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
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.
There's an art to action fiction. And SEAL TEAM 666 author Weston Ochse—a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier—will show you how it's done.
Want to use cool techniques like flashbacks and flash-forwards, but worried they'll melt the brains of your readers? Carnegie Award-nominated YA author Tess Sharpe will show you how to make them work.
In this four-week writing intensive, you'll learn how to write Young Adult fiction that sells—straight from Mandy Hubbard and Dawn Ius, both accomplished in the field of Young Adult fiction.
In this two-week workshop, award-winning author Scott O’Connor will guide you through the ins-and-outs of POV, and how it can be used to unlock difficult characters.
Want to learn how to write effective personal essays and place them for publication? Then check out this four-week workshop with Chloe Caldwell!
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.
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.
This four-week workshop will focus on the mechanics of scene writing, drawing from a cross-section of genres and mediums—from playwriting to literary fiction to screenwriting.
In this four-week workshop, learn to build a living, breathing, fantastical world—with real rules, real stakes, and real mechanics.
Diversity is good. Stereotypes are not so good. In this two-week workshop, Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will show you how to write diverse characters while avoiding common pitfalls.
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.
An intuitive approach involving the utilization of a more urgent, language and image-driven process to create text, which you will then edit with precision.
You know the feeling when the sense of reading falls away, and you find yourself completely immersed in a book’s action? Seth Harwood is here to teach you how to do just that: Engage.
Writing villains is easy. Writing believable villains that elevate your fiction from cliché to unforgettable is a lot harder. Let acclaimed horror author Ania Ahlborn show you how it's done.
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.
Learn your lineage, claim your space, and respect your art. Jen Fitzgerald will nurture the activist impulse and show you why socially-engaged poetry is necessary.
To write a mystery that grips your reader, you need to know your ending and plant your clues in the right places. Author and editor Joe Clifford shows you how it's done in this four-week workshop.
Flash fiction is about brevity, so we'll keep this short: Click here, sign up, learn stuff, write harder. Boom.
Got a brilliant idea for a comic book? Don't know what to do with it? Let Alex Segura—novelist, writer, and editor at Archie and Dark Circle Comics—school you on pitching in this two week class.
Condensing several hundred pages of a novel into a short query or synopsis is tough. Editor and author Rob Hart will show you how to summarize your work with attention-grabbing brevity.
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.
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.
Testimonials from some folks you might recognize
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Neil Gaiman
- Irvine Welsh
- Lidia Yuknavitch
- David Corbett