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Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books have been published in 31 languages.

Michelle has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and elsewhere. She has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at St. Mary's College of Moraga, Bowling Green State University, and Notre Dame de Namur University. She also designed and taught the online novel writing course The Art of Plot for Stanford Continuing Studies.

She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press. You can visit her website here.

About Master Class with Michelle Richmond

Here, you will find inspiring, practical writing courses to help you learn narrative craft and get your novel or stories on the page. Whether you took a few creative writing classes in college, you completed an MFA, or you are brand new to fiction writing, you will find courses to help you meet your writing goals. Every course is designed and taught by New York Times bestselling novelist and veteran writing teacher Michelle Richmond.

This is a supportive space for both beginning and experienced writers who want to learn at their own pace and enjoy being part of a writing community. We strive to be informative, inspiring, and challenging.

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Write your novel or memoir this year. Our flagship course, Novel in Nine, will help you write a complete draft of your novel or memoir in nine months, with weekly lessons and assignments, monthly word count check-ins and live sessions, and practical downloads to help you plan scenes and chapters and keep track of your progress. 

Personalized classes with a New York Times bestselling author and veteran writing teacher

The classes are practical, informative, focused, and inspiring. Some are self-paced, so you can do them on your own time, at your own leisure. While most classes include lively discussions, one-on-one interaction with the instructor, and the opportunity to post short excerpts, they are not formal workshops. The focus is on writing and studying narrative craft, analyzing literature, and developing your voice as a writer.

You will start writing. You will start making progress.

Whether you're a complete novice, a veteran of creative writing courses, or a professional who has found success in some other field, you will find support, community, practical advice, and inspiration. If you want to write your novel instead of just dreaming about it, if you want to figure out how to start a new project or finish what you started, if you want to write your way out of a corner or find your way out of a creative slump, if you want to maintain a writing habit... you've come to the right place.

You're in good hands...

I have been a working writer for more than twenty years. I spent many of those years teaching fiction writing at the graduate level. I have published six novels and two story collections, and my books have been published in 30 languages. My writing career has had ups and downs, high points and low points. Through all of it, writing has brought profound joy. I can't imagine a life in which I am not writing.

I look forward to seeing you in class!


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