Online Generator

6 Weeks, 6 Stories: Online

6 weeks online; no live meetings. Portal opens January 23rd.
Level: Intermediate
This class is full

Do you need inspiration in your writing life? Put yourself in a position to generate new work with this rapid-fire series of deadlines, readings, and feedback from peers. In this course for fiction writers, you'll use prompts and strict word-count limits to create six new stories—or the beginnings of stories—and submit your work for discussion. At the same time, we’ll discuss published stories and consider specific aspects of craft such as characterization, architecture, setting, etc., to get you thinking about new ways to handle your material even as you write for weekly deadlines. At the end of our “boot camp,” you’ll take away six stories or story beginnings and a more refined understanding of craft to apply as you revise.

*Please note that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Assignments and deadlines will be given by your instructor. Students will have access to the online class portal starting at 5pm on the first day of class. Instructions for logging onto the online portal will be emailed to registered students before 5pm the first day of class.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Kat Gonso
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Writing Homework
  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

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