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A Novel Approach: Mastering the Long Format Project

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling characters, exciting plot lines, and vivid worlds. If you like,...

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$315

4 sessions

Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing for Young Adults

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

Is it your dream to write the next "Hunger Games"? In this class, award-nominated YA author, Lauren Strasnick, will show how. Lauren will teach you how to structure a young adult book, how to write appealing characters for your target age group, and how to navigate the complexities of the publishing world. With the aid of fun, hands-on exercises...

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$395

5 sessions

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Bullies, Sluts and Broken Hearts: Crafting Page Turners

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

What does it take to hook a reader on page one? Award-nominated author Lauren Strasnick will answer this question and many more in her one day foray into the art of irresistible writing. Lauren will show you how to heighten conflict and tension, manipulate your characters and setting to intensify the drama, and utilize cliffhangers to keep your...

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$80

Bullies, Heartbreak and Teenage Angst: A Ya Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

By the end of the class, you will walk away with everything you need to hit that first page with verve and conviction. Soon others will be absorbed in the world of your creation. Angry journal entries not included. What does it take to write the next “Hunger Games”? In this class, award-winning Young Adult author Cecil Castellucci will show you....

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$80

Chanelling Your Inner Tween: A Middle Grade Workshop

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

What does it take to write the next “Harry Potter”? Whether your story takes place in Middle Earth, a dystopian future, or a gated suburb, bestselling author D.J. MacHale will show you how. He’ll share his tricks for using personal experiences to bring your conflicts and characters to life with vivid detail. Through fun in-class writing exercises...

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$80

Addictive Fiction: Writing the Knock Out Novel

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

Have you always dreamed of writing the Great American novel? Let writing craft master and author James Scott Bell teach you structure and plot techniques that will make your story write itself. In this one-day class, he'll show you how to craft unforgettable leads, raise the stakes of your story and build up to a knock out ending. James will teach...

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$195

Micro Short Stories: The Art of Flash Fiction

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

In the world of Twitter and TiVo, attention spans have been reduced to fractions of a second. With flash fiction, that's exactly what we're going to give them: blazing fast stories so compelling and compact that even an ADD stricken reader is unable to resist. Award-winning author Maureen McHugh will give you everything you need to know about this...

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$80

Get Your Picture Book Published

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

Do you have a picture book that you’re dying to get published? Have no fear, successful picture book author and former William Morris literary agent Sarah Maizes will help you bring your masterpiece from the desk drawer to the printing press! In this two day intensive, you'll learn everything you need to know to present your work in the best possible...

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$525

2 sessions

Writing the Mini-Feature for Magazines and Newspapers

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

If you have a story to tell, you can get it published in a newspaper or magazine with a little know-how and discipline. You have to know how to find a great story, how to make sure you're the right person to tell it, how to pursue it, and who to talk to. Plus, you need to know who to pitch it to! In this class, successful journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner,...

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$210

2 sessions

From Outline to First Draft: TV Drama Pilot Writing

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Isaac Aptaker (About a Boy) will take through the paces. He will help you hone your beat sheets...

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$695

7 sessions

TV Drama Pilot Revision

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

You’ll also learn how applying theme to your pilot will elevate your work and get you closer to the impeccable screenplay, which will advance your career. Course Description:  You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world all in a first draft. Unfortunately, when you read it, the magic...

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$995

7 sessions

From Outline to First Draft: TV Comedy

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Isaac Aptaker (About a Boy) will take through the paces. He will help you hone your beat sheets...

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$495

5 sessions

TV Drama Pilot Revision

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer 1 hour drama or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with Dailyn Rodriguez (Lie to Me, Night Shift), that’s how.  In this 7 week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Revision class, Dailyn will help you whip...

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$695

8 sessions

Blogging for Fun & Profit

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

Find out what a blog is and where blogs are found, then learn how to create your own blog. Explore how to use blogs to share information, ideas, pictures, and videos with family, friends, organizations, and customers. Discover how to use your blog to make money through affiliate programs and other methods, and how to use your blog effectively on social...

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$49

TV Writer's Room Workshop

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

Ever fantasized about working in a Hollywood studio writer’s room or wondered what it would be like to craft the next big HBO series with your fellow scribes? Or maybe you’ve just gotten that first staffing gig and want to set yourself up for success.  In this one-day Los Angeles TV Writer’s Room Workshop, you’ll learn about room hierarchy...

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$225
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