Start the new year with wonder! Find your creative sparkle, get curious, and meet other writers on this creative writing adventure. This six-week online writing class is totally free. Starts December 31st.
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.
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 2023 to Jan 2024.
Write the first draft of your novel in 14 weeks—with intention, flow, and conscious support! Learn how to get out of your own way and partner reliably with creative source in a way that nourishes your spirit and fills the pages in your notebook. Create a nurturing writing practice that’s joyfully non-negotiable. Harness the motivating power and accountability of a writing coach and an intimate group of other writers on the same creative path. Finish with a rough, raw, sparkling first draft of your novel.
January 22 to April 26, 2024
“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out the Story Course. Smart, encouraging, practical.”
— Margaret Atwood
Want a writing coach to help you write the first draft of your novel? If you’re ready to write a book, work one-on-one with author and novel coach Heidi Reimer. At the end of this instructive and supportive three month program, you will have new tools, practices, and the complete first draft of your book.
Write your first draft. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.
Have you written a novel that’s ready for feedback, revision, and completion? Receive a thorough, thoughtful manuscript edit and assessment from our novel coach Heidi Reimer, and a supportive call with advice on your next steps.
Get feedback on your manuscript. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.
Want a writing coach to help you edit the first draft of your novel? If you have a manuscript that’s ready for feedback, work one-on-one with our novel coach Heidi Reimer. Receive thorough notes on your manuscript and supportive one-to-one coaching calls to help you finish your rewrite in 8 weeks.
Get feedback and revise your manuscript. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
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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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.
To be a great writer, you need both: the skill to write beautifully, and the discipline to finish what you start. I’m always looking for workshops that focus on structure and completion, and I like teachers who do things a little differently. If you’re finding value in my courses and also crave a straightforward program that will 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 get an even better outcome from all of your hard work. Take a look at everything he offers over at The Write Practice, and take the 100 Day Book Course to finish what you’ve started.
When inspiration strikes, we enlist amazing guest teachers and host writing retreats in person.
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