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

Fundamentals Level // Online Course

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

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected]

5-Week // April 12 - May 16
10-Week // April 12 - June 20 SOLD OUT

$260 if registered by 03/22/2021
$310 if registered after 03/22/2021

Refund, discount, and cancellation policies


Instructor: Michael Busk (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 »


Refund, discount, 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 5 pm on Friday of the first week of classes.

* Learn how to receive a "refer-a-friend" discount.