Advanced Writing Workshop: Lead People to Liberty*

with Jon Hersey

6 hours total | 4 sessions, beginning March 3, 2021

In this workshop, you will conceive, develop, and complete an article advocating or defending freedom and submit it to a publication of your choosing.

With direct, personal guidance from Jon Hersey, you will:

  • Identify a problem and a solution pertaining to the advancement of liberty,
  • Develop a clear theme and create a sound structure for your argument,
  • Develop supporting examples to concretize your key points,
  • Write and edit an article,
  • Submit it for publication.

This is a workshop, and it will require substantial thought and effort, including several hours of work outside of class. The payoff will be a completed article of which you can be proud—and the knowledge and ability to repeat the process again and again.

Here’s what past participants have had to say about the course:

“Whether writing non-fiction, fiction, school papers, even text messages: This class touched every intellectual aspect of my life.” — Nick

“I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into writing as a serious hobby or side hustle who also has an otherwise busy life. Working through the writing process presented in this course is instrumental to maintaining the momentum needed to carry you through to publication.” — Jonathan 

“I’d recommend this course to people who are serious about writing because it will teach them to adopt the mindset that writing is a process of continually integrating and editing information.” — William

Dive in. Create your proof of concept. Become a serious writer.

* Prerequisite: To enroll in this workshop, you must either have completed “How to Write Powerfully in Defense of Liberty” or have permission from the instructor.


Jon Hersey

Jon Hersey

Jon is a fellow and instructor at Objective Standard Institute and associate editor of The Objective Standard. His research and writing focus on intellectual history, specifically, the ideas on which freedom and flourishing depend. He has written many articles for TOS, including in-depth essays on John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Stark, William Wilberforce, and Rosa Parks. He works closely with both new and experienced writers, helping them to meet the bar for publishing in TOS.

Course & Session Schedule

  1. March 3, 2021, 7:00–8:30am PT
  2. March 10, 2021, 7:00–8:30am PT
  3. March 17, 2021, 7:00–8:30am PT
  4. March 24, 2021, 7:00–8:30am PT

How the Course Works

This course is interactive and discussion-driven, so enrollment is limited. Register early to secure your spot.

The course is held live on a video conferencing app called Zoom, which you can download for free here. Sessions are video recorded, so if you miss a session (or want to review), you can watch the recording.

The course is 6 hours long, consisting of 4 sessions of 1.5 hours each. Homework assignments are optional. Doing them may require an additional hour or more per week but will greatly enhance what you learn in this course.

Course handouts and supplementary materials are delivered via email. Course participants are invited to an exclusive OSI Courses group on Facebook, where they can post questions and engage in discussions with the instructor and other participants.

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