Our online writing workshops allow you to study what you want with some of today's best authors

LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals.

Where do classes take place?
Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access.

Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online?
Nope. Our students come from all over the globe. Everything is posted online and accessible 24/7. (We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.)

What does a typical class consist of?
It varies, but nearly all our classes include weekly lectures, homework assignments, peer reviews, critiques from instructors, and discussion forums.

How much experience do you need to take a class?
Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome. We encourage all skill levels.

Got more questions? Click here for an extended FAQ.

And click here to explore a sample class that shows our layout and features.

"Tremendous insight into the fundamentals of storytelling, the often complex foundations upon which stories either succeed or are forgotten. "
- Jim M., on Fundamentals of Short Fiction

"This intensive has been a turning point for my writing. A price cannot be put on the knowledge and confidence I've come away with."
- Gary L., on 200 Proof Storytelling

"Holiday's class gave me the tools to build a daily writing practice which allows me to further delve into my creativity. Her generosity and knowledge made this class both challenging and fun."
- Chi L., on Embracing the Practice

"Joe Nassise guided me from a Word document to a published eBook on various platforms which sold close to 40 copies within its first week. His lectures and hands on approach to the class made the technical portions easy to understand."
- K.A., on How to Format, Package & Self-Publish Your eBook

"Taking this class was the most rewarding and beneficial thing I have done for my writing career. The opportunity to learn from Mandy Hubbard, an agent and author, was priceless. Thank you to Mandy and LitReactor for such an awesome experience."
- Laura K., on Selling the Young Adult Novel

"Bree is a wonderful instructor, delivering great insights into graphic novel publishing [Bree's other LitReactor course] with wisdom and scissor-sharp wit. Take this course right now!"
- Sterling G., on Intro to Writing Graphic Novels

"Seductive Beginnings is an insightful and inspiring class. I shared work with a skilled set of writers and received feedback that helped me solve structural issues in the piece I submitted."
- Eli F., on Seductive Beginnings

"The course is intense and requires a lot of hard work, but it is most certainly worth it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their writing, because no matter where your interests lie, there are plenty of valuable lessons to be garnered from Lidia's teaching."
- Ben K., on Age of Immersion

 

Check out our upcoming online writing classes

Plaracterization with Joshua Mohr

In this four-week workshop, Joshua Mohr will teach you how to get out of the way of your characters, and let them take the story where it's supposed to go.

Short Story Mechanics with Richard Thomas

In one week, Richard Thomas will help you nail the mechanics of the short story. Perfect if you're a beginner, but anyone who wants to do some serious, fast-and-furious writing is welcome.

Polish & Publish Your Personal Essay with Chloe Caldwell

Want to learn how to write effective personal essays and place them for publication? Then check out this four-week workshop with Chloe Caldwell!

200 Proof Storytelling With Craig Clevenger

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.

The Practical Craft of Fantasy with Scott Lynch

From character and humanity to realism and verisimilitude, Scott Lynch will teach you the nuts-and-bolts of building fantastical worlds in this four-week workshop.

The Horror, The Horror III: Writing Horror Fiction with Substance

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.

Everyone's a Critic with Ed Sikov

Contemporary media is overflowing with crap criticism. Learn to stand out by finding your critical voice in this two-week workshop with film critic and memoirist Ed Sikov.

Intro to New Adult with Rhonda Helms

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.

How to Write and Sell the Young Adult Novel with Mandy Hubbard

In this four-week writing intensive, you'll learn how to write Young Adult fiction that sells—straight from Mandy Hubbard, a literary agent and accomplished YA author.

Testimonials from some folks you might recognize

“LitReactor has built a community of writers who gain confidence from one another’s victories and learn from each other’s mistakes. In LitReactor’s programs, students get access to the skills and experience of brilliant, professional storytellers. A dedicated student who pays attention will flourish. This is the boot camp of writing. LitReactor is all the coaching you need." - Chuck Palahniuk
“I’ve been impressed with LitReactor, and even more impressed with the messages that have come in via Twitter and Facebook from people who wanted to write better and have signed up to learn things through this site.” - Neil Gaiman
“Creative writing is both natural and a skill set. The more you do the better you get. Think of it like shagging, and LitReactor as a bedroom.” - Irvine Welsh