Writing Classes Los Angeles

Discover a wide range of professional writing classes in Los Angeles that will help you enhance your writing skills and unlock your creative potential. From screenwriting to copywriting, learn from industry experts and gain the competitive edge you need to succeed in the world of writing.

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Business Writing with Positive Impact

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

On this 1-day Business Writing class participants learn step-by-step how to write more persuasive and effective emails, reports and business proposals and create a more favorable impression of themselves and their organization. They will also learn to sharpen language, tone, style, spelling and punctuation whilst avoiding common writing mistakes. This course is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately....

Thursday Oct 19th, 9am–4:30pm Pacific Time

Sketch Comedy Writing Level 1

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Attention writers, performers, or just fans of comedy! Join this fun course and explore your comedic voice through in-class exercises and take-home sketch writing assignments.  By the end of six weeks, students will have a foundation in sketch comedy basics including tools for idea generation, story structure, creating comic characters, set-ups/punchlines, and dialogue. 

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad @ Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, CA 00000

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! Jack Kukoda (Co-EP Murderville, Superstore) will take you through the paces in this 8-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Draft Writing Workshop. He will help you hone your beat sheets, turn them...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 5–8:30pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Semi Intensive English Program: Academic Skills

American English College @ 111 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Classes are available in our Monterey Park and Rowland Heights campus. Best suited for students with little to advanced proficiency who wish to learn English for half the day, with personal time to explore the city. Program covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. All classes available in Beginner, Beginner Plus+, Intermediate, Advanced...

Monday Nov 13th, 10:15am–2:45pm Pacific Time

 (20 sessions)


20 sessions

Semi Intensive English Program: Life Skills

American English College @ 111 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Classes are available in our Monterey Park and Rowland Heights campus. Best suited for students with little to advanced proficiency who wish to learn English for half the day, with personal time to explore the city. Program covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. All classes available in Beginner, Beginner Plus+, Intermediate, Advanced...

Monday Nov 13th, 9am–1:30pm Pacific Time

 (20 sessions)


20 sessions

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Effective Time Management Techniques

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

This Time Management course teaches students the fundamentals of time management. Participants will learn how to evaluate the use of time, identify goals and set priorities, develop an overall time management plan and much more. Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to: Do a time audit on their existing time usage Identify ways to better utilize their time Develop a time management plan by setting priorities Identify...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 9am–4:30pm Pacific Time

Writing Disability

SF Creative Writing Institute

This workshop will help you express your experiences with learning and physical disabilities in different mediums. People with disabilities have unique thoughts and feelings that come from their experience This class will serve as a creative, emotional, and mental outlet for writers who disabilities who want to  don’t know how to express the unique thoughts and feelings that come from the experience of being disabled.  We will discuss...

Thursday Oct 19th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Develop the ability to write effective emails, persuasive memos, and proposals. Learn how to write clear sentences, organize your thoughts, and write different business documents for a variety of audiences. In Effective Business Writing, you'll learn how to write professional emails and other standard business documents that get results. First, you'll learn key strategies to write effectively. Then, you'll develop a variety of business documents...

Thursday Oct 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Humor Writing

Writing Pad

Do you dream of publishing a short humor piece in McSweeney’s? If so, this 5-week online humor writing class is perfect for you! Chas Gillespie (New Yorker, McSweeney’s) will help you hone your comedic voice and find the format that speaks to your strengths, whether it’s political satire, comic monologues, faux opinion pieces or hilarious lists. Through fun in-class writing exercises, engaging craft talks and rigorous sample analysis, you’ll...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This business writing course offers practical strategies to sharpen your writing skills from idea to final draft. The class begins by reviewing the core of effective writing—knowing your audience, organizing your thoughts, and writing strong sentences. Following that, you will explore a variety of different types of writing in a business setting. You will learn to write effective digital communication, including emails. Next, you’ll explore...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business writing. Learn informative and persuasive writing techniques to reach your audience and achieve your business goals. As a manager, effective communication with your employees is essential to your success. In Advanced Business Writing, you'll learn how to deliver a wide variety of documents from policy and procedure memos to persuasive proposals that target prospective clients. By the end of Advanced Business...

Friday Dec 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Writing for TV II

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

You’ve got your story. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got the world of your show. Now all you have to is WRITE IT. Writing for TV II will guide you through the process of writing a TV pilot. It will help you navigate the dauntingly specific challenges of the form (the classic guideline requires each pilot to hit 15 specific story beats) while never losing sight of what is thrilling and unique about it. Writing for TV II will be a combination...

Monday Oct 9th, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

In business, your writing counts. It’s a projection of yourself (and your company) just as much as what you wear or how you conduct yourself in a meeting. Good writing skills will enhance your image, increase your confidence, boost your productivity, and help you achieve your objectives on a daily basis. Here you will learn the basic principles of good business writing, which you can immediately put into action—on anything from simple emails...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Los Angeles Writers Group

Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home. This long-standing in-person generative (est. in 2003), creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format, so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Writes of any genre and any skill level are welcome, and you can use...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

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Discover the Best Writing Classes in Los Angeles

Many people think of good writing as something complex and beyond their capability. However, writing plays an essential role in communication that helps people understand each other in exchanging information. There are courses available throughout Los Angeles for improving writing skills that help individuals more effectively connect with audiences in business, education, or marketing with communication through speech, print, and digital media. Therefore, enrolling in a writing course can open new communication methods.

Why You Should Learn Writing in Los Angeles

Because writing helps people exchange information on every level, anyone in Los Angeles can benefit from taking courses to improve on skills. Becoming a good writer can help in virtually any career or activity. Good writing involves developing good narrative skills, which means structuring information into a coherent unit.

Learning to become a better writer helps people communicate more clearly and coherently. Writing can contribute to accomplishing various tasks and usually lays out the blueprint for speeches and other creative activities. The act of writing itself stimulates brain activities by opening up new paths with cognitive functions. In a city like Los Angeles, which serves as the center for the entertainment industry, writing skills can help in finding careers involving creativity. Skills with writing are vital for communication within and outside any organization.

Writing allows people to clear their thoughts by seeing their own words on a page and ensuring they have used the right words to make sense of whatever they are trying to get across. Writing helps in public speaking, developing video presentations, marketing products, and spreading public service information. Writing helps people connect for everything from being entertained to getting informed.

In-Person Writing Classes in Los Angeles

Writing is an essential element for communicating information in every area of life. Because Los Angeles is such a large and spread out city, many people may likely prefer enrolling in live online writing courses simply for the convenience to improve their skills. However, some people simply feel more comfortable learning inside a classroom with their teacher standing right there in front of them. For those individuals, there are classes available throughout Los Angeles for help with improving writing skills.

In Los Angeles, people can sign up with Training Connection, located at 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1800, for the Business Writing with Positive Impact course. This business writing class trains students with an emphasis on sharpening language and avoiding common errors. Lessons focus on persuasive writing that includes composing emails, reports, and proposals for contributing to any organization’s efficiency and productivity.

Those interested can enroll in the How to Write the Funny workshop available through Santa Monica College, located at 1900 Pico Boulevard. This hands-on class trains students using in-class writing assignments. This course emphasizes humor as a device for winning over an audience. Humor has always been a great method for relaxing and connecting with all types of people, including a crowd waiting to be entertained, clients getting pitched a product, or students learning something new. Writers use humor in articles, fiction, television shows, screenplays, blogs, and business presentations.

People can also enroll in the Grammar for Speaking (Rowland Heights) course available through American English College, located at 111 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 112 in Monterey Park. This course focuses on improving accuracy with advanced spoken grammar in everyday professional activities, which directly contribute s to improving skills in writing.

Virtual Writing Classes 

For anyone working in a busy city like Los Angeles considering taking writing classes, it’s understandable that some people might not look forward to getting back into traffic after a long day at work to find a classroom somewhere. For those people, virtual learning provides an appealing option. Live online courses can improve anyone’s skills in writing from lessons with expert instructors who can help students learn techniques for communicating more effectively by establishing a narrative flow that audiences can connect with.

Virtual training provides a convenient option for learning how to better organize information for personal, social, and professional purposes. 

Anyone interested in jumpstarting a creative project can enroll in Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom offered through the Writing Studio. This course focuses on enhancing students’ creativity as well as teaching them to apply their own voices in writing for fiction and non-fiction. Lessons emphasize how writing can be beneficial for anyone working in a business environment. 

People can enroll in the Gotham Writers’ Workshop for the on-demand Zoetrope Fiction Writing I course. This on-demand course is not live except for an optional weekly one-hour session. This class allows students to participate at any time they choose, but they must keep in mind that the course advances week-by-week with assignments due within that seven-day time period before moving on to the next section.

The Writing Pad offers the online Humor Writing course. This online writing class focuses on using humor for connecting with an audience through writing. Whether the subject is social satire, a monologue, or a parody of a political speech, this course guides students through engaging writing exercises with feedback to help them develop their work. 

The Writing Pad was established in Los Angeles with the purpose of providing writing courses for everyday people at an affordable price.

Meditative Writing, located at 39 W. 29th Street, is a vocational school created to empower screenwriters, playwrights, and writers in crafting compelling and emotional creative work. Meditative Writing offers the online Meditative Writing course that provides training using cognitive and meditative exercises. This course emphasizes writing specifically for helping students open up their minds to new ways of thinking by tapping into their own creativity. Lessons include guided meditations along with in-class writing exercises. Students can become better writers through cognitive and meditative exercises designed to help them transform negative tendencies into positive results from building stronger writing habits for conquering self-doubt.

Private Group Writing Classes in Los Angeles

People living in Los Angeles can use CourseHorse for staging private group events that cover a variety of topics. For example, CourseHorse offers writing courses for team building events like the Social Media Marketing Corporate Training course, which is a workshop focused on creating written content for social media platforms that can include blogs or messaging outlets like Twitter for helping improve on communication in business and marketing.

Those unable to find a group event that fits their needs can use the website’s contact form for booking writing-related courses for their own private events. CourseHorse also allows clients to adjust group sizes after booking an event if necessary. CourseHorse provides customers who have booked team building events with access to the education provider’s existing network, which includes print and digital publishers.