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BOOK REVISION: WRITING A SEAMLESS SECOND DRAFT

You’re trying to write that bestselling book, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning novelist Liza Palmer to guide you to polished prose. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the five most important questions to...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: WRITING A COMPELLING PAST

You know your story. It’s about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this class, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction....Read More »


THE REAL STORY: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help...Read More »


THE REAL STORY: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Picture it: you open up the fiction page of The New Yorker and the top story is yours! Award-winning author Jim Gavin has done it and in this 5-week class he’ll show you how. You’ll learn you how to write a clear, compelling tale in five pages or...Read More »


CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: A MYSTERY WRITING WORKSHOP

Every story needs a great mystery to hook readers in. But to do it right, you’ll need some serious chops. In this five-week class, Author Eric Beetner will show you how to build scintillating suspense and use the techniques of mystery to enhance your novel. Through fun in-class exercises...Read More »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN INTERMEDIATE SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP

You’ve learned the Short Story Basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this four-week class, award-winning short
fiction author Ben Loory will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious
prose, and...Read More »


FROM TEEN TO TWEEN: A MIDDLE GRADE AND YA WORKSHOP

What does it take to write the next “Harry Potter”? Whether your story takes place in Middle Earth, a dystopian future, or a gated suburb, bestselling author D.J. MacHale will show you how. He’ll share his tricks for using personal experiences to bring your conflicts and characters to life...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: TACKLING THE LONG FORMAT WRITING PROJECT (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: MASTERING THE LONG FORMAT PROJECT (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: PRIVATE EYES AND PROCEDURALS (ONLINE 1 DAY)

Is it your dream to write the next New York Times bestselling mystery? Let author Eric Beetner show you how. In this one day class, he’ll explore the subgenres of mystery: Hardboiled, Noir, procedural, cozy, and traditional P.I. stories. Eric will show you how to use a mystery to...Read More »


DC’S WORD PARLOR: A CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVE

 

You secretly journal on the weekends, brainstorm hilarious comedy sketches in cafes, or dream of a breakout web series you can cast with your wacky friends. Why not take all this literary gold to the next level of refinement? Let writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson...Read More »


WRITINGPALOOZA: FIND YOUR LITERARY MOJO

 

You’ve dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish an essay, a webisode, a sketch or a short story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson will help you explore a...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

 

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, award-winning fiction writer, Ben Loory will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: MASTERING THE LONG FORMAT STORY (7 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


WRITING ACCESSIBLE POEMS

When most people hear the word poetry, their eyes glaze over. Not when veteran poet Ron Koertge is in the house. In the hands of a master, words become delicate instruments, allowing the fusion of sound, sensory experience, symbolism, and humor. In this one day class. Ron will help...Read More »