Master the fundamentals of dramatic storytelling while eliminating the dead wood that drags down your prose in this four-week master class with Craig Clevenger.
A 4-week Master Class in the Screenwriter's Approach to Completing Your Story by "Breaking it in Prep." Great for screenwriters and highly applicable for novelists, too.
In this workshop we will write six short fictions that reflect the spirit of our existence inside immersion technologies, embracing the intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and other dimensions.
In this two-week class, learn fiction's classic character archetypes—then learn how to subvert those archetypes and make them your own, so you take something old and make it new again.
In this 6-week online writing class, you will explore key techniques and core attitudes for successfully beginning and sustaining a book-length work of fiction that you'll feel compelled to finish.
An intensive five-week class for writers of narrative non-fiction. Learn to turn your journal entries, observations, and brief personal essays into publishable work.
Go beyond the clichés of sex and death to create powerful, original creative non-fiction from the inventive core of human experience in this six-week master class.
A 6-week deep dive into sustainable writing practice and the unique demands and rewards of the short story.
Break out of fear and bridge the impasse from completed manuscript to knowing how to approach agents with confidence and find the right one for you. Clear guidance from and experienced agent.
In this beginner-friendly four-week intensive workshop, author and editor Jon Gingerich reveals the key skills for crafting short fiction to a publishable standard.
A two-week crash course in the basics of grammar and style (i.e. all that stuff you've forgotten from school), so you can build the foundation for solid, professional writing.
A three-week class that will teach you how to format your eBook, sell it on major digital platforms—and then make sure people can find it.
New Adult novels, featuring protagonists aged 18 to 25 who are emerging into adulthood, have made a huge splash with readers. Get in on the fun in this four-week workshop.
A six-week workshop on the craft and business of writing comic books and graphic novels, led by literary agent Bree Ogden and professional comic book writer Sterling Gates.
Want to write sci-fi and/or fantasy? Don't know the difference between an elvish sword and a lightsaber? Kat Howard will teach you to write effective, exciting, fantastical stories.
A course in all the essential elements of writing and publishing the graphic novel.
Leading with Voice: How to Create Compelling First Person Narrators Who Drive Your Fiction with Vanessa Veselka
A 5-week fiction master class that will lead you to a new level in generating strong, authentic first person narrators for voice-driven storytelling.
Want your writing to pack punch? Want every word to leave readers gasping for more? Whatever your genre, John Skipp will show you the moves in this intensive two-week training session.
In this four-week workshop, learn to write a breakneck, no-holds-barred, addictive story, all in service of keeping a reader turning the pages—even if his or her house is on fire.
You have a natural sense of humor, even if you don't realize it. It's hard to bring it out in your writing—so let novelist and comedian Patrick Wensink show you how to bring the funny.
Navigate the various options related to point of view in this 10-day intensive under the guidance of Suzy Vitello, den mother of Portland's hottest writing group.
In this two-week workshop, Samuel Sattin will teach you how to properly situate your characters and the world of your novel, so you can proceed on steady footing.
Finding a balance between story and character is tough. Best-selling author Joshua Mohr will show you how to do it in this four-week workshop. After this, you'll never lose the plot again.
Fiction magazine editors aren't normal readers—so what are they looking for? One of the gatekeepers—Steve Weddle of NEEDLE—is here to tell you in this two-week course.
In this ten-day crash course, Suzy Vitello—den mother of Chuck Palahniuk's writing group—will teach you the secrets of writing dialogue that sings.
A powerful 6-week class, where you'll learn to identify your strengths as a writer according to six major criteria. And how to capitalize on those strengths in pursuit of publishing success.
Accelerated online course in how to prep, upload, and publish your eBook to a professional standard.
In this two-week course, you'll learn the basics of selling yourself and your work like a pro, from social media to bio-writing and media outreach.
In this three-week workshop, use the tools and tricks of improv comedy to build momentum in your stories and write stronger plots.
In this four-week workshop, award-winning author David Corbett will guide you through an exploration of how to frame the conflict of a story through compelling, essential characters.
A four-week intensive exploration of the needs, demands, and possibilities of horror and suspense writing, led by a grand master of the form.
Learn to write and pitch an effective query letter that grabs the attention of the reader, under the guidance of Bree Ogden, an agent at D4EO Literary Agency.
Learn to effectively write and pitch a query letter under the guidance of a literary agent in this two-week course.
Four week crime writing master class with David Corbett. Explore key distinctions and foundational skills for effective and boundary pushing crime fiction.
Want to write great fights, chases, deaths, and escapes? Exciting, powerful encounters that leap off the page? No matter your style or genre, John Skipp will show you how.
In this 4-week course, award-winning author David Corbett will teach you the techniques for situating complex characters in compelling stories, and how to render them on the page.
Master the power of a strong opening, how to create and maintain conflict and fiction, and how to stack the deck on your protagonist, all while keeping an editor riveted through your First 50 Pages.
This four-week workshop will teach you how to write horror that goes beyond the scares and beyond the gross-out, to compel, challenge, and move the reader.
In this four-week intensive online writing class, you'll explore and master the basic elements for constructing horror fiction to a professional standard.
Got a manuscript you can't crack? Stalled on your screenplay? In this four-week workshop, Johnny Shaw will teach you the art of the rewrite—where the real magic happens.
A 4-week master class in setting, structure, and suspense for crime stories.
Writing a column requires leanness and precision. Master the form while developing your voice in this two-week workshop with 'San Francisco Chronicle' writer Alan Black.
Christa Faust is one of crime fiction's most badass writers. And she'll teach you how to write women who kick as much ass as she does, using the rules of hardboiled and noir fiction.
In this two-week workshop, Richard Thomas will teach you how to edit your work like a surgeon—to kill your darlings, trim the fat, and leave only the best bits of the story behind.
In this four-week online workshop, best-selling urban fantasy novelist Joseph Nassise will guide you through the essential elements and techniques needed to write urban fantasy.
An introduction to the Dark Arts: Crime Fiction in Theory and in Practice
A four-week master class with Stephen Graham Jones that expands and perfects a class concept he taught for a single intensive week to an exclusive MFA group last summer.