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Writing Pad classes offer a unique and enjoyable writing experienceith wtop-notch instructors, a safe and playful environment, and a focus on spontaneous writing exercises. You can expect to unleash your creativity and receive supportive feedback.

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TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

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Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(60) Beginner 16 and older
$420

4 sessions

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Memoir 1: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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Turn your life's trials and tribulations into a captivating memoir with the guidance of Erika Schickel, LA Times bestselling author. Discover the secrets to infusing your memories with authenticity and creating a compelling emotional journey for your main character in this five-week online workshop. Unleash your writing potential and bring your story to life in this transformative course.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$475

5 sessions

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Novel II: Intermediate Novel Writing Workshop

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Take your novel to the next level with Gretchen McNeil, bestselling author of 13 Novels and Get Even (Netflix), in this exclusive online workshop. Get personalized feedback and custom exercises while being part of a tight-knit writing group. Make a significant dent in your novel and bring in your work for expert feedback.

(60) Intermediate 18 and older
$425

5 sessions

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TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

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Learn from TV comedy expert, Jack Kukoda, how to transform your beat sheets into a hilarious pilot script in this 8-week online workshop. Develop your characters, write an engaging opening scene, and turn your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be on your way to revising your first draft and creating an Emmy-worthy comedy.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$1,140

10 sessions

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TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

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Turn your brilliant TV drama idea into a page-turning script with Writing Pad's online class. Learn to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, and plan a season arc that hooks the audience. Get ready to create an irresistible TV drama pilot!

(60) All levels 18 and older
$420

4 sessions

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Intro to Memoir

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Unearth your untold stories with Laura Cathcart Robbins, acclaimed memoirist and educator, in this transformative five-week course at Writing Pad. Uncover the roots of your personal narratives, refine your creative nonfiction craft, and discover the art of captivating storytelling. Don't miss out on the chance to become the writer you've always aspired to be.

(60) Beginner 16 and older
$425

5 sessions

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NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

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Learn the secrets to crafting a personal essay that's worthy of the New York Times in this online course. Discover the unspoken expectations, compelling hooks, and crystal-clear themes that will make your essay stand out. By the end, you'll have everything you need to submit your own kick-ass essay to the Big Apple.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$425

5 sessions

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TV III

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Refine your TV script word by word, line by line. Learn how to introduce characters, write a killer opening scene, and turn your first draft into literary gold in this advanced TV writing course. Take your career to the next level with the impeccable pilot script.

(60) Advanced 18 and older
$925

8 sessions

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Screenwriting III: A Master Screenwriting Workshop

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Take your movie script to the next level with veteran screenwriter Chris Reed. In this workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques and tried-and-true solutions to overcome your script challenges. Craft your protagonist's inner conflict and story surprises while getting personalized guidance to move closer to a finished draft.

(60) Advanced 16 and older
$525

5 sessions

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TV Structure for Pilot Writing

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Master the essential principles of TV pilot writing and craft a compelling story with a rock-solid spine. Join TV writer Tyler Dinucci (American Gods, Drop Dead Diva) in this one-day structure clinic and launch your pilot firmly into the series. Don't miss your chance to put your TV series on firm footing!

(60) All levels 16 and older

TV Fellowship Bootcamp

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In the TV Fellowship Bootcamp at Writing Pad, you'll learn from industry expert Paola Limon and master the art of crafting a compelling personal story that will make you stand out in the grueling fellowship application process. Don't miss your chance to break through the sound barrier and join the ranks of successful TV writers.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$260

2 sessions

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TV Writers’ Assistant

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Gain insider knowledge and practical skills in the world of television writing with this course designed for aspiring writers looking to break into the industry.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$330

3 sessions

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TV II: TV Draft Writing

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Learn how to transform your TV pilot from a messy draft to a captivating masterpiece in this ten-week online workshop. Craft amazing outlines, write scenes with a clear beginning, middle, and end, and capture the imagination of readers with your storytelling skills. Join now and gain the confidence to finish your pilot with flair.

(60) Intermediate 16 and older
$1,140

8 sessions

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Book Proposal I: An Online Book Proposal

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Learn how to turn your book dream into a publishing reality with the guidance of Associate Editor, Nicky Guerreiro. In this comprehensive online course, you'll gain valuable insights on crafting a compelling book proposal that will capture the attention of agents and publishers. Don't miss this opportunity to take your writing career to the next level.

(60) Beginner 18 and older
$485

7 sessions

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Short Story 1: Short Story Writing Workshop

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Learn the secrets of crafting a brilliant, heartfelt short story about the human condition in this 5-week online workshop. Discover how to create engaging characters, develop a compelling plot, and avoid common writing mistakes. By the end, you'll have a polished publication-ready story and a plan for submitting it to reputable publishers.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$425

5 sessions

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Humor Writing

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Unleash your comedic genius and get your funny bone tickled by Chas Gillespie, a seasoned humorist, in this five-week online class. Master the art of crafting hilarious pieces that are ready for publication, whether it's political satire, comic monologues, or witty lists. Join Writing Pad and let your comedic voice shine!

(60) Intermediate 18 and older
$425

5 sessions

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Short Story 101

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Unlock your potential as a short story writer and learn the fundamentals of the craft in this one-day, online lecture class with successful fiction writer Katherine Taylor. Discover the essential elements of brilliant storytelling and avoid rookie mistakes that will make your story fall flat. Join the ranks of published authors who have honed their skills in this engaging and inspiring course.

(60) All levels 16 and older

Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting

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Learn from veteran screenwriter Chris Reed and turn your movie ideas into a killer script. Discover the secrets of story structure, character development, and formatting in this online screenwriting class. Don't miss your chance to break into the industry and avoid rookie mistakes.

(60) Beginner 16 and older
$384

4 sessions

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Personal Essay 1

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Master the art of crafting compelling personal narratives that captivate readers and leave a lasting impact. Enhance your writing skills and explore the intricate process of transforming personal experiences into essays.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$425

5 sessions

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Memoir 3: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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Take your memoir to the finish line with the guidance of successful memoirist Erika Schickel in this online workshop. Get personalized feedback and custom homework exercises to address your specific difficulties and gain a technical understanding of how to solve them. Join a tight-knit writing group and make a significant dent in your memoir by the end of the class.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$495

5 sessions

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