an email has to be structured and what is communication style followed while writing emails, It also deals with various email etiquettes which has to be followed during sending or receiving emails in a professional environment.

The process which is discussed in the program can be used as a drafting tool and help you build effective emails and have more response rate.

Essay Essentials: Improve Your Academic Writing

Achieve academic essay success by learning and practicing essential writing skills in this step by step course

Created by Andrew Sippie - English Composition Teacher, Tutor, and Learning Specialist


Students: 36862, Price: Free

Students: 36862, Price:  Free

Writing essays can be intimidating. Often, this is because we don't know what the teacher wants. As a teacher, I understand what that is. Using my experience teaching and tutoring essay writing at various colleges and remembering my experience as a student, I'll help you find the essay writing success you deserve through learning the foundations of essay writing.

Write successful essays by learning:

  • How to use classroom resources
  • The Writing Situation
  • The Writing Process
  • How to Revise effectively
  • Easy Editing Tips

Learn how to develop and organize:

  • Brainstorms
  • Introduction Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Conclusion Paragraphs 
  • The Entire Essay

...Using color-coated examples that show every step

Practice and Use your writing knowledge with: 

  • 5 quizzes
  • 3 writing activities
  • A downloadable essay example guide 

Creative Writing Sample Lesson

Video lectures and plenty of activities about setting, character and plot with best-selling novelist K.C. Finn.

Created by K.C. Finn - Author, Educator, Consultant, Reviewer


Students: 30505, Price: Free

Students: 30505, Price:  Free

This sample writing lesson comes from best-selling novelist and short story writer K.C. Finn. Here K.C. shows you a brand new method for looking at Setting, Plot and Character which involves many short, simple activities that can make a huge difference to your writing.

Whether you're brand new to writing or just looking for a fresh perspective on story development, try this free sample session and enjoy creating a piece of writing that's rich, detailed and will really come to life in readers' hands.

This course will take you approximately three hours to complete and includes video lectures, downloadable content and external links to even more useful content. The course contains a preparation section, the main creative session involving many small, fun activities, an assignment section which focuses on a larger writing project and a final evaluation section to assess your progress.

The Foundations of Fiction (Writing Mastery)

Become a creative writing master and write killer novels, memoirs, or short stories

Created by Jessica Brody - International Bestselling Author and Writing Teacher


Students: 26685, Price: $99.99

Students: 26685, Price:  Paid

Do you want to write fiction that is sophisticated, compelling, and dynamic?

Do you want to find more inspiration in your creative writing?

Do you want to master the tools that every great fiction writer knows and uses to craft their novels and short stories? 

We're here to help!

From international bestselling author and Udemy’s “Breakout Instructor of 2016” comes an ENGAGING, INSPIRING, and COMPREHENSIVE new fiction writing course for beginners and advanced writers alike!

Whether you want to write novels, short stories, memoirs, flash fiction or even screenplays and stage plays, this course will help you master the 6 Universal Foundations that make up all great fiction. 

These six tools (Character, Dialogue, Point of View, Narrative Style, Setting, and Plot) are what every accomplished fiction writer knows and uses to craft their stories.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Create complex, realistic      characters who will jump right off the page

  • Write vibrant, riveting      dialogue that will breathe life into your      scenes

  • Construct vivid, memorable      settings that      will shape the world of your story

  • Compose intricate, scintillating prose that will pull readers in from the first word

  • Structure masterful, gripping plots that will hook readers and keep them turning pages

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned writer looking to improve your craft, this fun, interactive course (jam packed with over 6 hours of video and more than 25 fun writing exercises) will give you the skills, confidence, and inspiration you need to become a FICTION WRITING MASTER!

With two learning tracks (Foundation and Advanced), this course offers a unique flexible curriculum, allowing you to learn at your own pace and skill level.

If you’re just starting out, try our Foundation Track to master the basics first before moving onto the more advanced elements. Or, if you’re a more seasoned writer (or someone who enjoys an extra challenge!), try our Advanced Track to dive deeper into each of the six areas of fiction writing mastery.


Regardless of which track you choose, we guarantee that after taking this course, you will:


  • Be more inspired to write

  • Feel more confident about your writing

  • Notice a vast improvement in your writing abilities

So who are we?

Jessica Brody is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 novels for kids, teens, and adults, published by several major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. Her books have been translated and published in more than 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures. One of Jessica's recent novels, The Chaos of Standing Still received a coveted starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who called it “absorbing from first page to last.” And now Jessica is sharing her proven storytelling methods and fiction writing secrets in this course. 


Joanne Rendell is the author of three novels published by Penguin Books. Joanne also holds a PhD in English Literature and teaches regular writing classes for kids and teens in New York City.


Jessica and Joanne have also sold a sci-fi trilogy to  Simon and Schuster. The first book, Sky Without Stars (a retelling of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables set on another planet) released in March, 2019 and the sequel, Between Burning Worlds releases in March, 2020.


Together, Jessica and Joanne have created an extensive course to help writers (beginner to advanced) build a storytelling foundation and nurture their love of writing.

This course is jam packed full of:


  • Examples      from popular books and movies that      will help you fully grasp the elements of great storytelling

  • Loads of fun, inspiring writing prompts designed to spark your imagination,      get your creative juices flowing, and implement the topics covered in each      lecture

  • Tons of practical writing tips and advice to take      you on an unforgettable creative journey toward becoming an exceptional      fiction writer

Jessica’s 10+ years of professional experience writing commercial fiction, combined with Joanne’s in-depth knowledge of classic literature and the writing craft, make for an engaging and enlightening class that is guaranteed to leave you feeling empowered and, most important, inspired to write.


Enroll now and get started on your journey to becoming a Creative Writing Master!


"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight."  - MIKE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Very informative and well worth the time and cost. Jessica has shown me some new ways to approach my storytelling and how to make sure I am telling the best tale I can." - NOEL, UDEMY STUDENT

"Clear, concise, & well-narrated with an abundance of enthusiasm." - CHRISTOPHER, UDEMY STUDENT

"This course is worth far more than the price of admission!" - TALMAGE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody nails all the elements in this course. The exercises are brilliant and very helpful. Thank you for such a great course!" - KIMBERLEY, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites. - KATHERINE, UDEMY STUDENT

"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - SCOTT, UDEMY STUDENT


"I have learned so much information that has helped me in the writing process." - CHRISTY, UDEMY STUDENT

"Good pacing, great tools, wonderful ideas... loving this course!" - REGINA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Love the videos. Very easy to understand and lots of great tips!" - LISA, UDEMY STUDENT

On Writing

The 20 Minute Jumpstart for Novices and Writer-Blocked Writers

Created by Nathan Robertson - EdTech Startup Director, Bilingual, Ex-Actor, Author


Students: 24485, Price: Free

Students: 24485, Price:  Free

Caught in a Writer's Block?

This short and sweet course in designed to give you the jump start you need!

I write about 20,000 words a week - blogs, company materials, books, press releases, email marketing, you name it. Whether you're an experienced writer who needs a little motivation or a new writer looking for inspiration, this class brings it.

In less than the time you would take for a lunch break at work, I'm going to cover:

  • The importance of knowing the why behind your writing
  • Why all writing is advertising
  • How we're all writing the same stories, so we need to take different journeys
  • A few basic tips and tricks I've picked up along the way (for beginning writers!)
  • Why all writing must have a call to action

Consider this short course a cup of coffee for the heart. It will give the burst of energy you need to pick up a pencil, open a word processor, and start writing.


Write a Book! Creative Writing Skills for Beginner Writers

Write a novel or non-fiction book. Creative writing skills for beginners. Writers write by writing! World Building!

Created by Brian Jackson - Author, Publisher and Educator


Students: 23841, Price: $19.99

Students: 23841, Price:  Paid

Tell Your Story Today... 

Isn't it time you finally told the story inside your heart?  Within this course, I will explain how to organize and begin writing a short story, novella, novel or non-fiction book.  The concepts are similar for each form.  The number of balls you need to keep in the air and for how long are the only things that differ. 

  If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
  -- Lord Byron 

Learn the Components of Successful Storytelling... 

Plot, character, and place.  Learn how to juggle them all like a professional.  Learn how to discipline yourself to put the first words on the page.  Learn the even greater discipline required to put the last words on the page. 

  The thing about writing is that you never stop learning and improving your craft, and a review of the basics is helpful even to an established, USA Today bestselling author like myself. Jackson's deceptively simple course on writing a first novel is concise, and covers crucial points that every writer should know and constantly keep in mind. I especially enjoyed his advice on handling writer's block and its causes; I am guilty of reason #3. Sigh. A useful course, even for those who think they don't need it.
  -- Lisa Cach, USA Today Bestselling Author of the "1,001 Erotic Nights" series 

For the Storyteller, There is No Greater Joy... 

All your life, you've carried this story with you.  Perhaps uncertain or fearful of rejection.  But there is no burden greater than carrying an untold story. 

  A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.
  --Franz Kafka 

Your All in One Source for the Inspiration and Technique Required to Tell Your Story... 

This is your call to arms.  Tell your story now before it's lost forever...


Essentials of Writing Content

Learn the essential attributes required to become a content writer

Created by Girijan Raghavan - Online Tutor


Students: 17183, Price: Free

Students: 17183, Price:  Free

Like any other profession to become a  successful content writer you need dedication, hard work and most importantly, a passion for your work. 

These are many qualities of a successful writer discussed in this course. A few important ones are mentioned repeatedly. 

Know the attributes of a successful content writer does not bring you success. You need to practice them and thus improve your writing skills. 

You can then become an efficient writer in no time. 

Creative Writing – Writer’s Block Workbook Volume 1 Month 1

Five weeks' worth of beginnings to create 100+ new pieces with tips to help your writing ongoing. Plus bonus content.

Created by Morgen Bailey - Author, creative writing mentor, speaker and editor


Students: 14232, Price: Free

Students: 14232, Price:  Free

As inspiration more than instruction, these video lectures provide over 100 sentence beginnings to aid the fiction writer to create new stories, three daily for five weeks. At the end of each week, there is a related writing tip with other guidance along the way.

Explained in clear, simple language with audio, together with the words on the screen, the videos can be paused at any time. The slides are available to download along with other support materials.

Structured over nine lectures (of between two and five minutes' duration), we start with an introduction, explanation of points of view, tenses and week-by-week prompts and tips, with a conclusion, and bonus content (the full volume - 52 weeks' worth in pdf form).

Suitable for writers of any age and experience who might be struggling to get new ideas. It is aimed mainly at fiction writers but can help non-fiction writers struggling with ideas.

COMPLETE Creative Writing – All Genres – THE FULL COURSE!

Learn to write engaging Fiction, Poetry, Drama, & Creative Non-Fiction and become the successful writer you want to be

Created by Trace Crawford - Instructor / Writer / Teacher for over 20 years


Students: 12208, Price: $29.99

Students: 12208, Price:  Paid

Course Overview:

This is a fun and practical creative writing course designed to get YOU excited about creating your own works of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction - the four genres of creative writing.

Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills will be covered to help you discover, perfect, and share your own writer's voice.

While review quizzes over major concepts are provided along the way, the true measure of progress will be in the authentic writing assignments that you will complete as you progress toward your goal of becoming a successful and confident writer!

The Course Includes:

  • 43 Video Lessons

    • Each lesson is broken down into multiple video lectures that include:

      • A quick writing assignment aligned with the day's goals

      • A lesson covering an area of course content

      • A practical application project

  • 37 online review quizzes over major concepts

    • Quizzes are designed to reinforce major concepts discussed in the class

  • Graphics, notes, assignment sheets, or outside resources are provided for every lesson

  • Over 12 hours of video lessons

Course Goals:

Through taking this course, you will develop and perfect your personal writer's voice as you:

  • become familiar with the four genres of creative writing

  • apply writing techniques for success

  • examine a multitude of writing concepts to relate to your own writing

  • evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of writing projects

  • create scaffolded examples of a variety of writing styles

Additionally, you will discover multiple public outlets with which to share your writing with others as you experience success and develop confidence in your writing ability.

COMPLETE Creative Writing contains all of the content (and a little extra) from:

  • Poetry Primer - Survey of Poetic Writing Styles and Projects

  • Creative Non-Fiction Writing - You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

  • Fiction Crash Course - Writing Skills & Methods for Success!

  • Beginning Playwriting - Write a Play and Get Produced!

Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches

Creative Lyric Writing Approaches

Created by Academy of Music & Sound Online - Online Music Academy based in the UK


Students: 8917, Price: Free

Students: 8917, Price:  Free

Welcome to 'Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches', a free course developed by AMSOnline, the online degree platform for The Academy of Music & Sound. Before you get started on the materials, please take a few minutes to read through the information within this Introduction section in order to understand who & what this course is intended for, how to navigate through the course and to meet your Tutor and The Academy.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for beginners through to experienced songwriters; anyone who wishes to invigorate or reinvigorate their lyrical output. This course aims to equip you with a number of writing techniques and creative tools that will get you inspired and committed to your writing aspirations.

What will you learn?

The syllabus for this course is set out over four weeks, with each week focusing on different areas of lyric writing. Each week provides helpful, practical, creative conversations and activities in order to help you grow as a songwriter and communicator. Here is a breakdown of the topics covered within the next four weeks:

Week 1 - 'Show, Don't Tell' - Journalling & Sensory Writing
Week 2 - 'Collecting Inspiration' - Art as Theft & Mining
Week 3 - 'Storytelling' - Narrative & Metaphor Creatio
Week 4 - 'Keeping it Real' - Prosody & Finishing a Song

Creative Writing – Writer’s Block Workbook Volume 2 Month 1

Five weeks' worth of keywords to create 100+ new pieces with tips to help your writing ongoing. Plus bonus content.

Created by Morgen Bailey - Author, creative writing mentor, speaker and editor


Students: 8594, Price: Free

Students: 8594, Price:  Free

As inspiration more than instruction, these video lectures provide over 100 sets of keywords to aid the fiction writer to create new stories, three daily for five weeks. At the end of each week, there is a related writing tip with other guidance along the way.

Explained in clear, simple language with audio, together with the words on the screen, the videos can be paused at any time. The slides are available to download along with other support materials.

Structured over nine lectures (of between two and five minutes' duration), we start with an introduction, week-by-week prompts and tips, , with a conclusion, and bonus content (the full volume - 52 weeks' worth - in pdf form).

Suitable for writers of any age and experience who might be struggling to get new ideas. It is aimed mainly at fiction writers but can help non-fiction writers struggling with ideas.

Short story masterclass: learn from a prizewinning author!

Improve your creative writing; create, polish and publish short stories, all under the guidance of an acclaimed writer.

Created by Nicola Valentine - Prize winning novelist, screenwriter and lecturer


Students: 7359, Price: Free

Students: 7359, Price:  Free

Want to write great short stories? Want to improve your creative writing and get feedback from a prize winning author? Then this course is for you.

Working through the life cycle of a story from idea to publication, you'll learn everything you need to know to be a successful short story writer. Find ideas, get playful, learn about drafting, structure and polishing your work, and how to publish yourself too. The course continues with extra help once your story is out there. Learn how to publicize your work, as well as dealing with feedback and reviews with a smile on your face.

Led by Authors' Club and Betty Trask Award winning author Nicola Monaghan (aka best selling thriller writer Niki Valentine), this course contains over two and a half hours of video lectures on creative writing, as well as plenty of additional material in the form of resource sheets and proformas. There are regular exercises throughout, and you'll get the chance to post examples of your writing and get feedback. There's also a bonus free ebook 'The Night Lingers and other stories' by Nicola Monaghan, available to download towards the end of the lectures, as a thank you for choosing this course.

Enrol on this course now, and start flexing your creative writing muscles and writing great stories!

Novel bootcamp; imagine, plan and start writing that book!

Get started on the novel you've always wanted to write with methods and techniques to grow your idea into a book

Created by Nicola Valentine - Prize winning novelist, screenwriter and lecturer


Students: 6679, Price: Free

Students: 6679, Price:  Free

Have you always wanted to write that novel but aren't sure exactly where to start? Do you have a bunch of ideas but you're not sure whether they'll work? Or maybe you've written a novel or two but are suddenly finding yourself stuck. This course can help. 

Learn how writers develop ideas and build the impetus to write a novel. Grow, build or design your novel; it's up to you which method you choose. Explore your characters, setting and plot with writing exercises designed to guide and inspire you. Learn how bestselling and prize winning authors work with ideas, and how ideas become novels over the fullness of time. Find ways in to writing that will leave you desperate to start the first chapters, and give you the drive to finish writing the book. 

This course will get you well on the path to writing your first book and help you find a writing process that works for you. With full 30 day money back guarantee, there's nothing to lose.

So enrol now and get started on your novel writing journey. 

Creative Writing: Creative Exercises For New Writing Ideas

30 Creative writing exercises. Writing to improve creative thinking. Write to make an income from your creative writing.

Created by Tatiana Ambrose - Grow your creative thinking, writing & dog business skills


Students: 6079, Price: $119.99

Students: 6079, Price:  Paid

With this creative writing workshop, we'll tackle different writing exercises to get your creativity flowing for new character ideas, story plots or even your next poem!

We will focus on having you write to discover new ideas, increase your creative thinking flexibility as a writer and make a side income from your writing by next month!


Tatiana Ambrose graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The biggest lesson that she has learned is that in this day and age creativity is a required skill to have. Companies aren't looking for sheep or for someone to rewrite the same story in a different place. They are wanting fresh content.

In creative writing, the biggest obstacle for writers is to actually write! 

Some may have writer's block, but in the end, it all boils down to that writer not being inspired creatively for new ideas or motivated to finish their writing piece. This course is filled with creative exercises that will get you to think from a fresh perspective and generate new ideas for your next writing piece!

This is a must-take course if you are done being stuck, and ready to get inspired to write!


★★★★★  "I love this! Has lots of creative activities to get my creativeness flowing in new ways. I'm working on a fantasy novel at the moment and this is giving me new ideas for me to carry on writing. She has a clear and calm voice, doesn't rush and even shows her own results from the activities. I will be recommending this to those even who are advanced writers since it's for creativeness. I think this is great for anyone. Thank you for doing this workshop!"  -Jynx

★★★★★ "This workshop brings the best of creativity in you, it not only helps us write but also helps in thinking in creative manners too. it is very helpful and has very fun-packed exercises." -Moshik


  • Spark your creative thinking

  • Generate your next great story idea

  • Make a side income from writing stories, novels and poems

  • Discover inspiration around you

  • Kick-start writing again

  • Proven creativity-boosting writing exercises from a creative writer


  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if this course is not the right fit

  • Responsive instructor to answer all your questions in the Q&A section

  • Lifetime access to future course updates

  • Start your own creativity journal

  • How to improve your writing

  • Steps to build a daily writing habit

  • Signs your job may be hurting your creativity

  • Overcome frustration in your creative thinking


★★★★★ "Great exercises to get me writing again and get me thinking with creativity also."  -Cindy

★★★★★ "Really great exercises that made me use my creativity and I got some good results at the end."  -Yolanda

Go ahead, enroll in this course to ignite your creativity and get excited about writing again!

Digital Journalism 101 : get published in online media

Essential writing skills for creative and professional writers.

Created by Damien Walter - Writer for The Guardian, BBC, Wired.


Students: 4800, Price: $99.99

Students: 4800, Price:  Paid

Getting published in a high authority publication can transform your career and massively boost your earnings. But with thousands of writers competing for the privilege, competition is fierce.

The Perfect Pitch is an easy to learn system for finding, formatting and pitching stories that will massively increase your chances of breaking into high authority publications

This course will give you an insider look at how to pitch and publish at high authority level, from a 15 year veteran with bylines including The Guardian, BBC, Wired, Independent, Buzzfeed, Aeon and many more high authority publications.

  • What’s the REAL business of high authority publications? Knowing this changes everything.
  • Learn the 3 pillars of making the perfect pitch: Community, Story and Angle.
  • Understand the key formats that high authority publications use to tell stories.
  • Mine online resources like Reddit to find killer angles.
  • Lever the power of social media to find editors and grow your network.
  • How to negotiate pay effectively, and turn a one off gig into a long-term job.

Creative Writing For Beginners – Writing Creative Prose

Creative Writing For Beginners : Beginners Creative Writing Tips : Creative Writing : Writing Creative Prose - Beginners

Created by James Bruce - SEO Expert, Marketer, Author, and Teacher


Students: 3879, Price: $64.99

Students: 3879, Price:  Paid

Creative Writing For Beginners is intended to provide new writers with a set of tools that can be used immediately to improve the prose they write to tell their story. Knowing how to write prose effectively with basic rules that are easy to implement fast is essential for great fiction!

SPECIAL NOTE: This course is designed to make your prose more effective, if you're writing a novel, for example. Please do not enroll if you just need to improve your basic English. It isn't the purpose of this course.

The aim of every author should be to write clear prose that flows, providing an enjoyable experience for the reader who wants to keep turning those pages

New (and experienced) writers are often so close to their writing, that they are sometimes blind to small errors, either in construction or word usage, that rankle with their readers and block the flow of the story. In the case of repeat errors, the reader may even abandon the book altogether. Detection and correction of simple errors in written prose is the core of any creative writing lessons.

In the course Writing For Beginners, you will learn how to apply simple rules right now that will immediately improve your fiction. This course is a tool for budding writers wanting to create proactive page turners, stunning prose and captivating stories.

Creative Writing For Beginners - subjects included in this course:

  1. Adjectives & Adverbs - how to use them and when not to use them all.

  2. The Active and Passive Voices - what are they and how should they be used?

  3. Special Punctuation - the use of semi-colons, ellipses and other marks to spice up your sentences.

  4. Writing Numbers - the conventions which guide how to write numbers and dates.

  5. Unnecessary Words - overused words are included as well. How to find them, avoid or replace them.

  6. Absolutes - these are also called overgeneralizations and blanket-statements.

  7. Clichés - how to identify and replace phrases too commonly used in prose.

  8. Interjections - what they are, and when to use them correctly.

  9. Vague Writing and Initial Coordinating Conjunctions - remedies for two lesser known problem areas.

  10. Variety - an essential element in good prose. How to achieve it?

The final lecture concludes the series and shows how to edit your prose, applying the rules that will dramatically improve your fiction. Check out my profile for future Writing Courses For Beginners - Coming soon 'Creating Characters For Fiction Writing.'

Recent Reviews:

  • As a new writer, this is exactly what I'm looking for. The tips James gives are invaluable, from searching out and destroying the words that make prose look amateurish, to some very useful editing tips. At this price, it's a steal and thoroughly recommended. Thanks!  (Jack Spencer)


  • First of all, I wasn't sure if it wasn't perhaps too basic - I consider myself to be pretty literate, but I learned new things that help a lot. Right from the first lesson about Adjectives it was useful. The tips given at the end are worth the cost of the course alone. Thoroughly recommended. You might think you know the basics of writing fiction, but you don't! If you want to improve your prose quickly, this course is well worth while. (Patrick Mennan)


  • I like the way James spends time on each topic. English is not my language (French) and I need some good tips for writing good prose. Seems good, and contains some solid tips. (Benoit Fourrier)

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 #WritingForBeginners  #creativewriting #howtowriteprose

Creative Writing – Get Writing, Keep Writing

Unlock your creative writing ability

Created by Tracy Baines - Creative Writing Coach


Students: 3615, Price: $64.99

Students: 3615, Price:  Paid

Creative Writing - Get Writing, Keep Writing

Unlock your creative writing ability

Creative Writing is a fun and potentially profitable hobby. Writing needn't be intimidating or scary, and this course will get you started!

This Creative Writing course has a fun informal style, to help you become more aware of your writing style and improve your skills. If you're looking to get started with creative writing and want to unlock your creativity and imagination, this course is for you. We encourage everyone to write at least a tiny bit every day, and capture the fascinating world around them. This course will suit those who are busy and want to fit writing around their lifestyle, or those who eventually seek to write full time or get published.

A relaxed, fun course to act as a creative writing jump start! If you are looking to be inspired to get writing, this course contains tips and hints for being motivated and inspired to put your pen to paper or digits on the keyboard.

Creative writing is accessible to everyone regardless of how busy you are, our education history, or your eventual goals. Join us on the course and start having fun with words!

Course outline contains:

  • Practical advice to get you writing on a daily basis

  • Expert tips from a creative writing professional

  • How to get paid for your writing when you're ready

  • Controlling, and silencing, the fears and negativity in your head

  • Enjoying writing and capturing moments around you

  • Tools and tips to reduce the barriers to writing

This course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.

How to Become a Romance Writer

Learn what makes romance fiction the most popular genre in the world with the help of an award winning romance author.

Created by Nina Harrington - #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Blogger and Authorpreneur


Students: 3537, Price: Free

Students: 3537, Price:  Free

Have you ever read a totally enthralling romance novel and been so carried away with the characters and their love story that when you turned the last page you asked yourself, I wonder if I could write romance like that?

The good news for writers is there has never been a better time to create your own romance stories and find readers who will enjoy them.

Romance Fiction is by far the most popular form of commercial fiction enjoyed in the US today. Romance Fiction dominates the best seller lists and estimated sales for 2012 were over 1.4 Billion dollars.

Sales of romance have never been higher and publishers are looking for romance fiction of all genres and lengths to satisfy their readers.

In addition, digital only publishers have greatly increased the number of opportunities for romance writers to share their stories with the world.

This is your chance to be part of the booming market for romance fiction.

This course has been created for any aspiring romance writer, including:

    ·Passionate readers of romance fiction who would love to share their own stories with readers around the world.

    ·Creative writers who would like to explore whether romance fiction is a genre that they would enjoy.

    ·Anyone who already writes romance fiction for pleasure and needs help to move to the next stage and write professionally.

As a professional romance author I am going to discuss how to:

    ·investigate the wide range of romance fiction currently being published,

    ·how to research the type or romance fiction you love to read and would like to write

    ·overcome uncertainty and create and shape your own fiction

    ·learn the fundamental elements that make romance fiction special, so that you can get started and shape your writing from the start.

    The Course has been divided into FOUR Sections.

    Section 1. Welcome and Introduction to the Course

    Section 2. Introduction to Romance Fiction

    Section 3. How to Craft your Story

    Section 4. Your Writing Process.

    The course consists of a combination of video lectures and quiz exercises to checks on your understanding, using examples taken from romance fiction.

    At the end of the course you will have

    ·a much clearer appreciation of what kind of romance fiction that you enjoy and want to write, and

    ·how to use the specific story craft techniques to create compelling romance fiction.

    You will also receive a fully illustrated PDF book of the full and extended lecture notes that you can keep and refer to any time you need.

Creative Writing: how to write a novel. The full course.

A full creative writing course: create engaging characters, use a 3 act narrative structure and write smart dialogues.

Created by Luca Panzarella - Geek, digital product designer and storyteller.


Students: 3460, Price: $99.99

Students: 3460, Price:  Paid

The most famous italian writing course become finally an international BESTSELLER!

Hurry up and improve your writing skills like never before!

Finally you're going to have an answer about:

- how do you create engaging characters that feel like they’re alive and reel the reader in?

- How do you create a narrative structure that keeps the reader hooked and glued to the page from start to finish?

- How do you convey emotions using nothing more than text printed on paper?

- And how do you write dialogue that manages to deliver information about a character and keeps the plot going all by itself?


"This training program was on of the best I had! Very complete, detailed and so well grounded. We can notice that the trainer is very knowledgeable regarding the themes he teaches. The program is very well structured and reveals a lot of research. It also gives students lots of examples and each module ends with a challenge! Even if you don`t want to be a writer or a novelist, this program is great for everyone who communicates to audiences and is fond of storytelling techniques. Great tips on this matter! Great job! :)" - 1stLegacy

"Oh my gosh this course was amazing! I entered it thinking I already knew most of the course from experience - I was so wrong (and very glad to be!). Lots of useful tips and exercises, and they explain all the little things that writers do without you realising. I feel much more confident." - Julia Fyvie-Neill

"This course is wonderful and super helpful! It is perfectly well explained, with practical examples and exercices. You are gonna love it!" -
Sandra Navarro Bejerano

"A very detailed and precise course. I personally enjoy the load of work that comes with this course because it clarifies my ideas about writing and mainly I get inspired. And I think inspiration is one essential element needed to write, or do anything for that matter. A must for all those who are interested in writing well and with clarity. The analogies and examples used here are very helpful and interesting. This course really inspires me to write my novel. Thank you." - Jyoti Bhatt

"Better then any course I've done on writing before - a must!" - Sonia Zadro

"It's a wonderful experience listening to the content. The examples chosen are brilliant. Thank you for such an engaging course." - Sathyabama Oppili


Whether you’re a budding wordsmith or someone who already has a few novels under their belt, having a set of tools that are useful for your path as a writer will be essential in order to achieve your goal: to write a novel and become a real writer.

But—you ask—why should you take a course, why this one in particular? My name is Luca Panzarella. I've been writing since I was 14, I’ve self-published several books that have sold over 3000 copies, and I have created the most famous literary contest website in Italy, whose mission is to help budding writers.

But that’s not the only answer to your question: the real reason why you should take this course is that over the past two years, I’ve devoted all my time to studying most of the writing books out there and cataloguing the books and movies that have gotten the highest sales, trying to understand what their secret is. And that’s exactly how I want to teach you this information: by reading these books and watching these movies together with you, thanks to the countless examples in the lessons.

The course had an incredible success in Italy and that's why I decided to translate all the 7+ hours content and I worked with a phenomenal american voice talent in order to give you the maximum quality of the lessons.

Start taking the free lessons and see for yourself: is it just me, or are you becoming a better writer already? Your journey towards being a better writer begins right now.

Better Business Writing in 35 Minutes

Simple tips for creating writing that's easy to understand and achieves results

Created by Tom Foskett - Technical Writer, Editor, and Writing Coach


Students: 3298, Price: Free

Students: 3298, Price:  Free

My name is Tom Foskett, and I'm a technical writer, editor, and writing coach.

In the next 35 minutes, I'll show you how to create effective business writing.

That means writing that:

  1. Will actually get read

  2. Delivers a clear message

  3. Achieves the goal that you wrote it for

You don't have to be a writer for this course to be useful. The advice I'll give is just as relevant to sending an email as it is to writing a report.

Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy the course.

Five-minute creative writing challenges – basic course

Short and engaging creative writing activities for children, kids, teenagers and adults. Homeschooling. Home-school.

Created by Luke Richardson - Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer


Students: 3280, Price: Free

Students: 3280, Price:  Free

If you're looking for short and engaging writing activities to inspire creativity for you or your child, then this is the course for you!

This course will hone your writing skills, help you write the novel of your dreams, compliment a homeschooling curriculum, or a give a creative writing boost.

In each of the short lectures, English teacher and novelist, Luke Richardson:

  • demonstrates a writing technique

  • explains how good writers use that technique

  • and sets a practise task

Homeschool, back to school creative boost or a weekend of creativity

This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, getting back to school after the summer break, or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to write some great stories.

What students say about Luke Richardson's courses:

★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge."

★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story."

★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great."

★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much."

★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?"

★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!"

There are sessions on: 

  • using sound in your writing

  • incorporating a variety of sentences

  • using interesting sentences

  • using repetition

  • descriptive writing techniques

  • using adverbs

Sessions in this course can stand alone, or be watched in order. Pick and choose, or just press start! 

Money-back guarantee

And, of course, if you're not 100% satisfied there's a no questions asked money-back guarantee. There's nothing to lose, but a whole lot to gain!

Learn to express with Poetry and creative writing

Tools for self expression

Created by Pranjulaa Singh - Poet


Students: 2768, Price: $54.99

Students: 2768, Price:  Paid

Have you ever wanted to express yourself through poetry but didn't know where to start?

Through an explosion of emotions and a journey of self-expression, learn to dive into poetry.

Hi, I am Pranjulaa and I have written 800 poems and two poetry books. Together, we will go through a step by step process of writing a poem.

The class is going to be structured through mind maps and lead us to a poetry performance. We are going to use tools like Haiku, word prompts, metaphors and mind maps, which will help you really fire up your poem.

Skills you will learn:

  • Thinking creatively

  • Structured creativity

  • Expressing your emotions

  • Digital speaking

  • Using poetry as a tool

  • Meditative writing

  • Voice exercises

You will learn to write creatively and experiment with performing poetry digitally.

At the end of the class, you are going to perform poetry for social media.

No prior knowledge or experience required as long as you are a human!

Let’s get started!

Technical Writing: A Quick Start to Software Documentation

A quick and direct overview of the end-to-end processes for writing software documentation

Created by JPDocu School of Technical Writing - WE TEACH SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION AND DITA! 14K+ Students!


Students: 2695, Price: Free

Students: 2695, Price:  Free

In this quick start course, we start with a quick and direct overview of the end-to-end documentation creation processes.

By the end of this course, you should get a basic understanding of what technical writing in software documentation is all about. You will be able to name the main assets (deliverables for your customers) that you create using technical writing skills and techniques. For example, such are the software documentation itself, images, as well as instructional videos, and multimedia.

For several years now, JPDocu School of Technical Writing has been designing and delivering training on user assistance for:

  • technical writers (information developers)

  • information architects

  • software developers 

The instructor, Jordan Stanchev, a User Assistance Development Architect has personally trained hundreds of people in the classroom, online courses, universities, and internally at a Fortune 500 company! 

Jordan says: "The goal for me has always been to deliver practical information, to make sure my trainees get ready for delivering real content, right after the course is over. 

I am so proud of my students who come back to me and share how they have started their first job as a technical writer or how they have advanced in their career using what they have learned in my courses!

That's the reason I have started devoting my time to teaching technical writing skills, on top of my regular job as a User Assistance Development Architect."

So, enroll now and see how easy and simple it is to deliver help for your software app customers!

Romance Short Story – Creative Writing & Outlining Series 1

Your Short Story Writing Formula to Outlining Up to a 3 Part Short Story Series in the Romance Genre.

Created by Mike Dickson - Best Selling Instructor, Author, and Entrepreneur


Students: 1827, Price: $119.99

Students: 1827, Price:  Paid

Outline your entire short story romance, with your own characters, setting, and plot in the quickest amount of time possible using your new secret weapon: Fiction Formula.

As you analyze each word of this document you will shortly feel a sense of excitement at the possibility of actually accomplishing your goal of becoming a writer. Until this very moment, you've likely dreamed of that magic pill, that if taken would turn you into a romance writer overnight.

THIS can be your magic pill.

Now, I would like to help you experience the satisfaction of having your very own romance story.

Introducing Romance Short Story - Creative Writing Outlining Series 1...

A seven scene romance guide designed to aid you in the creation of a perfectly formulated romance plot.

Short Story Outlines - Romance is a one of a kind program that removes the years of study required to fully understand story plot and character creation by completing the work for you, leaving you to input your own plot idea, characters, and setting to make a truly unique story.

Did you know that most storylines on the market today are old plots rehashed by new authors?

It's true. There are few original ideas these days, because there doesn't have to be.

Why struggle having to create a romance plot from scratch, when all you have to do is follow a proven romance outline, and drop in your own plot, characters, and setting?

Short Story Outlines - Romance is a shell to the perfect romance story. All it needs to become a best seller, is your idea, your unique characters, and your ideal setting.

No two stories are a like, just as no two writer's are alike.

And to prove this is possible, we'll supply you with the following tools:

A complete 6 scene short story.

  • No longer do you have to try and come up with an actual plot that works! This plot will work for anyone, just drop in your characters, setting, and your own creativity and you're all set!

Plot Checklist Worksheet

  • Want to get an overall picture of the entire plot? No problem, you'll receive the plot checklist worksheet that provides you a big picture of how the story progresses.

Scene Development Worksheet

  • Concerned you don't have the knowledge to properly understand how to construct a scene? Don't be. With this scene development worksheet, all you have to do is read the story prompts and fill in the blanks with your own story idea. It's easy!

Character Trait Worksheet

  • Wondering how to create believable characters? It's really not that tough, and this characters trait worksheet explains how each of your characters play a certain role in your story. Just read the role and keep your character true to the trait, and you're off and running!

6 Share Your Work Sections

  • Never run short of inspiration or motivation with a powerful group of writers just like yourself behind you. In this class, we encourage you to introduce yourself to the group and to share your experiences, struggles, and successes as you progress through each scene. You'll get your best idea's from other students!

Still wondering if it's possible?

Below is a short list of what my students have said about my plot outlines:

Thank you (5 stars) 1 year ago.

  • A detailed course, that is easy to follow. The outline detailed is comprehensive and adaptable.

Good Outline Help (5 stars) 2 years ago.

  • I like the way all the information as kept generic. he called characters by their functions (like protagonist, Emotion, Reason). This allowed me to think in terms of my characters without any biasing or cooling of characters he may have used. With a few tweaks, I actually think this plot will help me with an adventure novel I’m writing.If Michael comes up with another outline for another genre, I will sign up.

Takes the Mystery Out, to Put the Mystery In (5 stars) 4 months ago

  • Michael hands us a template where much of the complexity is reduced so that I can focus on the more personal stuff of my story. I can plug in my characters and have a good idea where they need to go…

Excellent, practical course. (5 stars) 4 months ago

  • I have written and published several non-fiction and children’s books. Now I am writing scripts and fiction. This course is a deep dive into how to outline your fiction story from beginning to end. I heartily recommend it!


Order this month and I’ll also include a free review of your ENTIRE Romance idea PRIOR to beginning the course to help you get the most of the outline. Just jot down your basic ideas with some questions you may have as you begin the course, and I'll respond with my own thoughts on how I would proceed if I were you.

I'll also include a free review of your ENTIRE Romance outline upon completion of the course. I'll read your outline and give you my own personal thoughts on where you might need some additional detail, or information to make the actually writing of your story easier.

With a 30 day money back guarantee, you know you must be satisfied or you'll get all your money back.


Mike Dickson

P.S. As this page nears the bottom, there's never been a better and least expensive time to become a romance writer. Order this course now.

Creative Writing Novel Workshop – Success with Theme

Learn how to use Theme to defeat writer's block and give your novels the power they've been missing!

Created by Thomas Myron - Novel Writer, Graphic Designer


Students: 1354, Price: $59.99

Students: 1354, Price:  Paid

Using short, easy-to-digest video lectures, this course will improve your fiction writing skills beyond the ordinary. Beginners and advanced writers alike will benefit from this study of theme, including what it is, why it is important, and how to use it. This course will go over everything you need to know about theme, and I will also show you exactly how to use it step-by-step. If you feel like your fiction is lacking fire, or end up not knowing what to write, then this is the course for you. Take control of your writing skills with this course, and find out what you can do to improve your novels!

Writing Your Masterpiece (Fiction, Memoir and Novel Writing)

The complete guide to writing a book! Professional creative writing, novel writing, fiction writing & memoir techniques.

Created by Joeel & Natalie Rivera - Top instructor with over 300,000 students


Students: 1237, Price: $99.99

Students: 1237, Price:  Paid

Do you have a BOOK inside you? Do you dream of holding YOUR BOOK in your hands? If so, it’s time to birth your book!

Whether you want to tell YOUR story or there is a character whose story is waiting to be told through you, this course will walk you through the process of writing your book, from start to finish.

Hi, I’m Julie Tyler. I’m a storyteller, author, and a book coach and I’m your guide along the journey of finally writing your book! Join me and together we can get those stories out of your head, onto paper, and delivered to the world. No more fear, no more procrastination, no more confusion; let’s bring your story to life.

This course is a comprehensive, step-by-step experience, and gives you all of the tools, all of the steps, all of the strategies you need to go on this journey. I will share with you my signature system that I use for myself and with the writers I coach, for turning ideas into 300-page masterpieces worthy of traditional publishing.

You will master the craft of storytelling and use pro-level habits, strategies, and mindset tools to bring your project to completion.

The course is structured into six units, each one packed with videos and exercises designed to take you deep into craft:

Unit 1 is core training to help you get started, to help you get words on paper, and help you start your mission with power and purpose.

Unit 2 is on crafting characters readers never forget

Unit 3 is on plotting your story like a professional

Unit 4 is on unleashing your signature voice

Unit 5 is on building, assembling, and revising your book

Unit 6 is on getting your story into the hands of readers

My goal is for you to feel confident stepping into your role as a storyteller, because you just know your book will entertain, enlighten, and inspire readers. And you cannot wait for the day when you can hold all 300 pages in your hand. You want to say, "Yes, I wrote this. And yes, I was born to create this."

I look forward to guiding you through this journey. You are not alone anymore!


This course is brought to you by Transformation Academy and instructors Joeel & Natalie, who are life coach trainers with over 300,000 students at the time of this recording. They are excited to have collaborated with instructor Julie Tyler to bring you this Writing Your Masterpiece course.

Julie Tyler, Ph.D., is a passionate storyteller and committed to helping the global community of writers. After completing a doctorate in literature and succeeding as an author, Julie founded her company, StoryBold, to empower writers from all backgrounds and at every skill level to find their voice, write their stories, and share them with the world.

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Introduction to Creative Writing: Getting Started

A course to help beginning writers find their writing voice and to inspire experienced writers with writing exercises.

Created by Shanon D. Huston-Willis - The Writing Coach


Students: 1082, Price: $19.99

Students: 1082, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the Introduction to Creative Writing Series. This is the very first course, Getting Started. If you’re new to Creative Writing or want to write stories but are unsure of where to start, then this is the course for you. Even if you are a regular writer with some core background knowledge, you may gain new insights about yourself as a writer, and you’ll definitely feel inspired by the writing exercises.

In this course, you will learn about:

  • The Reasons Writers have for Not Writing
  • The Writing Process: Prewriting & Drafting
  • Tools for the Writing Process
  • Elements of Creative Writing: Character, Plot, Point of View, and Setting

This course is accompanied by a downloadable Getting Started Journal where you will be able to complete writing exercises to stimulate your creativity.

Additionally, every student will have access to the Love Notes & Help Notes Workshop where you will have the chance to anonymously submit writing for an in-depth review.