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Divergent Thinkers Writing Academy

Master yourself.
Then your craft!


Common Challenges for Writer’s

Lack of Coaching, Resources, and Structure:

The fastest way to improve your skills in any field is to learn from someone who is already doing it! Our program boasts quality coaching, resources, and a community that allows you to focus on what you need to succeed! Imagine having access step by step guides, templates, and checklists that answers every question you have to complete your writing project!

Understanding everything that goes into writing a great story can be overwhelming. Many writers quit before they ever truly start! How do we set ourselves up for success? Our academy’s is designed to work for the writers, breaking the barriers and removing the burdens brought on by not having what you need to succeed!

Writer's Block:

Writer's block is generally frustrating periods of creative stagnation. It’s the most common problem and it keeps us from finishing our work! But here’s one of my simple secrets, writer’s block doesn’t exist. Ask me to talk about that later…


How do you complete a 70k word story in 90 days? A writing routine can be the developmental solution you need to finish your manuscripts in record time! There are dozens of writing routines online but which one is right for you? Let's find one that works for you, then tweak that routine to fit your life and circumstances.

Accountability Partners:

Writing shouldn’t be a solitary endeavor. Joining the right writing community can be the difference between an enjoyable journey and a short lived writing nightmare! Ever needed beta readers? Curious about how a section of your story reads? Need a quick answer to a nagging question? Ask to join our exclusive discord server!

Editing & Publishing:

Should you go the traditional or independent route? What are the pros and cons? What should you be doing regardless of the route you choose? How do I find a publisher or an agent? When should you hire an editor? Is vanity publishing really a scam? Will A.I. help or hurt my writing? Which path should you take to get to your goal? So many questions, we’ve got answers!

Why should you join?

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Our experienced team of writing coaches provides guidance and mentorship to writers of all levels. Whether you’re a novice writer developing your skills or an established author refining your craft, we will work closely with you to enhance your writing abilities, unlock your creative potential, and overcome any obstacles standing in the way of your writing. Through our group coaching sessions, we’ll help you harness your unique strengths and navigate the intricacies of storytelling, character development, plot construction, and more.


Gain access to a support network of vibrant writers who understand the challenges and triumphs that come with the creative process. Our Discord server provides a platform for collaboration, inspiration, and accountability. Join our academy if you’re looking for a diverse group of writers, you like participating in engaging discussions, you know the value of shared learning environments, and building lifelong connections.


Our carefully curated books, curriculum, and workshops cover a wide range of writing disciplines, ensuring there is something for everyone. Our templates, guides, and checklists will help you stay on task and keep you moving toward your goals. Whether you are interested in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, or any other form of written expression, our workshops provide valuable insights, practical techniques, and hands-on exercises that will elevate your writing to new heights. Our resources offer an immersive and interactive learning experience that will help you refine your skills, expand your knowledge, and stimulate your imagination.

What makes us different?

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Damien Tillman’s debut book, Learning to Quote Myself, is a meticulously written, deeply personal collection of poems. Each poem is a uniquely thought-provoking revelation. While describing his coming-of-age journey, Tillman discovers his voice and ultimately learns the power of quoting wisdom and knowledge, especially his own. I believe Learning to Quote Myself by Damien Tillman entertains as well as educates. For a man of few words, Tillman’s poetry speaks volumes.

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  • What is the Writing Academy all about?
    The Creative Writing Academy is a platform dedicated to nurturing the writing talents of aspiring authors, bloggers, and content creators. We offer a range of structured courses, interactive workshops, and personalized feedback to help you refine your writing skills and find your unique voice.
  • Who can benefit from the Creative Writing Academy?
    Our academy welcomes writers of all levels, from beginners seeking to explore their passion for writing to seasoned authors looking to enhance their craft. Whether you're interested in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or any other writing genre, we have courses tailored to suit your needs.
  • How does the enrollment process work?
    Enrolling in our academy is simple! Just head to our website's enrollment page and select the course you're interested in. Follow the prompts to create an account and make your payment. Once your payment is confirmed, you'll gain instant access to the course materials and our supportive writing community.
  • Are the courses self-paced or do they have specific start dates?
    Our courses are designed to be flexible and self-paced. You can start and progress through the lessons at your own convenience, allowing you to fit learning into your schedule. There are no rigid start dates, so you can join anytime that suits you.
  • What can I expect from the course content?
    Our course content is crafted by experienced writers and educators. You can expect engaging video lessons, interactive exercises, writing prompts, and valuable resources that cover various aspects of creative writing. Each course is structured to provide a comprehensive learning experience.
  • Will I receive feedback on my writing?
    Absolutely! We believe in the power of constructive feedback. Our courses include opportunities for peer reviews, and our instructors provide personalized feedback on your assignments. This helps you identify your strengths and areas for improvement, accelerating your writing growth.
  • Is there a community of writers to connect with?
    Yes, there is! As a member of the Creative Writing Academy, you'll gain access to our vibrant community of writers. Engage in discussions, share ideas, and connect with fellow writers from around the world, fostering a supportive network to inspire and motivate you.
  • Can I access the course materials after completing the course?
    Yes! Once you complete a course, you'll retain access to the course materials, allowing you to review and revisit the content whenever you need a refresher or wish to refer back to specific lessons.
  • Do you offer any additional resources or support beyond the courses?
    Absolutely! In addition to our courses, we regularly provide exclusive writing tips, blog posts, and writing challenges to our academy members. Our commitment to your growth extends beyond the courses themselves.
  • What if I'm not satisfied with the course?
    We want all our students to be satisfied with their learning experience. If you're genuinely not happy with a course or the community, please reach out to our support team, and we'll be happy to discuss improvements, as well as other solutions.

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