Writers of the Future announced a free online writing workshop resulting in over 1,000 sign-ups in the first 72 hours from over a dozen countries.

I hope viewers will be encouraged to write, and to write better. There are great stories as yet unwritten; I hope the viewers of this course will write them so I can read them.”

— Orson Scott Card

When Writers of the Future announced a free online creative writing workshop with New York Times bestselling authors over 1,000 people signed up in the first 72 hours from over a dozen countries.

The online writing workshop launch coincided with the Summer 2020 edition of Sci Fi Magazine where editor Jeff Berkwits wrote, “The new Writers of the Future Online Writing Course—an extension of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future (WOTF) Contest, the world’s preeminent competition for up-and-coming genre authors,” with the goal of  helping “budding speculative storytellers become future Hugo, Nebula, and WOTF award winners.”

Posted online at writersofthefuture.com, word-of-mouth quickly picked up and workshop sign-ups started coming in from around the world. Within 72 hours there were over 1,000 participating.

The free intermediate level writing course for the aspiring writer includes 13 video presentations featuring Writers of the Future judges: David Farland, Tim Powers, and Orson Scott Card, essays by contest founder L. Ron Hubbard, and writing assignments.

International bestselling author and Writers of the Future Contest judge Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) said that he hopes “viewers will be encouraged to write, and to write better. There are great stories as yet unwritten; I hope the viewers of this course will write them so I can read them.”

You can sign up for the free online writing workshop here.

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