This level is for students who have completed two terms of Online Level 1 and are eager to learn more about craft.

The weekly routine is much like that of Level 1, but the exercises and discussions delve more deeply into narrative and poetic techniques. Students begin to identify these elements in their own work, and they begin to explore new elements of craft, such as creating a narrative tone of voice that offers a contrast or tension to the underlying emotion. Students have an opportunity to revise or deepen one of their assignments.

You can take this class using any device that connects to the Internet, though students find computers and tablets more comfortable than phones. Technical support is available throughout the course.

This eight-week class features a weekly, one-hour long, optional typed chat.


Writers Studio Teacher

Lorraine L. Babb

Lorraine Babb (L. L. Babb) has been a teacher at the Writers Studio since 2008. Her fiction has appeared in Cleaver, Goldman Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The MacGuffin, Signal Mountain Review, West Marin Review, and elsewhere. She received a special mention for her short story "Where Have You Been All Your Life?" in the 2022 Pushcart anthology. She is currently working on finishing a novel and a collection of short stories.

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