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Get Out of Your Head

at L.A. Writers' Lab

A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit Young Storytellers (a writing mentorship program for low-income students). This month we’re going to get out of our heads and allow our characters to surprise us. My 60-minute September workshop consists of a series of writing prompts that will take you to the heart of your characters and help you understand...

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$5

Fiction Writing for Adults

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa 2701 Fairview Rd
Classrooms & Labs Rm 113, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Rekindle your love for writing! From flushing out a character, to learning the importance of setting and following a natural plot arc, this class will help beginning and more seasoned writers polish their craft. While the focus will largely be on the short story form--novel, memoir, and genre writers will also find this class informative and fun. ...

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$105

4 sessions

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Saturday Morning Drop-In Writing

at Mt. Washington Writers' Workshop

Appropriate for writers from beginning to advanced, the Saturday Morning Drop-Ins are a time to discover new material from writing prompts, flex craft muscles, and listen to your unique voice, in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Occasional visits from guest writers. No critique. Location: The workshops are held at a private residence in Mt. Washington,...

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$25

Five-Day Ojai Writing Retreat

at L.A. Writers' Lab

“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”  - Ann Patchett The Ojai Retreat is a secluded 12-room enclave set on 5 bucolic acres and surrounded by mountains. It’s mid-October, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect. (Is there a word for that breeze that is warm and cool at...

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$1,550

5 sessions

TV Drama Pitching: Sell It In the Room

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly Drama or Dramedy pilot premise with great characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next, a pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? How about a huge opportunity to learn pitching, branding techniques and pitch your show in front of executives who develop shows for ABC?...

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$225

2 sessions

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Creative Writing & Meditation

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

Meditation and writing bring awareness and help us remember who we are and where we come from. Explore how to connect meditation to writing and how to approach your writing with awareness of the senses, memory, and the imagination. Develop your ability to “pay attention” to the worlds you are creating in your writing, and discover how meditation...

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$109

6 sessions

Thursday Creative Writing Workshop

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Los Angeles 8033 W. Sunset Blvd #910, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this creative writing workshop, students will generate new writings via inspiring writing prompts and will be given the opportunity to bring projects in for feedback. Write: The prompts are designed to get you to think creatively, improve your prose, and extract new stories and characters from your amazing writer's brain. This workshop is open...

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$45

Creative Writing Workshop

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In a hands-on writer’s workshop, learn how to revise and polish your stories to develop their full potential. Bring to class your fiction or creative nonfiction work-in-progress, and—in a positive and supportive environment—you’ll receive meaningful feedback and helpful critiques from your instructor and fellow writers.

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$139

6 sessions

Mastering the Art of Short Fiction

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

Discover how to write your own story in short prose form. Study the techniques of seasoned authors and apply what you learn to carve out the sweep of your story: the beginning, middle, and end. Using in-class exercises, we’ll focus on character development, setting, plot, structure, and your own unique point of view and voice. Advice will also be...

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$99

3 sessions

Deconstructing Scenes Series: Voice

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this series of workshops, we will examine in depth a different element of scene writing every Wednesday evening, so that by the end of the series, you will feel like you have all the tools you need to write better scenes. Each workshop starts with introductions, then a presentation on the evening’s topic with examples, a Q&A period, and one...

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$97

Deconstructing Scenes Series: Prose

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this series of workshops, we will examine in depth a different element of scene writing every Wednesday evening, so that by the end of the series, you will feel like you have all the tools you need to write better scenes. Each workshop starts with introductions, then a presentation on the evening’s topic with examples, a Q&A period, and one...

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$97

Biggest Mistakes & Scene Deconstruction

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this series of workshops, we will examine in depth a different element of scene writing every Wednesday evening, so that by the end of the series, you will feel like you have all the tools you need to write better scenes. Each workshop starts with introductions, then a presentation on the evening’s topic with examples, a Q&A period, and one...

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$97

Deconstructing Scenes Series: Dialogue

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this series of workshops, we will examine in depth a different element of scene writing every Wednesday evening, so that by the end of the series, you will feel like you have all the tools you need to write better scenes. Each workshop starts with introductions, then a presentation on the evening’s topic with examples, a Q&A period, and one...

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$97

Deconstructing Scenes Series: Pacing, Mood, and Tone

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

In this series of workshops, we will examine in depth a different element of scene writing every Wednesday evening, so that by the end of the series, you will feel like you have all the tools you need to write better scenes. Each workshop starts with introductions, then a presentation on the evening’s topic with examples, a Q&A period, and one...

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$97

Writing Workshop - Advanced

at Mt. Washington Writers' Workshop

The Mt. Washington Writers’ Workshop offers serious, craft-focused workshops for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction, in an atmosphere of generosity and respect. Our Advanced Class focuses on workshopping and feedback that encourages the writer's unique voice and material, paired with an in-depth study of technique.  Activities include...

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$325

9 sessions

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