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.
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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
Learn to write and pitch an effective query letter that grabs the attention of the reader, under the guidance of Maria Vicente, an agent at P.S. Literary Agency.
Got a brilliant idea for a comic book? Don't know what to do with it? Let Alex Segura—novelist, comic writer, and editor at Archie and Dark Circle Comics—school you on pitching in this two week class.
Think Bizarro is just weird for the sake of weird? Think again. Learn to utilize weird elements to engage the reader in this four-week workshop with J. David Osborne.
In two weeks, 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.
Talent is important, but work ethic is better. Start the new year off right, with prompts, weekly page targets, and craft lectures, all aimed at getting you in the habit of producing new work.
Writing a novel can be overwhelming. After all, that's a lot of words—all in a row, and they even have to make sense! Learn how to build the foundation for a book in this four-week workshop.
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.
Where do you start? Where are you going? How do you get there? Answer those questions in this four-week workshop with author Nick Mamatas.
In this beginner-friendly four-week intensive workshop, author and editor Steve Weddle reveals the key skills for crafting short fiction to a publishable standard.
Fiction magazine editors aren't normal readers—so what are they looking for? Tobias Caroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, is here to tell you in this two-week course.
How do you revive a stalled story? How do know you're done? How do you write that dreaded synopsis? What's next? Emily Schultz, whom Stephen King declared 'my new hero', is here to help.
'Plot' is so many different things. So instead of thinking about plot, think about pattern—the repetition around which we form expectations. Sarah Gerard will show you how in this four-week workshop.
Writing about sex is so much bigger than one little Grey trilogy. Learn to write about sex with skill and grace, and then how to sell it, in this four-week workshop.
Want to learn how to write effective personal essays and place them for publication? Then check out this four-week workshop with Chloe Caldwell!
In this four-week workshop, you'll work with JS Breukelaar to create characters, structures, and settings that defy convention and push you into unfamiliar—and daring—territory.
Testimonials from some folks you might recognize
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Neil Gaiman
- Irvine Welsh
- Lidia Yuknavitch
- David Corbett