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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.

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Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Online Creative Writing

CNF 01 W The Creative Nonfiction Book: A Plan for Success SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 62 W Creative Nonfiction: The Process Is Everything SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 68 W It Happened to Me: The Art of the Memoir SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 71 W Your Life, Your Lens: The Power of the Daily Memoir SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 16 W Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: How to Craft Successful Intrigue and Suspense SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 19 WC The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 19 WD The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Online OpenAdd to cart
EGL 27 W Science Writing for a General Audience: From Concept to Publication SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 59 W Publishing Fiction: A Playful, Community-Based Approach SP Online Cancelled
EGL 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 32 W Fiction Writing: Five Beginnings, One Ending SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 36 W Making a Scene: Dynamic Short Fiction SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 59 W Getting Closer: The Art of Intimacy in the Short Story SP Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 09 W Writing the Novel from Back to Front SP Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 27 W They Are All of Me: Writing Poems on Family SP Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 30 W The Poet’s Way SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 304 A Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 B Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 C Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 D Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel SP Online Closed