4-Week: Writing Jump-Start—Nature, Nation, God, Sin (Asynchronous)

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

This class, for writers of all levels and genres, will rev up your writing practice with exercises designed to help you generate new material or build on existing work. Each week we’ll find inspiration by focusing on one of four writing-friendly themes: this session we’ll explore nature, nation, God, and sin. (All are welcome: nature and nation lovers and haters, believers of all stripes, and non-believers.) We’ll read theme-related published pieces, keep a freewriting journal, and prepare some early drafts to share. Participants will also create individualized writing goals and discuss aspects of the writing process.  

Please Note: The Online Writing Jump-Start series can be taken individually or together, in any order. Each part of the series has a similar format but covers different themes. This is not a traditional workshop with formal critiques, though there may be opportunities for informal sharing. If you’d like your work critiqued in depth, please see the 8-week workshop listings.

About Our Asynchronous Classes:

We use an online platform called Wet Ink for asynchronous classes. Rather than meet at a specific time and place in person or via Zoom, this platform allows writers to log in on their own time to post comments and critiques directly to authors’ works (for 8-week workshops). You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. Everyone who participates in an online workshop will also become part of the ongoing Lighthouse community within Wet Ink, where you can share and receive exercises and calls for submissions. Stay in touch with your fellow students (if you like) via the Lighthouse community when the class has ended.

By the end of the day on the Monday that class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email [email protected].

Instructor: Jenny Wortman Learn More


Jenny Wortman was engaging, supportive, and extremely clear with instructions and assignments. She made me feel as if we were in a room together—not easy to do online! This class really moved my novel along and got me thinking about how to squeeze in writing every day.
Jenny Dandy