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

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Code Course Title Qtr Days Status Online

Online Creative Writing

CNF 60 W You Must Change Your Life: Essays That Matter and How to Write Them FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 61 W Getting Started in Creative Nonfiction FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 67 W Creative Nonfiction Book: From Conception to Completion FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 68 W It Happened to Me: The Art of the Memoir FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 08 W That's a Great Idea for a Movie! The Making of a Strong Screenplay FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 19 WA The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 19 WB The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 31 W Page-Turners: Plot and Structure Across the Genres FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 48 W Magazine Writing: Becoming the Writer That Editors Need FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 65 W Fiction Writing Fundamentals: Discovering and Working with Your Best Material FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 69 W Fiction Workshop: Elements of the Short Story FA Cancelled OnlineClass
FICT 70 W Fiction Workshop: Writing Electric Short Stories FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
NVL 01 W Planning Your Novel: Starting from Scratch FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
NVL 02 W Write a Novel in a Month: No Critics, No Fear FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
NVL 18 W Discovering Your Novel's Secret Center FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
POET 02 W Poetry: Harnessing the Creative Tension FA ClosedNotify Me 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 ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 305 B Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 305 C Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 305 D Novel III: Subtext, Theme, and Language FA ClosedNotify Me 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 ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 55 Fast-Draft Your Way to a Complete Memoir FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 45 Essential Elements for Creative Writers: The Narrative Toolbox FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 46 Writing the Globe: Travel Writing in the 21st Century FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
NVL 21 Becoming a High-Velocity Writer: National Novel Writing Month FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
NVL 31 Novel Writing: The First Chapter and Beyond FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 122 Developing Your Creative Nonfiction Book: From Idea to Proposal FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 213 Finding Your Voice in Children's Literature FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 272 A Writer's Life: Process, Craft, and Publication FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 321 TV Writer for a Day: Crafting a Television Series Pilot FA Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 333 Short Story Bootcamp: A Reading and Writing Intensive FA Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 91 How to Start Your Story: A Memoir Workshop FA Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass