Online Stage and Broadcast Writing Courses

Creative writing for television, film, and theater share many core creative elements with other forms of fiction storytelling—as well as important differences. Whatever your goals for your own stage and broadcast writing, our award-winning instructors and welcoming community are here to help.

You’ll get weekly instructor feedback on your work, ongoing collaboration with other writers, and a supportive course structure that will help you set and meet your writing goals.

Courses are filling fast. Find the right stage or broadcast writing course for you today!

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Upcoming Online Stage and Broadcast Writing Courses

October Courses

How to Firm Up the “Mushy Middle” of Any Story


October 19|5 Weeks|$325

Ensure a strong middle throughline for any story. Say goodbye to the "mushy middle," and hello to stories that work.

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November Courses

Scene Study: Strengthen Your Writing with Compelling Scenes


November 2|5 Weeks|$275

Great stories are constructed with great scenes. Immerse your reader in your stories by learning the ropes of scene development.

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December Courses

(Live Workshop) Intro to Screenwriting


December 13|Single-Day Webinar|$89

In this workshop, you'll learn the ropes of screenwriting and create living pieces of collaborative storytelling.

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Unscheduled Online Stage and Broadcast Writing Classes

Browse our full stage and broadcast offerings below. Let us know which stage and broadcast writing courses you're interested in, and we'll contact you with dates when we're ready to put them on our calendar.

(Live Workshop) Writing from a Strong Sense of Place: A Generative Workshop


Develop powerful and realistic settings in this generative three-hour workshop, with Jacquelyn Stolos.

Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Use Story and Premise Development for Writing Success


The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.

Beyond Formula: Writing Love Scenes With Spirit, Passion, Grit And Character Truth


Write about love beyond trite sentiment and shallow fictions. Work down to the real thing: deep, powerful, destructive, exalted, fundamental.

Block Buster: Turbocharge Your Creativity with Breakneck Writing


Banish writer's block, unearth fresh ideas, and sharpen your storytelling ability with the practice of fast, timed writing.

Character Transformation Workshop: How to Write Stories that Emotionally Resonate


Learn how to write emotionally resonant journeys that stick with the reader, using the power of character transformation.

Embodied Writing: Improve Your Writing with Full-Body Creativity


Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

Embodied Writing: Somatic Practices to Improve Your Work


Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

Get Your Book Done Intensive! 4 Weeks to Measurable Progress


The summer is the best time to get the ball rolling on your book. Join us if you really want to get your book into the world.

Humor Is The New Black!


Ready to add a splash of fun to your writing life? Join us for a four-week humor writing class. We’ll read. We’ll laugh. We’ll write. We’ll experiment.

Introduction to Writing Genre Fiction


Take the whirlwind tour! Learn the conventions of eight major fiction genres, try them out, and figure out your niche.

Observing What’s Vivid in Prose and Poetry


Learn how to spotlight beauty through fresh, vivid, and surprising language, in this four week mindfulness writing course.

Overcome Writing Anxiety: Boost Your Storytelling Confidence in Four Short Weeks!


"Who are you to want to write?" Someone great, that's who! Politely ask Mr. or Ms. Fear to step aside while you sign up for this fun, freeing and functional adventure.

The Art of Storytelling


It’s an age-old art form—storytelling—and you can learn the craft.

The Ongoing Fiction Workshop


Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.

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Why Take an Online Stage and Broadcast Writing Course with

  • We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we are here for one reason: to support you on your writing journey.
  • Small groups keep our online stage and broadcast writing classes lively and intimate.
  • Work through your weekly written lectures, course materials, and writing assignments at your own pace.
  • Share and discuss your work with classmates in a supportive class environment.
    Your course instructor will offer you direct, personal feedback and suggestions on every assignment you submit.