All FAQs

I’ve enrolled in a class. What happens now?

Two days before your course begins, you’ll receive an invitation with instructions on how to log into Wet Ink, our online platform. At this time, you can become familiar with the classroom, read your instructor’s announcements, set your avatar, and meet with others in the Community Page. On the first day of class, you’ll receive a welcome announcement and access to Week One’s materials.

Below is the structure of a typical online class. Please note that some classes (such as CNF Boot Camp and self-guided courses) follow a different format. More details are available in individual class descriptions.

Each week provides:

*written lectures and a selection of readings


*discussions of assigned readings and other general writing topics with peers and the instructor

Some weeks also include:

* writing prompts and/or exercises

* opportunities to submit full-length essays for instructor and/or peer critiques

* optional video conferences during Week 2

Aside from the live conference, there is no need to be online at any particular time of day. To create a better classroom experience for all, you are required to participate weekly to receive instructor feedback on your work.

After your course closes, you will receive a zip file of your content from this class as well as the lesson materials. You’ll also continue to be a member of our Creative Nonfiction Writing Classes’ Community Page. With this membership, you will be able to share writings and calls for submissions, recommend books, and, generally, stay connected. You can decide how frequently you want to receive notifications by changing the settings in your Wet Ink profile.