This is slightly old news, but the Phantom Professor is offering an online writing workshop on her blog.
My answer for assignment 1 is in the comments, and if it sucks, you should know that I spent maybe 45 seconds on it. (As always, my enthusiasm for a subject does not necessarily translate into action).
I'm looking forward to participating! It will hopefully be a good warm-up for my second year of NaNoWriMo.