Darling Axe Academy

Darling Axe Academy – Online Writing Courses and Supportive Workshops

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. 
—Orson Welles

Darling Axe online writing courses replicate the workshop-style curricula of many university MFA programs, but adapted into eight-week seminars.  

  • Collaborative workshops (four in eight weeks)
  • Small supportive groups for exchanging feedback
  • Writing prompts
  • Craft resources and short-story discussions
  • Individual feedback from an industry professional
  • A user-friendly Moodle site for workshop hosting and forums
  • A tangible goal and final product (e.g. a novel outline)

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Upcoming courses

A sharp hook: starting a novel with teeth

Team up with other fiction writers to strengthen and polish your manuscript's first 4000 words. All drafts welcome.

January 6 to February 28 
Workload: 8 hours/week
Cost: $200 USD ($260 CAD)

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Best-laid plans: a novel outlining workshop

Work with a cohort of other writers as you build a novel concept into a comprehensive outline.

March 2 to April 24
Workload: 8 hours/week
Cost: $200 USD ($260 CAD)

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Planet-scape: a worldbuilding workshop

This course is ideal for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction who want to add depth to a world or setting, or create a new world from scratch.

May 4 to June 26
Workload: 8 hours/week
Cost: $200 USD ($260 CAD)

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