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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing

Do you love to write, but hate the obstacles? Tired of battling with writers block? Then it’s time to jumpstart your writing! These courses are for writers of all levels who are stalled, blocked, or otherwise frustrated with their writing.

Join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of the writing guide Pen On Fire and host of the radio show Writers On Writing, in courses designed to tame the demons that get between you and your writing.

Here you’ll learn techniques for improving your craft and making your writing flow in a variety of types of writing—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you are just beginning to write or an experienced scribe looking to recharge, you’ve come to the right place.

Notes:

These are cross-genre courses, applicable to any kind of prose or poetry writing.

As podcasts are used, students should be comfortable accessing audio programming online.


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Level I
Jumpstart Your Writing | 10-week Workshop
 

This course helps students clear away the impediments—hesitations, false starts, and fears—that plague writers. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Jumpstart Your Writing I is open to writers of all levels. Students must be 18 years or older.

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, No Discounts. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Mar 24 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class


Level II
Jumpstart Your Writing | 10-week Workshop
 

This course helps writers identify and overcome obstacles to writing; build and sustain momentum; and to develop a personal creative practice, and keep it going. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Jumpstart Your Writing I.

Which level is right for you? How to Choose a Level

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, No Discounts. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Feb 18 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class



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