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.


  Saturday, October 23, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Dialogue | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Fiction Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
How To Get Published | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Grammar 2: Expertise and Finesse | Level I
Two-day Class
  Friday, October 29, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Grammar 1: The Basics | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Online
Plot 1: Mechanics | Level I
3-week Class – 1 spot left
Online
Plot 2: Machinations | Level I
3-week Class – 1 spot left
  Saturday, November 6, 2021
Class full.  Call for wait list.
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
The Editor’s Eye | Level I
Two-day Class
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Memoir Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
Class full.  Call for wait list.
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Middle Grade/Young Adult Books | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Zoom • 7–10 pm et
Grammar 1: The Basics | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Online
Character | Level I
3-week Class
  Saturday, December 4, 2021
Zoom • 1–4 pm et
Personal Essay Writing | Level I
Two-day Class
  Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Online
Character | Level I
3-week Class
Online
Dialogue | Level I
3-week Class
Online
Plot 1: Mechanics | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Online
Video Game Writing, Part 1 | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Online
Plot 2: Machinations | Level I
3-week Class
  Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Online
Character | Level I
3-week Class