Creative Writing at StoryStudio

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison
Whether you’re on your first page or your 500th, there’s something for everyone at StoryStudio Chicago. Read on for our full list of Creative Writing classes. We can’t wait to see you in the studio.

It’s Time… start that novel, workshop that essay, launch that blog, and get in touch with your creative side! Our creative writing classes offer guidance, support, and inspiration for writers of all stripes. Classes start soon, so register today!

Creative Writing

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  • Novel In A YearRead Class Description>>

    Being Yourself on the Page

    Thursdays, September 17th, 6:30pm – 9pm

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    Your friends think you’re funny, but does your personality come through in your writing? Does it translate to a wider audience? Can strangers connect and relate to your work? read more…

    $415.00 Any Level Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
  • Writing Your Novel: The Next Chapter Read Class description>>

    Blogging 101

    Thursdays, April 27th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    Blogging is a great vehicle for creativity, self-expression, freelancing – and building a writing career. But where to begin? read more…

    $50.00 Any Level Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Blogging 201Read Class Description>>

    Blogging 201

    Thursdays, May 27th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    Take your blog to the next level!  If you’re a writer, journalist, or communicator interested in “going pro” and stepping up what your blog can do for you, then don’t miss this single-session read more…

    $50.00 Intermediate Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Creative Writing EssentialsClass description>>

    Creative Writing Essentials

    Tuesdays, September 15th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    Learn the essentials for telling a good story!

    Basic storytelling craft is at the heart of fiction and creative nonfiction. This introductory eight-session course covers the elements that make up read more…

    $415.00 Beginner Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction
  • Draft By Draft: Revising Your StoriesClass description>>

    Draft by Draft: Revising Your Stories

    Tuesdays, October 6th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    Rewriting is where the real writing begins. You have a draft of a short story or essay, whether from a previous class or a drawer where all of your unfinished drafts go. Now it’s time for revision, read more…

    $415.00 Intermediate Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction
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    Location, Location: A Sense of Place in Nonfiction

    Tuesdays, September 29th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

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    Capturing the significant locations in your life not only helps you discover new meaning in your surroundings, present or past, but also renders your nonfiction more vivid and specific. read more…

    $325.00 Intermediate Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Location, Location-- Sense of Place Class description>>

    Memoir in a Year

    Thursdays, September 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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    Writing a memoir can be tough. You explore the past, examine your experience, write about the people and places close to you, overcome doubts or fears, and shape all of this into a narrative that read more…

    Advanced, Intermediate Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
  • Memoir(ish): Telling True StoriesRead Class description>>

    Memoir(ish): Telling True Stories

    Mondays, September 21st, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    You have favorite stories to tell about your friends and family, and journals full of stories about yourself.  Memoir(ish) will show you how to identify the stories that mean the most to you and read more…

    $415.00 Beginner Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
  • What Came Before: Exploring Character Backstory Read Class Description>>

    Mining Backstory

    Wednesdays, September 16th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    As writers, we can never know enough about our characters. But in order to get readers to care about them, root for them, connect with and follow them through our stories, we need to fully understand read more…

    $415.00 Intermediate Genre: Fiction, Novel, Short Story
  • Mystery Writing BootcampRead Class Description>>

    Mystery Writing Bootcamp

    Thursdays, August 6th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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    Mystery novels sell big. Why? Because they deliver some of the most intricate plots and satisfying reads on the shelf—and mystery readers are insatiable, avid readers.

    Take the mystery out of read more…

    $50.00 Any Level Genre: Fiction, Novel, Short Story