Institute for Writers offers unique, one-on-one instruction to help aspiring writers achieve their goals. We are driven by our students’ success.

Our Mission

Institute for Writer’s mission is to empower students to achieve their writing goals through quality, affordable, and one-on-one distance education programs in preparation for today’s publishing marketplace.

Our Philosophy

We believe that everyone has a story to tell. Whether you are an aspiring writer or looking to improve your craft, our time-tested materials and one-on-one method of teaching provides the opportunity for you and your instructor to develop your own way of working together—to help you achieve your writing goals.

One-on-one Instruction

Writing is one thing. Teaching writing is another. Our instructors are pros at both. 

All of our instructors are published writers or professional editors trained to be your personal guide from your first assignment until you graduate—a true mentor.  Personal instruction of this quality and intensity is rare and extraordinarily effective.

Our Credentials

Institute for Writers is approved as a private business and trade school in the State of Delaware and recommended for college credits by the Connecticut Board of Academic Awards. College credits are obtained from Charter Oak State College, which functions under the degree granting authority of the Connecticut Board.

On average, more than 300 of our students, including those who have completed a course, are published every year. We love to see our students succeed and we work hard to maintain a positive reputation in the higher education, writing, and publishing industries. 

Read some of our students and graduates success stories on our Winners Circle page!

Core Values

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We set measurable goals and are accountable to our students, and to each other, for our actions, performance, and results.

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We operate with integrity, act ethically, and treat our colleagues and our students with dignity and respect. We expect and endorse that value in others.

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We strive to make a difference in people’s lives and want to help our students, instructors and staff members realize their individual potential.

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We believe collaboration and communication among students, instructors, and staff are essential to achieving positive outcomes for students and our company.

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We strive to uphold high standards in student experience, student support, and course outcomes and are continually seeking ways to improve in each of these areas.

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Licensure & Memberships

Recommended for college credits by the Connecticut Board for State Academic Awards

College credits obtained through Charter Oak State College

Approved as a private business and trade school in the state of Delaware

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