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Creative Nonfiction Boot Camp (5- or 10-Week)

Fundamentals Level // Online Course

Creative Nonfiction Boot Camp (5- or 10-Week)

5-Week // April 08 - May 12
10-Week // April 08 - June 16

$260 ** if registered by 03/18/2019
$310 if registered after 03/18/2019

Learn how to receive a "refer-a-friend" discount by clicking here.

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

** add $175 for 10-week option **


Instructor: Ploi Pirapokin (5-Week)
Instructor: Bridgette Shade (10-Week) 

You want to do it. You mean to start that writing project ... eventually. Now is the time to put excuses aside and start your writing project. Creative Nonfiction's special boot camp sessions will do just that by providing firm deadlines, daily writing prompts, and weekly feedback. Along the way you'll also develop the habit of writing regularly which will serve you all year long (and well beyond!). After 5 weeks, if you've completed the minimum number of assignments, you'll have an essay of between 3,000 and 6,000 words, or at least a dozen passages to use as starting points for future essays. 

Week 1: Generating ideas 
Week 2: Your writing life
Week 3: Overcoming writer’s block 
Week 4: Stretching your limits
Week 5: Review, re-mix, revise


Week 6: Macro-editing
Week 7: Micro-editing
Week 8: Applying feedback
Week 9: When is it finished?
Week 10: The publication process

See the complete syllabus here »

See schedule of all available classes »

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

If you are an international student who would like a print subscription, please click here to add the cost of shipping to your order total. If you prefer the ebook, contact us at information@creativenonfiction.org 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). You may also request a transfer (no fee) to another course in the same term or future term. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.

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.