Learn to write with your own one-on-one instructor.


Choose the course that's right for you.

Why us?

  • Proven method of instruction for 50 years!
  • One-on-one professional mentoring
  • Earn college credits
  • Payment plan available

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  • Authorized by the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education
  • College credits awarded by Charter Oak State College
  • Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP)

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Our Schools By The Numbers


Total number of students       (and counting!)

2 Graduates awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal or dubbed the state Poet Laureate of Wyoming.
0 Number of people with whom you have to share your instructor.
46,537 Ongoing tally of approx. number of books and articles published by our students and graduates in past two years.

Earn college credits

  • Earn college credits at both the Institute of Children’s Literature and Institute for Writers no matter where you live.
  • Courses are approved by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
  • Your transcript can be sent to any college, university, or school board. 

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Join our community

Pre-published? Published? We've got plenty for everyone! 


Our one-on-one courses give you and your instructor the opportunity to develop your own way of working together – to help you achieve your specific writing goals.

"It's been so amazing - I've had five books published with Dancing With Bear Publishing, numerous stories/articles published, ongoing assignments with Union Gospel Press, and just signed with an agent for my Christian romantic suspense novel!  And to think it all started with a little course from ICL..." - Laura Caron Thomas
"I took three courses with ICL.  It was such an incredible experience.  I learned so much from them.  And they are a wonderful resource after completing the courses.  I became a published writer while still taking the courses.  Go for it!!!" - Elaine D'Alessandro
"My debut novel is being published this month...  You make dreams come true." - Crystal "C.J." Malarsky
"Doors have opened for me that I never thought possible, and I owe it all to your training." - Kimberly McGraw

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