2 Places To Take Online Writing Classes

Written by Emily Harstone | July 2, 2014

Sometimes writers need feedback. Sometimes even the most gifted writers will be stuck at a certain point in their novel, or even their writing career. Sometimes a writer has been writing for years but has not had any formal training. Writing classes often provide writers with the feedback, inspiration, and motivation that they need.

Of course you can search for writing classes in your area and I encourage you to do that. However sometimes time, geography, or costs make it difficult to take classes you really want. That is why it is nice to know your online options. The following online writing programs have good reputations and good teachers. They are a great place to improve your craft.

1. The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative

The Rooster Moans has been around for a number of years now, and they exclusively focus on teaching poetry. They focus on having online affordable workshops taught by experienced writers. Every workshop is a month long and they cost between 65 and 300 dollars. The workshop topics cover a wide range and it can be a great community building experience.

You can visit their website here: http://www.poetrycoop.com/online-poetry-workshops

2. The Gotham Writers Workshop

The Gotham Writers Workshop is one of the most established non degree issuing writing programs in the country. They have in person classes in New York, and for the rest of the world they offer a wide variety of very specific online classes. For example, they have a 4 week class on how to blog, and a 10 week class on mystery writing. They have established teachers and it easy to sample classes and syllabuses online. New classes start all time. Most 10 week classes cost around 400 dollars.

You can learn more by visiting their website here: http://www.writingclasses.com/HomePages/indexOnline.php