Intensives

Intensives are fun and fast crash courses. You will learn so much in so little time.

Intensives come in three forms:

  • NYC One-days—Seven hours in one day (with lunch break). Brief lectures alternating with writing exercises. These are in-person classes.
  • Zoom—Two three-hour sessions on separate days. Brief lectures alternating with writing exercises. These classes are taught in real time via the Zoom videoconference platform.
  • Online—Three sessions (each lasting a week) on three consecutive weeks. Written lectures and weekly homework assignments. These classes take place online, not in real time.

(Not all Intensives available in all three forms.)

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

Students may reschedule a One-day or Zoom Intensive one time.

If you’re visiting NYC, here is some info on NYC hotels.


  Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Class full.  Call for wait list.
Online
Plot 1: Mechanics | Level I
3-week Class
  Saturday, December 5, 2020
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Grammar 2: Expertise and Finesse | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Class full.  Call for wait list.
Online
Character | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Online
Plot 1: Mechanics | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Online
Plot 1: Mechanics | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Online
Character | Level I
3-week Class
Online
Dialogue | Level I
3-week Class
Online
Video Game Writing, Part 1 | Level I
3-week Class
  Saturday, January 16, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Character | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Zoom • 7–10 pm et
Grammar 1: The Basics | Level I
Two-day Class
  Saturday, January 23, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Children’s Book Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Fiction Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Memoir Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Grammar 1: The Basics | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Online
Plot 2: Machinations | Level I
3-week Class
  Saturday, February 6, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Creative Writing 101 | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Dialogue | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
The Editor’s Eye | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Personal Essay Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Grammar 2: Expertise and Finesse | Level I
Two-day Class