Online Writing Courses

My goal with each writing course I create is simple: If you want to write great fiction and earn a decent living doing it, I will offer to you the tools and systems that have worked for me, and for my students. You’ll have to do the work…and there’s a lot of work to do. But I’ll show you every step you’ll need to take to reach your goal.
— Holly Lisle


FlashFictionCover65x1003-Week Flash Fiction Class Absolutely Free, no strings.

Learn the basic foundations of good storytelling in three weeks: Gripping beginnings, compelling and meaningful middles, and both “Opposites” and “Dramatic Irony” twist endings.

Plot OutlineProfessional Plot Outline $0.99

Start with no idea, end up with a solid plot outline that will guide your writing away from boring characters, zero-conflict middles, and dud endings.

Mugging the Muse

Mugging the Muse: Writing Fiction For Love AND Money — 2nd Edition $2.99

238-page writing overview course. Learn why YOU write, what you’ll love to write, how to write it…and why your writing matters. Includes quizzes, articles, and writing workshops to help you discover YOUR writer within.


How To Think Sideways: Career Survival School for WritersHow to Think Sideways ULTRA: Career Survival School For Writers $497 or 7 monthly payments of $77

For serious beginners through pros only: How to write your fiction, sell it, and make a living as a writer. Seven months, 29 weekly lessons, work at your own pace. Learn how to build and grow your paying writing career writing the fiction YOU love. Covers both commercial and indie publishing.

How To Revise Your NovelHow to Revise Your Novel: Get the Book You WANT from the Wreck You Wrote $239 or 5 monthly payments of $49.95

The toughest revision course you’ll ever love. Learn how to do a complete revision, turning your story from first-draft wreck to best-possible final draft in ONE revision. Don’t wander in circles for years wondering what’s wrong for your story. Fix it once, fix it wonderfully, and move on to your NEXT story. 5 months. 22 lessons. Work at your own pace.

How To Write A SeriesLIVE WORKSHOP IN PROGRESS! How To Write A Series: Master The Art Of Sequential Fiction $172 or 3 monthly payments of $57.34 

Learn how to develop your series so every episode will be better than the last; so your readers will be eagerly waiting for each new episode; and so you can stay on track. Avoid breaking your characters, alienating your readers, or wishing you had never started writing the thing.


Create A Character Clinic $9.95

Create A Plot Clinic $9.95

How to Write Page-Turning Scenes  $9.95

Create A Language Clinic  $9.95

Create A Culture Clinic  $9.95

Writing Clinic Discount Bundle 

Create A World Clinic  $9.95 


How To Write Dialogue With Subtext 

7-Day Crash Revision Workshop: BASIC Revision for Desperate Writers 

How To Motivate Yourself 

How To Find Your Writing Discipline 

Holly Lisle’s How To Beat Writer’s Block 

21 Ways to Get Yourself Writing When Your Life Has Just Exploded 

Words matter.