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Comics & the Graphic Novel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the fundamentals of creating comic strips, graphic novels and cartoons in this class for writers and artists. Discover how to create a strong, compelling storyline, how to create characters and illustrate body language and facial expression, how to match words and pictures. Working in small groups to enable each student to receive individual...

Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$249

6 sessions

1st Chapters: Start Your Novel

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Every book has to hook the reader within the first few pages. How do you get a strong story rolling? How do you establish the characters and their world without slowing things down? We'll take a look at a number of different opening gambits through reading excellent first chapters from published authors. Students...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:25pm

  (11 sessions)
$795

11 sessions

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The Next Bestseller Workshop

at Your Book Is Your Hook LLC - Flatiron 60 Madison Ave Ste 601, New York, New York 10010

This workshop is a real training experience where you will have several opportunities to practice and polish your pitch with direct access to book publishing industry professionals, Hollywood, the media and others. As a writer, you will be equipped to pitch your book to get published, turn it into a film or TV series, and be able to talk about it confidently...

Friday Nov 1st, 6pm - 9:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$897

3 sessions

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

Friday Nov 22nd, 10am - 5pm

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Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real.  To pull off this feat requires a balance...

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 5pm

Woman's Narratives

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

This course will look at examples of women's writing in different genres and guide students to try their own hand in these genres. We will look at works of journalism, poetry, fiction, travel writing, personal essays, graphic novels, hybrid and experimental forms, as well as theoretical and critical texts.  The course aims to introduce writers...

Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:25pm

  (13 sessions)
$795

13 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of fiction craft and gets you writing a short story (or two) or a novel. Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Fiction I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be...

Monday Sep 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Children’s Book Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

Monday Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Going Deeper: Fiction Workshop

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This fiction workshop is for experienced writers looking for feedback on their short stories and novel chapters. In a warm environment, students will receive honest, detailed feedback and learn techniques to improve craft, deepen fiction, and identify and tackle common storytelling problems. Each student will get to submit two pieces for workshopping...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Just Write

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you find it hard to get yourself in a chair to write for a good stretch of time? If so, you’re not alone. That’s the beauty of Just Write. You gather with a group of writers once a week for three hours and you…just write. You work on a project of your choosing, which can be any type of writing—novel, script, memoir, stand-up routine, etc....

Thursday Oct 24th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

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Intro to Fiction

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, beginning and intermediate-level fiction students work toward building short stories and novel chapters by learning the elements of craft, which include conflict, tension, characterization, voice, setting, dialogue, and scene vs. summary.   Class sessions will be devoted to craft lessons, studying excellent published works,...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$402

6 sessions

Flight Behavior

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Crown Heights 417 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Always wanted to write a book, but unsure how or where to start? Stuck on chapter four and searching for support? In our weekly sessions we'll discuss the bones of creating a successful manuscript including lessons on plotting, character development, setting, and more. We'll turn to examples from master novelists to light our way and write together...

Thursday Oct 10th, 7:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$425

6 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Don't Think, Just Write

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

You think about writing, but every time you face the blank page, anxiety takes over and you can’t let yourself go. Maybe you have an idea for a novel, journal or essay, but feel confused and don’t know how to start. This is the class for you! Our goal is to create a relaxed and creative environment, where students will learn basic techniques to...

Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$75

3 sessions

How to Get Published Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Here, you will learn how to navigate the...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

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