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

January Courses

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


January 25 | 5 Weeks | $345

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.

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February Courses

Scene Study: Strengthen Your Writing with Compelling Scenes


February 9 | 5 Weeks | $345

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

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Essentials of Character Development: How to Create Characters that Move and Breathe and Can’t Stop Talking


February 15 | 8 Weeks | $495

Bring your characters to life in this in-depth character development class with Gloria Kempton.

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March Courses

The Art of Storytelling


March 1 | 8 Weeks | $495

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

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Unscheduled Courses

These online writing classes don’t currently have a next session on our calendar, but will soon. If you see a course you’re interested in, use the “I’m Interested” button to let us know, and we’ll follow up with you when the course is on our calendar next.

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(Live Workshop) Intro to Screenwriting


Single-Day Webinar | $115

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

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


5 Weeks | $345

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

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Embodied Writing: Improve Your Writing with Full-Body Creativity


6 Weeks | $395

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

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Embodied Writing: Somatic Practices to Improve Your Work


6 Weeks | $395

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

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Humor Is The New Black!


4 Weeks | $295

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.

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Introduction to Writing Genre Fiction


10 Weeks | $595

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

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


4 Weeks | $295

"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.

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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.

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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.