All times are Pacific Time (if you’re not sure how that matches with your time zone, here’s a resource).
- Breaking the Rules with Rachel Swirsky Saturday, September 8, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Ideas are Everywhere with Rachel Swirsky Saturday, September 8, 1:30-3:30 PM Pacific time
- Fantastic Worldbuilding with Fran Wilde Sunday, September 9, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Writing Steampunk and Weird Western with Cat Rambo Wednesday, September 19, 4-6 PM Pacific time
- Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde Saturday, September 22, 1:30-3:30 PM Pacific time
- Writing Flash Fiction with Cat Rambo Sunday, September 23, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Beginnings and Endings with Cat Rambo Wednesday, September 26, 4-6 PM Pacific time
- Literary Techniques for Genre Writers with Cat Rambo Wednesday, October 3, 4-6 PM Pacific time
- Speculative Poetry with Rachel Swirsky Sunday, October 7, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Reworking, Revising, and Rewriting with Cat Rambo Wednesday, October 10, 4-6 PM Pacific time
- To Space Opera and Beyond with Ann Leckie Saturday, October 13, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Punk U: The Whys and Whats of Writing -punk Fiction with Cat Rambo Saturday, October 13, 1:30-3:30 PM Pacific time
- Detail and Image with Rachel Swirsky Sunday, October 14, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
- Writing Your Way Into Your Novel with Cat Rambo Wednesday, October 24, 4-6 PM Pacific time
- Moving from Idea to Finished Draft with Cat Rambo Sunday, October 28, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time
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.
Cost is $99; $79 for returning students and Patreon supporters.
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: