The Online Learning Experience at Storywriting School

Seven-day, self-paced online writing courses

Writers have to read a lot, write a lot, and meet deadlines. That's also the online learning experience at Storywriting School. On Day 1 of your class, you'll have access to coursework in the form of text lectures and writing exercises. You'll have seven days to go through them at your own pace. While you accomplish those exercises, a writing coach will review your work and give feedback as necessary.


Coursework - writing workshop online course

You'll do the coursework at your own pace, but as with most writing projects, you'll have a deadline.

The moment you join the class in Google Classroom, you'll have access to all the coursework (text lectures and writing exercises), which you're meant to go through at your own schedule while aiming to finish within seven days. This mimics the typical working conditions of a writer: you have control over how you get your writing done, but your boss or client will likely have deadlines for you to meet.

As you accomplish your coursework, a writing coach will review you your writing exercises. Your Coach will give you feedback, as needed, pertaining to your accomplishment of the exercise objectives.

Certificate of Completion -  writing exercises submitted by the deadline

Meet the deadline, receive a digital certificate.

If you finish all the required exercises on or before the deadline, we'll send you a digital certificate. In case you don't finish by the deadline, you may continue working on the exercises on your own, without receiving feedback from your Coach. (Note: We also allow you to pay for a reassessment if you finish later, but we'd really rather you finished on time!)

Consultation - story consultation, draft or outline

Apply what you've learned by submitting your draft or outline for a story consultation.

After the end of your seven-day online course, you'll have 28 days to submit a draft or outline (maximum 2,500 words) for a complimentary story consultation. We will have 2-3 story consultants comment on your work.

Your Online Writing Workshop

After you register and pay, here's what you can expect from an online writing class:


Beginning the Class

Core Period

Core Period

Days 1-7 (Published course dates)

Grace Period

Grace Period

Days 8-14

After Your Deadline

Story Consultation

Story Consultation

After the end of your seven-day online course, you'll have 28 days to submit a draft or outline (maximum 2,500 words) for a complimentary story consultation. You will also be asked to submit the following:

What happens to my online course's content after my deadline?

On students aged 8-12 

Our courses each have a minimum age requirement (please refer to the respective course page for that detail). This means that the lessons' concepts will be apt for that age and older, as proven in our live, face-to-face classes. However, our online courses are self-paced and require the use of technology. We've seen that our younger students have difficulty managing their online coursework on their own. They generally need a lot of handholding, which our writing coaches cannot provide. Therefore, we require students of this age to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or tutor to give them a better chance of finishing the class.

The parent, guardian, or tutor will need to initiate having the child go through the lessons, i.e. reading the lectures and answering the writing exercises. Also, since the courses are written to benefit a wide audience, some concepts may require some explanation so that a child will grasp them better.

To keep the experience pleasant for the child, please make sure that he/she is truly eager to learn how to write stories. Without this, the class will feel like a chore. Our young students who are eager to learn have a smoother experience. They often do better than their adult counterparts because they don't have the bad writing habits that grown-ups have acquired. They usually love reading stories and, many times, have attempted writing their own already.

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