Launch Your Writing Career Today

Welcome to Writing Academy! If you're looking for online classes on how to write well you’ve found the right place.

Steve and Dani Alcorn have helped more than 40,000 aspiring writers learn how to structure novels, and many of them are now in print.

We'll show you how to turn your idea into a novel or screenplay, and even show you how to get published.

Become a Published Author

Whether you dream of writing novels, non-fiction, screenplays, or memoirs, Writing Academy can help you make that dream a reality.

All our courses are designed to give you the tools you need to become a successful, published author.

Video Lessons

Each lesson features a video with detailed, actionable instruction about a specific topic. Throughout each course you'll apply the topics we discuss to your own work, as you develop your idea and begin writing.

Discussion Areas

Every lesson includes a discussion area, where you can post questions and interact with your instructors and fellow students. You will always receive prompt replies.

Learn at Your Pace

Our courses are self-paced to fit into busy lives. Complete them on your schedule.

Ways to Learn

Writing Academy offers you several ways to learn, depending on your goals and interests. You can choose to enroll in individual courses or subscribe to one of our bundles.

Individual Courses

Individual courses give you lifetime access to a particular course, including any updates we make to it. This is a good option for people with very specific writing goals.


Writing Academy Bundles offer you access to multiple courses for one low monthly (or annual) fee. This is the best option for people who want to launch a successful publishing career.

Enroll today to start your journey to becoming a published author!

Your Instructors

Dani Alcorn

Dani is the Chief Operating Officer at Writing Academy and co-Founder of Writer's Secret Sauce. She is also an authorinstructoreditor, and mentor.


She trained in screenwriting at Northwestern University and worked as a professional medical writer before taking Writing Academy full-time.


She enjoys working with aspiring authors at all stages, from those just learning to structure their stories to those ready to get into print.

Steve Alcorn

Steve is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. His publications include mysteries, young adult novels, a romance novel, children's books, history and non-fiction about theme park design, and the writer's guide How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve is also the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc, the company that provides the audio and video systems used in nearly all of the world's theme parks. In his spare time he enjoys world travel, sculpture and music composition.

During the past decade he has helped more than 40,000 aspiring authors structure their novels. Many of his students are now published authors.