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Novel I: Intro to Novel Writing Workshop

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5 week Los Angeles intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. If you like, you can even bring...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

The 90-Day Rewrite Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. The 90-Day Rewrite Telecourse is an ongoing weekly workshop for memoirists and novelists who seek to complete their work for publication.  Prerequisite: completion of a first draft.  Each week students read their work and...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$1,150

12 sessions

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The 90-Day Novel Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. The 90-Day Novel Telecourse is an intensive workshop designed to guide the writer from initial idea to the completion of a first draft. This program is available for both fiction writers and memoirists, and is offered to writers at...

Monday Jan 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (13 sessions)
$545

13 sessions

Writing the First Draft

at On the Page - Studio City 12412 Ventura Blvd Suite #3
, Studio City, California 91604

Brainstorming the story you want to tell. Outlining without writing a novel. Getting your story out of your head and on the page quickly, efficiently, and creatively. That's what we do in this class. And, we do it in 6 weeks. Week 1: Idea Brainstorming Week 2: Story Outlining Week 3: Scene Crafting Week 4: Page Formatting Week 5:...

Saturday Jan 4th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$450

6 sessions

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

at Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut 1100 N Grand Ave Bldg 40, Walnut, California 91789

Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk.  You will discover how to: become a “published”...

Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 9pm

Meet the Publisher: Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

at Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut 1100 N Grand Ave Bldg 40, Walnut, California 91789

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non- professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book,...

Thursday Nov 14th, 5pm - 6pm

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4-Day Outline Your Story Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. The challenge in outlining a novel or screenplay lies in marrying the wildness of your imagination to the rigor of story structure. There is no formula to creating an outline, but there is craft involved. In this four-day intensive...

Monday Jan 13th, 10am - 11:30am

  (4 sessions)
$245

4 sessions

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Intro Memoir & Novel Writing

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel or a best-selling memoir? In this 7 week Los Angeles intro book writing class, successful novelist and bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will teach you the fundamentals of writing a page turner, whether it is fiction or non-fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling...

No Upcoming Schedules
$425

7 sessions

Novel II: Intermediate Novel Workshop

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

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 7 week intermediate novel writing class, successful novelist Gretchen McNeill (8 Novels Published) will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating solid story structure, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. This class is designed...

No Upcoming Schedules
$425

7 sessions

Novel 101: Intro to Novel Writing Workshop

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 1 day Los Angeles lecture format Intro Novel Intensive, successful novelist Gretchen McNeil will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. If you’re...

No Upcoming Schedules
$95

Intro Novel & Memoir Writing (1 Day)

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel or a bestselling memoir? In this one-day Los Angeles lecture format Intro Book Writing 101 Class, successful novelist and bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will teach you the fundamentals of writing a page-turning book, whether it is fiction or nonfiction! She’ll also teach you techniques...

No Upcoming Schedules
$95

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?...

No Upcoming Schedules
$225

2 sessions

TV I: An Intro TV Writing Workshop

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

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series.  Steven Peros Veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros. He’s written for one of the first AMC Series and has sold pilots to MTV and NBC-Universal. In this five-week TV...

No Upcoming Schedules
$513

5 sessions

Novel II: Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Writing

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

Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this five week Los Angeles intermediate science fiction horror fantasy novel class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer Jennifer Brody (3 books published) will help you nudge your book to the finish line!  Through...

No Upcoming Schedules
$425

5 sessions

Personal Pitch Perfection

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

You’ve got your pilot story down, but can you pitch yourself as the writer behind the idea? How do you strike up a natural conversation with a creative exec, showrunner or agent at a party, networking event or in a meeting? During this interactive workshop, you’ll craft your personal pitch, learn the formula for a great first impression and hone...

No Upcoming Schedules
$125
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