Quick fyi: 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. Just to be clear, the courses are not free.
(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.)
- Getting Started in Creative Writing
- In-Depth Feature Writing
- Novels in Progress
- Writing for Television: The Basics
- Fiction Writing: Linked Stories
- Truth and Friction: Memoirs and Personal Essay
- Food Writing: The Literary Gourmet
- Poetic Invention, or, What Strange World Is This?
By the way, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to keep the mind engaged, give some thought to Stanford Continuing Studies. Our full winter catalogue is here.