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Get a good start on a novel in just ten weeks, or revise a novel you’ve already written. Free your imagination, move steadily ahead and count the pages!
A four week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.
Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.
Essentials of Character Development: How to Create Characters that Move and Breathe and Can’t Stop Talking
Bring your characters to life in this in-depth character development class with Gloria Kempton.
Create new work with fresh language, universal themes, sustained mystery and memorable characters. Stimulate your imagination.
In this course, you’ll work with the basic elements of fiction–the fundamentals that drive the story and determine the quality of the work.
Gretchen Clark pick axes her way into the volcanic marriage of real life and fiction. Weekly writing with incisive feedback.
Learn to depart from “what really happened,” and write compelling fiction from your own life experiences.
Can you translate the movement of a dance into a poem? What happens when you write a story in the form of a multiple-choice quiz? Learn to take your work in rich and unexpected new directions by subverting and blending genre conventions.
Write out the storm: Join supportive, friendly faces in twice-weekly virtual community writing circles.
Recent Student Testimonials
Tina did an excellent job of both helping us generate ideas and providing feedback. The feedback by the teacher and students helped me improve my poems in surprising and interesting ways. I found it helpful to hear what was striking or moving in the poem, or what was confusing. The prompts were helpful in generating new ideas for poems as well!
Jack was very patient and attentive. His comments were on the mark and he made helpful suggestions. Having a group of intelligent and sympathetic readers, including Jack, was enormously helpful. Especially during this disjointed time, when weekends and weekdays blend together and I’m not able to meet with friends, I found it much easier to make progress.
It was so fantastic working with other serious writers and getting their input. I have taken part in other writer critique groups, but I felt that the difference here is that everyone who came in is really serious about the craft. I managed to revise and rewrite the first half of my novel during this course, and I have a plan for how to tackle the rest. The ultimate success for me was that my husband could see a lot of improvement between the writing he saw in week 1 vs in week 10. Feeling inspired and empowered from this course!
This is a brilliant course and one that any writer would benefit from. Understanding how simple, accessible activities done physically can enhance the depth and strength of my writing is invaluable. Rosemary is wonderful. Responsive, kind, direct, shares her wealth of experience so generously. I highly recommend her!
This was the first course I have taken from Writers.com, and it was all I could have asked for and more! I learned so much from Gloria and from my classmates that I highly recommend Discover Your Writing Niche as a great place to start for anyone who is thinking about taking their writing more seriously. You will indeed find your “writing niche”!
I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. Jack shared a wealth of resource materials, allowed us to submit lengthy pieces of work, and gave detailed feedback and made suggestions for improvement. I really enjoyed this course, thanks to Jack Smith’s leadership and the class participants. What more could you ask for? This course was a great educational experience. I look forward to working with Jack more in the future.
I had an enriching experience. Tina had excellent suggestions, all of which I’ve incorporated. I was able to overcome a months-long dry spell, and it certainly feels great to break through my writer’s block. My fingers are flying over the keyboard and scribbling with pen in my journal.
Great course, great experience–and all for a great price. Highly recommended.