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4 Women at the Villa Diodati

at El Camino College - Torrance 16007 Crenshaw Blvd El Camino, Torrance, California 90506

In celebration of the March 11, 1818 publication of Mary Shelley's gothic romantic novel, Frankenstein, join us for the closing Frankenstein 200 event taking place in the Villa Diodati inspired art installation room with fours staged readings by Heidi Honeycutt, Sadie Katz, Gabriela Lopez de Dennis and Miriam Peniche.  Mary Shelley...

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$10

On the Record: Writing and Publishing the Profile

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

Profiles tap into the voyeurism we all love in a story. Getting to know someone who has sparked outside interest allows you to ask the questions that you were dying to know in the first place! In this class, successful journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner, will share her tried-and-true secrets for pitching editors, securing interviews, coming up with questions,...

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$475

5 sessions

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So You Want to be a Writer? - Creative Writing

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

You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection ofpoems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, this class will help you explore a smorgasbord of literary genres and discover what floats your boat. Through all new fun in-class exercises,...

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$295

4 sessions

Short Story Reboot: Rescuing Your Crashed Creation

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

You've got a great idea or a first draft of a hot, new short story. Everything seems to be there: beautiful language, strong characters, compelling conflict, and clear themes. But something is missing, and you don’t know what it is. In this class, award-winning short story writer Maureen McHugh will help find the weakness in your piece's structure,...

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$125

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Mindfulness and Fiction Writing

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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$79

4 sessions

Finding Writing Inspiration Through Visual Art

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

Writers often find inspiration through visual imagery: pictures spark ideas, stories, emotions, and passions. And those same pictures can often reignite the flame of inspiration even when it feels all burned out. During this workshop, writers will create a “mood board” to help fuel their writing even after that first burst of excitement has...

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$135

From the Stage to the Page: A Storytelling Intensive

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

Have you ever thought about taking one of your life’s trials and tribulations to the stage and getting paid for it as a personal essay?  In this one day Storytelling Intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking, LA Moth Host) will help you unearth amazing stories and show you how to prepare them for a range of channels! You’ll...

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$175

MYTHIC CHALLENGES: Create Stories that Change the World

at Film Courage - North Hollywood 5628 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, California 91601

In this 2 hour speaker series (that will include Q&A) mythologist, author, international consultant-speaker, and award-winning writer-producer-director Pamela Jaye Smith will help you learn to use the classic story tools of Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols to give your story global appeal. Pamela will address some of the 15 Global Challenges...

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$25

Children's Picture Book Writing (Intermediate)

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

You’ve already put your pen to paper on your own children’s picture book but what seemed so simple, has got you bogged down. Perhaps the guidance of a seasoned professional would help?  Let award-winning author and illustrator Laura Lacámara (5 picture books published) not only show you how to fix those pesky problems but take your work...

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$90

A Novel Approach: Tackling The Long Format Writing

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

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 Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict....

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$395

5 sessions

Draft 2: A Los Angeles Book Revision Intensive

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

You’re trying to write that bestselling book, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning novelist Lauren Strasnick to guide you to polished prose.  In this two-day Los Angeles Book Revision Intensive, you’ll learn questions to ask when you start a revision,...

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$350

2 sessions

Channel Your Inner Teen: Young Adult Novel Writing

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

What does it take to hook a reader on page one? Award-winning YA author Ron Koertge will answer this question and many more in this one-day young adult novel writing workshop. Ron will show you how to create relatable characters, electric dialogue and gripping pages.   Through fun in-class writing exercises you’ll mine your life’s trials and...

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$80

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

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
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