Thursday Feb 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Writing Pad classes aren’t stuffy. They’re pampering, relaxing and inspiring. At each class you can expect:
Enjoyed the class very much and thought the teacher was great. I would definitely do another class with Brett.
I've taken several classes with Writing Pad. I've taken classes with showrunners (Nastaran Dibai, Joey Gutierrez, and Michael Saltzman, ) and worked on outlines and drafts, and then taken a couple of comedy revision classes, both great. The one with Craig Gerard was useful, fun, and the class really bonded. The one with Todd Waldman I liked because he has a development background as well to give another angle. I especially liked that he encouraged people to bring back work if they could to revisit the changes that had been suggested in other classes. I found the instructors here bring real world experience and give great notes and suggestions. It's also helpful to hear what other writers have to say. It's definitely a place where you benefit from the community as well as the instructors. I took an essay class with Christopher Noxon, who is fantastic as well - I really want to take his illustrated journal class. Marilyn and Jeff really work at creating a community, and getting great people in. I've read a couple of the negative reviews, and it sounds like people had an expectation about what they'd get, but for me I've learned from every class I've had. The few people who seem dissatisfied/disinterested in the classes are the ones who don't show up for anyone else, have their stuff read and leave, and don't participate unless it involves their stuff - that's been what I've seen in taking several classes.
The writing pad offers a fantastic variety of writing classes. It's run by a very nice and helpful couple who would always make you feel at home and your concerns heard. I continuously take classes at the writing pad, because they're awesome!
I've taken classes from both Lauren and Steph and both were exceptional teachers, offering constructive criticism without seeming harsh or patronizing (something you might get from published authors). The people who run this take a real interest in seeing writers grow. They listen to their students and do their best to make the space comfortable. They have snacks.
I LOVE Writing Pad. The past couple of months I have done several classes there. I've been doing Memoir Writing with Brett Paesel, Comedy screenwriting with Devanshi Patel and Drama writing with Dailyn Rodriguez. All three of these classes have taught me so much about craft. These three women are all so generous and so skilled. I can't believe how much energy and insight they have for each student's writing. They are able to see each project on its own terms and offer extremely useful feedback, ideas and advice. I came into this from a mainly playwriting background, wanting to learn about writing for television and memoir and I am thrilled with how much I've learnt. I also really appreciate being made to write stuff! I find as a writer, one of the things that's hardest is making myself write. Doing classes at Writing Pad makes me write constantly! I would recommend taking classes to writers of all levels of experience. I'm thrilled with what I'm learning and really enjoy the classes and talking to the other students. Marilyn and Jeff, who run Writing Pad are a delight, as are all the staff there. I am doing Brett and Devanshi's classes next year too. I wish I'd started doing classes at Writing Pad as soon as I first moved to LA a year ago.
I took a 6-week TV Drama class with Pat Charles at Writing Pad and the experience was worth every penny and more. My classmates were all very serious about their writing, which is a major plus in my book because everyone was there to work hard. We had a great group dynamic of very diverse voices. Pat's direction and feedback were simply awesome. It was a tough class because Pat will push you the way any show runner would in a real writing room. The tools I learned have made me much more critical of my writing in a very constructive way. I look forward to taking another Writing Pad class in the future!
Since moving to LA two years ago, I have taken around ten classes at Writing Pad that run the gamut of short story, blog, essay, screenwriting, personal essay, TV Drama at both the westside and downtown locations. I keep going back because the classes are excellent and the teachers are impressive. I took writing courses from a few different schools when I lived in the Bay Area which I thought were good until I started attending Writing Pad where I was blown away. Writing Pad's teachers far exceeded any instruction I had received before because they are not only accomplished, professional, know their stuff and seriously well connected, but they seem to genuinely care about their students' progression. I have come a long way in my writing since my first class and have Writing Pad to thank for it. The founders, Marilyn and Jeff, always impress me with the varied classes they offer and the caliber of teachers and industry folks they seem to know. The classes are intimate and I have made a lot of friends. Do yourself a favor and sign up for a class!
Great introduction to writing ✍️ for TV
The owners of he workshop accidentally left the stove on having natural gas moving through the space. They had been drinking and didn’t notice. It seemed really unprofessional and dangerous. The course itself was very paint by numbers and it feels like all of Writing Pad is just a way for these people to make money off of poor artists.
Good material taught and I learned a lot from Jessie. She also spent time aside from the class time to give me feedback on my blog writing which was very helpful.. It was a wonderful experience to see such writing talent in the class which inspired me to want to keep coming back to improve my blogging skills!
Thursday Feb 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday Feb 23rd, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Saturday Feb 23rd, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday Feb 23rd, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday Feb 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
Monday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 10pm
Wednesday Feb 27th, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday Feb 27th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Thursday Feb 28th, 7pm - 10pm
Monday Mar 4th, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday Mar 6th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Mar 9th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday Mar 10th, 11am - 6pm
Tuesday Mar 12th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday Mar 12th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Mar 17th, 2pm - 5pm
Thursday Mar 21st, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Mar 23rd, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday Mar 23rd, 11am - 2pm
Sunday Mar 24th, 2pm - 5pm