Some Free Writing Courses online


  1. Scribble Scribble: Writing for New Writers is a free 14-week course designed to teach students the value of writing. It is offered by Taylor’s University. It’s not creative-writing specific, but more generally about how to become a good writer. You’ll learn about grammar, topic sentences, and research papers. It’s a MOOC, which stands for a Massive Open Online Course. This means about 3000 students are enrolled at a time.
  • Format: Video Level: Beginner
  1. The Crafty Writer Comprised of eight sessions, this free online creative course is designed to help you transform your thoughts into words.     Topics include mastering characters, dialogue, and point of view. Be aware that critique is not offered through your instructor.
  • Format: PDFs Level: Beginner
  1. Open University – Write What You Know Open University offers the Write What You Know course, which teaches you to draw upon your life experiences, to pay attention to small details, and to use all your senses to create a fictional world.     You will also learn how authors use their personal lives to build a foundation for their novels.
    Format: Text and Audio
  • Level: Beginner
  1. Creative Writing Now – Endless Story Ideas Creative Writing Now offers Endless Story Ideas, a free online writing course.       The entire goal of this course is to come up with good ideas.   You will receive 3 emails over 3 days. Each email will help you to generate some ideas to write stories. The bad news is that you have to give your email and they promise that “You’ll also get interesting news and special offers,” which sounds like a marketing gimmick.
  • Format: Email Level: Beginner
  1. Skillshare – The Creative Writer’s Toolkit Join author Lindsey Summers in this free creative writing course with five videos totaling 28 minutes.            Inside these videos, you’ll be given some creative exercises and tools to defeat writer’s block.

With a Free Membership in Skillshare, you can enroll in any free class, but be aware that some classes require a Premium Membership where you pay $8/month (billed annually at $96) for an annual plan or you pay as you go for $9.95/month.

  • Format: Video Level: Beginner

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