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Unlock your writing potential with a wide range of professional writing classes in NYC. From creative writing to business communication, enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and gain a competitive edge in today's competitive landscape.

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Business Writing Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication and sharpen your writing skills with the Business Writing Bootcamp. Learn essential grammar rules, how to write clear sentences, and how to create persuasive business documents for different audiences. Take your business writing to the next level.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$695

3 sessions

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How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn the secrets to creating an award-winning screenplay in this workshop. Discover the crucial elements of storytelling and master the technical aspects of formatting. Gain insider knowledge on the criteria used by top competitions like Nicholls Fellowship, Blue Cat, and NYISA.

(2) All levels 12 and older
$200
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Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn to create powerful dialogue in this advanced screenwriting workshop at the prestigious New York International Screenplay Awards. Discover the principles of effective dialogue, character development, consistency, subtext, and content transformation in this compact and informative course. Unlock your screenwriting potential and receive a certificate and free feedback for your screenplays.

(2) All levels 12 and older
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Character Creation (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Unlock the secrets to creating captivating characters at the New York International Screenplay Awards' Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs. Dive deep into the principles of characterization, engagement with plots, consistency, connections with others and the audience, and the effects of dialogue. Don't miss out on this immersive workshop for aspiring screenwriters.

(2) All levels 12 and older
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Building A Strong Structure (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Master the art of screenwriting with New York International Screenplay Awards' Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs. Learn the principles and steps to create a strong structure for your screenplay in this compact workshop. Get expert guidance and valuable feedback on your work.

(2) All levels 12 and older
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Fiction Writing Level 1

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Unlock your imagination and learn the art of crafting captivating fictional tales in this immersive workshop. Discover the secrets of character development, plot creation, dialogue, setting, and other storytelling techniques, while gaining valuable insights into the world of publishing. Ignite your storytelling potential and bring your words to life at Gotham Writers Workshop.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$490

10 sessions

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Grammar Essentials

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(374) All levels 18 and older

Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(374) All levels 18 and older

Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and explore the world of writing with confidence. Dive into the art of storytelling, learn how to show rather than tell, and discover your unique voice. Whether you're a beginner or need a refresher, this course will guide you on a six-week journey of self-expression and literary discovery.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$380

6 sessions

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Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Enhance your professional communication skills. 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.

(680) All levels 18 and older

Grammar Essentials

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(680) All levels 18 and older

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and capture your life story with expert guidance from seasoned writers. Learn essential techniques to craft compelling memoirs that resonate with readers, explore your unique experiences, and transform ordinary moments into extraordinary narratives. Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery through the power of storytelling.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$490

10 sessions

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Advanced Business Writing

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Master the art of crafting complex business documents with Advanced Business Writing. Develop the skills to outline, format, and incorporate informative or persuasive techniques into schedules, proposals, project plans, and contracts. Unlock your potential to create impactful business documents that cater to your target audience.

(374) Advanced 18 and older

Effective Business Writing

NYIM Training @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication with NYIM Training's hands-on course. Enhance your writing skills for various forms of communication, from emails to formal documents, and elevate your professional writing game.

(742) All levels 18 and older

Stand-Up Comedy Writing

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Step into the spotlight and learn the art of stand-up comedy writing and performing. This intensive course will teach you the techniques to make a crowd of people laugh until they're helpless. Get ready to become the next big name in comedy.

(745) All levels 18 and older
$490

10 sessions

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Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your storytelling prowess and hone your craft in the world of nonfiction writing. Join a community of aspiring writers to explore the art of crafting compelling true stories that resonate with readers. Embrace creativity while mastering the techniques of nonfiction writing in this transformative course.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$380

6 sessions

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Playwriting I: 10-Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop @ 555 8th Ave, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting, where you'll learn to create scripts that captivate both on the page and the stage. This course offers a blend of lectures, writing exercises, and workshops, guiding you through the essentials of dramatic writing and script marketing. Whether aiming to write one-acts, full-length plays, or musicals, you'll develop the skills to earn rousing applause.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$490

10 sessions

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Playwriting Intensive I

The Barrow Group Acting School @ 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Craft compelling narratives from inception to execution in our Playwriting Intensive I course. Learn the art of storytelling as we delve into the fundamental structures of playwriting, guided by the principles of craftsmanship and spontaneity. Join us in a supportive environment where creativity flourishes and stories come to life, paving the way for captivating and surprising narratives.

(66) All levels 18 and older
$425

8 sessions

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Business Writing Bootcamp

NYIM Training @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Improve your business writing skills with this hands-on bootcamp that covers grammar and effective techniques to craft impactful messages for various forms of communication.

(742) All levels 18 and older
$695

3 sessions

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Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication and achieve your goals with Advanced Business Writing. Enhance your skills in delivering policy memos, persuasive proposals, and more. Take your business writing to the next level and build an impressive portfolio along the way.

(680) Advanced 18 and older

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Reviews for Writing Classes in NYC

Writing Classes in NYC are rated 4.5 stars based on 2,609 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay (Private 2-Hour Session)

    Reviewed by damien l. on 2/7/2023
    Emine Durson is magic. She is so on point and detail oriented and talented. I am extremely grateful for the 2 hours she made her gifts available to me.
  • Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

    Reviewed by Vierka V. on 8/19/2020
    The instructor, Carter, was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I enjoyed the chats and discussions as well as the material we read. Great class for beginners likes me!
  • Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

    Reviewed by Icesis G. on 8/17/2020
    I love that we were guided within the full 6 weeks on everything from Getting Started/Getting back to Writing Again to How to Publish/Get Yourself Out There and in between we learned great tips and ways to strengthen our writing. The Instructor Divya was also great, very patient, clear and encouraging. A great session for first time writers or for those who always used to write and are trying to find their way back!
  • Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

    Anonymous review on 5/13/2020
    This class was really fun and educational. I recommend for anyone who is interested in writing!
  • Grammar Essentials

    Anonymous review on 4/1/2020
    Grace is an amazing teacher! The class was informative and clear.
  • Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

    Anonymous review on 12/26/2019
    Carmen Bugan is a generous teacher who knows how to help us unlock what we need to get started on writing a memoir. Her extensive knowledge and experience broadened the form of memoir and what it can become. I feel so lucky to have taken her class. The exercises in class were designed to illustrate each class's focus, and while they were not always easy to carry out, they were all good learning experiences. The workshop aspect was also helpful for our group, and Dr. Bugan's feedback, both spoken and in written comments on submissions, helped me move forward in form, and her high standards helped me to write better. A great deal of enthusiasm was generated in this class by Dr. Bugan, which made it a wonderful exploration for us all.
  • Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

    Reviewed by Cheryl Dolinger Brown on 12/21/2019
    This is one of the best courses I have taken as an adult. Carmen Bugan is an excellent instructor. Memoir one with Carmen is a course for beginning writers as well as those with experience. Through reading, short lectures, in-class exercises, weekly 500 word essays using the techniques studied in class, and two longer workshopped memoir pieces we begin to explore our spine and theme, use of description, dialogue, point of view, time, and other techniques. The students all do their homework and learn from each other as well. Carmen is caring, respectful, direct and encouraging to everyone. She reads everything we write and gets to know our individual voices. She organizes each class with clear instruction, in-class written exercises and homework assignments that teach the various techniques. Her assignments are always thought provoking. She creates a safe environment for all of the students to express themselves and grow. To repeat, Carmen is full of passion and is an outstanding teacher. It was a tremendous amount of work, but I signed up for it and learned so much. My daughter asked why I voluntarily agreed to do so much homework and it was easy to answer: I was ready to learn to write and I found the right teacher.
  • Fiction Writing Level 1

    Reviewed by Ezequiel M. on 9/11/2019
    Shamar Hill is an excellent teacher. Period. End paragraph. He was attentive to each of his students’ individual skill level and goal; not an easy thing to do. He was inspiring and encourage. What more can you ask for in a teacher.
  • Effective Business Writing

    Anonymous review on 8/19/2019
    Enjoyed the class. It was useful and helpful.
  • Effective Business Writing

    Reviewed by Kimberly P. on 7/25/2019
    very informative class. you get to do alot of writing samples. smaller class size would be better.

Discover the Best Writing Classes in NYC

Writing is the essential component for communicating on any level for any purpose. In a nutshell, writing is how people exchange information on a concrete basis either directly or through constructing various media for helping others understand what is being discussed.

Writing provides an infinite array of options for conveying information, including experiences, testimonies, and anecdotes that give people a sense of what is being discussed. There are courses available in New York City that can help anyone improve on writing skills for working in publishing, news and information, education, marketing, and business through print, video, or digital media. Therefore, it would be beneficial to enroll in courses that emphasize writing with the goal of becoming a better writer.

Why You Should Learn Writing in NYC

Learning how to become a better writer helps individuals in being able to communicate more clearly and coherently. Writing contributes to accomplishing a variety of tasks, including laying down the blueprint for speeches and other creative activities. The act of writing itself stimulates brain functions by opening up new paths for thinking. In a city like New York, which often sets the tone for culture in art, music, drama, and fashion, skills in writing can help with finding careers in creativity and industry, including marketing and publishing. Skills with writing are essential in communication inside and outside of any organization as well as working in a variety of industries, including computer-related fields. Writing allows people to express their beliefs. Writing allows people to clear their thoughts by being able to write down words on a page and look at those words to make sure that those words are what they meant in trying to make a point.

While the main reason most people might choose training for help in improving their writing is to enhance career opportunities, some people may want to take a creative writing course for alleviating anxieties with writing a book or screenplay they have been struggling with. Writing can be a great hobby for relaxing but at the same time can become another source of stress. A creative writing course may help would-be writers with projects and advice for how to handle the difficulties inherent with creativity. Creative writers may also consider joining writing groups where people can exchange ideas or get and give feedback. 

Writing allows people to communicate effectively with colleagues or for connecting with customers and clients. People use writing in business communication for email, memos, and developing company mission statements. Effective writing helps in maintaining clarity, which facilitates an efficient and productive working environment. More than likely, anyone working in an office has likely had to submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications for a position that provided both a work history and a list of credentials for the job. In all likelihood, that cover letter played a major role in convincing the organization of that individual’s competence for the position. 

With being able to write at the center of communicating, anyone can benefit from enrolling in a course to help improve writing skills. Becoming a better writer can improve opportunities with virtually any career. Good writing involves clear and concise wording that includes putting together information into a coherent unit. Good writing skills are crucial for working in business, education, public speaking, and advertising among many industries in New York City, where clear writing helps keep people informed, entertained, and aware. Writing helps people in organizing their thoughts, maintaining brain functions, exploring creativity, and providing a vital means for communicating.

In-Person Writing Classes & Schools in NYC

Writing is the essential element in communicating information of any kind in every area of life. While there are plenty of live online options out there for taking classes to improve writing skills, some people simply feel more comfortable learning inside a classroom with their instructor standing right there in front of them. For those individuals, there are courses available in New York City to find training for improving writing.

Students can attend the American Management Association, located at 1601 Broadway, 6th Floor, to enroll in the Business Writing Made Simple course. This course helps participants develop strong writing habits for help with improving communication in any working environment. Lessons focus on clear writing that avoids clutter and confusion in communicating vital information. Students will practice writing that includes improving on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Noble Desktop, located at 185 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, offers the Effective Business Writing course. This course trains students in practical strategies for business writing. Students will practice writing focused on targeting specific audiences, organizing thoughts, and writing sentences. Training focuses on writing for a business oriented environment.

Anyone interested in creative writing can enroll at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop to enroll in the Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks course. This course guides participants through their journey in creative writing. Lessons place no pressure on students by allowing them to work on their own projects in practicing creative writing that includes exchanging feedback. Creative writing can help people fulfill their goals for expressing themselves no matter their age.

People may want to check out 92nd Street Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, to enroll in the Reading to Write with Myla Goldberg class. This in-person class takes students through various areas of creative writing, including point of view, character development, and narrative structure. 

92nd Street Y is a performing arts center that offers classes related to arts and crafts.

The Learning Tree International, located at 1601 Broadway, 6th Floor, offers the Technical Writing Introduction course. Technical writing typically involves simplifying complicated content related to products and services into plain language within an organization for less technically oriented members of a company to comprehend as well as outside of organizations for customers and users. Training usually emphasizes planning, composing, and editing technical documents, focusing on the user perspective, which includes document formatting and using the most appropriate graphics.

Upon completing this course, students will be able to write readable technical documents and manuals tailored to a specific audience through effective sentence writing as well as diagrams, tables, charts, and graphics.

Virtual Writing Classes & Schools

For anyone working in a busy place like New York City who’s thinking about taking classes to improve writing skills, it’s understandable that some people might not look forward to getting back out into traffic after a long day at work to find a classroom somewhere. This is why virtual learning provides an appealing option for some people. For example, live online courses can improve anyone’s skills in writing from lessons with expert instructors who help students learn new techniques for communicating more effectively in establishing a narrative flow for connecting with audiences.

Virtual training provides a convenient option for learning how to better organize information for personal, social, and professional purposes. 

NYC Career Centers offer the live online Advanced Business Writing course. This course trains students in writing a variety of document types that include policy and procedure memos along with proposals targeting clients. Lessons focus on defining messages through writing and identifying a specific audience. Participants will learn to use their knowledge for composing a variety of writing projects in several areas of business. Upon completing this course, students will have several writing samples to add to their portfolio. 

Anyone interested in jumpstarting a creative project can enroll in the Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom course offered through the Writing Studio. The course focuses on enhancing students’ creativity as well as helping them apply their own voices to their creative writing, including fiction and blogs. Lessons focus on writing that benefits anyone working in a business environment.

People can enroll with the Gotham Writers’ Workshop for the on-demand Zoetrope Fiction Writing I course. This on-demand course is not live except for an optional weekly one-hour chat session. This class allows students to participate any time they choose, but because the course advances week-by-week, assignments must be completed within a seven-day time period before moving on to the next section. 

The Writing Pad offers the live online Humor Writing course. This online writing class focuses on using humor as a way of connecting with audiences through writing. Whether the subject involves writing a satire, a monologue, or a parody of a political speech, this course guides students through engaging writing exercises with feedback to help them develop their work.

Meditative Writing, located at 39 W. 29th Street, is a vocational school created to empower screenwriters, playwrights, and writers in crafting compelling and emotional creative work. Meditative Writing offers the online Meditative Writing course that provides training through cognitive and meditative exercises. This course emphasizes writing specifically for helping students open up their minds to new ways of thinking by tapping into their own creativity. Lessons include guided meditations along with in-class writing exercises. Students should become better writers through cognitive and meditative exercises designed to help them transform negative tendencies into positive results from building strong writing habits, conquering self-doubt, and writing engaging new stories.

Private Group Writing Classes in NYC

Anyone living in New York City can use CourseHorse for staging private group events that cover a variety of topics. For example, CourseHorse offers writing courses for team building events like Social Media Marketing Corporate Training, which is a workshop focused on creating written content on social media platforms like blogs or messaging platforms like Twitter for use in business for helping individuals with marketing or communicating with customers.

Those unable to find a group event that fits their needs can use the website’s contact form for booking writing-related courses as their own private events. CourseHorse also allows clients to adjust their group size after booking the event if necessary. CourseHorse provides customers who have booked team building events with access to the education provider’s existing network, which includes print and digital publishers.

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