Online Writing Classes 

 

Online classes from the Writers' League of Texas allow you to take our most popular in-person classes from the comfort of your own home. Learn about the craft and business of writing from instructors who teach in MFA programs and other university creative writing programs. Classes offer specific exercises that will inspire you to get to work on your own writing. 

"This class was very organized, and the information presented was great! It was time and money well spent."

- Class Attendee  

 

"I loved the informal setting and availability of the class recording."

- Class Attendee

  

"Excellent feedback in the Q&A."

- Class Attendee

 

How Online Classes Work

These are online versions of our most popular in-person classes. Once you register for the class, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can't attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video.

A couple of days before the class, you will receive an email with login information. Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your computer's Flash or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually take only a few minutes, but you don't want to wait until the beginning of class.)

Questions? Email us at member@writersleague.org or call at 512-499-8914.

 
 

2018 Schedule

 

Crafting Better Paragraphs, Scenes, and the Right Style for the Right Moment

with Tex Thompson
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn how to turn up and turn down your style.
 

 

Conceiving and Structuring Personal Essays

with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn framing and shaping devices for short, personal essays.

 

Introduction to the Picture Book: Writing for Young Children

with Liz Garton-Scanlon
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn the art of picture book writing from one of the stars of the genre.

 

The Narrative Craft of Academic Writing

with Sara Saylor
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn strategies for making academic writing a more confident and joyful practice.

 

The Self-Publishing Go Bag: What You Need to Know to Get Started

with Lori Ryan
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn the essentials of self-publishing on all major platforms.

 

Book Promotion on a Shoestring Budget

with James Tate Hill
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn a variety of methods for promoting a book at little to no cost.

 

Project Management for Writers: Finish Your Book On Time with Less Stress

with Allie Pleiter
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST
Online

Learn to create a writing schedule tailored to your own practice and speed.