The Story Intensive
I made the Story Intensive for smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work. Registration for the 2021 program is open now.
Support your writing life for the long term. Log in for support, community, conversation, and learning. Enjoy daily writing prompts and monthly calls, attend events, and more.
Consultations & Mentorship
When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.
Why choose our school?
We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.
We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.
Skilled and Supportive Teachers
Our teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in teaching the nuances of craft. They’re not just successful writers, they’re also past students. They have been where you are and can help guide you through our programs.
You can enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In our discussion forums and small classrooms, you can get the support and engagement you need.
You want to feel more connected to your writing, get out of your own way, and find joy in the writing process.
You love the flexibility of a self-paced program, and you are ready to commit to a personal writing practice.
You want to learn craft, style, and technique, and improve your writing so it will stand out when it’s on an editor’s desk.
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
We think of imagination as something that happens in the mind. And yet, you can’t enter a scene without a body. Think about it. When we write a scene, we transmit the experience that our characters have in their bodies, so that our readers can sense it in their bodies too. This is why body… [Read More]
And it’s inextricably linked to our creativity. That said, I don’t want us to think about sleep as this thing we must get right in order to be productive in our waking life. Changing that story has been transformational for me. And I have people to thank for that. Catherine Wright is a sleep coach… [Read More]
How do I live through the contradiction? My recent novel, Radiant Shimmering Light, took place in the wellness industry. And here I am writing to my mailing list on our July theme, wellness. Radiant Shimmering Light began as a satire. And then it became something else. What I feel about this industry is more complicated than satire…. [Read More]
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