September/October Comment Contest Winner

By Marilyn Friedman
 
Thank you to those of you who have been submitting stories to our comment contests! We finally have a winner for our September/October comment contest. If you didn’t win this round, there’s plenty of time to enter our April/May contest for a chance to...Read More »


May/June Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to our May/June comment contest! If you didn’t win this round, there’s still plenty of time to be entered into our July/August contest for a chance to win a free one day writing class.
And the winner of the...Read More »

January/February Comment Contest Winner

By Alana Saltz
We had so many fantastic story submissions for the January/February comment contest. If you didn’t win this last round of contests, please continue commenting on this blog with your wonderful stories and poems. Right now you can submit to enter for May/June!

Summer Comment Contest Winners

By Marilyn Friedman

We had so many fantastic story submissions for the summer comment contests. Below are the contest winners. If you didn’t win this last round of contests, please continue commenting on this blog with your wonderful stories and poems. Remember, there...Read More »


Comment Contest Winners

By Lizzie Vance and Marilyn Friedman

We had so many fantastic story submissions for the December/January and February/March comment contest. Below are the contest winners. If you didn’t win this last round of contests, please continue commenting on this blog with your wonderful stories and...Read More »


October/November Comment Contest Winner

By Marilyn Friedman
 
I know that you’ve all been waiting to find out who won the October/November comment contest.  Well before I tell you, let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions.  If you are like me, you’re trying to motivate yourself to shrink your backside and...Read More »

August/September Comment Contest Winner!

By Amy Robinson and Marilyn Friedman

There is so much going on at Writing Pad this fall! We have classes for every writer. Let us help you chase down your muse and finish your stories and writing projects.  Classes have been filling up fast, so reserve your spot today on our...Read More »


Joshua Tree Retreat Scholarship Winner! (And More Fall Classes!)

By Lizzie Vance

This month, we held a contest to offer a full scholarship (an $815 value!) to one lucky writer to our Joshua Tree High Desert Retreat. The submissions were absolutely incredible– and we wish we could give everyone who...Read More »


Retreat Scholarship Prompt and Rules: Fall in the High Desert

By Amy Robinson and Marilyn Friedman

Are you a broke writer who needs a break from the stress of the city? How does a relaxing mini-vacation at the Writing Pad High Desert Retreat sound? Spend a weekend filled with fantastic writing classes, gourmet food, top-notch instructors, and...Read More »


Meet Our Judges for the Joshua Tree High Desert Retreat Scholarship!

By Lizzie Vance

We are proud to introduce our esteemed judges for the High Desert Retreat scholarship contest. These impressive writers will determine whose writing submission will win the full scholarship to the retreat (an $815 value). Behold our marvelous and impartial panel of...Read More »

April/May and June/July Comment Contest Winners

by Amy Robinson

Autumn is finally here, but don’t let the change in seasons cool off your writing practice. Check out our exciting fall classes and events:

Classes:

High Desert Retreat Scholarship Contest!

By Lizzie Vance
Are you so busy struggling to make ends meet that you don’t have time to finish your book or screenplay? Would you love to treat yourself to a luxurious mini-vacation and a dedicated block of time to get away from it all, complete a writing project,...Read More »

Meet Our Judges for the Ojai Retreat Scholarship!

By Marilyn Friedman

We are proud to introduce you to our very esteemed and completely impartial panel of judges for the Ojai Retreat Scholarship Competition. Behold our marvelous panel! They will determine whose writing submission will win the full scholarship to the retreat (cue the...Read More »


Writing Pad Ojai Retreat Scholarship Fund

How would you like to give up your hard earned cash to nurture someone else’s creativity? He or she will go to the Writing Pad Ojai Retreat, finish a book, win a Pulitzer prize, get a movie deal, and you’ll have helped to make it all...Read More »


October/November Comment Contest Winner

By Amy Robinson

We have so many great classes coming up. Choose one and give yourself a holiday treat! Call 323-333-2954 or email marilyn@writingpad.com. Classes are filling up faster than your plate at a holiday party, so reserve your place now!
Dec./Jan. One Day Classes:

August/September Writing Prompt Contest Winners

by Amy Robinson

It’s getting downright chilly out there. Warm up at Writing Pad with fantastic writing classes and the cozy camaraderie of motivated writers. Our classes are now available at lower prices for Oct. and Nov. Call 323-333-2954 or email marilyn@writingpad.com to reserve your spot now!

And the High Desert Retreat Scholarship winner is. . .

by Halie Rosenberg

We recieved so many amazing submissions the High Desert Retreat Scholarship. We wish that we could take everyone who entered to the retreat! The writing was really THAT good! But alas, there can only be one winner of the scholarship to the retreat. And that winner...Read More »


Raffle Winners (From The High Desert Retreat Scholarship Fund)

By Marilyn Friedman

WE DID IT! We raised enough money to offer a full scholarship to the retreat through your generous donations, Duchess Willemina Pennington’s Soiree Litteraire, the hard work of the Writing Pad staff and volunteers, and our raffle for a 5 week class...Read More »

Writing Pad High Desert Retreat Scholarship Fund

By Jeffrey Bernstein, Marilyn Friedman, Chris DeLorenzo

How would you like to give up your hard earned cash to nurture someone else’s creativity? He or she will go to the Writing Pad High Desert Retreat, finish a book, win a Pulitzer prize, get a movie deal, and...Read More »


April Comment Contest Winner

Have you ever wanted to finish a book or a screenplay? Do you want to kick start your writing practice? Take one of these fantastic classes! Sign up by calling 323-333-2954 or emailing marilyn@writingpad.com before they are all full!

March Comment Contest Winner

By Marilyn Friedman

Writing Pad classes are almost all full! There are only 3 spaces available in Writing Pad Show and Tell. This one day intensive is great for those who don’t have time for a multi-week class or who want to polish their showing vs. telling skills! Sign up before...Read More »


February Comment Contest Winner

By Marilyn Friedman

March classes are filling up fast! Snatch up the last available spots by calling 323-333-2954 or emailing marilyn@writingpad.com before they are full!

January Comment Contest Winner

By Marilyn Friedman

Happy rainy evening! What is better than writing on a rainy day or night? Eating and writing in front of a crackling fire. You can do that at Writing Pad, that is, if you snatch up the last couple of spots in these amazing classes:

Winner of December Comment Contest

Happy New Year, everyone! Early January classes with the amazing teacher, Aaron Henne, are now almost completely full:

Email marilyn@writingpad.com for more info. or call 323-333-2954.

OK–may I have a drum roll please?...Read More »

Winner of Nov. Comment Contest

Before I tell you who won, I want to tell you that I was truly blown away by the fantastic comments/stories people wrote! It was really, really hard to choose just one winner. To recognize the high quality of the comments, I’ve decided that everyone who commented on the blog...Read More »