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Online Novel Writing Master Class

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

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: Plotting the Novel

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, Master the Short Story: The Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 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...


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...