Creative Writing 101

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in?

Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction.

Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you’re never too young or too old to give it a try. Come on in. The water’s fine.

Notes

This course includes both fiction and nonfiction prose.

The 101 courses do not include workshopping of student projects, but students write and receive feedback on writing exercises and assignments.

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Before starting the course, I could not come up with a good plot, and had not written in a long time. After writing a few assignments, the ideas started coming fast and furious.
Pat Comley
IT management

Creative Writing 101 | Level I

6-week Class

NYC info, tuition: $315
Online info, tuition: $299
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $995 Request consultation

This course lets you explore fiction and types of creative nonfiction, and the techniques that go with them. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises

Creative Writing 101 is for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher. Students must be 18 years or older.

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Starts
Meets
Teacher
Monday Matinee Discount! Register for $175.
 Jan 8
4 spots left
Mon, 2–5 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 9
Tue, 7–10 pm
1450 Broadway
 Jan 11
Thu, 7–10 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 13
Sat, 2–5 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 18
Thu, 10 am–1 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 22
Mon, 7–10 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 31
Wed, 7–10 pm
1450 Broadway
 Feb 1
Thu, 2–5 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Feb 4
Sun, 2–5 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Mar 1
Thu, 7–10 pm
555 8th Ave.
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Creative Writing 101 | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $150
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Creative Writing 101 Intensive topics include: observation, imagination, language, fiction, nonfiction.

Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Jan 13
Sat, 11 am–6 pm
30 W. 16 St.
 Mar 9
Fri, 10 am–5 pm
555 8th Ave.