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Beth Conny working with writers at the Write Directions Institute

What is the Write Directions Institute?

WDI is home to writers like you who need expert advice on the craft and business of writing. Here, they are part of a community of creative souls who share their personal and professional goals. It is a place of support and inspiration, fueled by the power of words.

What programs does WDI offer?

WDI classes, or intensives, are 60 to 90 minutes long to accommodate your busy schedule (60 minutes for teleclasses, 90 minutes for in-person classes). Each program covers a topic critical to your writing success, be it in print or in the digital world. All are open to writers of all levels and genres. Programs are offered on different dates and at different times. Many have follow-up workshops, accountability groups or coaching. Most classes are limited to 15 students. Spaces fill quickly. Subscribe to the Write Directions newsletter to get the latest schedule, or Like us on Facebook.

Who are WDI’s instructors?

All are experts dedicated to fast-tracking your success. Veterans of their fields, they’ll help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. All of their classes offer ample opportunities for Q&As. You can learn more about individual instructors in each course description.

How are classes scheduled?

Classes are offered at convenient times to meet the needs of students who prefer early morning, midday or evening sessions. We also try to accommodate students in different time zones. Times of follow-up workshops, accountability groups and coaching sessions are set by the instructors.

How many students are in a typical class?

There is no typical class or number of students; however, enrollment is capped at 12. Special arrangements can be made for larger or smaller groups seeking instruction in specific topics. Students seeking personalized instruction should consider one-on-one coaching.

Where are classes held?

WDI makes its home at Cowork Frederick, a collaborative workspace for creative professionals, located in historic Downtown Frederick. In-person programs are held at Cowork. Teleclasses and online classes are held wherever you and your phone or laptop happen to be!

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