"Wet Ink has revolutionized GrubStreet's online program.
It is so intuitive and user-friendly, but most importantly, creativity and community are central to the user experience, instead of an afterthought as they are on so many other platforms. For an organization centered around both, this is huge for us.
In six months, we've already seen a huge increase in both registration and student satisfaction –– we couldn't be happier!"
"We grew tired of trying to customize a general learning management system to fit our needs, and ultimately chose Wet Ink because it’s tailored for the writing classroom.
Our instructors particularly appreciate the inline comments and critique features, and students have said the zip file they receive at the end of class is an unexpected bonus.
Not only does the platform look better than ones we’ve used before, but it has also helped foster a more engaged and dynamic writing community."
Wet Ink manages to bring the creative community of Hugo House online, and it could not be easier to use. The platform is amazingly intuitive and works for all the quirks of a writing workshop. Wet Ink staff are always helpful and available, and our instructors and students love it! It allows our teaching artists to prepare and engage with students in a way that matches their shifting schedules; and it allows us to reach students we never would have been able to reach.
"Wet Ink is outstanding. Before I found it, I was skeptical of expanding our in-person workshops to an online format, but Wet Ink replicates the workshop experience with such thoughtfulness and ease that I only wish I had found it sooner.
Because it is designed specifically for writing workshops, we have ended up using virtually every feature the platform has to offer. One of the best components is the inline commenting system, which allows for all members of a workshop to leave comments on a single digital copy of a story. Students can have discussions with each other in the margins and on their own time, and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
If I had never tried Wet Ink, our workshops would still be limited to instructors and students in Brooklyn, but Wet Ink has enabled us to draw from talent all over the country to reach students all over the world."
"For years New York Writers Workshop looked for the writer-and-instructor-friendly creative writing platform that would enable us to offer our workshops to an online, global population. We finally found that with Wet Ink, and nearly the entire globe has poured in (still waiting to hear from Antarctica).
The set-up is jazzy without being complicated. The critique functions include everything instructors and students need for clear, detailed communication.
We are happier beyond our expectations, and our online community keeps growing.
"StoryStudio Chicago has been committed to using online programs to reach a broader, worldwide audience with our unique approach to classes and community. But we couldn’t find software to deliver our special blend of reading, writing, workshopping, and discussing that assures a fantastic student experience.
When we learned about Wetink, we knew we had found the right software partner. With just the right amount of “tech,” Wetink is easy, intuitive, constantly improving, and keeps all the focus on student stories.
It’s designed specifically for writers and we especially appreciate the in-line comments feature, the critiquing capability, and the fantastically clean user interface. Our instructors love it. Our students love it. And our team is always finding new ways to use Wetink to remind the world that Stories Matter. "
"We've recently adopted the Wet Ink platform for all of our workshops, both online and onsite, built exclusively to address the needs of writing workshops and communities.
Through Wet Ink our profs can detail writing assignments for our students and schedule deadlines for responses and critiques, and students can post their work and critique their peers' work electronically, all in the same place, without having to read through cumbersome email chains or download attachments.
Students can also see what other students are saying about each piece, giving them a sense of the class discussion. At the end of each workshop, students receive all their written work (both creative and critical) in one electronic package.
"Poetry Barn, is a new literary center in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. Adjacent to the vast Ashokan Reservoir and featuring glorious Catskill Mountain views, we take nature as inspiration and serve as a pollinator habitat for art.
Similarly, Wet Ink was designed from the ground up as a bespoke software solution built exclusively for writers, with thoughtful features and tools customized to support one’s writing life. Whether serving as the locus of our online workshops, or supplementing our offline activities by keeping us connected around writing regardless of time, geographic location, or workshop enrollment, adopting Wet Ink was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It’s streamlined my productivity, and made administration a breeze. It’s a win-win for any writing community.
The Poetry Barn has enjoyed robust growth for several years, with many members of our community returning for our workshops several times a year and forming long-term relationships. It was only natural to seek out a way to stay connected 24-7. Wet Ink has afforded us that opportunity. Now we share work for feedback, issue writing challenges, play writing games, and engage in conversation with other community members on a day-to-day basis. Their state-of-the-art workshop platform makes workflow and administration a breeze, especially given the quality and responsiveness of their support."
"Wet Ink makes running an online class SO EASY. Neither the teacher nor the students have to worry about a technology learning curve — freeing us up to frolic in the fields of imagination and the rigors of craft.
Having taught online since 2010, I've tried almost every interface out there (my first workshop was cobbled together with just a listserve). Wet Ink stands out from the crowd. It's a real treat to use the friendly, visually pleasing, custom-designed interface that Wet Ink has created just for writers.
And every course is different, so it's amazing how responsive Ayush is to feedback; he takes a personal interest in solving any issues or specialized needs that might come up to make life easier for the writers.
Thanks, Wet Ink!
"I’ve wanted to offer a series of online workshops for years. But I didn’t have the time, energy or funds to get a tech team together. And NONE of the teaching platforms out there worked for what I wanted to do. Until now.
Wetink has changed everything.
They designed an amazing platform specifically for writers so all my designer has to do is go in and personalize it a bit for me. And their customer service and tech support is OUTSTANDING. They always respond right away if me or any of the participants have any tech questions. I plan on running many more workshops on Wetink.
Wet Ink is the best platform for online creative writing classes. It is so easy to design, launch, and conduct an amazing course. Combined with the ease of student interaction with both cohort and teacher, Wet Ink is second to none.
We're also thrilled with the customer service and responsiveness when we have a question. Ayush and his team are wonderful. If you're thinking about offering online creative writing classes, Wet Ink is the way to go.
"I’ve taught online for years using many different platforms, and Wet Ink is by far the most intuitive online classroom I’ve used.
Simply yet elegantly laid out, the lesson content is presented clearly, the discussion features allow for immediate and intuitive conversation between instructor and participants, and the feedback tools are easy to use. I appreciate such features as tagging participants in conversations, a live news feed that keeps participants apprised of recent activity, the ability to save unfinished feedback to complete later, and the capability of the lessons to support embedded videos, links, etc.
Wet Ink understands the needs of the online creative writing classroom, and offers prompt support. I’m a very happy poetry teacher—thanks, Wet Ink team!"
"Bangalore Writers Workshop (BWW) has been using Wet Ink for almost two years now and the experience has been extraordinary. We are also working on increasing our revenue by scheduling and creating online courses on Wet Ink. As a community platform, Wet Ink has been very useful in creating many dialogues around writing. Past students enjoy sharing their work and getting a wider audience to read and critique their works. Wet Ink is also becoming a great archive of all the past work of all the students.
We love that it's private and that there are so many fun activities around writing like Writing Challenges and Exquisite Corpse. The rating system and Leaderboard encourage writers to compete with each other and themselves with everything they write. Inline comments is a huge hit with all of us. On a daily basis, the platform is easy-to-use, intuitive, and engaging. The team work really hard to deliver a great experience and are extremely receptive to feedback and improvements. They are also unbelievably prompt at fixing any stray bugs.
Wet Ink has been like a dream-come-true platform for BWW, and I would recommend it very highly to all businesses and groups that centre around writing."
"To conduct or help support writing classes people currently use large scale MOOC systems and bloated LMS systems or cobble together a solution using online forum services. All of these solutions are generic, bloated, hard to manage to the workflow for a writing workshop and you have to constantly fight to keep your classes running smoothly.
Wet Ink really shines in this area. If you offer writing classes; either in-person or completely online, you can use Wet Ink as your online platform to support and conduct your classes.
A class at Wet Ink embodies well understood workflows for writing workshops: like assignment submissions and critiquing work of fellow students, class discussions, interactive and rich lesson content etc. Wet Ink dramatically reduces administrative overhead of running classes and makes the experience pleasurable for a whole community."
"During a period in which my work feels new and different, I signed up for my first online workshop with Wet Ink. The format felt accessible and convenient. It makes it easy to fit a poetry workshop into my schedule, which also includes a full time day job and a side hustle.
In addition to the phenomenal workshop, the site itself supported and enhanced the different forums: its inspiring lessons, challenging assignments, insightful discussions, and generous critiques. Its interface is intuitive and built to encourage and facilitate community. I'm so excited about this new avenue to grow my writing.
It was a hugely positive experience, and I’ve already signed up for another workshop."