A quick fyi: This morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opened up registration for its spring lineup of online writing courses. Offered in partnership with 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.
As you will see, there are a couple of courses offered in conjunction with The New York Times. The idea here is that you'll learn writing from a Stanford writing instructor and then get your work reviewed by a Times book critic. Quite a perk, I must say.
Caveat emptor: These classes are not free, and I helped set them up. So while I wholeheartedly believe in these courses, you can take my views with a grain of salt.
- Creative Nonfiction with The New York Times (one spot left)
- Writing Fiction with The New York Times
- Fiction I: Beginning Short Story Writing
- Fiction II: Voices That Live
- Travel Writing
- Magazine Writing
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Putting a Spin on Science Writing
- Novel Writing III: A Plan for Success
- Memoir I: What I Saw, What I Wore, What I Ate, and More