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TV Structure & Spec 1: Spec Script Workshop

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

In Hollywood, a killer spec script of an existing TV show is excellent preparation for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider or a fake. To write it properly, you’ll...

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$525

5 sessions

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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Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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 seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

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$425

7 sessions

Intro Memoir & Novel Writing

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel or a best-selling memoir? In this 7 week Los Angeles intro book writing class, successful novelist and bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will teach you the fundamentals of writing a page turner, whether it is fiction or non-fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling...

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$425

7 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

Short Story 101

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

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 1-Day Los Angeles lecture format Short Story Intensive class, successful fiction writer Mathieu Cailler (Short Story America Prize, The Saturday Evening Post) will teach you the fundamentals of short form fiction! Experienced...

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$95

Screenwriting 2-Day Masterclass

at Script School - Hollywood 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90068

Spend two days with screenwriting industry professionals, learning how to write and understand the pitching process. What to expect in this class: Group talks by professional filmmakers and writers. Write your own story and understand how professional scripts are formatted. Listen to professional actors read your scripts aloud and direct them...

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$399

2 sessions

Memoir Advanced: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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 seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

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$425

7 sessions

Weekly Creative Writing Workshop

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Hollywood Location will be emailed to registrants, Los Angeles, California 90046

Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Generate new writing from original prompts every Sunday Get writing tips and learn what’s working in your writing and why Get excited again about writing Write for two hours and come away with new material Try your hand at different kinds of...

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$45

Novel II: Intermediate Novel Workshop

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

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 7 week intermediate novel writing class, successful novelist Gretchen McNeill (8 Novels Published) will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating solid story structure, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. This class is designed...

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$425

7 sessions

Sell Your Script: Intro to Screenwriting

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

Discover the art and craft of screenwriting, from concept to first original idea, and transform it to screenwriting form. Each week, students will watch movies at home, which will be discussed in class. Structure, characterization, and plot will be talked about, and students will also write and critique their material in a workshop/classroom setting. ...

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$175

8 sessions

Novel 101: Intro to Novel Writing Workshop

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 1 day Los Angeles lecture format Intro Novel Intensive, successful novelist Gretchen McNeil will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. If you’re...

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$95

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Get Out of Your Head

at L.A. Writers' Lab

A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit Young Storytellers (a writing mentorship program for low-income students). This month we’re going to get out of our heads and allow our characters to surprise us. My 60-minute September workshop consists of a series of writing prompts that will take you to the heart of your characters and help you understand...

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$5

Saturday Morning Drop-In Writing

at Mt. Washington Writers' Workshop

Appropriate for writers from beginning to advanced, the Saturday Morning Drop-Ins are a time to discover new material from writing prompts, flex craft muscles, and listen to your unique voice, in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Occasional visits from guest writers. No critique. Location: The workshops are held at a private residence in Mt. Washington,...

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$25

Fiction Writing for Adults

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa 2701 Fairview Rd
Classrooms & Labs Rm 113, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Rekindle your love for writing! From flushing out a character, to learning the importance of setting and following a natural plot arc, this class will help beginning and more seasoned writers polish their craft. While the focus will largely be on the short story form--novel, memoir, and genre writers will also find this class informative and fun. ...

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$105

4 sessions

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