FICTION BOOTCAMP: A SAN FRANCISCO FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed about seeing your name in print in The Paris Review or New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week San Francisco fiction workshop, Max Lyon Ross (New Yorker, Paris Review) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt short piece! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging...Read More »


TV I: ONLINE TV PILOT CLASS (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Michael Cinquemani (Jane the Virgin, Revenge) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 7-week Online TV Pilot writing workshop, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a...Read More »


ADVANCED ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

You’ve learned the basics of the personal essay. But how do you keep the magic going day after day, week after week, year after year? In this five-week Live Online Advanced Personal Essay class, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez (NY Times Modern Love, O Magazine) will help you take your essay...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: AN ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

You know your story. It’s about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this seven-week online memoir writing workshop, successful memoirist Royal Young takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this six week live online personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises,...Read More »


SHORT & SWEET: A SAN FRANCISCO SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week San Francisco short story workshop, Austin Smith (New Yorker, Ploughshares) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and...Read More »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: AN ONLINE LITERARY AGENT WORKSHOP

You have a brilliant new novel, memoir, or collection of short stories that you want to put out there (or an idea for one), but you’re not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Elise Capron, literary agent extraordinaire, is here! Through an...Read More »


TV II: TV DRAMA DRAFT WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Pat Charles (Sons of...Read More »


STORYTELLING ESSAY: A LOS ANGELES STORYTELLING ESSAY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling essay class, master storyteller Matteson Perry will teach you the insider secrets on how to become a storytelling and essay writing pro. Not only has Matteson won the Moth GrandSLAM twice, but his storytelling skills also landed him his first book...Read More »


TV I: AN INTRO TV WRITING WORKSHOP

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros can help. He’s written for one of the...Read More »


ON AIR: A LOS ANGELES RADIO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on a show like This American Life? In this 4 week Los Angeles Radio Storytelling Workshop, KCRW Unfictional Producer Bob Carlson will show you how. Through fun, in-class exercises, you’ll learn the differences between performed and broadcast storytelling. By the...Read More »


GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED: AN ONLINE BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP

Working on a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but have no clue how to land an agent or contract? Editor at Hachette Book Group, Trish Daly can help make your dream of publishing your book a reality! She’ll help you present and shape your book so it’s the...Read More »


NOVEL II: A LOS ANGELES INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE FICTION HORROR FANTASY NOVEL CLASS

Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this five week Los Angeles intermediate science fiction horror fantasy novel class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer Jennifer Brody (3 books published) will help you nudge...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCER: A LOS ANGELES FREELANCE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

You have so many stories inside of you, and you are burning to tell them. But how do you get from inspiration to publication? In this Los Angeles freelance writing workshop, successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times, Elle) will take you through the paces of the freelance life.

 

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NOVEL INTERMEDIATE II: AN INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Gretchen McNeil 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...Read More »


BLOG I: A LOS ANGELES BLOGGING WORKSHOP

You don’t just want to write a post, you want to kick your blog into overdrive and garner legions of followers. Let Jessie Rosen (Time & Forbes Top Blogger, xoJANE) show you how. In this four-week Los Angeles Blogging Workshop, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through...Read More »


NOVEL II: AN ONLINE INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (7 WK)

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Gretchen McNeill 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...Read More »


KA-CHING!: A LOS ANGELES BLOG MONETIZING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

You want to turn your passion project blog into a dream job but the task seems daunting. Let award-winning blogger Jessie Rosen (Time Top Blogger, xoJANE) show you how to turns posts into profits. In this four-week Los Angeles Blog Monetizing Workshop, you’ll work on ads, sponsorships, branded content,...Read More »


ROMANCING YOUR EDITOR: A PITCH LETTER CLINIC

In this one-day pitch letter clinic, successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times, Elle) will pull back the curtain of secrecy to show you what editors look for in queries and the process for landing a writing assignment. Through an informative craft talk and targeted feedback from Sophia, you’ll learn how...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A SAN FRANCISCO PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, K.K. Goldberg, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. In this 5 week San Francisco Personal Essay Workshop, she’ll...Read More »


TV II: TV DRAFT WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all...Read More »


NOVEL I: AN ONLINE INTRO NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this 7 week online intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach...Read More »


PODCAST U: A SAN FRANCISCO PODCASTING BOOTCAMP

Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week San Francisco Podcasting Bootcamp, Snap judgment Producer Eliza Smith will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures,...Read More »


TV I: AN INTRO TV WRITING WORKSHOP

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big...Read More »


TV I: A LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

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 successful TV writer Devanshi Patel (Blackish), share her secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Devanshi Patel (Blackish,...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: A LOS ANGELES MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this four-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will...Read More »


LOS ANGELES HUMOROUS PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS (5 WK)

Have you always wanted to write a humorous personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this humorous personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll...Read More »


SCREENWRITING II: AN ADVANCED SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A LOS ANGELES PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this five week Los Angeles personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class...Read More »


SW I: A LOS ANGELES INTRO SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Chris Reed (12...Read More »


NOVEL I: A LOS ANGELES INTRO NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5 week Los Angeles intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody 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....Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Janine Salinas (American Crime,...Read More »


TV I: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Janine Salinas (“American Crime”, ABC Fellow) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week TV Drama Pilot writing workshop in Los Angeles, you’ll learn how to craft a great...Read More »


STORY TIME: A SAN FRANCISCO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen share his tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. In this...Read More »


STORY TIME: A LOS ANGELES STORYTELLING CLASS (5 WK)

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,...Read More »


TV III: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAFT WRITING CLASS

You have a killer outline 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. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the...Read More »


MASTER TV WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Want to get staffed NOW? Then our Master TV Writing Certificate Program is for you. Our 40-week intensive offers an aggressive but manageable schedule of classes and writing deadlines. We want to help you get staffed on your dream show, or get accepted into a competitive fellowship program.

 

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GOOD IN THE ROOM!: A 1-DAY LOS ANGELES SCENE PUNCH-UP WORKSHOP

Have you ever fantasized about working in the writer’s room for your favorite TV show? You can do it, but you need the help of an industry insider. Enter veteran screenwriter Cindy Caponera (Nurse Jackie, Shameless, Saturday Night Live). In this one-day Los Angeles Scene Punch-Up Workshop,...Read More »


MURDERS, MYSTERIES AND CASES: AN ONLINE TV PROCEDURAL WORKSHOP

Dead body on the lawn? Cool! An essential element of every great TV Show franchise is a compelling procedural engine that hooks the viewer. In this 1-day online TV Procedural Workshop, veteran scribe Karen Hall (The Good Wife) shares her secrets for seeding your episodes with...Read More »


STORY TIME: A SAN FRANCISCO STORYTELLING CLASS (4 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen share his tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. In this...Read More »