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Fiction

  • Courses for All Writing Levels
  • Explores Styles and Genres
  • Develops Writing Self-Confidence

Whether your goal is to write your first short story or to become a published author, these courses help you to take the essential next steps in your writing career. Short story and novel writing courses explore story structure, character development, plot, and dialogue, while advanced writing workshops will help you to elevate and refine your pieces and your practice.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Jump-Start Your Novel

Regain creative momentum and learn techniques for starting (or restarting) a large writing project.

2021 Fall
1 section

Creative Writing for Beginners: Saturday Afternoon Workshop

Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises while identifying your next steps as a writer.

2021 Fall
1 section

Media Literacy: An Overview

We’re sorry but Section 1 is now full/closed. If you wish to be added to a wait list, please email us at sps.cala@nyu.edu. If we receive...

2021 Fall
1 section

Introduction to the Media Industry

In this two-session course taught by a senior magazine editor with deep experience in newspaper, magazine, and digital media as well as...

2021 Fall
2 sections

Advanced Writing Workshop

Whether an advanced writer or a prospective MFA student, this workshop can help you to hone your craft and develop your distinctive voice.

2021 Fall
1 section

Novel Writing

Receive the help you need to get started and to get structured, whether writing a novel or molding short stories into a longer work.

2021 Fall
1 section

Short Story Writing

Learn not only the fundamentals of short story writing but also strategies for achieving powerful results.

2021 Fall
1 section

Introduction to Fiction Writing

If you want to write fiction but need to develop basic skills, take this course to examine the fundamentals of fiction.

2021 Fall
1 section

Novel Writing

A published novelist discusses structure and then looks closely at up to 50 pages of your own manuscript.

One-Month Novel Tune-Up

If you have written at least 100 pages of a novel or memoir, focus on moving it forward with a group of writers in the same situation.

You've Finished the Book--Now What? Guidance and Strategies for Becoming a Published Author

Learn from two veteran literary agents how to navigate the publishing landscape to publish your book without confusion or intimidation.