Online Programs 


Online events from the WLT allow you to experience top notch classes and programs from the comfort of your own home. Below you'll find a full list of upcoming virtual programs, including live events that are free and open to anyone (you'll just need to RSVP) and reasonably priced 3-hour craft and business of writing classes taught by experienced instructors.

All of our online programs, both classes and live events, are done on Zoom. Check back here regularly to see what's been added or - better yet! - sign up for our e-newsletter so that you stay informed. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We add new content - absolutely free - every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 


"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."




with Usha Akella, Carlotta Stankiewicz, and Sasha West
Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT


First Impressions Are Everything: Composing a Standout Query Letter

with Becka Oliver
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT

Are you polishing up your query letter to get it ready for potential agents? Or maybe you've sent a letter out and haven't received the response you hoped for.


Crafting Scenes That Stop Readers in their Tracks

with Michael Noll
June 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT

Do you want to write scenes that pull readers in and don't let them go?


Launch to Success: Self Publishing in 2020

with Deanna Roy
June 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT

Learn the best practices for launching new books in the radically changing self-publishing climate


What Authors Need to Know About the Publishing Business

with Leila Sales
June 10, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT

Being a writer is a craft, but being an author is a career. Get an insider's view of how the book publishing business works.


Forget Discipline: How to Want Your Way Through Writing

with ire'ne lara silva
June 13, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT

Want to rekindle the fire of your imagination as you start or restart a project?

Tackling the Problem of Memory in Memoir

with Rachel Starnes
June 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT

Are you trying to write a memoir but can't remember every gritty detail of what happened?


Writing an Identity Not Your Own

with Alex Temblador

June 24, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT

Do you have the tools to write a character whose identity is different than your own?

How Live Webinars Work

If you'd like to attend a live webinar, all you need to do is RSVP to the event. Just visit the event page and the click RSVP button in the top right of the page. We will send all RSVP's a link to join the webinar the day of.  Questions? Email us at or call us at 512-499-8914. 

How Online Classes Work

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.