Creative Writing Online

Designed by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing, these online courses provide the very best in online writing tuition.

All courses are fully tutored, which means you have direct interaction with your tutor throughout the course. Our experienced tutors are all published writers with years of combined experience.

The autumn 2018 courses are now available. Explore the catalogue below.


National Centre for Writing   UEA University of East Anglia

Fiction courses

Study from home

Creative Writing Online courses can be studied anywhere in the world using an ordinary computer. You access the course using your normal web browser and don’t need any specialist equipment or technical knowledge.

“Eliza was incredibly generous, encouraging and insightful.”
Level 1 fiction student

Poetry courses

Small, friendly groups

We want you to have a positive and rewarding experience, which is why all our courses are capped at 15 students. Get to know other writers in a safe space, share work and discuss techniques.

“Anjali was really encouraging. My first attempt since school to participate in creative writing and it has made me want to continue.”
Level 2 fiction student

Non-fiction & genre courses

Fully tutored & assessed

All Creative Writing Online courses have an active tutor who accompanies you on your learning journey. Tutors take part in discussion and provide feedback on your assignments, just like taking part in seminars at university.

“Excellent and constructive feedback from Helen Ivory. Enjoyed the high standard of poems posted by participants.”
Level 2 poetry student

“Having someone read and feedback on my writing gave me focus and motivation.”
Jenny April 2017