Writing courses

The best writing courses from top education providers. Learn writing skills with free online courses and MOOCs from Stanford University, Cambridge University Press, University of Queensland, and other top universities worldwide. Read reviews to decide if a class is suitable for you. Learn book writing with step-by-step guides. Learn technical and creative writing and copyrighting techniques.
Total courses: 92
Joyce Carol Oates Teaches the Art of the Short Story

The author of some of the most enduring fiction of our time, Joyce Carol Oates has published 58 novels and thousands of short stories, essays, and articles. Now the award-winning author and Princeton University creative...

Copywriting: Define the Tone of Your Personal Brand

You will begin knowing better the trajectory and the influences of Carla González. Then you will perform an analysis exercise before getting to write learning to discover what is the tone of a brand and...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 1 hour
  • 10 lessons
  • Certificate
Character Creation for Illustrated Stories

Start by hearing a little about Valentina, her journey through the world of illustration, and her main influences. She also gives you an overview of the course content. Next, explore the different types of characters...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 12 lessons
  • Certificate
Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

Packed with secret symbols and high-stakes suspense, Dan Brown’s thrillers have sold more than 250 million copies and include one of the world’s best-selling novels, The Da Vinci Code. In his writing class, Dan unveils...

Creativity Techniques: Writing for Children

To start, get to know Luis Téllez Tejeda, who tells you about the work he has done over the last few years as well as his favorite projects. He also shares the books and authors...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 1 hour
  • 13 lessons
  • Certificate
Amy Tan Teaches Fiction, Memory, and Imagination

Amy Tan was 33 before she first explored her voice as a fiction author. A few years later, her debut novel, The Joy Luck Club, spent 40 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list....

Writing Fictional Scenes and Sequences

Julio Rojas sets the stage for the course by telling you about his career, the projects he's worked on, and his creative influences, which range from science and biology to cinema. He also gives you...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 4 hours
  • 20 lessons
  • Certificate
Children's Narrative: Create Lively Characters

To begin, Idalia Sautto introduces herself and tells you about how a blend of history and literature shaped her personal interests. She also explains what it is about children's and young adult books that fascinates...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 3 hours
  • 14 lessons
  • Certificate
Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling

Award-winning author Neil Gaiman has spent more than a quarter of a century crafting vivid, absorbing fiction. Now, the author of Stardust, Coraline, and The Sandman teaches his approach to imaginative storytelling in his online...

Cookbook Writing: Tell Stories Through Recipes

Begin the course by meeting award-winning creative writer and food educator, Sumayya Usmani. She explains the childhood experiences that became the foundations for her love of food, along with the writers who have influenced her...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 1 hour
  • 13 lessons
  • Certificate
Introduction to Publishing: Build Your Own Storybook

As a forward to the course, Paula Brecciaroli tells you a bit about herself and her experience as an author, editor, and publisher. She also talks about the influences that are visible in her work...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 13 lessons
  • Certificate
Storytelling for Short Film Screenplays

Start the course by meeting Lud Mônaco, who tells you about her career as a writer and film director. She shows you her biggest artistic and professional influences and gives you a summary of what's...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 13 lessons
  • Certificate
Judy Blume Teaches Writing

Judy Blume broke the rules. Her refreshingly honest children’s books were banned by hundreds of libraries and loved by generations of readers, who bought 85 million copies of classics like Are You There God? It’s...

Writing a Psychological Thriller

Begin the course by getting to know novelist Emily Barr. She talks about how she went from a career in journalism to writing and publishing a number of books with international publishing companies. Discover the...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 15 lessons
  • Certificate
Psychology of Characters in Stories

As a forward to the course, Cecilia Magaña tells you a bit about who she is, what she does, and the stories and authors that have influenced her creative process. She also explains how she...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 3 hours
  • 17 lessons
  • Certificate
Storytelling for Brands

Claudio will make a brief presentation, he will explain a little more about his life and his beginnings on a professional level, like where he worked and what projects he developed. He will also tell...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 15 lessons
  • Certificate
Creating Children's Stories

Start the course by meeting your teacher Ilan Brenman, who tells you about his professional background. Ilan shares his biggest influences in literature, film, and painting, and shows you some of the works that have...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 2 hours
  • 14 lessons
  • Certificate
N. K. Jemisin Teaches Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing

The winner of the Hugo Award for three consecutive years for her Broken Earth Trilogy, N. K. Jemisin has sold millions of books and created new cultures and histories. Now the acclaimed science fiction and...

Salman Rushdie Teaches Storytelling and Writing

To the delight of readers across the globe, Salman Rushdie’s genre-defying novels have brought surreal and magical realms to life for decades. Now the Booker Prize–winning author teaches you the art and craft of storytelling....

Creative Writing Techniques: Move Your Readers

Begin by getting to know Gustavo Rodríguez as he talks through his personal journey, from a child who loved reading to a professional writer sharing what he's learned along the way. He also shows you...

  • Flexible deadline
  • 1 hour
  • 13 lessons
  • Certificate