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Most Classes Begin Jan 16
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Writing Certificate


Have you always wanted to write a novel?

This six-course series will show you the path from first glimmer to full novel-length manuscript. The first course will help you solidify your idea for a novel, figure out your creative process, and develop a consistent writing habit. Then you’ll move through four sequential workshops to get you to the end of your novel, as well as an elective to broaden your craft. Once you finish your sixth course, you will have the option of signing up for a one-on-one tutorial, launching your revision under the guidance of an accomplished fiction writer.

Because the Certificate Program relies on a dedicated, dynamic cohort, admission is by application only. By studying and writing with a consistent group of students who have similar commitment to their work, you will achieve a sense of connection to your peers and to their projects.
Best of all, this two-year program retains the flexibility of our regular online writing courses. You can access your courses from home or on your travels, and Zoom sessions are held at various times to suit your schedule. As you work on your novel, your work will be read, critiqued, and supported by a group of passionate instructors and peers, who will push you to the finish line.

Have questions? Watch the video of our online information session held on April 25.


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