A quick fyi: On Monday morning (8:30 am California time), Stanford Continuing Studies opens up registration for its winter 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 New York Times book critic/writer. Quite a perk. And the courses sell out quickly. 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.
- Feature Writing with The New York Times
- Writing Fiction with The New York Times
- Getting Started in Creative Writing
- Short Story Writing
- Novel Writing: The Powerful Beginning
- Novel Writing II: Continuing Your Novel
- Creative Nonfiction: Telling the Truth and Where to Begin
- The Essential Art: Making Movies in Your Reader's Mind
- Writing the Great Poem
- Magazine Writing
- Writing the Graphic Novel
- The Story of the Self: Writing Personal Essays and Memoir
- Creative Nonfiction III: Completing the Creative Nonfiction Book