The Year of Writing Inclusively 2020

For writers and other creators of fictional worlds, 2020 and beyond needs to be about crafting narratives that don’t support, excuse, or ignore colonialism, marginalization, and other forms of oppression. Whatever you write–fiction, games, new media, plays, or screenplays; YA, middle grade, KidLit, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or romance–the narratives you create have the power to impact your audience (and their cultures) in either a positive way or a negative one.

Which will you choose?

Writing the Other classes can help you learn how to write characters very different from yourself and represent cultures outside of your own sensitively and convincingly. In 2020 we’re offering five core online courses covering every top-level issue authors face when they set out to write inclusive, diverse fiction:

Deep Dive Into Diverse Characters 
Deep Dive Into Description 
Deep Dive Into Dialogue and Dialect
Research Skills for Fiction Writers 
Deep Dive Into Building Inclusive Worlds 

(Click here for information on dates and instructors for core courses in 2020)

Writers who pre-register for two, three, four, or all five by January 15th can get a discount of up to $500 and a guaranteed spot in class.


Pre-register for Two Classes and you’ll get $25 off each core course you choose.

Pre-register for Three Classes and you’ll get $50 off each core course you choose.

Pre-register for Four Classes and you’ll get $100 off each core course you choose.

Pre-register for All Five Classes and you’ll get $100 off each course plus a free Master Class (live or On Demand) of your choice.

In addition to these discounts, all writers who buy classes through the Year of Writing Inclusively promotion will be able to enroll in any 2020 Master Classes with the alumni discount (50% off).

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Can’t afford to pre-register?

Don’t despair! Regular registration opens up two months before each class begins and there are scholarships and financial aid available for each class. Subscribe to our mailing list to get a notification when classes open for enrollment.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing courses through the Year of Writing Inclusively sale you are entitled to take two to five of the Core Courses Writing the Other offers for no extra fee. This promotion doesn’t include any other classes given by in 2020 and 2021, nor does it include in-person classes or retreats.

There are no refunds available for Year of Writing Inclusively purchases. If a student is unable to take one or more of the purchased classes in 2020 they’ll have the option to take the class(es) in 2021, or to take Master Classes (live or on demand), or to take other Writing the Other classes with costs similar to the remaining value of their purchase.

The name and email address given at purchase must match the name and email address given on class registration forms. If you’re buying the class as a gift, please use the gift form.

If you need to transfer part of your purchase to another person, contact us at to arrange this. There is no fee.

After filling out the YOWI form you will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. With 48 hours you’ll receive an invoice for the fee. You’ll have 72 hours to pay that invoice or contact us if you cannot.

After the invoice is paid, we will add the student’s email to a mailing list solely for sending information about class registration. As each class opens for enrollment, students will receive codes that allow them to register for no additional fee. If you see a class announcement but do not see an email with a code, please email

Got Questions? See our FAQ.

Ready for a Year of Writing Inclusively?