Writing need not be a lonely activity. Join an online workshop to enhance your skills, ignite your imagination and enjoy a supportive writing community. Our online workshops run for 8 consecutive weeks Winter, Spring and Autumn, with a special 6-week term during the Summer. To participate all you need is access to a computer with an internet connection. Class size is limited to 10 people.
Each week there is a one hour chat session about technique. The teacher explains the exercise and there is an opportunity for you to sharpen your skill at reading like a writer and to ask questions. If you can’t attend the chat, don’t worry—we’ll post transcripts so you don’t miss anything.
You’ll upload your exercise two days before the next chat. Critiques are given by the teacher and fellow students in writing via our online platform before the next chat.
We also offer private coaching online—sessions can be conducted via Skype or our online chat platform—and manuscript reviews by email.
Note: course list prices include 21% VAT. If you are resident outside the EU/EEA sales tax area, you will pay 21% less. Use the special link in the course description to register.
HERE'S WHAT OUR ONLINE STUDENTS SAID ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE:
"I would wholeheartedly recommend this course - either the in person workshop or the online. I've put off taking these for years because there was always something more important...which, in my mind, already prevented me from justifying the time and expense. Putting aside that thought and actually doing something which I love to do, something which will help me achieve what I actually enjoy doing has been the best gift I could give myself. I don't even think of it as a gift anymore - this is just what I need."
"I found the quality of the instruction excellent, inspiring, and generally what I needed to get myself writing again. The other participants were also quite good, and I really enjoyed reading and critiquing the pieces each week."
- Lauren Danahy
"I loved having the weekly chats to discuss each exercise. Even though we couldn't meet in person, I felt that the class was very engaged. As in previous classes, I learned many new skills. And I really feel like with the International Writers' Collective, there is a sense of community, and being part of a writing community that is supportive and constructive really helps one develop as a writer."
- Jessica Pena
"It makes you write and keeps you writing and editing and writing and improving. The feedback is very helpful clear and worthwhile. I would recommend the course to any blocked writers."
- Deborah Culhane
OUR REFUND POLICY: If something comes up and you can't take the course, let us know at least 24 hours before the first session (so we can offer your spot to someone else) and we'll give you a complete refund. If you decide to drop out after the first session, let us know within three days, and you only pay for the first session—we'll refund the rest. And if at any point in the term your circumstances change such that it's impossible for you to complete the course (e.g., serious illness), we can offer you a credit voucher based on the number of weeks remaining that you can apply to another course within a year.