Online Creative Writing Course

Learn Creative Writing Online

This online Creative Writing Course will teach you the secrets of fiction writing so that you can publish your short story or novel. You will learn how to create the fictive dream, immersive plots and well-rounded characters. Develop your voice as a writer and write compelling dialogue. And find out how to determine which point of view is best for your story.

NYIADs Creative Writing Course is designed to help you succeed as a fiction writer. By the time you complete this course, you will know how to manage yourself as a writer, identify prospective agents and seek publishing opportunities.

Professional Writers Give You Feedback

Along the way, you will be supported by a dedicated team of mentors who are all experienced writers. They are here to give you feedback on your work, help to develop your stories and characters, and to provide general support throughout the duration of the course. This is the single most important aspect of our creative writing course - the one that ensures you have the skills needed to succeed in this field.

What You'll Learn in Our Creative Writing Course

After completing the Creative Writing Course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how fiction works, and the theory of the fictive dream
  • Understand the difference between dramatized scenes and narrative summary in fiction
  • Understand how point of view shapes storytelling
  • Understand how language and metaphor accumulate to produce meaning
  • Develop your own unique voice
  • Identify and develop your own urgent material for fiction
  • Improve your fiction writing abilities through daily practices and targeted exercises

What you get

  • 24/7 access to expertly prepared online course materials — lessons and HD video
  • One-to-one feedback from a professional writer as your mentor— there to help you improve
  • Access to a team of advisors — available by phone and email to answer all your questions
  • Up to 18 months to complete the course at your own pace
  • Access to our student forum — an online community to discuss courses, get answers to your questions, and share your work
  • 14 days to review the course risk-free — full refunds offered in first two weeks after enrollment
  • Creative Writing Certificate — delivered upon graduation