22 Free Online Courses for Writers

22 Free Online Courses for Writers provides a list of writing-related courses available online free of charge.

Below is a list of online English and writing courses. Many of these are Massive Open Online Course a.k.a. MOOCs available through universities. At the time of writing this blog post, these courses all appear to be free of charge.

These aren’t degree courses, nor are tutors typically available for these courses, but if you’re keen to learn and have the self-discipline to follow through on a self-directed course, you might find just what you’re looking for in this list to help you with your writing, develop a talent for a particular genre, learn the basics or polish what you already know.

Open Learn Courses

  1. English Grammar in Context
  2. Summarising text
  3. Start writing fiction
  4. Essay and report writing skills
  5. Writing what you know
  6. What is good writing?

MIT OPENCOURSEWARE, Creative Writing Courses

  1. Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing
  2. Writing Workshop
  3. Bestsellers: Detective Fiction
  4. Writing and Experience: Reading and Writing Autobiography
  5. Writing and Reading Short Stories
  6. Writing and Reading Poems
  7. Genre Fiction Workshop
  8. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

Various Sources

  1. The Crafty Writer’s Creative Writing Course
  2. How Writers Write Poetry
  3. Certificate Course in Structured Writing for Technical Documentation (Canvas.net)
  4. English Composition (WEU)
  5. Fundamentals of Structured Writing for Technical Documentation (Canvas.net)
  6. Start Writing Fiction
  7. Adventures in Writing (Stanford Online)
  8. Creative Writing: A Master Class

Let me know if you know of any other courses that we can add to the list!

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