“I learned about the ins and outs of travel writing. I also picked up helpful ideas, refined my editing skills, and learned a great deal about other people's interests as readers of travel literature.”
“I learned about the ins and outs of travel writing. I also picked up helpful ideas, refined my editing skills, and learned a great deal about other people's interests as readers of travel literature.”Heather SulzenGraphic DesignerTRAVEL WRITING
“A fun and intriguing introductory course to children's writing that forces you to realize the amount of creativity and hard work that was poured into some of your favorite childhood stories.”
“A fun and intriguing introductory course to children's writing that forces you to realize the amount of creativity and hard work that was poured into some of your favorite childhood stories.”Kera MorganPublic Relations ExecutiveCHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
“For the first time, the different genres of nonfiction defined themselves in my mind.”
“For the first time, the different genres of nonfiction defined themselves in my mind.”Jamieson HaverkampfFreelance WriterCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“The course gave me a wonderful overview of a variety of styles. I learned the difference between a memoir and a personal essay, between feature journalism and hard news, how to profile someone, and how to format news articles.”
“The course gave me a wonderful overview of a variety of styles. I learned the difference between a memoir and a personal essay, between feature journalism and hard news, how to profile someone, and how to format news articles.”Helen AkiStudentCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“It's one thing to be writing a script, but quite another to sell it. This course is an excellent lesson in marketability.”
“It's one thing to be writing a script, but quite another to sell it. This course is an excellent lesson in marketability.”Deborah Porter TaylorWriter/TeacherHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“I've never encountered such a giving instructor who can give 150% all the time. She went the extra mile, and I do mean mile, to give us a clear understanding of the genre. She was GREAT.”
“I've never encountered such a giving instructor who can give 150% all the time. She went the extra mile, and I do mean mile, to give us a clear understanding of the genre. She was GREAT.”Nancy FieldsFinanceSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“An excellent intro to writing, a perfect means of getting my feet wet after years of not writing. No pressure, no painful assignments. Just a laid-back, supportive, and fun atmosphere.”
“An excellent intro to writing, a perfect means of getting my feet wet after years of not writing. No pressure, no painful assignments. Just a laid-back, supportive, and fun atmosphere.”Andrea ShiffmanMath TeacherCREATIVE WRITING 101
“A great introductory course to writing speculative fiction.”
“A great introductory course to writing speculative fiction.”Coryn HaymanEmergency PhysicianSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“If you need to know anything pertaining to the business, this is the course you need to take.”
“If you need to know anything pertaining to the business, this is the course you need to take.”Kathleen StalfordProduction Program ManagerHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“This is an intensive, extremely smart four-week master plan for creating the perfect nonfiction proposal.”
“This is an intensive, extremely smart four-week master plan for creating the perfect nonfiction proposal.”Tim HallWriterNONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL
“A great introduction to the craft and genre of romance writing. ”
“A great introduction to the craft and genre of romance writing. ”Alison ChoHuman ResourcesROMANCE WRITING
“Everything was built toward the student feeling like a real writer.”
“Everything was built toward the student feeling like a real writer.”Colin MortonSoftware Support ConsultantFICTION WRITING
“The instructor not only explained what to do, she also explained what not to do.”
“The instructor not only explained what to do, she also explained what not to do.”Stephen HealeyRetired PsychotherapistHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“A fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of writing. This was really the best money I've spent in a long time and I plan to take another course next session.”
“A fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of writing. This was really the best money I've spent in a long time and I plan to take another course next session.”Joy VictoryHealth EditorFICTION WRITING
“I established a firm foundation. It is a great beginner's course. The instructor was wonderful—very personable, knowledgeable, and she made everyone feel comfortable.”
“I established a firm foundation. It is a great beginner's course. The instructor was wonderful—very personable, knowledgeable, and she made everyone feel comfortable.”Anthony RicheClinical Hypnotherapist/Motivational SpeakerFICTION WRITING
“The teacher was a marvel, really committed and making the most of this forum. Her generosity and consistent interest in the students inspired me.”
“The teacher was a marvel, really committed and making the most of this forum. Her generosity and consistent interest in the students inspired me.”Sara FasyArtistMEMOIR WRITING
“I entered this course having no idea how to write a children's book, or what was involved with the process. This class gave me the knowledge I was looking for, and pointed me in the right direction.”
“I entered this course having no idea how to write a children's book, or what was involved with the process. This class gave me the knowledge I was looking for, and pointed me in the right direction.”Kelley DiekmanSalesCHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
“The best writing class I've ever taken. Sign up now, like right now, before it fills up and you get wait listed.”
“The best writing class I've ever taken. Sign up now, like right now, before it fills up and you get wait listed.”Edward McNamaraChefFICTION WRITING
“The course is both pragmatic and imaginative. The instructor's analysis of memoir as a separate genre with its own conventions is a real help.”
“The course is both pragmatic and imaginative. The instructor's analysis of memoir as a separate genre with its own conventions is a real help.”William SpieglerRetired JournalistMEMOIR WRITING
“The instructor was amazing. She was always positive, insightful, encouraging, and tremendously knowledgeable. She pushed us to do more than we believed we could and gave us the benefit of both the breadth and the depth of her knowledge, understanding, and experience of the craft.”
“The instructor was amazing. She was always positive, insightful, encouraging, and tremendously knowledgeable. She pushed us to do more than we believed we could and gave us the benefit of both the breadth and the depth of her knowledge, understanding, and experience of the craft.”Anne WoodsAttorneyFICTION WRITING
“A great way to see your work through your readers' eyes.”
“A great way to see your work through your readers' eyes.”Crystal WalkerWriterNOVEL WRITING
“The entire experience was so worthwhile that I have signed up for another course.”
“The entire experience was so worthwhile that I have signed up for another course.”Harold LeibCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The organization of the site is great. Easy to move around. Clear. Super!”
“The organization of the site is great. Easy to move around. Clear. Super!”Remko JansoniusMuseum CuratorMEMOIR WRITING
“This course and the instructor gave me the push and the skills that I needed to work toward completing my first book.”
“This course and the instructor gave me the push and the skills that I needed to work toward completing my first book.”Dorothy SimsPublic Relations DirectorCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“It was a tremendous experience, one that I will never forget. I recommend the class for anyone even the slightest bit curious about what it's like to be a stand-up comedian. ”
“It was a tremendous experience, one that I will never forget. I recommend the class for anyone even the slightest bit curious about what it's like to be a stand-up comedian. ”Calvin HendersonIT TechnicianSTAND-UP COMEDY WRITING
“I loved the online experience. The convenience of being able to study in my own home, and connect with people thousands of miles away. I think it's better than an actual classroom. It allows a more flexible schedule—if you get interrupted, you can just stop and catch up later.…”
“I loved the online experience. The convenience of being able to study in my own home, and connect with people thousands of miles away. I think it's better than an actual classroom. It allows a more flexible schedule—if you get interrupted, you can just stop and catch up later.…”Brenda SorrelsStudentFICTION WRITING
“Our instructor found immensely interesting and varied poems to stretch our minds and help develop our own poetry muscles.”
“Our instructor found immensely interesting and varied poems to stretch our minds and help develop our own poetry muscles.”violet samirSocial Work Organization DirectorPOETRY WRITING
“This course was a great adventure!”
“This course was a great adventure!”Asta HairstonEducational AdministratorPLAYWRITING
“This course really clarified so many areas in Memoir Writing for me—especially how to structure and organize a book-length manuscript.”
“This course really clarified so many areas in Memoir Writing for me—especially how to structure and organize a book-length manuscript.”Jeanne McNultyWriter/WeaverMEMOIR WRITING
“My main goal in taking this course was to hone the query letter for my novel. The letter I have now is far superior to the one I started out with, and I have a clearer idea of how to compose a query for future projects.”
“My main goal in taking this course was to hone the query letter for my novel. The letter I have now is far superior to the one I started out with, and I have a clearer idea of how to compose a query for future projects.”Phyllis SmithCollege InstructorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“The course was very full of great information and exercises. I doubt you could fit more in.”
“The course was very full of great information and exercises. I doubt you could fit more in.”Mary PowerGraphic DesignerFICTION WRITING
“I learned how to see screenplays and movies with X-ray vision.”
“I learned how to see screenplays and movies with X-ray vision.”Jon MangionTeacherSCREENWRITING
“Many people in this class had break-throughs and began to really write their life.”
“Many people in this class had break-throughs and began to really write their life.”Anne RudigDirector Of CommunicationMEMOIR WRITING
“It was refreshing to hear an insider's perspective.”
“It was refreshing to hear an insider's perspective.”Roberta WoodChildren's AuthorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“A fantastic overview to setting up a blog. ”
“A fantastic overview to setting up a blog. ”Kamrin HubanStay-at-home MomHOW TO BLOG
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