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The Writers' Block - Free Trial

Try out this writing community for free!

Procrastination, disorganization, and overwhelm––the top three reasons people don't get their writing done, submitted, or published. Welcome to The Writers' Block, a custom-tailored inspirational community for writers.

When you try out The Writers' Block for free you get:
  • An Exclusive Industry Expert Interview
  • A guest article with even more in-depth expert content
  • A Two-Minute Toolkit, from Institute instructor and author Nancy Coffelt
  • Inspiring writing labs created by the Institute's faculty to stretch your writing wings
  • Original writing exercises
  • An encouraging Front Porch Chat to help you stay motivated
  • A replay of one of our monthly Critique Workshops
This free version of The Writers' Block will give you a taste of the content offered to paid members each month.


If you like what you see, you can join The Writers' Block at the Second Story level with a monthly subscription, and get additional benefits:

  • Exclusive Industry Expert Interviews - Each month, a new industry expert shares their inside tips for moving your writing career and craft forward ($49 value)
  • A guest article with even more in-depth expert content (PRICELESS)
  • Surprise ever-changing discounts (Value––changes every month)
  • A new Two-Minute Toolkit, from Institute instructor and author Nancy Coffelt
  • Inspiring writing labs created by the Institute's faculty to stretch your writing wings
  • Free access to all Institute contest workshops ($56 value)
  • Private Facebook group to connect with writers (offered only with paid membership)
  • Monthly Online Critique Workshop ($59 value)
  • Free entry to all contests ($19 value per contest and a chance to win––and we give $1,300 in cash prizes!)
  • Opportunities to enter drawings to have your work critiqued live in our webinars
  • Chance to win a free critique every month ($160 value)
  • And when you do decide to pay in full for a year, you get two free months ($56 value)
That’s hundreds of dollars worth of benefits, fresh content, support, and tips every month, for 63¢ a day as a monthly member––and isn't 63¢ a day a good investment in your writing?

Try The Writers' Block free trial today!


Your Instructor


Katie Davis
Katie Davis

Katie Davis is the author/illustrator of over a dozen books for children and teens from Harcourt, Inc., Simon and Schuster, and HarperCollins, among others. She self-published How to Write a Children's Book and How to Promote Your Children's Book, both debuting at #1 on Amazon. All told, her books have sold over 820,400 copies worldwide.

Because Katie’s secret superpower is her ability to teach writers about writing, tech, and marketing, she created digital courses and products for writers such as How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and Launch Your Book Blueprint. She also co-created Picture Book Summit, the largest and first live online conference of its kind.

Katie’s first podcast was an interview show and began in 2010. Her second is Writing for Children, full of bite-sized, craft oriented lessons. As a regular guest on WTNH, Katie recommended children’s books for years, and has appeared on the TEDx stage.

Katie has been honored to speak everywhere from a maximum security prison, to elementary schools, to university level, including UCONN and Yale, and has keynoted conferences and fundraising galas.

Using her now not-so-secret superpower allowed Katie to take over the 49-year-old Institute of Children’s Literature and its sister school, the Institute for Writers, where, as of this writing, over 470,027 people have taken college level writing courses and learned to write for both children and adults.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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