top of page

Creative Writing Classes & Workshops

"Everyone has a strong, unique voice

Everyone is born with creative genius

A writer is someone who writes"


In this self-paced, online, three-week class, the focus will be on supporting participants into a regular writing practice in a fun, meaningful, and engaging way.

Open to writers of all experience levels, participants will read short excerpts from various authors, and use inspiration from those readings and related writing prompts to create their own work. We will also go over some tried and true practices for strengthening and editing the pieces you write—making them into their strongest, most potent drafts. This class can be used for writing short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, memoir or even the beginning of a novel.

Class structure:

You’ll receive access to the course on the first day of the month you sign up for. From there you have access to the three weeks of writing exercises, as well as instructions for sending in one typed page of your written work weekly for personalized feedback. Feedback will be kind and strengths-based and include some questions to consider in moving forward with the piece.

Lastly, you’ll get a resource in finding opportunities for getting your work published, if that is of interest to you. You will have 4 weeks from the time you start the course to finish.

Start dates: (choose one)

Starting from Scratch online writing class

Starting from Scratch: A Self-Paced, Online Writing Course to Generate New Work


About the instructor: Charlie J. Stephens has been teaching creative writing since 2013. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Charlie has lived all over the U.S. as a bike messenger, wilderness guide, high school English teacher, and seasonal shark diver (for educational purposes only.) Resident of Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast, they are the owner of Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center. Charlie’s short fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, Best Small Fictions Anthology, New World Writing, Original Plumbing/Feminist Press, and elsewhere. Their debut novel, “A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest” was published by Torrey House Press in April 2024. You can read more at

A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest Novel by Charlie J. Stephens

*Cancellation Policy for all classes: Two weeks before your class starts, 80% refund. One week before your class starts, 10% refund. You may also ask a friend or family member to take your spot, or donate your spot towards a community scholarship.


bottom of page