Writing Pad

Live online classes taught by writers from the biggest TV shows & publications (Superstore, The Handmaid’s Tale, The New York Times & The Paris Review).

Based in Los Angeles.

Study with your idols.

A sampling of our teachers' credits

The Paris ReviewThe Handmaid's Talenprharper_collinsnprsaturday_night_live99_percent_invisibleLittle Brown and Companynew_york_timeskcrwmodern_loveunfictionalthis_american_lifethe_new_yorkersouth_park snap_judgmentrolling_stoneone_day_at_a_time narcosmcsweenysmaronmarie_clairejane_the_virgini_love_dickelle crazy_ex_girlfriendcomedy_centralblackish

Get Results.

The structure of our classes, quality of our teachers and strength of our community create results.

263

Students Published

14

Years of Classes

17

Student Moth StorySLAM Winners

12

Maximum Class Size

12

Students on the Radio

48

Students in Fellowships

107

Students Staffed

100

Percent of teachers who are working writers

Build your writing career.

Join the ranks of our accomplished alumni.

Skip the MFA.

Why spend thousands on classes taught by dinosaurs when you can study with top working professionals at a fraction of the cost and time?

Structure – MFA Alternative

Structure

Learn the skills necessary to ace your samples and launch your writing career now.

Mentorship – MFA Alternative

Mentorship

Build relationships with top writers, agents, publishers, execs, and showrunners.

Career Pathway – MFA Alternative

Career Pathway

Enter the marketplace with confidence, without wasting time or money.

Learn smarter.

Over 12 years we've perfected our method of teaching essential skills in a comfortable and supportive environment.

TEACHER

A great teacher inspires, motivates and educates. We have the best around. A professional, working writer will give you real-time feedback on your work.

COMMUNITY

Not just new friends – future collaborators, allies, and colleagues. Join a community of up-and-coming writers.

PROVEN METHOD

Perfectly paired craft lectures, handouts, and in-class exercises to teach you practical techniques.