By Marilyn Friedman
I am very excited to announce that Writing Pad is offering several classes on the Westside of LA in June! Join us for these five classes in Culver City:
• You In 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay
• The Odd Couple: Creating Characters That Write Themselves• What’s On Your Mind? Building Your Brand Through Social Media
• Meet Me Now, Squeeze Me Later: Crafting the Studio Romantic Comedy
• So You Want To Be A Freelancer
Also, if you have a small biz, a book, a blog, or a show that you want to promote, we are having another round of the Copywriting Ninja Skills Workshop with award-winning writer Lauren Smith of TBWA/Chiat/Day next Friday at Writing Pad East! Normally, you’d have to be a multi-million dollar company to get access to Lauren’s expertise, but for only $90, she’ll teach you how to develop a brand manifesto and compelling email and web copy. This class will blow your mind so you won’t want to miss out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the “Buy Now” links on my website to sign up before these classes are full.
I hope that you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and get lots of writing done. I intend to!
OTHER CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK/NEXT WEEK
•Me.Com: A Copywriting Ninja Skills Workshop
•Fiction Bootcamp: Mastering The Art of The Tall Tale
•Killer Hooks and Happy Endings
•You In 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay*
•So You Want To Be A Writer/Finishing School
•Write A Book That Sells Itself: Craft A Killer Premise*
•Get It On The Page: A Creative Writing Workshop
OTHER CLASSES BY GENRE
Children’s and Young Adult Writing
•From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt I
•From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt II
Creative Writing/Multi Genre/Fiction
•The Odd Couple: Creating Characters That Write Themselves*
•Casting Call: Seeking Characters For A Killer Story
•Best Ride Ever: Crafting The Perfect Story Arc
Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
•What’s On Your Mind? Building Your Brand Through Social Media*
•Do It Yourself: Get Your eBook Published
Writing For Actors
•It’s All About You: A One-Person Show Workshop
•Pet Project: Writing Your Dream Screenplay
•Meet Me Now, Squeeze Me Later: Crafting the Studio Romantic Comedy*
*These classes will be offered in Culver City!
Writing Prompt: With June almost here, we are getting out our picnic blankets and spending our evenings at outdoor concerts. In the spirit of the season of outdoor concerts, I’d like you to make a list of 3 memorable concerts that you have attended. Pick one. Now add a specific detail that you remember about that concert (e.g. the sound of cicadas chirping in the background, the John Mellencamp T-shirt your boyfriend wore to the concert even though it was full of holes, the cloud of pot smoke that you had to pass through to buy a soft pretzel). Write about the concert for 10 min., including the specific detail! Give us a scene, a story or a poem.
I’m going to write about the awkward Don Henley concert that I went to with a boyfriend that I had just broken up with. What are you going to write about?
Write about a memorable concert that you attended. Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!