Course Description

Stay motivated while writing your novel! This intensive novel workshop meets twice a month for five months and will help you reach your goals by providing structure, guidance, support and accountability. Become part of a supportive, creative cohort as we discuss craft, workshop scenes and brainstorm to work out drafting challenges. During at least one class per month, you will meet one-on-one with the instructor, a published novelist, for a fifteen-minute private coaching session to discuss your book. Writers of all genres and levels are welcome. Having taken 180 Day Novel Intensive (LLA0042) is recommended, but not required. Note: This course is limited to 10 students.

Class meets on Wednesdays 5/8/2024, 5/22/2024, 6/5/2024, 6/26/2024, 7/10/2024, 7/24/2024, 8/14/2024, 8/28/2024, 9/11/2024, and 9/25/2024.



Ages 16+



"I am a current student of Laura's and cannot say enough about how she champions fledging writers and guides them through the entire writing process. I first took a class from Laura last year as a pandemic activity with my sister. I had not written in a very long time and was a blank slate in terms of where to proceed. Laura created a learning environment online that was comfortable and encouraged risk taking. She motivated us to think big and provided us with information throughout the writing process from seedlings to publishing. I was so inspired that I began to formulate an idea to write a novel. I eagerly signed up when Laura offered a summer writing camp. I continued to plan and outline my idea for my novel and slowly begin to write.Then she offered a 180 day novel intensive course. This class has been a life changer for me! The mini conferences with Laura once a month have been very informative and helpful in providing valuable feedback towards the creation of my novel. It is affirming that she is also a successful working author. She can provide realistic examples of the course content each week and can relate to our struggles throughout the writing process. She believes everyone has a story in them and works to help them bring it out of themselves. As a result of taking Laura's classes, I can confidently call myself a writer and proudly tell people that I am writing a novel. I believe in my writing abilities and a lot of that has to do with the encouragement I have received from Laura. Every writer needs a someone for motivation and Laura Ehrke is a wonderful writer educator for the role." A. W.

"Laura is a wonderful instructor. Creative writing classes can be intimidating, but Laura is generous and supportive. She gives examples and exercises that help you be more creative. She also helped set the tone of the class for the students by being accessible and open-minded. I recommend her class to anyone who has not taken a class like this before and wants to find encouragement. Highly recommended." Dr. P. R.

"I’ve taken two writing classes (Short Story Writing Workshop) and Write a Novel in 30 Days Workshop) with Laura Ehrke, and enjoyed them both. Her exercises and supporting material are helpful and informative. She is a caring instructor, and her classes are just plain fun." P. G.


Thank you for your interest in this course. While we currently do not have a section open for enrollment, we invite you to join us the next time the class is offered. To ensure you don’t miss out, please complete a Course Inquiry and we’ll be sure to notify you as soon as the next enrollment opens.
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