Top NYC Writing Courses

  • NYC Career Centers Grammar Essentials

    This 7-hour hands-on Grammar Essentials course is designed for individuals who need to brush up on their grammar to improve their business writing skills. This course covers all the fundamentals in proper English grammar, including parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.), identifying rules, proper punctuation, how to identify and correct run-on sentences, improving word choice, and how to write and edit effectively. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYC Career Centers Effective Business Writing

    In the digital era, being a strong writer is more important than ever. This 7-hour hands-on Business Writing course is designed to help business professionals write more professional and more engaging documents, emails, and social media posts that drive more business. The course reviews several business writing best practices, including organizing content and crafting great sentences, writing emails and other electronic forms of communication, how to write common business documents, and how to write both business letters and proposals. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYC Career Centers Advanced Business Writing

    In the digital era, being a strong writer is more important than ever. This 7-hour hands-on Advanced Business Writing course is designed to help individuals craft more professional and more engaging documents to reach your target audience successfully. The course teaches students how to focus the content of a document so that it resonates with the intended audience, how to plan for a successful writing project, and how to incorporate a variety of persuasive techniques to win trust with your audience. This course also offers a free retake within six months of completion to allow students to review any concepts and walk away with a much stronger grasp of the material.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Grammar Essentials

    In this course, participants will learn how to improve and sharpen their writing skills to achieve strong and effective writing that is clear, powerful, and professional. Students will review the core elements of effective writing, from determining the goal, analyzing the audience, and organizing their thoughts through. The course will cover various types of business communications, including email, announcements, proposals, executive summaries, and more. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Effective Business Writing

    In this course, participants will learn how to improve and sharpen their writing skills to achieve strong and effective writing that is clear, powerful, and professional. Students will review the core elements of effective writing, from determining the goal, analyzing the audience, and organizing their thoughts through writing strong sentences and solid business communications. Topics will cover various types of business communications, including email, announcements, proposals, executive summaries, and more. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Advanced Business Writing

    In this advanced writing course, participants with a solid grasp of effective business writing will learn how to prepare complex business documents and master their use of informative and persuasive techniques to bring their writing to the next level. They will learn to outline and format an array of different business documents, including schedules, project plans, contracts, and other multi-page business documents. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC. Business writing proficiency equivalent to an intermediate level is required, including knowledge of basic grammar and essential business writing skills such as writing topic sentences, emails, or policy announcements.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • NYIM Training Business Writing Bootcamp

    In this comprehensive 3-day bootcamp, students will learn the core concepts of powerful business writing from basic grammar skills to preparing complex multi-page business documents. With a focus on writing that is clear, concise, powerful, and professional, students will begin with a practical review of grammar fundamentals and move through fundamentals of business writing. These include determining the writing goal, defining and targeting the audience, and organizing the data. Participants will gain practical advice and strategies for editing, co-writing, and collaboration, leaving students ready to tackle any writing project with new confidence. Tuition includes hands-on training, a free retake, and a course manual. The course offers flexible scheduling and is available online or in NYC.

    In-person @ 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Also available online
    • $695
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Fiction Writing Intensive

    This course offers participants an opportunity to develop their fiction writing skills. Throughout the class, writers will learn techniques for creating compelling characters, shaping effective plotlines, and developing unique settings and storylines. Participants can explore different fiction writing genres during the class and receive feedback from a professional instructor.

    In-person @ 555 8th Avenue, New York, New York
    • $190
    • 7 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • The Brick No Wrong Way to Begin A Play

    This course will help budding playwrights jump-start their creativity with various prompts and exercises. Through this workshop, participants can find their unique voice as a writer, learning the basics of playwriting, including plot structure, character development, and craftsmanship. This course is perfect for anyone ready to take their creativity to the next level.

    In-person @ 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York
    • $300
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

    This creative writing course provides an introduction to the art of fiction writing. Participants will develop their storytelling skills by exploring writing exercises, creative prompts, and practical techniques, leading to a stronger understanding of plot, character, and structure. It is the perfect course for aspiring fiction writers looking to hone their craft.

    In-person @ 555 8th Avenue, New York, New York
    • $470
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The Writers Studio Workshop in Fiction and Poetry (Level 1)

    This one-day workshop is for those who want to explore fiction and poetry writing basics. Participation in discussions and exercises will help participants benefit from friendly feedback to hone their craft. With this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the elements of creative writing, as well as hands-on practice to get them started.

    In-person @ 272 W 10th St, New York, New York
    • $435
    • 8 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards Building A Strong Structure

    This course walks students through the basics of writing strong speeches, script fragments, outlines, and stories. It offers an exploration of dramatic structure, such as the three-act structure, and how to build a compelling narrative. Participants will gain the skills to give their characters depth and become confident in their storytelling.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
    • See provider
    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards Character Creation

    This course offers writers of all experience levels the opportunity to create convincing and compelling characters for plays and screenplays. Participants will learn techniques for producing strong plotlines and developing a character from the ground up, honing their skills to craft complex story arcs. The course also dives into the psychology of character motivation and explores the various techniques used to breathe life into imagined figures.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing

    This course will help participants write engaging dialogue for their television scripts through learning strategies and techniques to make the dialogue move the story forward. Learn how to create a dialogue that brings the characters to life while pushing the narrative forward with sustained momentum. Participants will also learn tips to make sure the dialogue remains believable and authentic.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
    • See provider
    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay

    This course offers budding screenwriters the opportunity to hone their craft and craft the perfect award-winning screenplay. Participants will gain insight into the various elements essential to feature film writing, as well as constructive feedback on their works. Through practical exercises and instruction, students will have the chance to strengthen their writing skills.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Irish Arts Center Writing Speculative Fiction for Children Master Class

    This course offers aspiring authors a chance to delve into the realm of speculative fiction for children, fostering their creativity and storytelling skills. Covering elements like world-building, character creation, and plot development, it provides a robust understanding of the genre's specifics. Students will gain the knowledge to create compelling narratives that will captivate young readers' imagination and interest.

    In-person @ 726 11th Ave, New York, New York
    • $56
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • American Management Association Effective Technical Writing

    This course provides an intensive learning experience for those interested in enhancing their technical writing skills. Participants will learn how to communicate technical information effectively, with a focus on organizing, designing, and editing documents for clear and convincing presentation. The course caters to a variety of professional contexts, including the corporate, government, or nonprofit sectors.

    In-person @ 1601 Broadway , New York, New York
    • $2,495
    • 15 Hours
    • See provider
    • All Levels
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  • ArtWorks at West Side YMCA Writing Poetry for Everyone

    This course provides an inclusive and inspiring environment to build poetry writing skills, regardless of one's experience level. Participants will learn essential techniques, from crafting a single line to forming an entire poem, fostering their unique voice and style. Industry-focused feedback will also be provided to enhance the skillset and confidence of budding poets.

    In-person @ 5 W 63rd ST, New York, New York
    • $370
    • 6 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the memoir-writing process, with a focus on developing an engaging voice, narrative, and structure. Participants will be guided through the creation of personal essays or memoir pieces, alongside constructive critiques from peers. The course will also cover the nuances of publication, allowing individuals to better grasp opportunities and demands in the writing industry.

    In-person @ 555 8th Avenue, New York, New York
    • $490
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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