Pen on Fire

The dream of a writer is to write like his or her pen is on fire. To burn through pages with confidence and finesse. But we often put all kinds of obstacles in our own path, slowing us down and robbing us of the freedom we need.

Perhaps you’re stuck with starting a project, or unhappy with your progress, or you need inspiration to put some gas in your tank, or you want to stretch some under-used muscles. Or you want the support of a teacher and like-minded writers.

This course provides techniques and tricks and insights that help you push past your worst internal roadblocks, so you can fly through your writing on a daily basis.


This is a cross-genre course, applicable to any kind of prose writing.

The teacher was like a therapist wrapped up in a “how to” manual wrapped up in a writing work-out instructor!
Bonnie Prather
costumer for Broadway

Pen on Fire | Level I

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $419 (returning students: $389)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

This course introduces you to techniques and tricks and insights that help you surmount obstacles to your writing path. Course components:

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

Pen on Fire is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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Not offered in NYC. Check Online listings.