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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This is the 5K of writing courses. It's perfect for first- time or out-of-habit writers and provides an easy training schedule that promises little to no injuries and a taste to keep going.
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Creative Writing 101 | Level I

6-week Class

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $309
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $309
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $325

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1095  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course explores 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.

View Syllabus

Starts
Meets
Teacher
Class full.  Call for wait list.
 Oct 28
Wed, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference
Class full.  Call for wait list.
 Nov 1
Sun, 2–5 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Dec 7
Mon, 2–5 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Dec 8
Tue, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Creative Writing 101

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.

Creative Writing 101

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Not offered online.