Creative Writing Online

Autumn courses


Our high quality online courses are designed for writers who are looking to learn new techniques and improve their writing. Lasting either 12 or 24 weeks, courses are available for beginners and experienced writers. Courses start 24 September.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR NEXT STEPS COURSES: 11 SEPTEMBER

What you get:

  • An active tutor who will provide feedback and guidance – these are not anonymous, off-the-shelf online courses
  • A small group of fellow students for discussing and sharing techniques
  • Easy-to-use online lessons in your browser – no need to download extra software
  • Study from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world

National Centre for Writing   UEA University of East Anglia

Fiction courses

Poetry courses

Non-fiction & genre 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

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

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