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

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.

$425

5 sessions

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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!

$525

5 sessions

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TV I: TV Pilot Writing Workshop

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In this 5-week online workshop, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a captivating story, and plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked. By the end of the class, and with the guidance of successful TV writer Steven Peros, you’ll have everything you need to pitch your TV pilot and take the industry by storm.

$525

5 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.

$525

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.

$425

5 sessions

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TV Structure, Spec & Staff Writing Bootcamp

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Learn the craft and structure of TV writing from an experienced professional in this online workshop. Discover how to break down a TV show and write a killer spec script that showcases your voice and attracts industry attention. Don't miss your chance to write that fellowship-winning draft!

$420

4 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.

$495

5 sessions

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Memoir 101: Memoir Essentials with Laura Cathcart Robbins

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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.

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!

$420

4 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.

$1,140

10 sessions

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NY Times Worthy Article

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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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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.

$425

5 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.

$475

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.

$925

8 sessions

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TV Drama II

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Learn how to turn your killer TV Pilot beat sheet into a compelling script with the help of successful writing partners from The Handmaid's Tale. Craft amazing outlines, write scenes that pack a punch, and gain the confidence to finish your pilot with flair in this eight-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop. Prerequisites do apply.

$1,140

10 sessions

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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.

$260

2 sessions

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Memoir 2: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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Turn your life's twists and turns into compelling stories! Join this engaging online workshop and learn the secrets of crafting a memorable memoir. Gain insights into subtext, structure, dialogue techniques, and more, as you infuse your fascinating memories with authenticity and personality.

$495

5 sessions

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TV Spec 2: TV Spec Draft Writing Workshop

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Get ready to conquer your fear of writing a TV spec draft in this seven-week online workshop. Learn how to turn your beat sheet into an outline, craft a fresh take on an existing show, and transform your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be well on your way to a killer first draft.

$775

6 sessions

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Pitch Deck

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Enhance your storytelling skills and bring your project to life with the latest tools and techniques in the Pitch Deck Workshop at Writing Pad. Learn how to create compelling visual sales tools such as pitch decks and sizzle reels to captivate producers, execs, agents, and managers. Get actionable feedback and pitch your deck by the end of the class.

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.

$330

3 sessions

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