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If you’ve ever thought about writing a biography, history, memoir, how-to, self-help, or even business or marketing book, you’d be writing nonfiction.

Unlike with fictional works, you can’t just rely on your imagination and make things up. Even if the facts are on your side, you still have to make your manuscript a pleasurable read.

Nonfiction Writing Classes

If you are thinking of writing nonfiction, you might consider one of these 18 courses to help make your book one that people are eager to read.

You can also refer to our guides with steps to writing a nonfiction book synopsis and how to make money writing nonfiction.

1. How to Write a Book in 30 Days (Nonfiction)

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Discover a more efficient way to write a book with How to Write a Book in 30 Days. Learn about a formula that produces better books and enhances the readers’ experience.

The 10-step formula shared in this course will help you produce books that are easier to read and that better respond to the readers’ needs. This course is best for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers planning to grow their following by writing a book. It is also useful for individuals who want to write a book as a challenge to themselves.

Key topics include:

  • Tips on choosing a good title for a nonfiction book
  • How to structure a book so it’s easy to read
  • How to produce easy-to-read books

Price: $69.99 

2. How To Write A Nonfiction Book Fast Without Writers Block

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With How To Write A Nonfiction Book Fast Without Writers Block, you’ll learn various strategies for making money from your book as well as making sure it’s the most extensive one out there.

This course will also help you organize ideas coherently to create a professional book that readers will treasure, without running into writer’s block along the way.

Key topics include:

  • Understand why you should write a book
  • Recognize multiple ways to make money from a book
  • Organize ideas for writing a professional reader-friendly book

Price: $44.99 

3. Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style

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Creative Nonfiction will help you transform common subjects into exceptional stories. Discover why interest, editing, and collaboration are key to being a strong writer.

This course will reveal the how to prepare for writing and offer a closer look at the course instructor’s classic Esquire piece “The American Male at Age Ten.”

Key topics include:

  • Organizing notes
  • Elements of a story
  • Dialogue and quotes

Price: $15 /month for a Skillshare membership

4. Questions That Easily Write Nonfiction Books—Revolutionary

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The process you’ll learn with Questions That Easily Write Nonfiction Books will help you write articles, essays, and even blog posts.

This course is best for Amazon Kindle authors and people who want to write a practical book that supports and instructs others.

Key topics include:

  • Plan a book in three simple steps
  • Easily write nonfiction books
  • Correct every writing error in three steps
  • Create nonfiction books readers actually want

Price: $79.99 

5. How to Write Nonfiction Like a Pro

In the step-by-step course How to Write Nonfiction Like a Pro, Tom Corson-Knowles, author of more than 25 nonfiction books including The Kindle Writing Bible, shares his secrets to success as a nonfiction author.

With this course, you’ll get impactful lectures, video training, writing templates, and other helpful resources.

Key topics include:

  • Writing a nonfiction book in 30 days or less
  • Become a master communicator through the written word
  • Write blog posts that attract attention

Price: $197

6. How to Write Nonfiction

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How to Write Nonfiction will show you a system for listing down and organizing your own ideas so can avoid hunting down sources. You’ll learn how the structure and organization of your manuscript can naturally reveal itself.

This course will walk you through extended nonfiction books, academic articles, and essays. Examine the practical process of writing captivating and thriving nonfiction.

Key topics include:

  • Card-based system of collecting and organizing research and ideas
  • Structuring your ideas
  • Editing the work in a multiple-pass system

Price: $109.99

7. Write a Book: Nonfiction Book Structures Class

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In Write a Book, instructor Franki B. Kidd will help you understand the 10 varieties of nonfiction book compositions that are well-structured for nonfiction authors.

In this course, Franki will show you how to apply the concepts she wrote about in her book Mega Nonfiction Outline eBook.

Key topics include:

  • Fixed templates for writing nonfiction
  • Writing more nonfiction manuscripts faster

Price: $15/month for a Skillshare subscription

8. How to Write Your Nonfiction Book with the Flat Plan Method

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How to Write Your Nonfiction Book is ideal for business people and freelancers.

If you have great inspiration and want to get it onto the page as quickly as possible, this course is for you.

Key topics include:

  • How to write a nonfiction book
  • Researching your nonfiction book
  • Organizing your thoughts and ideas
  • Creating a flat plan to make the writing as easy as possible
  • Writing your first draft

Price: $49.99 

9. Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers

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Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers will show you how you can continue writing even when you experience writer’s block. Discover how to increase your speed and understand which pitfalls to avoid when writing nonfiction.

Best for self-publishers, nonfiction authors, and those tired of outsourcing, this course will also help with editing, organizing data, and formatting skills.

Key topics include:

  • How to turn around existing content
  • Rewriting techniques to speed up the process
  • Where to find ideas
  • Formatting books
  • Book selling tips

Price: $39.99 

10. Creative Nonfiction: How to Outline and Write A Book in 7 Days

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If you enroll in Creative Nonfiction, you’ll be tasked with writing a 5,000–10,000-word book in just 7 days. Don’t worry! The course instructor will show you precise outlining and writing processes for writing short nonfiction books so you can write with confidence and precision.

Key topics include:

  • Reader questions
  • Introduction to easy writing tools

Price: $15/month for a Skillshare subscription

11. Creative Nonfiction Writing—You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

In just under two hours of video lessons, Creative Nonfiction Writing will help refine and perfect your personal writer’s voice as you discover what exactly creative nonfiction is (and what it isn’t).

This is a fun and practical writing course designed to get you excited about writing your own creative nonfiction!

Key topics include:

  • What makes for a good storyteller
  • How to effectively utilize descriptive language in your writing
  • How to effectively use and manipulate a plot diagram for writing creative nonfiction
  • Ways to get the most out of your revision

Price: $49.99 

12. Getting Started: Learning to Write Creative Non Fiction

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With Getting Started, you’ll sharpen your nonfiction writing skills and learn how much subject matter counts when it comes to great sales pieces. You’ll also learn a better overall structure for your writing.

Plus, learn to generate improved proofreading and editing skills and improve your grammatical skills.

Key topics include:

  • Discover why some words work and others don’t
  • Develop improved proofreading and editing skills
  • Comprehend the difference between opinionated pieces and journalistic styles

Price: $19.99 

13. Creative Nonfiction: How to Craft a Personal Narrative

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In this Creative Nonfiction course, journalist Daniel Krieger will reveal how to craft a nonfiction personal narrative. He’ll examine the process of deconstructing a story, using one of his own from The New York Times “Magazine Lives” column.

With other topics such as picking the right story, approaches for making it, how to revise it, and what comes next, this course is fitting for anyone who gets a kick out of writing true stories.

Key topics include:

  • Choosing a story
  • Writing a draft
  • Revisions

Price: $15/month for a Skillshare subscription

14. Write A Nonfiction Book in A Day

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Write A Nonfiction Book in A Day is for anyone curious about how to use their content for their business or even as a side hustle.

With this course, discover the step-by-step approach to producing a book in a short period of time and quickly become a published author.

Key topics include:

  • How to find great ideas for books
  • How to repurpose content you already have into a book
  • How to turn content into a book quickly

Price: $49.99 

15. Writing Nonfiction: The Essential Guide

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Finding ideas and markets for your work is just one of the things you will learn in Writing Nonfiction, along with how to effectively pitch a topic to multiple markets.

With 17 videos and many downloadable writing exercises and handouts, this course is aimed at new writers and those looking to refresh their knowledge. You will also get a list of current nonfiction markets.

Key topics include:

  • Understand the essential elements of writing nonfiction articles
  • Know how to find topics to write about
  • Identify writing markets to which you can sell your work
  • Submitting your work to an editor

Price: $94.99 

16. How to Write a Nonfiction Book Outline

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How to Write a Nonfiction Book Outline is for those who want to write a nonfiction book or monetize their knowledge. The course focuses on book writing, outline templates, and publishing.

Key topics include:

  • Book writing
  • Book publishing
  • Book outline template

Price: $15/month for a Skillshare subscription

17. Plan Your Nonfiction Book in a Weekend

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Plan Your Nonfiction Book in a Weekend will teach you how to plan a nonfiction book from ideation to publication, and understand why and how to use it to build your personal brand. And, yes, you can do it in just a weekend!

Key topics include:

  • Understanding your book
  • How to use your book to build your personal brand
  • Develop a brilliant outline structure

Price: $149.99

18. Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks

Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks promises to help you finally finish a 20,000-word manuscript. Learn how to write an outline of a book and organize it, as well as track your word count and set small goals.

Learn all the other important details that go into a book, such as copyright and disclaimers, and come up with a compelling title for your novel.

Key topics include:

  • How to write an outline of a book
  • Organize a book
  • Track your word count and set small goals
  • Copyright disclaimers
  • Creating a title for your novel

Price: $24.99

Writing Nonfiction

Accuracy and truth are essential when it comes to writing nonfiction—but you also need to make your presentation of facts interesting enough that people will actually enjoy learning.

These 18 nonfiction writing courses can help you start on your way to success!

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Joana Regulacion

Joana Regulacion is a proud wife, mother, and furparent. Joana enjoys researching about different topics to write blogs for TCK and sees it as a way to learn and discover new things. She still occasionally conducts lectures for aspiring teachers who are reviewing for the Licensure Examination for Teachers, but enjoys working from home to be closer with her family