Just a quick heads up: Starting today, you can sign up for online writing courses from Stanford. Offered by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Creative Writing Program (which is one of the most distinguished writing programs in the country), these online courses give beginning and advanced writers, no matter where they live, the chance to refine their craft with gifted writing instructors and smart peers. Registration starts today, and courses will go from June 25 to August 17. You can find the list of courses below. For more information, click here, or separately check out the FAQ.
(Full disclosure: I helped set up these courses and think they're a great educational opportunity. But nonetheless take my opinion with a grain of salt.)
- Short Story Writing: The Teller’s Tools
- Novel Writing: Making a Great Debut
- Bloodlines: Researching and Writing from Family History
- Writing Historical Fiction
- Crafting Poems: Exploring the Elements of Poetry