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Writing a Pilot for Television

San Diego Writers

This course will take participants through the entire process of professional TV screenwriting with the ultimate goal of writing a fully realized pilot episode for an original series idea.

Website: https://writeyourstorynow.org/classes-workshops/2024-08-0...

Categories: Fiction and Screenplay

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$288.00

Based in San Diego

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Speculative, Science Fiction and Horror Workshop

Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute

In this workshop, we will learn how to use techniques across the genre-spectrum to inform our conception of what "storytelling" can be. With a focus creating an 'illusion of progress' we will explore concepts such as world-building, plot creation, action sequencing, and more.

Website: https://slc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.Class...

Categories: Book and Fiction

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$470.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Length: 6

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

This course is for anyone who wants to learn the essence of writing for television or anyone with a great idea for a series who needs help putting it into words. You’ll learn about the language of TV writing, the importance of deadlines, and unique qualities of a televised story.

Website: https://www.secondcity.com/classes/chicago/intro-writing-...

Categories: Fiction and Screenplay

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$225.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

In this 2-hour course, we’ll borrow inspirations from poetic forms, genre conventions such as time limited devices, and learn six common traditional and unconventional story structures by weighing the risks and rewards of each form.

Website: https://www.storystudiochicago.org/classes/classes/form-c...

Categories: Memoir, Book, Fiction, and Short Story

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$65.00

Based in Chicago

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Led by Sydney writer Elizabeth Gascoigne Rosa, this one-day workshop teaches crafting short stories from life experiences. Ideal for beginners and those with some experience in creative writing, it encourages participants to explore themes like family, nature, and passion, transforming these into creative nonfiction. Scheduled for April 6, 2024, the workshop is a six-hour session.

Website: https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/course/WRSS

Categories: Memoir

Start date:

October, 2024

Price:

$229.00

Based in Sydney

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Have you ever felt stuck for inspiration? This two-hour experience will guide you through an ancient tactic that poets have long relied on for inspiration: ekphrasis.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/look-again-writing-poetry-i...

Categories: Nonfiction and Poetry

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$60.00

Based in Nashville

In this 2-hour generative writing workshop, we’ll revisit coming of age milestones that our adult-selves can now see with compassion. We’ll read multi-genre excerpts as examples, discuss how writers examine those awkward teen years in literature, and write with guided prompts inspired by the pieces.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/writing-the-teen-self

Categories: Poetry, Book, Essay, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$60.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Held mostly outdoors at Shelby Bottoms, this workshop combines naturalist and forest bathing techniques to enhance observation skills. Participants will engage in creative writing exercises to translate these immersive observations into vivid written descriptions.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/writing-like-a-naturalist-3

Categories: Memoir and Poetry

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$51.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Length: 1

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Creative Writing Workshop

The Women's Institute of Houston

This is a writing class that welcomes all genres—whether you’re plotting a novel, excavating memory for your memoir, or considering the line breaks of a poem. In each class you will be introduced to a craft topic, given examples in published work, and receive writing prompts to take home.

Website: https://www.wih.org/product/creative-writing-workshop-aug...

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$225.00

Based in Houston

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Crafting Your Life into Story

The Writer's Center

Learn how to identify several pivotal events of your life and shape one of them into a work of fiction or non-fiction. Following a tried-and-true formula, you will learn how to identify, begin, and structure an autobiographical story.

Website: https://writer.org/event/crafting-your-life-into-story/

Categories: Book, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, and Short Story

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$100.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Short Story I

The Writer's Center

Learn dialogue, develop characters, use point of view, learn to read analytically, and polish your work to send it out! This workshop will teach participants how to edit other’s work, read like a writer, scrutinize sentences, and how to submit to magazines.

Website: https://writer.org/event/short-story-i-2/

Categories: Book, Fiction, and Short Story

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$380.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Comedy Writing 101

The Writing Salon

In this class, you’ll learn the rules of comedic structure, and how you can use them to make any story more entertaining. You’ll find out how to make a character or situation more amusing, how to structure a comic set up and pay off, and more.

Website: https://www.writingsalons.com/event/comedy-writing-101-su...

Categories: Fiction, Comedy, and Screenplay

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$153.00

Based in San Francisco

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites