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132 Best Book Creative Writing Classes in 2024

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Over the course of one week, writers will generate their own science fiction and fantasy pieces and workshop them with the help of their peers. They will learn the differences between the genres and read the works of notable authors.

Website: https://www.storystudiochicago.org/classes/youth/2024-you...

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$325.00

Based in Chicago

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Writing Sprints is an exercise-intensive course designed to “unstick” writers struggling to start or continue new projects, boosting writing productivity. The course relies heavily on writing exercises (for both fiction & nonfiction writers). This class is for writers of all levels looking for inspiration and motivation.

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2024/03/05/8-week-wri...

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$700.00

Online course

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 8

Prerequisites: A writing sample is recommended for this class.

Do you feel your writing gets bogged down in announcing, recounting, and summarizing? What you need is some scene-making medicine. Work with Attic Institute founder and two-time Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel to learn the keys to explain less and dramatize more.

Website: https://atticinstitute.com/node/2830

Categories: Book

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$275.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: 16

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

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In this four-part class we'll explore the art and magic of writing as a healing process in a collaborative and supportive environment. Together, we will share our stories, read a variety of essays and short fiction in order to identify how others have utilized the written word to heal themselves.

Website: https://rockvalewriterscolony.org/workshops/november-8-10...

Categories: Book

Start date:

November, 2024

Price:

$425.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Fall Virtual Workshop

Futurescapes

Futurescapes is an intensive, exclusive workshop, offering writers an unparalleled chance to work with top authors and agents in speculative fiction (science fiction, horror, fantasy, paranormal).

Website: https://futurescapes.ink/fall-workshop

Categories: Book

Start date:

October, 2024

Price:

$398.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: You may submit any original written work for your application.

Whether characters are arguing, bantering, betraying secrets, or confessing their guilt, dialogue can be one of the most challenging parts of writing a scene. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the various ways you can use dialogue in your writing, such as to advance the plot or develop characters.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/teen-summer-say-it-like-y...

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$450.00

Based in Boston

The Poetry of Play

Writers.com

In this class, we’ll enjoy a rollicking good time by responding to poetry’s call to do just that. Students will read a wide variety of playful poetry, then experiment with in-class writing prompts designed to awaken freedom and enjoyment.

Website: https://writers.com/course/the-poetry-of-play

Categories: Book

Start date:

January, 2025

Price:

$345.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

You love comics, and graphic novels, and you like to doodle, but perhaps you’ve never finished a multi-page comic story? Or, you are a veteran comics creator and want to draw a new one! Now’s your chance to create a mini-comic during one week this summer.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/teen-summer-diy-comic-boo...

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$475.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Length: 1 (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Novel in Progress

GrubStreet

In class, we will do exercises, discuss craft issues—characterization, the protagonist's desire, plot and outlining, endings—and read short scenes from each other's work, providing feedback in an environment that recognizes the specific challenges of the novel in progress.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/novel-in-progress-su24-02

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$520.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: 12

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Students at this level are writing poetry with an increased focus on creating an individual voice and an emotional atmosphere. Exercises using free verse and traditional, received forms (i.e. sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and pantoum) as well as meter and syllabics are suggested in order to strengthen a student’s technical skills.

Website: https://courses.writerstudio.com/courses/online-advanced-...

Categories: Book

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$395.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Writing through heartbreak and loss can provide a tool for discovering the insight lurking beneath the pain. Such writing will stir readers’ emotions, even helping process their own pain. Instructor Andrea Meyer will assign readings and writing exercises to help you tell your darkest, scariest, and most gratifying stories.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/seminar/the-tough-stuff-strategies...

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$235.00

Based in Boston

Level: Advanced

Length: 8 (3 hours)

Class size: 9

Prerequisites: At least one act or thirty pages of a screenplay or television pilot completed.

Sometimes we become so focused on productivity or “doing it right” that we stifle our creativity. In this class we’ll focus on one of the hardest parts of writing: writing. Each week we’ll use new prompts and guided activities to inspire new creation.

Website: https://literary-arts.org/event/get-writing-unblocking-wr...

Categories: Book

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$410.00

Based in Portland

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

How to choose a book writing class

Looking to build your writing skillset, learn more about your genre, or finally finish that book you’ve been working on? You’re in the right place. That’s why we built this directory of the best creative writing courses.

However, creative writing classes aren’t one size fit all. If you’re planning to join a book writing class in particular, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you’re seeking to learn about writing a book.

So make sure to consider the following questions when you’re researching book writing courses:

  • Who is the instructor? How many years of experience do they have in writing a book?
  • Is there something in particular you’d like to learn about writing a book? Does this course include it?
  • How long is the course, and where is it taught?
  • How much does the book writing course cost? Does it fit into your budget?

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