The Blank Page: Working Through Writer's Block

5-week Online Class

The Blank Page: Working Through Writer's Block

January 9 - February 12

$250 if registered by 12/19/2016
$300 if registered after 12/19/2016

Your course registration includes a free 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or a free ebook; click here for more details.

Refund and cancellation policies


Instructor: Rhonda Miller

Writer’s block can take many forms—whether it’s not being able to get any words on the page, or not being able to get the right words on the page. But knowing the enemy can help you get unblocked. In this course, participants will explore the myths and realities of writer’s block, experiment with prompts and short exercises, and learn from other experienced writers who’ve figured out how to keep their momentum. Develop a steady writing practice and learn to trust yourself and your process—and most important, keep writing.

Week 1: Writer’s Block: Myth or Monster?
Week 2: Your Personal Relationship with Writer’s Block
Week 3: Writing around Writer’s Block
Week 4: Unblocking Your Creative Project
Week 5: Keeping Writer’s Block in your Rear View Mirror

See the complete syllabus here »


* US residents will receive a complimentary 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction with their online class registration (or a 4-issue extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to supply complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.

If you are an international student who would like a print subscription instead of an ebook, please contact Matt Spindler at after you register.

Refund and cancellation policies

By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):

  • Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee) or request a transfer to another course in the same term (no fee).

By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:

  • Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
  • Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.

No refunds or transfers will be offered after this deadline.