Text-Based

In these courses, you will join text-based course software for course content, writing assignments, and feedback.

These courses do not include live video meetings (such as weekly Zoom calls).

Upcoming Courses

October Courses

Crafting a Story or Novel Chapter Using Forward-Moving Tension

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October 12|5 Weeks|$275

How do writers tell stories with tension, action, and emotion? Learn how to write forward-moving tension in this 5 week fiction course.

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Dread and Desire: Gothic Fiction Techniques to Lure and Horrify Your Readers

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October 19|6 Weeks|$330

This Halloween, learn how to write eerie, haunting moods in this comprehensive course on Gothic writing techniques.

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November Courses

Creative Writing & Storytelling Techniques For Business Professionals

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November 2|4 Weeks|$245

Good writing helps business connect deeply with the clients they're hoping to work with. Learn how to hone the power of story in your professional career.

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Accessing Your Writer’s Voice

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November 30|3 Weeks|$195

Voice: What is it and how do you find yours? Instructor Gloria Kempton offers feedback on assignments in this 3-week online class.

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Unscheduled Courses

*Private Class | Shadow Writing

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Your unconscious can drive your writing or block it. Gloria Kempton will guide you in coaxing your shadow out of hiding.

*Private Class | The Anti-Hero’s Journey for Storytellers

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Throughout her writing career, Gloria Kempton has met many anti-heroes. In this course, you’ll receive feedback on your story antagonists.

Block Buster: Turbocharge Your Creativity with Breakneck Writing

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Banish writer's block, unearth fresh ideas, and sharpen your storytelling ability with the practice of fast, timed writing.

Boost Your Imagination and Reap the Literary Rewards

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It happens to all of us: life gets in the way and our creativity falters. Get back on track with this four-week creativity boosting class!

Crafting the Poetry Novel for Young Adults

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Even if you’ve never written poetry before, you can begin the rewarding process of crafting a poetry novel for Young Adults. Is there a market for novels written in verse? Are they well received? Yes, there is, and yes, they are!

Crafting the Poetry Novel: Advanced Workshop

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Want to make headway on your poetry novel? This workshop offers the structure and resources to get it done, with instructor Kelly Bingham.

Creating the Visual Journal

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Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling" to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.

Creative Nonfiction and the Personal Essay

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Gretchen Clark pick axes her way into the volcanic marriage of real life and fiction. Weekly writing with incisive feedback.

Discover Your Writing Niche

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Fiction or nonfiction? Article, short story, or how-to book? Do you want to write for children, teens, adults? There is a type of writing that is best suited for you, and the discovery process can be an adventure.

Drafty in Here: Write Your Novella in Ten Weeks

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Write the entire first draft of a novella-length story, with plenty of feedback from stage to stage, and finish with a plan for revising toward a publishable manuscript.