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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.

THE WRITER'S SPOTLIGHT
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Spring registration is underway. Most classes begin April 1.
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Code Course Title Qtr Days Status Online

Online Creative Writing

CNF 47 W Memoir and Personal Essays That Matter SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 51 W The Creative Nonfiction Book: Find Your Truth, Shape Your Story SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 63 W A Ticket to the Truth: Getting Started in Creative Nonfiction SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 138 W The Craft and Business of Travel Writing SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 19 WA The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 19 WB The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 26 W Mindfulness for Writers SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 54 W Dialogue Writing: Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 65 WB Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 96 W Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
FICT 18 W Secrets of the Short Story SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 32 W Fiction Writing: Five Beginnings, One Ending SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 34 W “Mystery and Manners”: The Art of the Short Story SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
NVL 09 W Writing the Novel from Back to Front SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
NVL 26 W Writing the Compelling Character-Driven Novel SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
POET 06 W An Introduction to Poetry: The Image and the Line SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

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