We recognize that
most writing schools do not require any type of prequalification as
a condition for enrollment. We do. And because we are selective, and
because we give every student one-on-one mentoring with each
assignment, we are able to promise very specific results to those
By the time you
finish the program, you’ll
complete at least two manuscripts suitable to submit to editors. You’ll
also write a character sketch, plans for six stories or articles,
and eight complete manuscripts.
different. We aim higher. Our goal is to teach qualified people how
to write for publication and how to sell their writing.
So, in order to find
people who are qualified to enroll in our program, we offer this
free Writing Test. We strictly limit our enrollment to those who
Since we begin
with better students, it’s
not surprising that we graduate superior writers.
On top of our promise
is our unique guarantee:
If you are not
satisfied that you’ve
become a better writer and learned how to market your writing to
publishers by the time you’ve
completed our program, you can obtain a full refund.
Your responses to
this test may also give us an indication of whether you prefer
fiction, nonfiction, or both—and which of the dozens of genres of
writing you find most interesting.
Of course, your
instructor and your experience in our program will be of further
help in defining your preferences, and you have total flexibility in
choosing the kind of writing you want to do by the time you’re ready
to make a choice.
flexibility are two of the greatest advantages of this program: We’re
dedicated to helping you achieve the writing goals of your choice—at
your pace and on your schedule.
How to make this test
a pleasant experience
Before you begin,
read the instructions and be sure that you understand all the
no time limit and no hurry, so relax. On the other hand, don’t
dawdle; be spontaneous.
Read through the
entire test before you begin. Follow directions carefully, and
complete all seven parts.
You may spend as
much time as you like on this test, but allow yourself at least
one uninterrupted hour.
Find a quiet
place to complete the test, such as a familiar work area where
you will not be disturbed.
Relax and write
in pen or pencil at a comfortable pace, or use a typewriter,
word processor, or computer. There are no right or wrong
We encourage your use
of correct grammar and punctuation, but it is not of critical
importance at this exploratory stage. If you have a natural aptitude
for writing, we’ll
Please return this
test for evaluation as soon as you have completed it. Your responses
will be read carefully. And you have our assurance that all of your
responses will be kept entirely confidential.
if you pass this test and decide to enroll, we’ll dedicate
ourselves to your satisfaction and you will
automatically qualify for our guarantee: If you are not
satisfied that you’ve become a better writer and learned how to
market your writing to publishers by the time you’ve completed our
program, you can obtain a full refund.