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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 01 W Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 01 WB Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success WI Closed OnlineClass
CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 23 WB Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters WI Closed OnlineClass
CNF 58 W Memoir: The Art and Craft of Memory WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 58 WB Memoir: The Art and Craft of Memory WI Closed OnlineClass
EGL 12 W The Art of Character: Putting the Cart Before the Horse WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 12 WB The Art of Character: Putting the Cart Before the Horse WI Closed OnlineClass
EGL 187 WA Death to Writer's Block! Moving Past Fear and Finding Inspiration for Your Writing WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 187 WB Death to Writer's Block! Moving Past Fear and Finding Inspiration for Your Writing WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 22 W Anatomy of a Premise Line: Seven Steps to Foolproof Story Development WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 43 W I Laughed So Hard I Cried: Writing Comedy and Tragedy WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 83 W The Freelancer’s Life: Magazine Writing WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 38 W The Past Is Never Past: Writing Historically Based Fiction WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 54 W Building a Story from the Ground Up WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 60 W Thickening the Plot: The Art of Short Story Design WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 60 WB Thickening the Plot: The Art of Short Story Design WI Closed OnlineClass
NVL 163 W Writing Your Debut Novel WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
NVL 28 W What Comes Next? Pushing Your Novel to the Midpoint and Beyond WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
POET 25 W Writing Poetry: Your Sources of Inspiration WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 303 A Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 303 B Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Closed OnlineClass
OWC 303 C Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Closed OnlineClass
OWC 306 A Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 306 B Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 306 C Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 310 One-on-one Tutorial: Novel WI Closed OnlineClass

Creative Writing Retreat

WSP 100 A Creative Writing Retreat at Djerassi WI Th-T Special Notice OnCampusClass
WSP 100 B Creative Writing Retreat at Djerassi WI Th-T Special Notice OnCampusClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 07 The Personal Presence: Memoirs, Articles, and Essays WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
EGL 35 The Writing Life: An Introduction WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
EGL 39 Food Writing Fundamentals WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
EGL 57 Writing Toward Mindfulness: A Creative Journey WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FICT 19 Fiction Writing: Developing Original and Superb Surprises WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FICT 29 Fiction Writing: Creating Unforgettable, Believable Characters WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
NVL 06 Novel Writing: How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 102 Self-Publishing Your Book: New Paths for Entrepreneurial Writers WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 105 Writing for Children & Young Adults: A Two-Day Overview WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 115 How to Plot Your Novel WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 130 The Craft and Business of Freelance Writing WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 171 The Craft of Fiction: Character and Plot WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass