fullscreen background
Skip to main content

Fall Quarter

Fall Quarter Underway
Late-Start Classes
Still Available
shopping cart icon0

Online Courses

ONLINE COURSES: CREATIVE WRITING

The Online Creative Writing Program makes it easy to take courses taught by instructors from Stanford’s writing community. Thanks to the flexibility of the online format, these courses can be taken anywhere, anytime—a plus for students who lead busy lives or for whom regular travel to the Stanford campus is not possible. These courses are open to all adults, and we encourage all levels of writers to enroll.

THE WRITER'S SPOTLIGHT
calendar icon
Fall quarter is underway. Late-start courses still available.
mouse icon Click Here to View
Technical Requirements and FAQs for Online Courses
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