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TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

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$95

Copywriting

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Want to turn your creative writing chops into a healthy freelance paycheck? From email marketing, SEO and web copy to writing for social media and advertorial, get the skills you need to break into advertising as a creative writer. In this 5-week Los Angeles Copywriting Class, Copywriting Master and Branding Guru Heather Sundell (Clients include Coca-Cola,...

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$425

5 sessions

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Creative Writing & Meditation

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

Meditation and writing bring awareness and help us remember who we are and where we come from. Explore how to connect meditation to writing and how to approach your writing with awareness of the senses, memory, and the imagination. Develop your ability to “pay attention” to the worlds you are creating in your writing, and discover how meditation...

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$109

6 sessions

Sell Your Script - Intermediate/Advanced Screenwriting

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa 2701 Fairview Rd
Ronnenberg Center Rm 101, Costa Mesa, California 92626

This class is appropriate for anyone with a general working knowledge of screenwriting, whether they have taken the Introduction to Screenwriting class or not. Students continue the knowledge gained in the Introductory Class as they flesh out and continue working on their scripts. Structure, theme, characterization, writing techniques, marketing, and...

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$199

10 sessions

Blog Writing for Beginners

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

Explore the world of blogging, and how you can determine your own blog-writing path. Through blog examples and short writing prompts, learn the different factors to consider when starting a blog. Find out how to use tone, structure, and voice to write for a specific audience. Friendly in-class critiques will help you explore personal writing topics...

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$149

6 sessions

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Memoir Writing Workshop

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In memoir writing, writers have the chance to unleash memories in hopes of discovering a meaningful story that is part of life. The process of conveying that narrative on paper, however, can prove to be difficult. Explore the variety of memoir structures--including the use of voice, narrative arc, setting, and details--and find out how to identify...

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$119

6 sessions

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How to Write Funny

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely “you.”  Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, stories...

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$149

8 sessions

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this five-week Los Angeles NY Times personal essay workshop, Times Contributor Sophia Kercher will share her insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in class exercises, an informative craft...

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$485

5 sessions

Introduction to Screenwriting

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In an intensive course that introduces you to the fundamentals of dramatic screenwriting, find out about the tools that screenwriters have at their disposal to communicate their ideas.  Gain hands-on experience through weekly writing exercises that develop specific screenwriting skills, then read your work aloud in class and take part in friendly...

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$149

7 sessions

Storytelling I: Story Time

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling class, two time Moth GrandSLAM winner, Moth Host and master storyteller Matteson Perry will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your stories to...

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$425

5 sessions

TV I: TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...

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$525

5 sessions

Memoir 101

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this one-day lecture-only Los Angeles Memoir 101 Class, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! If you’re a self starter who’s looking for all the tools to hit...

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$425

7 sessions

TV II: A TV Drama Draft Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros (22 scripts sold, The Lot) can help. In this ten-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop,...

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$1,125

10 sessions

TV II: TV Draft Writing

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. In this ten-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning, middle and end...

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$1,125

10 sessions

Sketch Level I: Intro to Sketch

at The Miles Stroth Workshop - Hollywood 6472 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90038

This workshop is geared toward all levels of experience. Hundreds have participated in Eric’s Workshop, ranging from people who have never written a scene in their lives, to well-known comedians, professional screenwriters, and TV Producers. It’s geared toward beginners and the experienced. If you’ve taken sketch writing before, you’ll discover...

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$310

8 sessions

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