Description of Class
Ready to write? Now is the time to get started!
Basic storytelling craft is at the heart of fiction and creative nonfiction. This 4-week introductory online creative writing class covers the elements that make up a good story, including character, plot, and scene building, as well as tips for finding and developing ideas.
Whether you’re looking to write fiction (short stories, novels) or creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoir) — or if you’re not yet sure what you want to write—Creative Writing Now: Getting Started will give you the guidance and practical skills to give shape to your stories.
What to Expect
Students can expect to spend two to three hours per week writing and interacting with classmates and the instructor. New lessons become available each Tuesday but can be completed anytime during the week.
This work will be supported by:
- a weekly video from the instructor introducing the topic
- an interactive lesson, moderated by the instructor
- new exercises and materials available every week
- full participation from every student to give and get feedback
- email for one-to-one interaction with the instructor
Students will begin the week with a lesson containing reading and discussion materials, along with specific exercises to reinforce craft elements. No long lectures or text. Just the important points and fun, imaginative exercises.
During the week, students will post their work and comment on the work of the other participants. The instructor will also provide feedback on the exercises.
The only requirement is a reliable internet connection!Top