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Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...

Friday Feb 28th, 10am - 5pm

How to Get Published Level 1: One Day Intensive

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

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 Feb 29th, 11am - 6pm

Social Media Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Social media is an essential tool for boosting the presence of individuals and businesses. Writers of all kinds use social media to attract an audience for their work. And businesses of all kinds use social media to increase awareness and sales. It’s not just a good way to stay in touch or waste time; it’s a necessary tool for success. Social...

Friday Feb 7th, 10am - 5pm

Character Development One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Characters are the beating heart of every story—fiction, nonfiction, any kind of scripted show.  In fact, it’s their actions, dialogue, habits, quirks, appearance, gestures, hopes, dreams, fears, triumphs, failures, and flaws that make a story what it is. We follow people like Sherlock, Hamlet, Katniss, Batman, Lolita, and ________ (fill...

Friday Mar 6th, 10am - 5pm

Just Write

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. 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....

Tuesday Feb 25th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

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Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

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

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...

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$190

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of memoir craft and gets you writing a short memoir (or two) or a book.  Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Memoir I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Each week a new...

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$460

10 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

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$460

10 sessions

The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive

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

Every writer needs a good editor to push the work to its best possible state. But your work won’t reach a professional editor unless it’s already in excellent shape. A dilemma, to be sure. That’s why you need to be a skilled editor of your own work. Perhaps your great ideas and stories are clouded by such things as clunky language, pallid verbs,...

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$190

Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of essay/opinion writing craft and gets you writing an essay or opinion piece (or two). Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Essay & Opinion I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals....

Wednesday Jan 15th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

Wednesday Jan 15th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

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

Comics say it’s the greatest high. You step into the light, take a swig of water, pick up the mic, then reduce a crowd of people to a mass of helpless laughter. Sure, the risks are great—silence, heckling, humiliation—but on a good night a stand-up feels richer than Seinfeld and Rock combined. You “kill” or “die” depending on your material....

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$460

10 sessions

Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with...

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$460

10 sessions

Songwriting Intensive

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

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

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$190

Article Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

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

Feature articles are the human side of journalism, pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books.   To succeed at features, you...

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$460

10 sessions

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