Our online writing workshops allow you to study what you want with some of today's best authors
LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals.
Where do classes take place?
Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access.
Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online?
Nope. Our students come from all over the globe. Everything is posted online and accessible 24/7. (We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.)
What does a typical class consist of?
It varies, but nearly all our classes include weekly lectures, homework assignments, peer reviews, critiques from instructors, and discussion forums.
How much experience do you need to take a class?
Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome. We encourage all skill levels.
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And click here to explore a sample class that shows our layout and features.
"Tremendous insight into the fundamentals of storytelling, the often complex foundations upon which stories either succeed or are forgotten. "
- Jim M., on Fundamentals of Short Fiction
"This intensive has been a turning point for my writing. A price cannot be put on the knowledge and confidence I've come away with."
- Gary L., on 200 Proof Storytelling
"Holiday's class gave me the tools to build a daily writing practice which allows me to further delve into my creativity. Her generosity and knowledge made this class both challenging and fun."
- Chi L., on Embracing the Practice
"Joe Nassise guided me from a Word document to a published eBook on various platforms which sold close to 40 copies within its first week. His lectures and hands on approach to the class made the technical portions easy to understand."
- K.A., on How to Format, Package & Self-Publish Your eBook
"Taking this class was the most rewarding and beneficial thing I have done for my writing career. The opportunity to learn from Mandy Hubbard, an agent and author, was priceless. Thank you to Mandy and LitReactor for such an awesome experience."
- Laura K., on Selling the Young Adult Novel
"Bree is a wonderful instructor, delivering great insights into graphic novel publishing [Bree's other LitReactor course] with wisdom and scissor-sharp wit. Take this course right now!"
- Sterling G., on Intro to Writing Graphic Novels
"Seductive Beginnings is an insightful and inspiring class. I shared work with a skilled set of writers and received feedback that helped me solve structural issues in the piece I submitted."
- Eli F., on Seductive Beginnings
"The course is intense and requires a lot of hard work, but it is most certainly worth it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their writing, because no matter where your interests lie, there are plenty of valuable lessons to be garnered from Lidia's teaching."
- Ben K., on Age of Immersion
Check out our upcoming online writing classes
You could spend 40K on an MFA—and hundreds more on books on craft—and still be in the dark with your novel. Or you could take this four-week class with Susan DeFreitas and nail it.
Craft a contemporary fairy tale using classical inspirations: multifaceted characters, enthralling plot twists, mesmerizing otherworlds, and timeless themes.
Want to get your writing to a publishable standard? This is how you do it. Because, let's admit it, we've all forgotten most of what we learned in grammar school...
In two weeks, Richard Thomas will help you nail the mechanics of the short story. Perfect if you're a beginner, but anyone who wants to do some serious, fast-and-furious writing is welcome.
How do we face our families and friends after we've plumbed the depths of our relationships with them? Chloe Caldwell can teach you how in this four-week workshops on the art of personal essays.
An intuitive approach involving the utilization of a more urgent, language and image-driven process to create text, which you will then edit with precision.
In this ten-day crash course, Suzy Vitello—den mother of Chuck Palahniuk's writing group—will teach you the secrets of writing dialogue that sings.
Save time, work, and heartache by writing your pitch before you draft your novel. Then use that pitch to work backward, creating a functioning, sellable project from your seed idea.
There are four primary building blocks to writing a breakout novel—regardless of genre. Bradley P. Beaulieu will walk you through them in this four-week workshop.
Learn to write from your subconscious to create the structures, characters, and symbolism that will take your stories from the everyday to the strange and surreal.
Learn how to identify and remove cliches from your work, and develop your unique voice, in this three-week workshop with acclaimed author Elle Nash.
Your first 5 pages can make or break your book. In this three-week class, agent and author Lauren Spieller will show you how to inject voice into your opening, and the tricks to writing a great query.
Where do you start? Where are you going? How do you get there? Answer those questions in this four-week workshop with author Nick Mamatas.
Got a brilliant idea for a comic book? Don't know what to do with it? Let Alex Segura—novelist, writer, and editor at Archie and Dark Circle Comics—school you on pitching in this two week class.
In this course, we examine what we might not even realize we know, as well as how we can springboard from reality into fiction.
Testimonials from some folks you might recognize
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Neil Gaiman
- Irvine Welsh
- Lidia Yuknavitch
- David Corbett