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Writing Classes San Diego

Discover the art of storytelling and improve your writing skills in San Diego, with classes ranging from creative writing to memoir writing, where participants can unleash their creativity and learn the techniques to craft compelling stories.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in San Diego have spots left, but 20 classes live online are available.

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

The Writing Studio @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and find your unique voice through the power of writing. Join a supportive community of writers as you explore the art of storytelling and unlock your hidden potential. Whether you're a seasoned writer or new to the craft, this class will guide you on an inspiring journey of self-expression and literary discovery.

$200

4 sessions

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Effective Technical Writing

American Management Association

Enhance your technical writing skills to effectively communicate complex information with clarity and precision. Learn practical strategies and techniques from industry experts at the American Management Association. Perfect for engineers, scientists, and IT professionals.

$2,495

2 sessions

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AMA's 2-Day Business Writing Workshop

American Management Association

Improve your business writing skills and learn techniques for composing effective and organized documents in AMA's comprehensive workshop. Streamline your writing process and save time by focusing on what to write rather than how to write it. Get personalized feedback and bring in your writing projects for expert guidance.

$2,295

2 sessions

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Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Hone your business writing skills with practical strategies that will take your communication from idea to final draft. Learn how to effectively write digital communication, office memos, and formal documents in this comprehensive course. Elevate your business writing with Noble Desktop.

Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Los Angeles Writers Group

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.

Character Development Level 1 (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Discover the secrets of creating unforgettable characters in this cross-genre course at Gotham Writers Workshop. From Sherlock to Katniss, learn how to bring your characters to life with vivid dimensions and captivating traits. Unlock the magic of character development and leave a lasting impression on your readers or audience.

$200

2 sessions

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Memoir 101: Memoir Essentials with Laura Cathcart Robbins

Writing Pad

Discover the secrets of turning your life's trials and tribulations into a captivating memoir with bestselling author Wendy Lawless. Join this online class to learn how to craft a compelling emotional journey, dig deep into your experiences, and write with vivid detail. Perfect for both experienced and aspiring writers.

Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Enhance your professional communication skills with NYC Career Centers. Discover the secrets to writing persuasive emails, impactful memos, and persuasive proposals that get results. Master the art of organizing your thoughts and crafting clear sentences that speak to different business audiences.

Screenplay Writing 101 (Private)

Script School @ Online Classroom

Transform your movie or TV idea into a fully structured and captivating story with the guidance of experienced screenwriters at Script School's exclusive Story Development course. Gain valuable insights on theme selection, character development, and storyline design, equipping you with the essential tools to bring your story to life through a treatment and eventually a screenplay.

NY Times Worthy Article

Writing Pad

Learn the secret techniques for securing a feature article in the prestigious New York Times in this seven-week online class. Discover how to approach the article, pitch editors, find experts, and check your sources, all while honing your writing skills. Join the ranks of published writers who have sold their work to top publications.

$485

5 sessions

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Romance Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Discover the art of writing captivating romance novels and learn the secrets to creating stories that will make readers swoon. Join this immersive workshop and unlock the skills and techniques needed to craft compelling characters, gripping plots, and unforgettable love stories. Enroll now and ignite your passion for romance writing.

$464

2 sessions

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Food Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Master the art of food writing and indulge in the mouthwatering world of culinary journalism. Explore the secrets of saffron, share heartwarming stories of family recipes, and discover how to craft compelling food reviews and articles. Join us and bring your passion for food to life on the page.

$464

2 sessions

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Level I (Online)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Embark on an odyssey of imagination with Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing I (Self-Paced) at Gotham Writers Workshop. Unleash your creativity in this 10-week workshop designed for beginners and those seeking to refine their skills. Dive into the realms of futuristic technology and enchanting magic, mastering the art of crafting tales that seamlessly blend fiction expertise with the boundless possibilities of these extraordinary genres.

$464

10 sessions

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Grammar Essentials

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Enhance your business writing skills and project professionalism with Noble Desktop's Grammar Essentials course, where you'll gain hands-on experience in identifying and correcting common grammar errors to effectively communicate with your target audience.

TV Writers’ Assistant

Writing Pad

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.

$330

3 sessions

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How to Write an Artist Statement

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Learn to effectively communicate the concepts and processes behind your artwork through the power of words. This course at Penumbra Foundation will equip you with the skills to craft a compelling artist statement, ensuring that your work is contextualized and understood by funders, galleries, and the public. Say goodbye to writer's block and share your artistic vision with the world.

$365

2 sessions

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Online Level 1 Intro to Poetry

The Writers Studio @ Google Meet

Develop your narrative and lyric voices in this introductory poetry workshop. Broaden your sense of what is possible in your work as you explore various literary styles and approaches. Join us online to deepen your understanding of the technique and receive constructive critiques from both teachers and fellow students.

$435

8 sessions

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Intro to Memoir

Writing Pad

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.

$425

5 sessions

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Grammar Essentials

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the technical aspects of business writing with Grammar Essentials. Improve your punctuation, word choice, and sentence structure to effectively convey your message. Polish your writing skills and avoid common errors with this essential grammar course.

Novel Structure: A Writer's Toolkit

Writing Pad

Learn to craft compelling plots, dynamic characters, and gripping narratives with our comprehensive course on novel structure. Master the art of structuring a novel and capture your readers' attention from start to finish.

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Reviews for Writing Classes in San Diego

Writing Classes in San Diego are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,977 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • 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 Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by RICK CHERTOFF on 9/23/2021
    Beyond learning skills I needed somebody who "gets" what I write, what I'm interested in, and Then gives the kind of feedback that "feeds" my desire to write. I have a life of my own stories I want to tell and Elana at the Writing Studio consistently, actually without fail, is ready to help me birth those stories.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Sina on 9/16/2021
    I have been taking creative writing class with Elana for the past two years, both in person and on Zoom. I especially like that the class is on Zoom, because I can still benefit from receiving invaluable writing instructions and writing experiences that Elana provides, in the comfort of my own home. I highly recommend this class for those who are looking for a small class setting with personalized instruction and feedback, and looking to transform stories into works of art.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Heather Sioux on 9/13/2021
    I came to Elana's class through a gift certificate my cousin had given me for my Birthday and I must say this is the most serendipitous birthday gift yet! I initially attended a one day workshop where I was able to begin cultivating my ability and discover my voice, and I enjoyed it so much I've continued with weekly sessions. It's been ten months now! Elana leads the classes with intention, kindness and mutual respect, throughout the course of our time tougher so far I feel I've been able to further hone my creativity and expression. I attend class via zoom from the east coast and although I have never met Elana or any of my writing cohort in person they have all become an important community to me during this pandemic. I'm so grateful to have met Elana and for my experiences in our weekly sessions! Elana thank you so much for your wisdom, commitment and light. I truly hope we can meet in person one day.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Rochelle Caplan on 9/10/2021
    I have been taking creative writing lessons with Elana Golden from January 2020. Prior to the COVID epidemic I attended in-person classes and since the onset of the epidemic I have participated in weekly classes via Zoom. Irrespective of the venue, whether in-person or virtual, Elana's classes are excellent. The feedback she provides on my writing samples and on those of other students has helped me to begin to understand the nuts and bolts and do's and don'ts of writing a novel. Elana is devoted to her students' work and often comes up with additional thoughts and insights about their writing during the week after class and before the next lesson. I highly recommend these classes to anyone who wants to learn creative writing.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Deborah Myers on 9/10/2021
    I have been participating in Elana’s classes, at first in person, now on zoom, for over a year and a half. To say I enjoy them is an understatement. She creates an environment that allows and encourages you to write deeply from your heart. The three hours each week I spend with Elana and the others in the group are a time of exploration and self-knowing I would not experience were I writing on my own. She teaches technique organically, and gives you the insight to see your writing more deeply as it and you evolve. Classes with Elana have become a priority activity in my week that I cherish.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Anonymous review on 9/10/2021
    I have been attending Elana's class now for two years. I started in her cozy living room and since the pandemic have been attending via Zoom. Elana is a great instructor. She is nurturing yet knows how to gently push her students to put their best work on paper. The weekly sessions are both relaxing and rejuvenating. Elana addresses each student with helpful constructive feedback and encourages positivity from the rest of the group. I've stuck around as long as I have because Elana makes my work feel worth it.
  • Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

    Reviewed by Gwen Hummel on 9/10/2021
    I've taken classes with Elana Golden both in her home (pre-pandemic) and on Zoom during the pandemic - she is definitely a teacher of substance and never fails to have substantial and valuable things to say - she is equally good in person and on Zoom - I've been doing her three-hour classes weekly for about two years now and I consider this to be one of the best things I do each week. She never disappoints. I would mourn terribly if she ever went away.

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