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Steve Alcorn

Welcome to Writing Academy! If you are looking for online classes on how to write fiction you’ve found the right place. I'm Steve Alcorn, an author and instructor of fiction writing. I’ve helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers learn how to structure novels, and many of them are now in print.

I'll show you how to turn your idea into a novel or screenplay, and help you every step of the way. Here at Writing Academy you’ll find a selection of self-paced interactive online and video courses. You'll learn how to structure your work, discover techniques for writing mysteries or young adult fiction, and I'll even show you how to get published.

Online Workshops

Online Writing WorkshopsWe offer many different online writing workshops that let you learn at your own pace. These are lively, video-based classes that make learning fun. We have classes for all levels, from beginners to experts. And whether your interest is in novel writing, autobiography, writing for children, young adult fiction or screenplays, we have a class for you.

Once, enrolled, you're a permanent member, and can return any time to refresh your learning or ask questions about your writing. Plus, our amazing new subscription plan gives you access to all of our classes, without limitation.

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College Affiliated Extension Courses

College Extension ClassesOur college affiliated extension courses are offered through the online learning programs of more than 1500 colleges, worldwide!

Each course lasts six weeks, and consists of 12 lessons. Each lesson includes instructional materials, a quiz, web resources, and assignment involving your own original writing, and a discussion area where you'll share your work and receive feedback from Steve Alcorn. It's like being a member of the world's most exclusive critique group! New courses begin monthly.

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BookstoreIf you're looking for a great companion to my writing courses, you'll enjoy How to Fix Your Novel. It covers all the topics from my classes, and makes a wonderful reference, with test drives, work sheets and resource lists.

In the bookstore you'll also find the novels I use as examples in my classes; they're another great way to learn these techniques.

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