Free Writing Course – And really, it’s a good one!

I’ve been waiting for this week for two years.

There are few things more wonderful than free instruction, and one of those things is free quality instruction.

During the summer of 2015, I took a chance on a couple of writing courses. One was $50 through a company specializing in teaching creative writing. Another was free, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) put on by the University of Iowa through

After the first week, I dropped out of the $50 class and focused completely on the free one.

(I will not be sharing what company gave the $50 class because I hope, by now, they’ve improved the structure and content of their courses.)

How Writers Write Fiction was amazing!

Authors from around the world participated in the lectures. The videos were clear, transcripts available for everything, assignments specific but not overwhelming, and the discussion boards were lively without drowning out half the members.

This year, the course is Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction.

The course begins this week, and I do believe there is still time to join.

I look forward to sharing some of my favorite insights here, as well as the recommended readings.

There were pieces in the last course I never would have known existed which really pushed me as far as topics, themes, and techniques.

Subscribe to follow along with me.


Even better, join the course!

NovoEd – Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction



More information with Aerogramme Writers’ Studio:

Study Identities and Social Issues with Iowa’s International Writing Program



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  1. Kathaleen C Collins May 17, 2017 at 6:21 am · · Reply

    I hope it is not too late to join…

    • I don’t know their policy on joining in after the first lectures are released, but I think you can still get in today! The lesson material is released Thursdays.

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