Welcome to Wordsmith Academy

Ever since the first scribe put ink to paper, the craft of writing has been in a constant state of development and learning. Wordsmith Academy was created to help writers reach their literary goals, nurture creativity, and teach writing craft in an inclusive and interesting way.

Beginning as a series of live in-person classes, Wordsmith Academy evolved into an online hub for masterclasses taught by industry professionals, high quality courses, resources, and to stoke the flames of a growing online community of writers.

Today, Wordsmith Academy is a dynamic online writing school designed to not only educate and entertain, but also works as a virtual cheerleader for your writing career. Our goal is to help writers get out of their own way in order to finish their novel, screenplay, short story, blog, etc.

Through the delivery of original, high quality, self-paced learning tools and live classes, combined with professional story coaching services, we’re looking to streamline the writing process for those that need it.

Join Wordsmith Academy today and elevate your writing journey to new levels!

Meet the Wordsmith Academy Team


Andrew Buckley

Co-Founder/Lead Instructor

Andrew Buckley is a traditionally published author of rather silly, yet enjoyable fiction for all ages. As an ex-pat Brit living in Canada, Andrew is a passionate nerd, movie-lover, avid reader, comic book geek, public speaker, podcaster, and dances a mean cha-cha. He’s also the co-founder and lead instructor at Wordsmith Academy, handling curriculum development and content creation.


Maurits Nienhuis

Co-Founder/Creative Guy

Maurits Nienhuis, a Dutch export from the Netherlands, is a professional videographer, graphic designer, and web designer. Mau loves to tell stories through visual and audio mediums, is the co-founder of Wordsmith Academy, and spends most of his time making everyone else look good. He’s also a guitar gear nerd, and an excellent road trip buddy (when he actually manages to stay awake).

Wordsmith Academy:
The Future

You’ll be happy to know that Wordsmith Academy is an ever evolving creature. Just as every plot thickens, and every story develops, this little online writing school has big plans for the future. In 2021 . . .

  • We’ll be offering two new semesters featuring new and returning literary geniuses teaching live online masterclasses
  • The Wordsmith Educators program (licensed courses for Middle and High School teachers) will launch its pilot program
  • Interviews with instructors, authors, agents, and literary professionals will be added
  • Plans for three new self-paced courses are in the works featuring high profile instructors

Beyond 2021? You’ll just have to wait for that particular plot twist!

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