Top Live Online Writing Courses

  • NYC Career Centers Grammar Essentials

    This 7-hour hands-on Grammar Essentials course is designed for individuals who need to brush up on their grammar to improve their business writing skills. This course covers all the fundamentals in proper English grammar, including parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.), identifying rules, proper punctuation, how to identify and correct run-on sentences, improving word choice, and how to write and edit effectively. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYC Career Centers Effective Business Writing

    In the digital era, being a strong writer is more important than ever. This 7-hour hands-on Business Writing course is designed to help business professionals write more professional and more engaging documents, emails, and social media posts that drive more business. The course reviews several business writing best practices, including organizing content and crafting great sentences, writing emails and other electronic forms of communication, how to write common business documents, and how to write both business letters and proposals. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYC Career Centers Advanced Business Writing

    In the digital era, being a strong writer is more important than ever. This 7-hour hands-on Advanced Business Writing course is designed to help individuals craft more professional and more engaging documents to reach your target audience successfully. The course teaches students how to focus the content of a document so that it resonates with the intended audience, how to plan for a successful writing project, and how to incorporate a variety of persuasive techniques to win trust with your audience. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • NYC Career Centers Business Writing Bootcamp

    In the digital era, being a strong writer is more important than ever. This 18-hour hands-on bootcamp is designed to help individuals write professional and engaging documents to reach the target audience successfully. The bootcamp consists of three sections: Grammar Essentials, Effective Business Writing, and Advanced Business Writing. Grammar Essentials will help students gain mastery over English grammar as well as avoiding common errors and misspellings. The two business writing courses aim to provide students with the fundamental and advanced skills needed to craft professional emails and other documents. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    • $695
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Grammar Essentials

    In this course, participants will learn how to improve and sharpen their writing skills to achieve strong and effective writing that is clear, powerful, and professional. Students will review the core elements of effective writing, from determining the goal, analyzing the audience, and organizing their thoughts through. The course will cover various types of business communications, including email, announcements, proposals, executive summaries, and more. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Effective Business Writing

    In this course, participants will learn how to improve and sharpen their writing skills to achieve strong and effective writing that is clear, powerful, and professional. Students will review the core elements of effective writing, from determining the goal, analyzing the audience, and organizing their thoughts through writing strong sentences and solid business communications. Topics will cover various types of business communications, including email, announcements, proposals, executive summaries, and more. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Advanced Business Writing

    In this advanced writing course, participants with a solid grasp of effective business writing will learn how to prepare complex business documents and master their use of informative and persuasive techniques to bring their writing to the next level. They will learn to outline and format an array of different business documents, including schedules, project plans, contracts, and other multi-page business documents. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC. Business writing proficiency equivalent to an intermediate level is required, including knowledge of basic grammar and essential business writing skills such as writing topic sentences, emails, or policy announcements.

    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Business Writing Bootcamp

    In this comprehensive 3-day bootcamp, students will learn the core concepts of powerful business writing from basic grammar skills to preparing complex multi-page business documents. With a focus on writing that is clear, concise, powerful, and professional, students will begin with a practical review of grammar fundamentals and move through fundamentals of business writing. These include determining the writing goal, defining and targeting the audience, and organizing the data. Participants will gain practical advice and strategies for editing, co-writing, and collaboration, leaving students ready to tackle any writing project with new confidence. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    • $695
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • 92nd Street Y Humor-writing: An Online Workshop

    Humor Writing with Elissa Bassist is an online course which helps refine your comedy-writing skills and develop a standup act. Guided by award-winning writer Elissa Bassist, participants learn to take a humorous approach to personal experiences and get tips on writing for comedy publications. Aspiring comedians also receive feedback on their standup material.

    • $400
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • 92nd Street Y Reading to Write with Myla Goldberg

    This "Reading to Write with Myla Goldberg" course enables participants to become more comfortable reading and writing creative poetry. Through this unique online offering, students will be introduced to an array of poetic forms and learn the basics of craft such as rhyme, rhythm, tone, and metaphor. Participants will also explore the power of their inspiration and create thought-provoking poetry that speaks to their individual experiences.

    • $185
    • 4 Weeks, 1 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Primary Stages ESPA 10-Minute Plays and One Acts

    This professional-level online writing course takes students through the process of developing short plays and one-acts with guidance from a qualified instructor. Participants will learn the fundamentals of writing for the stage in a limited amount of time, including how to craft meaningful dialogue and establish compelling characters.

    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Primary Stages ESPA Online Class: Fundamentals of Playwriting

    In this online course, participants will learn the fundamentals of playwriting. Students will explore the basics of story structure, dialogue, and character development, as well as how to produce a completed script. This foundational course provides a great starting point for aspiring playwrights.

    • $460
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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  • Primary Stages ESPA Online Class: Rewriting Your Draft

    This online course offers an interactive platform for writers who want to improve their rewriting skills. Participants will learn the basics of rewriting drafts, including how to edit and reorganize content, compose concise sentences, and craft precise phrasing. Through engaging activities, learners will increase their writing proficiency and be able to produce stronger pieces.

    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Primary Stages ESPA Online Writing: The First Draft

    This online class teaches participants the tools and techniques needed to write professional-quality first drafts. From understanding the basics of story structure to proofreading and editing, students will be provided with in-depth guidance for writing their first drafts. Participants will leave the course with the confidence to effectively write a strong first draft.

    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • L.A. Writers' Lab 30-Day Outline Your Story

    This 30-day outline course offers screenwriters and playwrights the tools and structure to write a fully developed story. Participants will learn brainstorming techniques, story development techniques, as well as how to write and format a feature-length screenplay. Through thoughtful exercises and instruction, the class provides support for participants to bring their stories to life.

    • $400
    • 5 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop Reading Fiction

    This online course provides an in-depth look at the art of reading fiction. Participants will explore the elements of storytelling, interpret the themes and symbols found in fiction, and develop an understanding of the structure of texts. Through analysis and discussion, students will further their appreciation for the craft of writing and reading.

    • $675
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks

    This six-week virtual business writing course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of effective writing for all types of business purposes. Participants will learn how to communicate to a variety of audiences, develop engaging topics to drive further discussion and create effective writing strategies to support lasting results.

    • $350
    • 6 Weeks
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Character Development Level 1: 3 Week Intensive

    This three-week intensive online course helps participants develop their writing skills for creating believable and complex characters. Through the sessions, writers will learn how to implement elements of character development, such as creating backgrounds, outlining goals, establishing relationships, and more. Students will also be able to hone their storytelling skills and bring their characters to life.

    • $190
    • 3 Weeks, 11 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Comics and Graphic Novels 2-Day Intensive

    In this intensive course, participants will learn how to craft powerful stories through the mediums of comics and graphic novels. Taught by an experienced instructor, topics exploring panel composition, inking, writing, and modifying pre-existing stories will be covered. With the right tools, participants can take their understanding of comic creation to the next level.

    • $190
    • 6 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Dialogue Writing Level 1: 3 Week Intensive

    This three-week intensive online course from CourseHorse teaches all the essential elements of dialogue writing, including what to consider when writing characters' dialogue and how to create realistic conversations. Participants will also learn about tone and theme development and how to structure and punctuate dialogue correctly.

    • $190
    • 4 Weeks, 11 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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