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.
Making writing a daily practice is easier than you think. Especially when you can have an irresistible writing prompt delivered straight to your inbox every day.
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
Get access to a video lesson, interviews with writers, and free guides to help you with your writing.
The 10th Anniversary edition of the Story Course launched a few days ago. Thank you so much for celebrating this milestone with me! Over the past 10 years the Story Course has protected writers, respected their intelligence, and taught them how to pay attention to magic. And this year, we made it even better. Today,… [Read More]
When I was writing this morning, I hit a mini-wall. I wasn’t blocked, I just didn’t go all the way through the portal. I was aware of time, which is always a clue that I’m out of flow. I glanced at the note I’d scrawled for myself at the start of the month: Find it… [Read More]
Ten years ago, I created a different kind of writing course: one that loves writers. I wanted to show you how to write with confidence and magic, with practical skills you’d use for the rest of your writing career. I made sure each lesson was drenched in comfort and care, and respected your intelligence, autonomy,… [Read More]