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CREATIVE WRITING

What’s your story? Whether you’re just beginning to write or putting the finishing touches on your first novel, our on-campus and online writing courses offer expert instruction, individual attention, and supportive feedback at all levels, in all genres of creative writing.

Visit "The Writer's Spotlight" page to learn more about the Online Writing program.

Code Course Title Qtr Days Status Online

Online Creative Writing

CNF 16 W Creative Nonfiction: Tools of the Trade FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 42 W Family Memoir: Making the Skeletons Dance FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 60 W You Must Change Your Life: Essays That Matter and How to Write Them FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 08 W That's a Great Idea for a Movie! The Making of a Strong Screenplay FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 130 W Thought for Food: The Craft of Food Writing FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 137 W Reality Bites: Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 19 WA The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 19 WB The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 72 W Transporting the Reader: The Art of Description FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 18 W Secrets of the Short Story FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 40 W The Art of Revision: Losing Yourself, Finding Your Voice FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
FICT 65 W Fiction Writing Fundamentals: Discovering and Working with Your Best Material FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
NVL 01 W Planning Your Novel: Starting from Scratch FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
NVL 02 W Write a Novel in a Month: No Critics, No Fear FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
NVL 10 W Novel Writing: Inventing Reality FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
POET 01 W Poetry of Presence: Developing a Mindful Writing Practice FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 101 A The Writing Life: Form and Theory of the Novel FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 101 B The Writing Life: Form and Theory of the Novel FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 101 C The Writing Life: Form and Theory of the Novel FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 101 D The Writing Life: Form and Theory of the Novel FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 305 A Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
OWC 305 B Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 305 C Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel FA Closed OnlineClass

Off-Campus Creative Writing Retreat

WSP 70 Nature Writing at Jasper Ridge FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 49 To Tell the Truth: An Introduction to Creative Nonfiction FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CNF 55 Fast-Draft Your Way to a Complete Memoir FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FICT 106 Fiction Writing: Narrative Point of View FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FICT 62 Writing Dynamic Short Stories FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FICT 66 Turning Our Life Stories into Fiction FA M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 210 Exploring the Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 272 A Writer's Life: Process, Craft, and Publication FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 308 Writing the Compelling Character: Mind, Heart, and Guts FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 321 TV Writer for a Day: Crafting a Television Series Pilot FA Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 71 Your Words Matter: Revision Clinic for Prose Writers FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 82 Take Me There: A Travel Writing Bootcamp FA SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass