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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer--we have a course to fit your needs. Are you a passionate memoir enthusiast? Need help in business or technical writing? Want to learn how to write poetry? Looking for help in publishing and marketing your writing? Or perhaps you just want to brush up on the basics...well whatever your writing need, look no further! We have just the course for you.

We offer more than 50 writing courses and, best of all, you don't have to leave your home!  There are no scheduled course times in our online classrooms. We don't require any special software or hardware to participate. Our self-paced, online classes are always open 24/7.   You work at your convenience, day or night, in any time zone.

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  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was assumed we knew and remembered all of the essentials -- and slowly we discov...
    $90.00
    2.9 CEUs 29h
  • Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Become a Skilled Proofreader or Copyeditor If you're looking for a new career path or if you're a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy to follow, in-depth course, may be just what ...
    $75.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Novel Writing 101
    Novel Writing 101
    From character and plot-conflict development to infusing a unique style and specialized writing techniques, the steps to writing a novel--while not utterly impossible--do require a dedicated, disciplined approach. By committing to the steps outl...
    $90.00
    2.2 CEUs 22h
  • Creative Writing Workshop
    Creative Writing Workshop
    Do you dream of writing poetry, short stories, or novels? Have you ever watched a movie or a play and felt the desire to write a script of your own? Or have you already done some writing but want to find ways to bring more creativity, more originali...
    $90.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Romance Writing
    Romance Writing
    Writing a romance novel is the dream of many people all over the world. It's no wonder: as the most popular fiction genre in the United States for the past three decades, there are more opportunities in romantic fiction than ever before. What's ...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Nonfiction Writing 101
    Nonfiction Writing 101
    The famous Ayn Rand once wrote, Like every human activity, [writing] requires practice and knowledge. But there is nothing mystical about it. Any person who can speak English grammatically can learn to write nonfiction. This is as true today as when...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h

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  • ABCs of English Grammar
    ABCs of English Grammar
    This self-paced online course will provide you with a review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence. Divided up into 15 easy-to-understa...
    $75.00
    1.5 CEUs 15h
  • ABCs of Technical Writing
    ABCs of Technical Writing
    Technical writing is the art and science of translating technical information into readable, accessible writing usable by a wide audience. If you have ever read the user's manual for a piece of software or equipment you've purchased, you've seen tec...
    $75.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing
    Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing
    There you are, cold-calling yet another sales prospect. Your verbal pitch is pure gold; your prospect is attentive--interested--and seems ready to buy. But just as you're about to close the deal, you hear that eternal refrain: Send me something i...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
    Basic English Speaking Skills
    This course on Basic English Speaking Skills is a combination of both vocabulary and language and includes picture illustrations, external resources, and netlinks to sound and video demonstrations that accompany many of the concepts studied and aid ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Building Children's Reading Skills
    Building Children's Reading Skills
    This course will provide the learner with a better understanding of the underlying concepts needed to improve the reading skills in children and adults. Through readings, lessons, quizzes and independent explorations, the learner will leave the cour...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Business Writing
    Business Writing
    We live in a world where communication is paramount to survival. In a work environment where communication is equated with the professionalism and efficiency of an individual, would you jeopardize your career because of bad writing? Do you want the ...
    $95.00
    1.9 CEUs 19h
  • Creative Writing 101
    Creative Writing 101
    'Creative Writing 101' is an attempt to capture what cannot be held in hand or thought--the elusive riddle of human creativity as we find it in our writing. Here we look at various forms and genres (books, dramas and plays, poetry, essays, film-writ...
    $90.00
    1.9 CEUs 19h
  • Creative Writing for Beginners
    Creative Writing for Beginners
    Creative writing is a form of artistic expression. While the painter uses canvas and the sculptor uses clay, the writer uses pen and paper – or computer and keyboard in today's world. This course is designed to teach you the tools and mec...
    $90.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Creative Writing Workshop
    Creative Writing Workshop
    Do you dream of writing poetry, short stories, or novels? Have you ever watched a movie or a play and felt the desire to write a script of your own? Or have you already done some writing but want to find ways to bring more creativity, more originali...
    $90.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Effective Presentations
    Effective Presentations
    Speaking in front of a group of people is one of the most common fears people experience. In fact, it may be more feared than death...or even spiders . Yet being able to present ourselves, our companies, our ideas and products to others is one of th...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • English Composition 101
    English Composition 101
    Acquiring and developing the fundamentals of English composition is a vital skill that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. Being able to competently compose an essay and organize a thesis is not only useful in academic environments,...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    Have you ever been reading a newspaper or listening to a commentary and been confronted with a word you didn't know -- like for instance, plethora ? Over the years, you've seen and heard this word 20 times but you don't quite manage to remember the...
    $75.00
    1.6 CEUs 16h
  • ESL Basic Grammar
    ESL Basic Grammar
    Whether you are learning English as a second language or are a native speaker striving to improve your English and writing skills, understanding proper grammar rules and guidelines are the essential building blocks to creating clear and understanda...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
    ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
    This ESL basic grammar and writing course bundle provides an introduction to the basics of American English grammar and writing. We'll be covering the following topics in detail: - review the basic English structure in the form of nouns, verbs, ...
    $95.00
    2.1 CEUs 21h
  • ESL Basic Writing Skills
    ESL Basic Writing Skills
    Communication is vital in today's society. It is not enough to merely be able to speak and understand spoken English. In the United States, writing English is often a necessary skill in many job industries and fields. In order to develop practical w...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put verbs together, introduces t...
    $95.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 2
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 2
    This is a course for learning the English language. ESL Grammar Level 2 is a low intermediate course. After you know the fundamentals of pronouns, present simple tense, and past simple tense, you are ready to take this course. ESL Grammar Level 2 co...
    $95.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 3
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 3
    This course is third in a series of five ESL grammar courses. It builds on levels 1 and 2, and continues grammatical instruction grounded in the foundation offered in those courses. ESL Grammar Level 3 is a conceptually rich course. It contains ins...
    $95.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 4
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 4
    ESL Grammar Level 4 is the fourth in a five-course ESL grammar series, and builds on ESL Grammar Levels 1, 2, and 3. ESL Grammar Level 4 moves the English learner from the intermediate to the upper intermediate level of general English. With master...
    $95.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
    ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in our five-course ESL grammar series. It is the most advanced ESL grammar course offered, and prepares the English language learner for incorporating quite sophisticated structures into his or her English usage. Le...
    $95.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1: This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put v...
    $175.00
    5.2 CEUs 52h
  • Essay Writing 101
    Essay Writing 101
    Essays are a vital part of writing, both in academic circles and in many professions. Being able to write good essays is a rare ability and those that can demonstrate a mastery of this writing form will quickly distinguish themselves from those who ...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Freelance Writing 101
    Freelance Writing 101
    If you have ever dreamed of being a freelance writer this course is for you. Get started today learning about this exciting field and in no time you can be on your way to earning a living, extra income, and more, by doing something that you love ...
    $90.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Historical Fiction Writing
    Historical Fiction Writing
    Writing historical fiction is quite simply writing a story that is set in the past. You will do research to create a correct and realistic setting, based upon facts. Historical fiction can even include real people. You are writing fiction, but it i...
    $90.00
    2.3 CEUs 23h
  • How to Write a Grant Proposal
    How to Write a Grant Proposal
    Did you realize that you are most probably an experienced grant writer already? NO , you say, I've never written a grant in my life before -- but you have. Most people out there have asked somebody, at some time, for something in writing (one...
    $75.00
    1.5 CEUs 15h
  • How to Write a Short Story
    How to Write a Short Story
    If you're a reader and thought you might like to try your hand at short story writing but just don't know how to get started, this course will help! We'll take you through the entire process…preparing your mind, getting ideas on pape...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • How to Write Case Studies
    How to Write Case Studies
    What is a Case Study? A case study is an in-depth study of a singular situation, person or event. What does this mean? In most disciplines, studies are required to prove a hypothesis. These studies are usually very large in nature, with the...
    $95.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures
    How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures
    Do your employees have a place where they can find information on everything from what happens to their job if they get sick or injured to whether it is okay if ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • How to Write Short Stories for Children
    How to Write Short Stories for Children
    Do you long to write but feel like you're too busy? Writing for children can be the answer. Children's stories are generally far shorter and simpler than stories for adults. You can draft an 800 word children's story during a couple of lunch hours o...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Humor Writing 101
    Humor Writing 101
    Humor Writing There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. (Will Rogers) Laughing- the salve of the soul. When we feel at our lowest sometimes the only thing that can turn our mood around and ...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Journaling and Memoir Writing
    Journaling and Memoir Writing
    It doesn't matter if you're a famous politician, suburban homemaker or someone in between, the fact of the matter is that everyone has a personal story worth telling. Whether you want to honor someone who's made a difference in your life, heal old w...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Journalism 101
    Journalism 101
    This online course offers the student an introduction to the profession of journalism as a whole. It begins with a brief overview of journalism, acquainting students with the foundation of writing for the news industry. There is a lesson on the hist...
    $80.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Marketing Outreach
    Marketing Outreach
    Marketing a company's products and services to potential and existing customers is not only necessary, but a key ingredient to growing sales. Outreach marketing is the facet of marketing in which a company representative actively seeks out potential...
    $75.00
    0.6 CEUs 6h
  • Mystery Writing
    Mystery Writing
    This course is perfect for those who have an interest in either Creative Writing or the Mystery Genre . If you love to write and want to move into this popular genre, or you love to read a great mystery and have often thought you could do it, this ...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Nonfiction Writing 101
    Nonfiction Writing 101
    The famous Ayn Rand once wrote, Like every human activity, [writing] requires practice and knowledge. But there is nothing mystical about it. Any person who can speak English grammatically can learn to write nonfiction. This is as true today as when...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Novel Writing 101
    Novel Writing 101
    From character and plot-conflict development to infusing a unique style and specialized writing techniques, the steps to writing a novel--while not utterly impossible--do require a dedicated, disciplined approach. By committing to the steps outl...
    $90.00
    2.2 CEUs 22h
  • Paranormal Romance Writing
    Paranormal Romance Writing
    Paranormal romance is all the rage lately. From books to movies, sexy vampires and gothic love stories are blazing up the bestseller lists and hitting the top of the box office. Paranormal romance falls under the umbrella term 'speculative fiction' ...
    $90.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Poetry Writing 101
    Poetry Writing 101
    This poetry course is created for the lover of poetry who wants to learn how to appreciate the art even more. It is also for student poets who want to improve their craft. This course is thorough in teaching all students everything they need to kno...
    $90.00
    1.7 CEUs 17h
  • Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Become a Skilled Proofreader or Copyeditor If you're looking for a new career path or if you're a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy to follow, in-depth course, may be just what ...
    $75.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Punctuation and Grammar 101
    Punctuation and Grammar 101
    Do you need a refresher course in basic punctuation and grammar? Is your business writing, school writing or personal writing a disaster and you're tired of stressing over mistakes? Improper grammar and punctuation is a sign for some people, right...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Reading Comprehension 101
    Reading Comprehension 101
    Whether you are a student who is seeking to pass the reading comprehension portion of such standardized tests as the SAT, ACT, CLEP, College Placement Test, ACCUPLACER, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT, or you need to improve your reading comprehension for ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Report Writing 101
    Report Writing 101
    Introduction to Report Writing Organizing and writing reports for business can take up a lot of valuable time and money. They are a necessary evil used to explain and/or justify expenses, events, accidents, policy changes, as well as document ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Resume Writing 101
    Resume Writing 101
    One of the most important and intimidating steps in the job search process is writing a solid resume that gets the attention you want and need. Unfortunately, many job seekers get overwhelmed before they even get started. The result is poorly-writte...
    $75.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • Romance Writing
    Romance Writing
    Writing a romance novel is the dream of many people all over the world. It's no wonder: as the most popular fiction genre in the United States for the past three decades, there are more opportunities in romantic fiction than ever before. What's ...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Screenwriting 101
    Screenwriting 101
    This is a basic, nuts-and-bolts course, for people who wish to write screenplays, but don't know much about it. Because screenwriting is demanding both technically and in the market for jobs and sales, 'Getting Into The Screenwriting Game to Win' at...
    $90.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • SEO Copywriting
    SEO Copywriting
    SEO is a term you see a lot, especially if you are a freelance writer, or if you are contemplating becoming a freelance writer. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and is, simply put, the way to get your content found on the Web. When adverti...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Speed Writing 101
    Speed Writing 101
    Speedwriting is for anyone out there who needs to write faster. You may be a student struggling frantically to make sense of the lectures that you attend, but your method of taking notes only seems to capture about one-third of the material that is...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Spelling 101
    Spelling 101
    Do you use your Spell Check on your computer obsessively? Are you afraid to write anything without a dictionary or computer spelling program? Are you receiving low grades on schoolwork because of poor spelling? Are your business emails filled with...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Travel Writing 101
    Travel Writing 101
    Travel writing is a fun, interesting and fulfilling career. If your goal is to become a full-time travel writer who is able to live off your income from writing alone, it is important to understand that travel writing, like any other career, require...
    $90.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Typing and Keyboarding 101
    Typing and Keyboarding 101
    Today, knowing how to type fast is almost a necessity in the business world. More and more corporate-world employees are being asked to create reports, sales letters, business plans, blogs, web content, forecasts and more. Knowing how to type ca...
    $75.00
    2.0 CEUs 20h
  • Vocabulary Building
    Vocabulary Building
    Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Do you feel that your writing or your speaking vocabulary is below average? The purpose of Vocabulary Building is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversat...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was assumed we knew and remembered all of the essentials -- and slowly we discov...
    $90.00
    2.9 CEUs 29h
  • Writing Effective Emails in the Workplace
    Writing Effective Emails in the Workplace
    The number of email accounts worldwide is predicted to increase from 3.1 billion in 2011 to nearly 4.1 billion by the end of 2015, according to research by the research firm the Radicati Group, Inc. That number represents an annual growth rate of 7 ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Writing Effective Persuasion
    Writing Effective Persuasion
    Do you hear stirring speeches that inspire to go out and take to heart what the speaker was talking about? Do you wonder how some people can sell nearly anything simply by how they talk? If you do, then chances are you are wondering about being pers...
    $75.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Writing Help Course Bundle
    Writing Help Course Bundle
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures: Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was a...
    $135.00
    6.1 CEUs 61h
  • Writing Improvement 101
    Writing Improvement 101
    We know that effective writing will help students in their coursework but it's equally important to write well in the workplace. If a job interviewer is considering two qualified candidates, the candidate who can write well will have the edge. If yo...
    $90.00
    1.3 CEUs 13h
  • Writing the Great American Short Story
    Writing the Great American Short Story
    A pair of hands on the keyboard, a blank screen, and a single wish: You want to write the Great American Short Story! You've read many of them -- Poe's Black Cat, Cheever's Enormous Radio, Welty's The Worn Path -- but have you come close to writing ...
    $90.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Writing Women's Fiction
    Writing Women's Fiction
    Statistics from the American Bookseller Association and Book Industry Study Group show that women's fiction makes up 40 percent of adult popular fiction sold in the United States. It also makes up about 60 percent of adult popular fiction paperback...
    $90.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
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