Transform Your Life Through Online Writing Classes
Online writing classes offer accessibility, convenience, and a wide range of resources and learning options that make these classes ideal for the fast-paced, asynchronous contemporary world. Many of my students have other obligations–family, work, volunteering–that prevent them from taking an on-campus course. Others relish the seminar quality of the online writing courses. You move at your own pace. You correspond directly with your instructor. You needn’t attend class or participate in discussions. You do exactly what you want within the parameters of the online writing classes.
An online writing class can help you land a job in the writing world. It can speed your path toward publication. It can increase your chances of acceptance at an MFA or other program. But as much as online writing classes are about professional development, they are also about personal transformation. Online writing classes allow students to achieve their dreams, whether that’s seeing their story in The New Yorker or writing about love and transformation in the Internet age.
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ONLINE WRITING CLASSES – NONFICTION
Advanced Creative Nonfiction$500
Advanced Nonfiction Book: Writing, Editing & Publishing$500
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction$500
Introduction to Magazine Writing$500
Introduction to Nature Writing$500
Introduction to Nonfiction Writing$500
Introduction to the Memoir$500
Introduction to Travel Writing$500
Introduction to Writing a Nonfiction Book$500
ONLINE WRITING CLASSES – FICTION
ONLINE WRITING CLASSES – NOVEL
ONLINE WRITING CLASSES – POETRY
ONLINE WRITING CLASSES – YOUNG ADULT
WHAT ARE THE ASSIGNMENTS LIKE?
The assignments for the online writing classes are practical and concise. They run from 100 words for a character sketch to 1,500-2,500 words for a longer story or book chapter. The shorter exercises can serve as components of your larger story or can treat other topics entirely. The choice is yours.
HOW CAN I SUCCEED IN THESE COURSES?
These online writing classes will help you progress as a writer. Outside of a course, it’s easy to procrastinate. I don’t have to enumerate the ways; I’m sure you’re familiar with them. Having an assignment due will help you make time for your writing. To succeed at the course:
- Commit yourself to it. Spend 10 to 15 hours a week so that you can complete the assignments in a timely manner and keep your momentum going throughout the online writing class.
- Finish the assignments. Don’t worry about how you’ll get through all the assignments, just worry about the next one. After you’ve finished that one and have received my response, move to the following one. As professional athletes say, take ’em one at a time.
NOTE: Our instructors will respond to the assignments within a week. You have six months to complete the courses. Try to make steady progress in the online writing course. Six months is generally plenty of time to finish all of the assignments.
After you receive the course materials, take a look at them and make sure the course seems right for you. If it does not, please let me know within a week, and I will refund all the tuition except for a $100 course cancellation fee. After a week, there will be no refunds for the course.
These are one-on-one tutorials, where we work with you individually to improve your writing. You begin at any time. You proceed at your own pace. You have six months to complete the online writing classes. After you sign up, I send you written materials guiding you through the course. You submit assignments via email or regular mail and get a prompt response. I look forward to working with you!
Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A., Ph. D.