Online vs In-Person Writing Courses

Online vs In-Person Writing Courses


Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we look at the pros and cons of online vs in-person writing courses.

Should You Do A Writing Course Online Or In-Person?

Sometimes, people ask us at Writers Write if it is better to do a course in-class or online.

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Obviously, if you live far away from where classes are held, an online course is better for you. However, both approaches have inherent advantages and drawbacks.

Online vs In-Person Writing Courses

Let’s have a look at the advantages and drawbacks of both.

Online Options

I’ve enjoyed online courses, but sometimes struggle to find the time to finish the course.

Online vs In-Person Writing Courses

And I love being part of writing groups and societies. Most of the writing friends and mentors I’ve met, I have met at a writing course. I suppose the downside of this is that often personalities become bigger than principles.

In-class Options

For me creativity is like electricity, it carries its own energy that is amplified by a group of like-minded people. In class, we tend to bring out the best in each other.

Which Writing Course Is Best For You?

Ultimately, I think you have to weigh up the advantages and drawbacks of each and make a decision based on your own needs.

For me, I imagine that a hybrid course would be ideal, where you get to network with other writers and have time to study and write on your own.

I think a course that combines online resources and an in-class sense of community will offer the best of both worlds.

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 by Anthony Ehlers

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  1. Top Writers

    Thank you for this article. I think it depends of person. Someone prefer online courses, another – in-class. I would like to choose in-class variant because I like real life communication

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