Quick fyi: Starting Monday, you can sign up for online writing courses at Stanford. (See list below.) Offered by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Creative Writing Program (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, and they will start the first week of April. 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.)
- Creative Nonfiction
- Travel Writing
- Writing the Feature Magazine Article
- Crafting Autobiographical Fiction: Truth and Imagination
- Memoir Writing: A Million Little Truths
- Putting a Spin on Science Writing
- Fiction Writing: Voices that Live
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 spring catalogue is here.