Learn why discipline and a writing practice help writers complete projects
Develop practical tools to combat procrastination and writer’s block
Commit to writing over a six-week period and learn how to sustain your momentum
Identify ways you can structure your life to make room for regular writing sessions
About this course:
Whether you are writing a screenplay, short story, personal essay or not even writing yet at all (but would like to!), the way to create and finish any project is through a consistent and committed writing practice. The regular discipline of writing can feel elusive and at times unattainable, but it can be done! In this course, students learn the fundamentals of creating a lasting writing practice as well as concrete tools to employ as defenses against procrastination and writer’s block. Class time will consist of lectures, in-class writing prompts, and exercises to build craft with homework assignments geared towards setting manageable goals and accountability. Think of it as “Couch to 5K” personal training—but for writing. Rather than focusing on revising or improving a particular writing project, the class focuses solely on committing to the writing practice itself. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to build a sustainable writing practice that they can maintain long after the class is over. All levels of writers are welcome.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after February 07, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.