All times are Pacific Time (if you’re not sure how that matches with your time zone, here’s a resource).
- Saturday, May 12 How to Write Better Food (Cassandra Khaw)
- Sunday, May 13 Ideas Are Everywhere with Rachel Swirsky
- Saturday, May 26 How to Write Funny (Howard Tayler; NEW CLASS)
- Sunday, May 27 Cussin’ in Secondary Worlds with Fran Wilde
- Saturday, June 2 Journaling for Creativity workshop (Fran Wilde; NEW CLASS).
- Sunday, June 3 The Power of Words: Linguistics for Writers with Juliette Wade
- Saturday, June 9 Blood Guts and Gore (NEW CLASS) (Cassandra Khaw)
- Sunday, June 10 Fire When Ready: Writing Flintlock Fantasy (Django Wexler; NEW CLASS)
- Sunday, June 16, Short Story Openings (Scott Andrews)
- Sunday, June 17 Breaking the Rules
- Saturday, June 30 Writing Speculative Poetry (Rachel Swirsky)
- July 1 Poetic Techniques for Prose Writers (description to come) (Rachel Swirsky; NEW CLASS)
- Saturday, July 7 Creating an Online Presence for Writers (Cat Rambo)
- Sunday, July 8 Handling Social Media for Writers (Cat Rambo; NEW CLASS)
- Saturday, July 14 Rights and Reprints with Douglas Smith (NEW CLASS)
- Sunday, July 22 Detail and Image (Rachel Swirsky)
- Saturday, July 28 Anthropomorphic Agenda: Writing Furry Fiction (Kyell Gold; NEW CLASS)
Note from Rambo Academy founder Cat Rambo: I’ve been teaching writing for over three decades now. Ten years ago, I started working with what would become the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Since then literally hundreds of students have come through my classes; many are out there publishing away and I’m cheering every time I see one on a table of contents or on an award ballot. If you’ve got questions about the classes, please don’t hesitate to mail me with them. Here’s some testimonials for a few past ones.
Live classes are taught online via Google hangouts, are limited to 15 participants, and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane. A webcam is strongly suggested but not required. If there is an on-demand version of the class, you will be provided with a free coupon for it, so you have access to those notes.
To register for a class, send e-mail with the following details:
- The email address that you use for Google stuff.
- Which class or classes and the dates.
- Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, check, or some other means.
- Please identify yourself if you are a returning student or support Cat or Rachel on Patreon to qualify for the special rate.
You should receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has a slot reserved for such a student, and the sole criteria is that you can’t afford the class but really think it would be useful for you. To apply, mail me with your name, the class name/date, and a brief statement about why you want to take the class. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week before the class.
How do I find out about future classes, new publications, and other projects? Sign up here: