Classes by Mail

We don't just do seminars. The Writing Academy offers a unique at-home study program in writing, which provides instruction, feed-back, encouragement, and growth between seminars.

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We offer five different correspondence courses in writing, including writing basics, poetry, memoir, and devotions. We also offer an independent study in writing, for which the writer submits portions of a work in progress for critique and feedback by one of our instructors.


In this series, writers learn fundamentals of crisp, clean, marketable writing — including paragraph and theme development.


The devotions series consists of five short assignments, each one asking the student to write a single devotion according to certain requirements similar to those specified by devotional magazines. A more challenging sixth assignment calls for the writing of five devotions developing a single theme.


This series addresses the relationship between poetry and prose. It emphasizes the writing of modern poetry which uses the cadence of modern speech, modern language, and modern subjects.


Have you thought about wanting to share your life story? Have you wondered if some of the stories you tell at family gatherings might be publishable in magazines? Are you interested in leaving a legacy for your loved ones? If so, this course will inspire you, educate you and start you on the right track.


Design your own! This project may be any genre. It might be a long essay, a collection of short stories, a book-length manuscript.

Note: Writers may be assessed additional critiquing fees for manuscripts that are longer than the average series.


Writing Courses: Q & A

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors are trained professionals and published writers. You can read about them here on our site.

How does the program work?

You can register and pay for your class online with a credit card or your Paypal account. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a course application form and a check to our Treasurer. You will receive the curriculum by mail, and you will be matched with one of our professional tutors. As you complete the assignments, you send them to your tutor, who will offer constructive criticism and encouragement.

How much does it cost?

All of our writing courses are competitively priced at $150 per course.

How do I sign up?

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Need more information?

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Phone: 314-522-3718

Snail Mail

Snail Mail:
Nancy Remmert
The Writing Academy
312 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63135-2756

Seventy percent of a first draft is garbage and 30 percent is gold, but you have to write 100 percent to get that 30.
      — (Laurell K. Hamilton)


Keep in mind that the person to write for is yourself. Tell the story that you most desperately want to read.
      — (Susan Isaacs)

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