Brittany and Brianna Winner

The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes new resolutions. If you want to make 2017 the Year of Focused Writing, we’ve got just the thing to help you out. Our winter quarter begins January 9th and we have some fun new course offerings.

If you live in Los Angeles, you might enjoy taking the following (new) Onsite Courses:

Have you always dreamed of creating a universe inhabited by characters of your own making? Brittany and Brianna Winners’ Creating Your Own Franchise: From Idea to Sale (1 day) would be right up your alley. In this course, the Winner Twins — and several industry guest speakers — teach you how to successfully navigate the different paths to bringing your creative universe to life.

Prefer your stories short and sweet? Check out Ian Randall Wilson’s Micro Fiction: A Course in the Really Short Story. Micro fiction contains all the elements of fiction — plot, dialogue, structure, character, point of view — in a maximum of 250 words so you can get to the heart of the story without having to create detailed character histories or winding subplots.

Lowell Cauffiel

Do you have tons of ideas but no staying power? You might find Lowell Cauffiel’s No Nonsense Writing: Putting Professional Principles to Work helpful. You’ll learn six professional principles to help overcome distractions, inadequate research, style concerns, reliance on inspiration, and the self-doubt that prevents many writers from producing their most cogent, salable work.

Miles away from L.A.? No worries. We have you covered with our Online offerings:

Want to know how to write a hair-raising, spine-chilling, blood-curdling tale? In Don Webb’s Writing the Horror Novel, you’ll learn skills and techniques to “scare the pants off your readers,” and come away with an understanding of the modern horror scene and its roots.

Ever wondered what story your To-Do list might tell about your life? In Yelizaveta Renfro’s Using Found texts: Deepening Your Writing, you explore the richness of found texts in the world and discover ways to incorporate them into your fiction and nonfiction writing projects.

Or maybe you have a story idea that you always felt would make a great movie. Kate Marciniak’s Writing Your Feature Film from the Story Analyst’s POV will help turn your story outline into a 5-7 page treatment that will make your first draft easier to write.

Winter Enrollment begins on November 7, 2016 so mark your calendars!

To enroll in any of our courses, go to or contact Registration at 310-825-9971.

And if you have any questions about any of our course offerings, call us at 310-825-9415 or email us at

Nutschell Windsor is the Program Representative for Creative Writing (online) and Events. Contact her at (310) 794-1846 or

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