Choose from Four Options
- $20 for an online How to Plot and Structure Your Novel course ($199.99 value)
- $20 for an online Description and Setting course ($199.99 value)
- $20 for an online Voice and Viewpoint course ($199.99 value)
- $40 for all of the above online courses ($599.97 value)
Writer’s Digest University
Writer’s Digest University, developed by the nearly century-old publication that shares its name, helps writers of every experience level hone their skills through a variety of online workshops. Its workshops are offered in either an instructor-led or self-paced format, and typically consist of between four to eight one- or two-week-long sessions, covering lecture materials and reading and/or writing assignments (instructor-led courses also include online discussions and instructor feedback). While many of these services provide amateurs with a way to prove the pen is mightier than the sword without actually having to engage in a sword fight, other workshops and affiliated Writer’s Digest services cater to experienced authors. Pros can benefit from manuscript critiques, manuscript development notes, assistance with blasting through writer’s block, and line editing from a professional editor.
The Writers Store
The Writers Store launched as an actual, physical storefront in 1982, and it focused on building custom computer systems for screenwriters. It has since grown into a highly respected authority on screenwriting and filmmaking tools, and it has even spun off into other reliable endeavors like Screenwriters University. Despite the prosperity, The Writers Store has never lost sight of its top priority: writers. That's obvious simply by browsing the site, which features a dizzying amount of software, books, and online courses just waiting to spark creative wicks. Additionally, the site runs contests for prizes, and its supplies section stocks everything from screenplay fasteners to binding mallets, which also come in handy when checking the reflexes of a typewriter.