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Writer’s Welcome Kit

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay, Writing for Performance

Online Asynchronous

Open to all levels

Start Date: September 30, 2024
End Date: September 30, 2024
Time: - - - PT
Capacity: 1000 seats
Member Price: $179.10
General Price: $199.00

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Unleash Your Writing Potential with Hugo House's Writer's Welcome Kit!

Join more than 500 fellow Hugo House writers who have transformed their writing journey with this course.

Are you an aspiring writer eager to embark on a fulfilling writing career? Don't waste time trying to figure it out on your own. The Writer's Welcome Kit is your ultimate guide to save 100 hours of hard work and worry, bridging the gap from aspiring writer to productive writer.

Discover a groundbreaking e-course that not only equips you with the essential knowledge but also provides access to the same resources used by seasoned professionals to achieve publication success.

Why Choose the Writer's Welcome Kit?

Comprehensive and Flexible Learning:

Delve into a six-week journey that covers crucial aspects of your writing life, presented in a 100-lesson e-course. Explore chapters on How to Start, Your Writing Practice, Your Reading Practice, Your Writer's Craft, Your Writing Business, and Your Writing Life.

Wisdom from the Best:

Gain invaluable insights from New York Times best-selling and award-winning authors, including Jess Walter, Claire Dederer, and Jane Wong, through exclusive audio interviews.

Practical Templates for Efficiency:

Embrace efficiency with 10 essential document and spreadsheet templates meticulously curated to jumpstart and manage your writing life. These templates mirror what seasoned writers use to stay productive throughout their careers.

Unlimited Access, Anywhere:

Embrace the freedom to learn at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. Whether you're on a desktop or mobile device, the Kit adapts to your schedule and preferences.


What You'll Get:


Indispensable resources for writers, from literary magazines to online writing tools and free access to ebooks. Tap into a wealth of knowledge to elevate your writing career.

100 interactive flashcards:

Master grammar and literary devices like a seasoned pro. Our online flashcard app makes learning enjoyable and impactful, empowering you to wield language with confidence.

100 inspiring writing prompts:

Unlock the depths of your creativity and immerse yourself in your characters' voices with thought-provoking prompts. With endless possibilities, these prompts are your gateway to boundless writing potential.


Is This Kit Right for You?

The Writer's Welcome Kit benefits writers of all genres who are ready to embrace a dedicated and purposeful writing life. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, this course is tailored to elevate your writing journey to new heights.


Don't let your writing dreams linger any longer. Join the ranks of hundreds of thriving Hugo House writers who have already transformed their lives with the Writer's Welcome Kit.


Enroll now and pave your way to becoming the writer you've always aspired to be. The world is waiting to discover your voice – unleash your full writing potential today!

Each class description includes a breakdown of what you can expect in terms of in-class activity, feedback, and homework (if any). 

Generative means you’ll be generating new writing, either in class or at home between classes.

Workshop means you’ll be sharing work to be read and critiqued by your instructor and classmates and that you will also be critiquing the work of your peers. 

Reading means you’ll be doing close reading of a work with an eye toward craft. 

Craft discussion means you’ll be looking at the tools writers use to do that thing they do so well and then trying it out yourself.

Class levels are designed for various stages of the writing journey. Simply self-select the level that sounds best for where you’re at. 

Introductory: This is your first creative writing workshop, first writing class since high school, or first foray into a new genre or form. You’re looking to try something new, kickstart your writing, and/or establish yourself in the fundamentals.

Intermediate: You have a strong understanding of writing fundamentals and are eager to deep dive into craft. You’re honing your writerly identity and voice through independent projects. In workshop, you look for constructive feedback and are ready to do writing and reading outside of class.

Advanced: You’ve written a significant body of work and have taken it through several stages of revision. You’re getting ready to publish or are in the early stage of publishing, and you’re interested in refining the skills that will take you to the next level in the literary industry.

All Levels: You are any of the above and are looking to play with new possibilities.

You’ll get your class information, including Zoom link if applicable, three days before the first day of class.

Write With Hugo House is our free monthly write-in program, operated in partnership with the Seattle Public Library. Two take place onsite at SPL locations, one takes place online. 

Sliding-scale classes are offered every quarter. Find them in our Class Catalog.

We announce flash sales, early bird periods, and special deals through our e-newsletter; sign up at the bottom of this page.

At this time, we offer payment plans on classes 8 sessions and up. Email with the name of the class you’re interested in to set up a payment plan.

Asynchronous classes are perfect for students that need flexibility!

During an asynchronous class, instructors release new lessons once per week. Students then have one week to complete that lesson and any accompanying coursework. You’ll learn as much as you would in a traditional class but with the flexibility to work at the best times for your schedule!

While there are no live sessions, asynchronous classes are still a lively and rigorous experience. Async classes are not static lessons but an adaptable and energetic community space. Be ready to work in a collaborative environment, giving and receiving feedback on your writing, participating in discussions, and growing your writing practice in a way that works best for you.

Asynchronous classes take place through the website Wet Ink. Students receive an invitation to the class and to set up a Wet Ink account on the start date of the class. Each week of the class, a new lesson will be available through the Wet Ink portal. Classes close two weeks after the end date, and students receive an email containing their content from the class when it closes.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

In general, we do not record classes. However, an exception if a student has specific access needs.

We encourage students to only sign up for classes that fit with their schedule.   

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.

Hugo House members get to register early for classes – a full week before they open to the general public!, receive a 10% discount on events and classes, and more. See the full list of membership benefits here!

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If you’re interested in contributing your skills, Hugo House accepts volunteer applications for a variety of roles, including event support, administrative tasks, and more. Learn more on our Volunteer page.

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