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
National Novel Writing Month is over. Now you've got a giant mess of words. Take the steps toward shaping that mess into a book under the guidance of Delilah S. Dawson. December is NaNoFixMo.
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.
A ten-day 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.
Learn what makes us identify with anti-heroes and villains, and how to successfully write them in this four-week workshop—without crossing the line into caricature.
Building a novel is like building a house. It's only going to work if you start with a strong foundation. Find your story foundation with best-selling novelist Joseph Nassise in this six-week course.
In this four-week workshop, Patrick Wensink will teach you to develop your sense of humor in your writing—and then how to use the tools of comedy to write stronger plots.
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.
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.
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.
How do you take your life and shape it into literature? Julia Scheeres will teach you how to zoom in on those dramatic moments in this beginner-friendly four-week workshop.
Testimonials from some folks you might recognize
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Neil Gaiman
- Irvine Welsh
- Lidia Yuknavitch
- David Corbett