Creative Writing — 6 weeks

Do you have a half-finished novel, great family stories, or an idea for a children’s book, short story or screenplay? Commit to your creativity and complete your project with guidance from a published writer/playwright/former magazine editor. New to creative writing? This class will help you begin. Or has your interest in writing been idle? This class will inspire you to ignite it. The basics of storytelling will be covered, including characters, conflict, description, and structure. As your awareness grows, your writing improves. Weekly meetings battle procrastination and lively discussions spark creativity. Writing assignments will help you hone technique and get you started with your ideas. Fun, casual, and encouraging class environment.  Open to all levels of experience. 

Creative Writing Jumpstart — one evening

You want to write, but don’t know where to start. Begin with a session of guided writing exercises and tips on how to put your ideas into motion for books, scripts, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. We’ll discuss structure, technique, characters, conflict and more. We’ll also explore the emotional side of writing—your emotions, that is. Tips on how to stick with it, build your momentum, stand up to self-criticism, and other challenges of the writing life. This one-evening intensive class, taught by a published writer/playwright/former magazine editor, will encourage both the novice and experienced writer.


WRITING CLASSES

Fall Sessions

Courses are offered through the cities of Irvine, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach Community Classes. Please register at least three business days before start date. See below for registration links.


City of Huntington Beach — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 2022
Course #450144-4A

Location: Live Online, via Zoom
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$190

Ages 18+ 

Registration opens August 30, 2022 for fall session.
To register, visit: www.HBSands.org
Huntington Beach Art Center: (714) 374-1650

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City of Newport Beach — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

Sept. 15 -Oct. 27, 2022- Course #SS4080

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$190 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+
Registration opens Aug. 11, 2022.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151


Creative Writing Jumpstart
Monday, September 12, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$78 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Course #SS4082
Registration opens August 11, 2022 for fall session.
To register, visit:  www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

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City of Irvine — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

Sept. 15 -Oct. 27, 2022 – Course #64629

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$190 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+
Registration opens August 15.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600


Creative Writing Jumpstart – one evening
Monday, September 12, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$78 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Course #64628
Registration opens August 15, 2022.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600