A quick fyi: On Monday morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opens up registration for its fall 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 have your work reviewed by a New York Times book critic. Quite a perk. There's also a course being taught by Seth Harwood, a crime fiction writer who also contributes to OC. Some of these courses sell out quickly. Registration starts Monday morning, 8:30 am California time. For more information, click here, or separately check out the FAQ and the testimonials.
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.
- Writing Fiction with The New York Times
- Feature Writing with The New York Times
- Novel Writing I: The Powerful Beginning
- The Story of the Self: Writing Personal Essays and Memoir
- Write It! The Keys to Creative Writing
- Eat My Words: How to Break into Food Writing
- The Gripping Read: Plot and Suspense for Fiction and Nonfiction
- Writing the Creative Nonfiction Book: Getting a Full Draft
- Short Story Writing