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Discover a wide range of professional writing classes in Los Angeles that will help you enhance your writing skills and unlock your creative potential. From screenwriting to copywriting, learn from industry experts and gain the competitive edge you need to succeed in the world of writing.

6 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 14 classes live online are available.

Sketch Comedy Writing Level 1

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your comedic potential and develop your sketchwriting skills in this exciting course designed for writers, performers, and comedy enthusiasts. Discover the art of generating ideas, crafting compelling stories, creating hilarious characters, and mastering the art of punchlines and dialogue. Join us and let the laughter begin!

Monday, Mar 18th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

Write a Feature Screenplay in 5 Weeks

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and bring your story to life with expert guidance in crafting compelling feature screenplays. Dive into the world of screenwriting with industry professionals and master the art of storytelling on the big screen. Elevate your writing skills and turn your ideas into captivating scripts in no time.

Saturday, Mar 16th, 10:30am–12:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Sketch Comedy Writing Level 2

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Master the techniques of crafting hilarious sketches with engaging characters, sharp dialogue, and perfect comedic timing under the guidance of industry professionals.

Monday, Apr 29th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

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Business Writing with Positive Impact

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Learn how to write persuasive and effective emails, reports, and business proposals in this interactive and fast-paced Business Writing course. Develop your language, tone, style, and punctuation skills while avoiding common writing mistakes. Enhance your professional image and make a positive impact with your business writing.

Monday, Mar 4th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

How to Write the Funny

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Unlock your comedic potential in this engaging workshop at Santa Monica College. Learn the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in various mediums, from prose to screenplays. Discover the limitless possibilities of humor and express yourself through laughter.

Thursday, Mar 14th, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)

Next Level Screenwriting

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Take your screenwriting skills to new heights in this intensive and focused course, where you'll receive constructive feedback and workshop-selected scenes. Previous experience or education in screenwriting is recommended, but not mandatory. Elevate your vision and excel in the art of screenwriting.

Saturday, May 4th, 10:30am–1:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

Character Development Level 1

Gotham Writers Workshop

Discover the secrets of creating unforgettable characters in this cross-genre course at Gotham Writers Workshop. From Sherlock to Katniss, learn how to bring your characters to life with vivid dimensions and captivating traits. Unlock the magic of character development and leave a lasting impression on your readers or audience.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Effective Technical Writing

American Management Association

Enhance your technical writing skills to effectively communicate complex information with clarity and precision. Learn practical strategies and techniques from industry experts at the American Management Association. Perfect for engineers, scientists, and IT professionals.

Monday, Mar 11th, 11am–7pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


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AMA's 2-Day Business Writing Workshop

American Management Association

Improve your business writing skills and learn techniques for composing effective and organized documents in AMA's comprehensive workshop. Streamline your writing process and save time by focusing on what to write rather than how to write it. Get personalized feedback and bring in your writing projects for expert guidance.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

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Podcasting 1: Start Your Podcast

Writing Pad

Learn from podcasting expert John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment) and discover the secrets to creating engaging podcasts. Develop an idea, learn interviewing techniques, and get hands-on training in audio editing and recording techniques. Fulfill your dream of starting your own podcast with this five-week online course.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 5–8pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

NY Times Worthy Article

Writing Pad

Learn the secret techniques for securing a feature article in the prestigious New York Times in this seven-week online class. Discover how to approach the article, pitch editors, find experts, and check your sources, all while honing your writing skills. Join the ranks of published writers who have sold their work to top publications.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 5:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Write Your TV Series

Jacob Krueger Studio

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of crafting a compelling TV series in this immersive course with Jacob Krueger Studio. From developing a unique structure and series engine to creating captivating characters, you'll gain the tools to bring your ideas to life. Take the first step towards becoming a successful TV writer and schedule your one-on-one consultation today.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Memoir 101: Memoir Essentials with Laura Cathcart Robbins

Writing Pad

Discover the secrets of turning your life's trials and tribulations into a captivating memoir with bestselling author Wendy Lawless. Join this online class to learn how to craft a compelling emotional journey, dig deep into your experiences, and write with vivid detail. Perfect for both experienced and aspiring writers.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 5:30–8:30pm Pacific Time

Memoir 1: Memorable Memoir Workshop

Writing Pad

Turn your life's trials and tribulations into a captivating memoir with the guidance of Erika Schickel, LA Times bestselling author. Discover the secrets to infusing your memories with authenticity and creating a compelling emotional journey for your main character in this five-week online workshop. Unleash your writing potential and bring your story to life in this transformative course.

Saturday, Apr 6th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Romance Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop

Discover the art of writing captivating romance novels and learn the secrets to creating stories that will make readers swoon. Join this immersive workshop and unlock the skills and techniques needed to craft compelling characters, gripping plots, and unforgettable love stories. Enroll now and ignite your passion for romance writing.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Food Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop

Master the art of food writing and indulge in the mouthwatering world of culinary journalism. Explore the secrets of saffron, share heartwarming stories of family recipes, and discover how to craft compelling food reviews and articles. Join us and bring your passion for food to life on the page.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

TV Writers’ Assistant

Writing Pad

Gain insider knowledge and practical skills in the world of television writing with this course designed for aspiring writers looking to break into the industry. Learn from seasoned professionals and take your writing to the next level with hands-on experience and personalized feedback. Master the art of crafting compelling stories and characters that captivate audiences.

Saturday, Mar 30th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

How to Write an Artist Statement

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Learn how to effectively communicate the concepts and processes behind your artwork through the power of words. This course at Penumbra Foundation will equip you with the skills to craft a compelling artist statement, ensuring that your work is properly contextualized and understood by funders, galleries, and the public. Say goodbye to writer's block and confidently share your artistic vision with the world.

Saturday, May 4th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Online Level 1 Intro to Poetry

The Writers Studio @ Google Meet

Unlock your most intimate and private stories through persona writing and develop your narrative and lyric voices in this introductory poetry workshop. Broaden your sense of what is possible in your work as you explore various literary styles and approaches. Join us online to deepen your understanding of the technique and receive constructive critiques from both teachers and fellow students.

Monday, Mar 25th, 7:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Be a Better Writer: 10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing Now

Mt. San Antonio College

Want to take your writing to the next level? Join us for a hands-on session where you'll learn simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable. Enhance your writing skills for professional and personal advancement.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 1–4pm Pacific Time

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Discover the Best Writing Classes in Los Angeles

Many people think of good writing as something complex and beyond their capability. However, writing plays an essential role in communication that helps people understand each other in exchanging information. There are courses available throughout Los Angeles for improving writing skills that help individuals more effectively connect with audiences in business, education, or marketing with communication through speech, print, and digital media. Therefore, enrolling in a writing course can open new communication methods.

Why You Should Learn Writing in Los Angeles

Because writing helps people exchange information on every level, anyone in Los Angeles can benefit from taking courses to improve on skills. Becoming a good writer can help in virtually any career or activity. Good writing involves developing good narrative skills, which means structuring information into a coherent unit.

Learning to become a better writer helps people communicate more clearly and coherently. Writing can contribute to accomplishing various tasks and usually lays out the blueprint for speeches and other creative activities. The act of writing itself stimulates brain activities by opening up new paths with cognitive functions. In a city like Los Angeles, which serves as the center for the entertainment industry, writing skills can help in finding careers involving creativity. Skills with writing are vital for communication within and outside any organization.

Writing allows people to clear their thoughts by seeing their own words on a page and ensuring they have used the right words to make sense of whatever they are trying to get across. Writing helps in public speaking, developing video presentations, marketing products, and spreading public service information. Writing helps people connect for everything from being entertained to getting informed.

In-Person Writing Classes in Los Angeles

Writing is an essential element for communicating information in every area of life. Because Los Angeles is such a large and spread out city, many people may likely prefer enrolling in live online writing courses simply for the convenience to improve their skills. However, some people simply feel more comfortable learning inside a classroom with their teacher standing right there in front of them. For those individuals, there are classes available throughout Los Angeles for help with improving writing skills.

In Los Angeles, people can sign up with Training Connection, located at 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1800, for the Business Writing with Positive Impact course. This business writing class trains students with an emphasis on sharpening language and avoiding common errors. Lessons focus on persuasive writing that includes composing emails, reports, and proposals for contributing to any organization’s efficiency and productivity.

Those interested can enroll in the How to Write the Funny workshop available through Santa Monica College, located at 1900 Pico Boulevard. This hands-on class trains students using in-class writing assignments. This course emphasizes humor as a device for winning over an audience. Humor has always been a great method for relaxing and connecting with all types of people, including a crowd waiting to be entertained, clients getting pitched a product, or students learning something new. Writers use humor in articles, fiction, television shows, screenplays, blogs, and business presentations.

People can also enroll in the Grammar for Speaking (Rowland Heights) course available through American English College, located at 111 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 112 in Monterey Park. This course focuses on improving accuracy with advanced spoken grammar in everyday professional activities, which directly contribute s to improving skills in writing.

Virtual Writing Classes 

For anyone working in a busy city like Los Angeles considering taking writing classes, it’s understandable that some people might not look forward to getting back into traffic after a long day at work to find a classroom somewhere. For those people, virtual learning provides an appealing option. Live online courses can improve anyone’s skills in writing from lessons with expert instructors who can help students learn techniques for communicating more effectively by establishing a narrative flow that audiences can connect with.

Virtual training provides a convenient option for learning how to better organize information for personal, social, and professional purposes. 

Anyone interested in jumpstarting a creative project can enroll in Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom offered through the Writing Studio. This course focuses on enhancing students’ creativity as well as teaching them to apply their own voices in writing for fiction and non-fiction. Lessons emphasize how writing can be beneficial for anyone working in a business environment. 

People can enroll in the Gotham Writers’ Workshop for the on-demand Zoetrope Fiction Writing I course. This on-demand course is not live except for an optional weekly one-hour session. This class allows students to participate at any time they choose, but they must keep in mind that the course advances week-by-week with assignments due within that seven-day time period before moving on to the next section.

The Writing Pad offers the online Humor Writing course. This online writing class focuses on using humor for connecting with an audience through writing. Whether the subject is social satire, a monologue, or a parody of a political speech, this course guides students through engaging writing exercises with feedback to help them develop their work. 

The Writing Pad was established in Los Angeles with the purpose of providing writing courses for everyday people at an affordable price.

Meditative Writing, located at 39 W. 29th Street, is a vocational school created to empower screenwriters, playwrights, and writers in crafting compelling and emotional creative work. Meditative Writing offers the online Meditative Writing course that provides training using cognitive and meditative exercises. This course emphasizes writing specifically for helping students open up their minds to new ways of thinking by tapping into their own creativity. Lessons include guided meditations along with in-class writing exercises. Students can become better writers through cognitive and meditative exercises designed to help them transform negative tendencies into positive results from building stronger writing habits for conquering self-doubt.

Private Group Writing Classes in Los Angeles

People living in Los Angeles can use CourseHorse for staging private group events that cover a variety of topics. For example, CourseHorse offers writing courses for team building events like the Social Media Marketing Corporate Training course, which is a workshop focused on creating written content for social media platforms that can include blogs or messaging outlets like Twitter for helping improve on communication in business and marketing.

Those unable to find a group event that fits their needs can use the website’s contact form for booking writing-related courses for their own private events. CourseHorse also allows clients to adjust group sizes after booking an event if necessary. CourseHorse provides customers who have booked team building events with access to the education provider’s existing network, which includes print and digital publishers.

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