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 opening soon.
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.
You know how a cat on your lap can be purring away, and then suddenly opens her eyes in alarm and bites you for no reason? Sometimes when I catch myself feeling grateful and relaxed, it triggers a stab of anxiety, just like that. This is a scary time. Also it is beautiful. Both at… [Read More]
Lynda Barry said to me once, imagine you’re sitting at a bar, writing something new, and this guy comes up to you, looks over your shoulder, and says, “Ugh, that sentence sucks.” He takes a drink, watches you write some more, and then says, “Your dialogue is really flat, too. You know, you shouldn’t bother… [Read More]
Influence has an important role in your writing. As you understand and work with different styles and influences, you’ll learn how to find your own voice. This is part seven of a 12-part series on style and voice. Writers in the Story Course and the Story Intensive can determine their writing style by taking the… [Read More]