Don't let writer's block stop you.
We're a writing school that welcomes anyone who wants to learn how to write stories—no magical talent, prior training, or writing experience required.
A step-by-step approach
We'll teach you how to build stories in steps and stages that you'll be able to replicate outside of class.
Learning by doing
What better way to learn writing than by, you guessed it, writing! Our classes include lectures, but you'll be doing writing exercises for the most part.
Concrete learning outcomes
Each course has specific target outputs or skills that you'll attain after having done all the required exercises.
Please refer to the course description for the learning outcomes of each course.
Seven-Day Online Writing Workshops
Click/tap on each course's icon to view the course description, schedules, and other information.
Crash courses on specific genres, mediums, or formats
Storywriting Basics Courses
Courses on the basic aspects of storywriting; applicable to all genres, mediums, and formats
Skills Series Courses
Advanced courses that help students master skills specific to the stages of writing: brainstorming, pre-writing, writing, and rewriting
What you get with each online writing course registration
You'll do the coursework at your own pace, but as with most writing projects, you'll have a deadline.
The moment you join the class in Google Classroom, you'll have access to all the coursework (text lectures and writing exercises), which you're meant to go through at your own schedule while aiming to finish within seven days. This mimics the typical working conditions of a writer: you have control over how you get your writing done, but your boss or client will likely have deadlines for you to meet.
Your writing coach will give you feedback.
Your assigned coach will review your writing exercises and comment on your work as needed. Your coach will also offer you one coaching call (video or voice) to discuss your goals and circumstances. This call is the only synchronous event in the online course. If you'd rather not have this coaching call, you may opt out of it.
Meet the deadline, receive a digital certificate.
If you finish all the required exercises on or before the deadline, we'll send you a digital certificate. In case you don't finish by the deadline, you may continue working on the exercises on your own, without receiving feedback from your coach. (Note: We also allow you to pay for additional weeks of coaching and extensions of your deadline, but we'd really rather you finished on time!)
Apply what you've learned by submitting your draft or outline for a story consultation.
After the end of your seven-day online course, you'll have 28 days to submit a draft or outline (maximum 2,500 words) for a complimentary story consultation. We will have 2-3 story consultants comment on your work.
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