Though students and teachers never meet face to face, they get to know each other quite well over the course of the eight weeks, and usually form a community much like the ones that form in on-site workshops.
The weekly routine is built around a short assignment based on a short piece of published work.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals. A dedicated student who pays attention will flourish. Lit Reactor is all the coaching you need." - Chuck Palahniuk “I’ve been impressed with Lit Reactor, and even more impressed with the messages that have come in via Twitter and Facebook from people who wanted to write better and have signed up to learn things through this site.” - Neil Gaiman “Lit Reactor is a place writers can gather and push themselves to better their writing in the real world—and it kicks ass to write and read with others who are hungry.
(We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.) What does a typical class consist of? The opportunity to learn from Mandy Hubbard, an agent and author, was priceless.
The Online Creative Writing Program makes it easy to take courses taught by instructors from Stanford’s writing community.
Thanks to the flexibility of the online format, these courses can be taken anywhere, anytime—a plus for students who lead busy lives or for whom regular travel to the Stanford campus is not possible.
They have in-person workshops, from Amsterdam to Tucson, but began an online workshop program in 2001.
Students are encouraged to complete four levels, but you can take as few or as many as you choose—even take a break and pick up where you left off.
And click here to explore a sample class that shows our layout and features.
Do you lack the time to complete a writing degree or the funds to travel to an in-person writing workshop?