A college alternative for writers.

Learn the writing & business skills you need to get published and support yourself financially.

You Don’t Need to Give Up Your Writing Dreams

Yet too many writers find themselves lost for good options.

  • Creative writing degrees don’t teach students how to write genre fiction (or novels!).
  • Their friends and family tell them that getting published is as likely as winning the lottery.
  • And they struggle to find a step-by-step plan that will lead to a writing career.

But what if writers had another option?

“One of the most comprehensive writing programs you’ll find anywhere.” — Steve Laube

President of The Steve Laube Agency, Enclave Publishing,
and The Christian Writer’s Institute

We can provide the unparalleled educational experience you’re looking for.

Conservatory, noun: “a school specializing in one of the fine arts.”

Laser Focus on Craft

We don’t fill your schedule with extracurriculars that don’t prepare you for a writing career.

Professional Mentorship

We provide more personal feedback on your writing than you can get anywhere else.

A Viable Financial Plan

We provide alternatives to the “starving artist” by training our students to be entrepreneurs.

This is one of the best things that ever happened to my writing and to me as a person. If your goal is to be an author, I can’t recommend The Author Conservatory highly enough.

Sarah Pagel

Learn One-on-One from Professional Authors & Editors

We know what it takes to break into the writing industry and build a sustainable career.

Brett Harris

Brett Harris

Kara Swanson

Kara Swanson

Jaquelle Ferris

Jaquelle Ferris

Steve Laube

Steve Laube

Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes

Joanne Bischof

Joanne Bischof

Katie Phillips

Katie Phillips

Sara Ella

Sara Ella

“I have been able to earn nearly $20,000 in the first year of the business the Conservatory helped me launch. I am now making approximately $83/hour, which leaves me plenty of time to write, and study and pursue the other things that are important to me.”

Kasumi Sonoda

Graduate in 3 years with…

A mastery of the fundamentals of fiction.

2-4 full-length projects that are better than anything you’ve written before.

A viable financial strategy for writing & entrepreneurship. 

Your own business venture that earns you money at a high hourly rate.

A network of writing peers and professional industry connections to support your career.

“I’m so honored to be part of something that feels groundbreaking.” — Nadine Brandes

Award-winning author of Fawkes, Romanov, and the Out of Time Series

How to Apply:


Fill Out An Application

Answer a few questions as part of our initial screening process.


Talk With Admissions

Work with our admissions team to see if the program is right for you.


Choose Your Start Date

If you are accepted, you will choose a start date that works best for you.

Apply for the Conservatory

Space is limited. Apply today to get started.

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