A quick fyi: Starting this morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opened 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 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.
- Science Writing with The New York Times
- Magazine Writing with The New York Times Magazine (Almost closed)
- Creative Nonfiction: Spinning Art from Life
- Creative Nonfiction: The Personal Essay
- Short Story Writing: Writers Dreaming
- The Creative Writing Coach
- Find Your Voice and Sing: An Introduction to Creative Writing
- Novel Writing II: It’s Alive!
- Novel Writing III: The Art of Plot