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Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Unleash your creativity and explore new genres in an online writing workshop. Unlock your potential with surprising prompts, craft discussions, and positive reinforcement from fellow writers. Join us from anywhere and start crafting pages you never thought possible.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $39
  • Location Online via Zoom
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home.

This long-standing in-person generative (est. in 2003), creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format, so you can now join us from anywhere.

Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way.

Writes of any genre and any skill level are welcome, and you can use the prompts to write any genre.

  • Generate new writings from original writing prompts every meeting
  • Get writing tips and learn what's working in your writing and why
  • Get excited again about writing
  • Come away with new material
  • Try your hand at different kinds of writing
  • Meet other writers

These workshops are not lecture-based. We get right down to writing. We choose your writing prompts based on either a theme of the week, education, craft, or creative value. There is no critique (as each piece you write is so new), only much-needed positive reinforcement around the potential of each piece you write. You will also receive tips and tricks for writing better narratives. Through original and surprising prompts and craft discussions, you'll write pages you never would have otherwise and learn creative writing tools along the way.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Since we have a variety of services, we have different refund policies for each service, but we reserve the right to deduct registration and/or bank fees for each refund.

ONLINE & IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

For one-day workshops:

  • You must cancel 2 business days in advance of the workshop to receive a refund less 5% cancellation fee. The sooner you let us know, the better so that we can fill your seat.
  • If you tell us less than 2 business days before the start of the workshop, we will, on special occasions, allow you to roll over your registration to a future workshop.

For multiple-week workshops (workshops that meet more than once):

  • You must cancel 8 business days before the day the workshop begins. The sooner you let us know, the better.

ONLINE EMAIL COURSES, AUDIO COURSES & WRITING CHALLENGES

There are no refunds for online email workshops, audio courses, and online writing challenges. However, we may be able to roll your registration fee over to another workshop or a comparable coaching session.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Los Angeles Writers Group (43)

(4.8-star rating across 43 reviews)
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Colinda G. on 3/6/2023
    It was my first time ever trying to write. The exercises given where nice and fun to do even though English isn’t my first language. The host created a very positive and safe space to explore your own writing. I learned a lot and feel like exploring writing further.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Stacey C. on 1/9/2022
    Very enjoyable, inspiring, and helpful class with a wonderful instructor and great people!
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Jane W. on 10/31/2021
    This class was so much fun. Nicole is an insightful and encouraging coach. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone commencing a fiction project.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Dina A. on 7/14/2021
    I wasn't sure what to expect but I was genuinely very pleased with the course. Nicole was a great instructor; she created a very inviting environment. The other two students present had been to the class before but they made me feel welcome immediately.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 6/6/2021
    I feel like my writing is getting better from going to this class. Super helpful to the creative process.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 4/26/2021
    Always inspirational and helpful to the writing practice.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 3/21/2021
    Instructor always comes up with great and helpful prompts. She is well versed in the filled of fiction and offers great advice to get you started no matter where you are in your writing process. She comes with enthusiasm and encouragement to get you going in the right direction.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 3/14/2021
    Great structure, feedback and resources for budding and experienced writers. The prompts are challenging and great ways to build a skill set.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 2/21/2021
    I really like the structure that the instructor implements for learning and staying on task. The feedback is always helpful and the prompts are always challenging. I feel completely engaged and finally gaining the confidence I need to try my hand at writing more consistently.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Raelyn M. on 2/8/2021
    Absolutely loved Nicole - she is warm, welcoming and encouraging. The exact type of environment I needed to foster my creative writing skills.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Amona W. on 1/24/2021
    Helpful and refreshing! Good to be around like minds with a well experienced instructor.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Anonymous review on 1/10/2021
    Positive feedback and feedback
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Adela C. on 9/1/2020
    Such a great class! This was my first writing workshop so I was a little nervous, but it was such a positive and welcoming environment. Nicole gives great feedback and makes really great points when discussing everyone's writing. I think this is a great class for writers of all stages.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Anonymous review on 8/31/2020
    Fun workshop.
  • Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

    Reviewed by Lisa D. on 7/29/2020
    Accommodating and professional.
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The Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre class is lauded by students for its conducive learning environment, supportive instructor, and effective teaching methods. Nicole, the instructor, is praised for her insight, patience, encouraging attitude, and professional approach in facilitating the creative writing process. Through enjoyable writing exercises and challenging prompts, students have been able to improve their writing, feel more confident and consistently engaged in their craft. Students also appreciate the constructive feedback provided, as it aids in their creative process and skills development. The positive and welcoming atmosphere of the class stimulated creativity and made students feel comfortable to explore and share their writing pieces. The class, with its well-structured sessions and helpful resources has been inspiring to students and projects like projects, short pieces, or memoirs. Quotes: 1. "This class was so much fun. Nicole is an insightful and encouraging coach." 2. "I really like the structure that the instructor implements for learning and staying on task. The feedback is always helpful and the prompts are always challenging. I feel completely engaged and finally gaining the confidence I need to try my hand at writing more consistently." 3. "Nicole is a wonderful instructor and I loved the structure and prompts of the class. I was new to writing, and she was very patient and made everyone feel welcome."

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is it $37 each class?
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It is $37 for one session. We did get a returners discount of 15% if we want to do it another time.
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8 maximum, not including the instructor.
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Just the one day for 2.5 hrs.
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