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Online Writing Classes with Michelle Richmond

Online Writing Classes in Short Fiction and Novel Writing, for Experienced and Beginning Writers

Short stories can open the door to publishing

Some people say there's no place in today's publishing world for stories, but in reality, there are more opportunities than ever to publish short fiction. While the major publishers do favor novels over story collections, the online market for short stories has exploded. Even CNET is now...


7 Great Short Stories for Writers to Read and Study

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I recommend to students in my online fiction writing class, MASTER THE SHORT STORY. The School, by Donald Barthelme “The School” is one of my...


New Course: Plot like a pro

In this intensive 8-week course, learn the secrets of crafting a compelling novel plot. We'll forego the usual outline and instead focus on diving deep into character and situation, discovering your plot as you go. Here are a few of the things you'll learn: How to use a story chart to flesh...



Get the tools you need to turn your ideas into stories! In this 8-week course, you'll learn how to write short stories using the fundamental building blocks of fiction. It's all about craft: Discover the secret structure that will help you shape any story. Learn how to create complex...


Commit to your novel in 2016! Join my Novel Writing Master Class

My Online Novel Writing Class is now open for enrollment. The 8-week class, designed for writers with a novel in progress, begins on January 20. Goals Write or revise 80-100 pages of your novel What to expect Work on a specific project: a novel, novella, or novel-in-stories. Participate in...


Hone your short stories in the Online Fiction Writing Master Class

My online Fiction Writing Master Class is an intermediate-to-advanced course for writers working on individual short stories or a short story collection. In this monthly subscription course, you'll get professional feedback on your writing, video and written lectures, and access to discussion...