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Over eight weeks, you’ll develop a solid basis in the fictional elements—protagonist, setting, secondary characters, point of view, plot, and theme—while you develop the outline of your novel. You’ll receive feedback at all stages from your fellow writers and your instructor.
Learn how to draw inspiration and material from your life experiences or those of people you know, or want to know, to craft compelling, publishable memoirs, personal essays, autobiographical novels and short stories, and/or narrative poetry.
Picture books have changed greatly over the last few decades, and the market is wide open for fresh ideas. Join us in this six-week intensive where we’ll take that idea of yours and turn it into a manuscript!
Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling” to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.
Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.
Elevate your memoir, travel writing, literary journalism, & lyric and personal essays.
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.
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.
Looking to keep your writing goals organized? Make it happen in our bullet journaling course. Learn the art of the BuJo with Rudri Patel!
Ensure a strong middle throughline for any story. Say goodbye to the “mushy middle,” and hello to stories that work.
Recent Student Testimonials
I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge presented by this course. We delved into several formal structures of English poetry and were expected to refine our focus in order to create within these structures. David is very professional and knowledgeable about the structure of poetry. It was a great experience.
This class stretched my knowledge. David Mills teaches beyond expectations. This is not a class for the casual attendee but extremely worthwhile for the attentive poet. I am still processing his remarks given to each student. He gave dynamite suggestions!
Rosemary’s feedback was prompt, copious and direct. She was very honest with her comments without being harsh or negative. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she continuously pushed me to grow and get better. I was also blown away by the breadth and depth of the lectures and associated learning material. Rosemary’s resources will offer me months if not years of further study.
Barbara is a terrific teacher. The reading materials were well chosen, the writing prompts were inspiring, the pace was perfect. Barbara’s feedback on assignments were thorough and thoughtful. I was very impressed!
Excellent experience. Barbara is a very knowledgeable and capable teacher and critic. While just a beginning writer, even I could feel that my writing had improved significantly.
Excellent class. Excellent instructor. Valuable input. This class has made a difference in my writing.
Julie was supportive and very attentive to everything I wrote, going line-by-line with comments and encouragement. Julie was there to encourage and spur me on, suggesting I write other stories from the one I’m involved in. This was the most hands-on writing experience for me!
I felt as if I had a private writing tutor who paid the smallest attention to how and what I wrote and gave suggestions I had not even considered. She opened my eyes to more and wider genres.