Try this six-week, self-guided course, remember how much you love writing, and install a habit that makes your writing practice more consistent. For all Centered members.
How do you start writing a book? You write every day. But how do you start writing? Baby steps. Build a habit without feeling overwhelmed.
This 21-day challenge helps you write every day, with manageable daily assignments and a habit tracker to keep you motivated. Start writing now.
Can you learn to become a good writer? YES! Learn craft, style, and technique, and make your writing more meaningful. The Story Course is our foundational program, and helps you write in a new and better way, using emotion, description, self-care, and courage. This is a self-paced program that teaches you how to become a writer without a degree. Recommended for all writers.
Start writing now. Registration always open.
Want to meet other writers? Log in for support and conversation in a writing community you’ll love. Find a writing partner and enjoy daily writing prompts, feedback, and monthly workshops that help you grow as a writer. Be more productive! Join co-writing sessions, work with guest mentors, discover what writers are reading, share your work in our live readings, and more.
Find your writing community.
Real life can be messy, but there’s so much to say about it! This course will help you write from life experience with a sense of purpose. Learn how to approach thorny topics, draw on memory, and become radically honest with yourself and your work. This is a guided class with discussion and feedback. You’ll leave with a personal essay you’re proud of and much more.
April 22 - June 12, 2024
How do you turn your first draft into a well-crafted story? What do you do with overwhelming and contradictory feedback? How can you use your voice, when you don’t know what that is? Created and led by Sonal Champsee, this program teaches you how to strengthen your understanding of craft, become a braver writer, and write a new version of your story.
Revise your short story.
April 1 to June 7, 2024.
Ready to become a writer? This five-month program brings a philosophy of compassion into a serious curriculum, and gives you the feedback, deadlines, and accountability you need to be successful. Work with a mentor and a small writing group and learn new techniques that help you write well in any genre. Finish what you start, and bring joy into your creative process.
Become a writer.
Aug 26, 2024 to Jan 10, 2025.
“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out the Story Course. Smart, encouraging, practical.”
— Margaret Atwood
These excellent courses are offered by skilled writers and teachers outside of our school. I only recommend teachers I know and trust, whose values and philosophy are aligned with ours. And if you’ve already taken the Story Course or the Story Intensive, these will complement to your study and practice!
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This wonderful writing school focuses on structure and completion. If you want a straightforward program to help you finish writing your book, meet my friend, Joe Bunting. I love Joe’s positive and disciplined mindset! When you pair our different teaching methods, you’ll learn how to write beautifully, and how to finish what you start. Take a look at his offerings at The Write Practice, especially the 100 Day Book Course.
The Spark Your Story self-study course bundle with Nicole Breit will teach you why structure matters AND will give you the tools you need to write your best work. Whether you’re new to creative nonfiction – or an experienced writer ready to get experimental! – this bundle has everything you need to reignite your passion for writing.
NOTE: The courses included in this bundle do not include live calls, 1:1 coaching or feedback.
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
When inspiration strikes, we enlist amazing guest teachers and host writing retreats in person.
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