Until creative right-brained robots begin to quickly churn out long-awaited sequels to The Great Gatsby and I, Robot, the ability to write creatively will always be highly valued. Stimulate your creative cortex before Romeo and Juliet: Robocop's Revenge is penned with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a six-week online writing class for either Creative Writing 101 or Nonfiction 101 from Gotham Writers' Workshop (a $320 value).
Awarded with the Best of the Web tag from Forbes, Gotham Writers' Workshop caters to aspiring writers and grammar greenhorns alike with interactive online Creative Writing 101 and Nonfiction 101 classes. Each teacher on Gotham's faculty is a veteran of the literary world, with experience maneuvering through the land mines of writer's block, reveling in the victories of being published, and dodging the shrapnel of the dangling participle.
Misty-eyed dreamers can choose the Creative Writing 101 class, which provides students a platform to reveal their inner Hemingway, and the Nonfiction 101 class inspires literaries to craft factual accounts one would typically find in a travel book, a newspaper, or George Washington’s blog.
Each six-week intensive online course, held year-round and 24 hours a day to suit any schedule, includes a mixture of lectures and writing exercises to get students learning and writing efficiently. The well-organized online platform allows students access to the course overview, lectures, discussion boards, recommended-reading lists, online assignments, and a real-time students' lounge for throwing cyber spitballs. With online classes limited to 16 word whisperers, students are assured an interactive student/teacher experience. Visit the website to take a self-guided exploration tour of a sample online class.
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Gotham Writers' Workshop teaches more than 7,000 students every year how to tackle and tame the writing process in a creative learning environment. Professional writers help students to develop characters and generate ideas before a structured dialogue encourages classmates to comment on strengths and weakness, improving final drafts and abilities to stand up to playground bullies. Gotham also provides follow-up services and bolsters the communication skills of experienced writers, teenagers, and muffled mummies alike with private instruction and tips found in its book, Writing Movies.