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."

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

"Excellent feedback in the Q&A."





Jump Start Your Novel

with Sara Kocek
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST

Give your novel the start it needs to reach the end.


How to Give and Receive Writing Critiques

with John Pipkin
Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST

Learn to give and use critiques as effectively as possible--plus, qualify for one of our forthcoming Advanced Craft Workshops.


On the Hero's Journey: Discovering Plot, Character, and Meaning for Your Novel

with Greg Garrett
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST

Do your characters transform over the course of your story? Want to find structure and meaning in that transformation?


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 or call at 512-499-8914.