Want to become an exceptional writer?

Ex-Wall Street Journal editor Shani Raja teaches you the writing secrets of the world’s best journalists.


“Most great teachers can’t write, and most great writers can’t teach. Shani Raja is one of the few who excels at both.”


What Are Your Writing Goals?

Improve my business writing

Become a professional writer

Promote a business or product

Express my creativity

Write as a hobby

Share my ideas with the world

Whatever Your Writing Goals Are...

Imagine you could write with the style and flair of journalists who work for newspapers like The Economist, The New York Times, or The Wall Street Journal.

The free course (above), Secret Sauce of Great Writing, is a good place to start if you want to learn how to write with more impact.

But if you’re ready to become a master of the craft, then skip ahead to any of the premium courses listed below, all of which offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.


A Crash Course in Writing Well

$199  $49

Is there a shortcut to writing mastery? Yes. And it is taught here in this brand-new, four-hour masterclass. Ex-Wall Street Journal editor Shani Raja pulls together the most important bits from his longer courses to focus on the essential information needed to make your writing read beautifully. The course offers a blend of writing and editing techniques taken from the world of top journalism. It is ideal for busy people eager to fly up the learning curve of exceptional writing in the shortest possible time.

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Writing With Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer

$199  $29

Shani’s flagship 7-hour course reveals the four qualities of exceptional writing—simplicity, clarity, elegance and evocativeness—in all their full glory. Apply these four magical ingredients to your books, blogs and business writing and you’ll find that your content never fails to dazzle. If your writing has ever felt rambling, confusing, clunky or boring, this “secret sauce” is the cure. Join more than 133,000 students enrolled in the world’s best-known online writing program.

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Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Writing Mastery

$199  $29

Shift your understanding of exceptional writing to a higher gear with this bestselling course, which teaches Jedi-like writing techniques that will thrill and delight your readers. You’ve already learned the four ingredients. Now, take a deep dive into the four “levels” of exceptional writing—narrative, paragraphs, sentences and words—and discover how refinements at each can lift your prose to heady heights. Join more than 105,000 students enrolled in this program.

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Editing Mastery: How to Edit Writing to Perfection

$199  $29

Take your writing skills to the stratosphere by discovering how to edit your writing to perfection. In this highly acclaimed program, Shani reveals the “deep editing” secrets of top newspaper editors by helping you pull apart a rambling piece of writing and then stitch it back to read beautifully. After learning how to edit the content, structure, style and presentation of an article, your writing skills will match those of the best editors on the planet. Join more than 33,000 students enrolled in this course.

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Punctuation Mastery: How to Use Commas, Dashes & Semicolons Like a Pro

$149  $29

The final part of the journey toward elite writer status is a trek into the wonderful world of punctuation. But don’t worry. Shani won’t bog you down in the minefield of grammar. Instead, he presents a commonsense approach to punctuation that will empower you to create special effects in your writing that make your copy glow. Join more than 29,000 students enrolled in this course.

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Discover the Alchemy of Writing

Do you want your resume to sparkle in a sea of mediocre job applications? Would you like to write marketing and sales copy that fires up readers? Do you aspire to become a bestselling author, or perhaps a prolific blogger with tens of thousands of devoted followers?

The unfortunate truth is that much of the writing we encounter at work or online these days is too rambling, confusing, clunky and boring to command attention. Compare such low-quality writing with the electrifying copy you regularly find in first-rate newspapers, such as The Economist, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

If you want your writing to be equally crisp, concise, graceful and stimulating, then let Shani Raja teach you how the best journalists in the business perform the alchemy of crafting exceptional copy every day for millions of global readers.

Start your writing journey here with Shani’s FREE introductory course, Secret Sauce of Great Writing.

Turn Dreary Copy Into Dizzying Prose

Over his long and distinguished journalism career, Shani Raja has written for The Economist, reported for Bloomberg News, edited for The Wall Street Journal, and taught many high-profile journalists how to write better.

With close to half a million satisfied students, Shani’s online writing courses reveal how first-class journalists perform the magic of transforming lacklustre copy into dazzling prose, tactics that will empower you to make your own books, blogs and business writing sparkle.

Begin your exceptional writer’s journey with Shani’s free course, Secret Sauce of Great Writing, where he shares a powerful formula that will instantly upgrade your writing ability.

“Shani taught me how to create narratives with the rigour of a craftsman and the elegance of a composer.”

Weh Yeoh
Founder of OIC Cambodia,
Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2019, and TEDx presenter.
Justin Liang
CEO of Inspace,
Forbes Under 30 lister.

Meet Your Instructor

Shani Raja was a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he also trained dozens of the paper’s reporters and editors. During his long journalism career, Shani also wrote for The Economist, Time, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Bloomberg News.

Several years ago, Shani left journalism to teach non-journalists the advanced writing and storytelling techniques he’d learned as a top-tier news editor. His teachings have helped authors, bloggers, business writers, Tedx speakers and journalism students to significantly enhance their copywriting skills.

Today, Shani’s online writing programs are among the most popular in the world, attracting more than 1 million students from over 200 countries.

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“Shani helped me develop my concepts for my first ever TEDx talk. I can’t speak highly enough of my experience.”

Grant Butler
Author, journalist and founder of the Editor Group consultancy.
Kevin Tsai
Marketing Director at World KNK.

“Shani will teach you how to write well, and with grace.”


What Students Are Saying

The most complete writing course I have taken. I’m really blowing away the competition at work.


Cuts through everything to the heart of excellent writing... the best course of its type that I’ve seen.


Taught me in a few hours writing principles that would have taken me years to learn on my own.