Beginners Creative Writing Class

Our Online Beginners Creative Writing Class is suitable for complete beginners and no writing experience is required. It’s also suitable for individuals who haven’t written anything for a while and who would like to get back into creative writing and a routine.

Start Date: 3rd October, 2023
Fee: $190
Places Remaining:
You don’t have to be based in the US to take the class. We accept students from around the world! The main thing is to free up your imagination and above all have fun!
  • Each class also has its own tutor, who will provide individual feedback on your work. Our tutors are experienced writers with expert knowledge of the industry.
  • Every week your tutor will send you a new learning module in the form of text lessons.
  • It’s super flexible, as you can choose the time and place that best suits your schedule. A weekly written assignment, which will be assessed by your tutor, will help you stay on track and monitor your progress along the way.

How does the online class work?

Once you enrol:

  • This course is carried out through email correspondence. 
  • Your tutor will email you one module a week – each module will contain various writing tasks and a core assignment
  • Every week, you can submit your assignment by email for written personalised feedback from your tutor
  • There are no set class times – complete each module when it suits you during the week
  • We recommend spending 2-3 hours per week on each module
Please note that this is a class for adults. If you’re under 18, check out our writing for teenagers classes.The tutor will email you on the arranged class start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Week One – Ideas and Intros

All stories start in the same place: with an idea. This week, we will develop tools to
generate story ideas that ignite the creative spark.

Week Two – Character

Most stories rely on characters to bring a reader through the tale. What makes a good
character? How are they built? What do they want? This week will focus on crafting the
types of memorable characters that make a story shine.

Week Three – Setting

Where a story takes place is often a major piece of the puzzle. Setting is simply more than
what’s around the characters, it is a subtle way to inform the larger story. This week, we
will develop ways to maximize the impact of your setting.

Week Four – Dialogue

Dialogue helps bring our characters to life. How they speak and what they say can reveal
so much. This week will help you craft dialogue so that the language jumps off the page
and into the ears of your readers.

Week Five – Scenes

A scene is what happens when characters, dialogue, and setting meet action. What makes
a good scene? How does it unfold? This week, we will use our tools to build memorable
moments to make your story shine.

Week Six – Structure

What does a full story look like? How is it built? This week, we will look at a basic 5-point structure
to help build your story and put all of these elements together into one stunning story.

If you have any further queries, you can check out Frequently Asked Questions.

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.


About The Tutor

Tyler Paterson is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing
from the University of New Hampshire, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His
work has appeared in over 80 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening
Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Delhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and
Fresh Ink. A semi-finalist in the Aura Estra short story contest, his work has also
received notable accolades from Lycan Valley, North 2 South Press, and Lumberloft. He
spends most nights yelling for his cat to "Get down from there!"
Tyler has led writing classes for people of all ages from University students, to local
communities, to remote learners. His goal is to build the confidence in writers, give them
the tools to build the stories they yearn to tell, and support them along their journey. A
number of past students have gone on to get their work published.

Start Date

3rd October


6 weeks




Tyler Paterson