Find your Voice.

Join an inspired group of mindful writers, and gain the confidence and know-how to share your story with our world.

Come together with an international community of inspired, mindful creators and write something. We’ll help you with finding your voice, building community, and the option to learn to market your writing organically, genuinely, and successfully.


  • Our online library of lessons, videos, quizzes & community.
  • Training videos from Elephant’s Editor-in-Chief, Waylon Lewis.
  • Lessons to help you overcome writer’s block, write with specificity & clarity, find your audience, & guided writing meditations.
  • A community that's fun, challenging, supportive, and empowering.
  • The ability to work through the course at your own pace, on your own terms. No meetings to pencil in on your lunch hour, no staying up all night to finish your material, no adding to the busy busy busy of your everyday life. Just the simple, joyful, community-ful experience of uncovering your sweet voice.


  • Whether you want to write a novel, novella, poetry, short story collection, or a series of articles, you will have a community of support & peer editing to get you started.
  • We offer something no other online course can: a chance to publish your writing directly on Elephant, serializing your work & reaching 5 million monthly readers.
  • Write and learn on your own terms with our self-led, self-paced online course.

"Despite the crazy in our world right now, this course has been helping me stay sane and connected."

~ Kimberly Gobok

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Finding your Voice with Elephant Academy:

"Your voice is not a big profound thing. Your voice is not fireworks. Your voice is you." ~ Waylon Lewis

"I had no formal writing experience before joining Elephant Academy. Not only did I learn how to write to be of benefit of others, but I learned how to connect with myself and write vulnerably—and professionally.

If you’re considering the Academy, take a chance—at worst, you’ll learn a hell of a lot from some passionate, brilliant folks.

At best, it just might change your life."

~ David Baumrind

Course Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Waylon Lewis
Waylon Lewis

...founder of Elephant Journal & host of videos & podcasts with Walk the Talk Show, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green twice, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best Shameless Self-Promoter, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir. His best-selling book, Things I would like to do with You, examines modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does this course take place?
Anywhere in the world, so long as you have a reliable internet connection.
Who should take this course?
Would-be writers. Should-be writers. Could-be-but-love-to-procrastinate writers. This course is for anyone with a love of the written word and a desire to share writing that benefits our world. Whether you're looking to write a book of poems, an article, short stories or a novel, whether you're an experienced writer or someone who's never had the courage to put that first word down on paper, we've created this community for you.