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
Third person POV can read every bit as close as first—it just takes some skill to manufacture that ever important camaraderie between the reader and main character. Joshua Mohr will show you how.
There are four primary building blocks to writing a breakout novel—regardless of genre. Bradley P. Beaulieu will walk you through them in this four-week workshop.
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.
Want to keep readers speeding through your novel? It’s all about pace. In this four-week workshop, multiple award-nominated author Nicholas Kaufmann will show you how to keep readers engaged.
From Dracula To Slender Man—this three-week workshop led by award-winning horror author Gemma Files will teach you to write epistolary narratives for the 21st century!
Want to get your writing to a publishable standard? This is how you do it. Because, let's admit it, we've all forgotten most of what we learned in grammar school...
Magical Realism is more popular than ever, and can open a whole new world of storytelling possibilities for you as a writer.
Forget arbitrary plot points and formulaic three-act structure. Learn to build plot from strong characters with profound needs and desires in this four-week workshop.
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.
How do you make a good book great? You work with Bradley Beaulieu. In this four-week workshop the acclaimed fantasy author will teach you what it takes to keep your readers glued to the page.
Sex sells. That doesn’t mean tossing a half dozen “insert Tab A into Slot B” scenes into your manuscript. Megan Hart is here to help you create character-driven, emotion-infused sexy stories.
Your first 5 pages can make or break your book. In this three-week class, agent and author Lauren Spieller will show you how to inject voice into your opening, and the tricks to writing a great query.
Testimonials from some folks you might recognize
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Neil Gaiman
- Irvine Welsh
- Lidia Yuknavitch
- David Corbett