How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-day Intensives in New York City.
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned.
The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Students come from all over the world for our one-day Intensives. You’re likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan. If you’re visiting NYC, here is some info on NYC hotels.
Intensives are open for writers of any level.
Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time. You must notify us two business days or more before your class starts or there will be a $25 fee to reschedule.
Feature articles are the story-driven side of journalism, covering topics either earth-shaking or frivolous.
Everything you need to know to launch a blog—conception, setting up, content, and attracting readers.
The basic principles of good business writing, to make writing easier and more effective.
Explore the art of bringing characters to life—for fiction, nonfiction, and scripts.
Books for toddlers to teenagers—picture books through young adult novels.
Illustrated stories, whether in comic book or graphic novel form.
A great entry point for the creative forms of nonfiction—including memoir, essay, feature articles, and reviews.
A great entry point for all prose writing—fiction or nonfiction.
Explore the art of creating effective dialogue—for fiction, nonfiction, and scripts.
Various types of viewpoint writing—essays, op-eds, reviews, and more.
All short stories, novels, and novellas welcome—literary, mainstream, or genre.
Tour the spectrum of food writing—reviews, memoir, essay, articles, blogs, and books.
Taking advantage of the many avenues for publishing short nonfiction pieces—articles, essays, and more.
Navigating the publishing industry, for both novels and nonfiction books.
Navigating the film and TV industry, for selling your movie and TV scripts.
Prose writing with a humorous slant—fiction, memoir, essay, you name it.
Borrow the secrets of poetry to make all forms of writing better—fiction, nonfiction, scripts, anything.
True stories about aspects of the writer’s life, whether essay or book-length.
Where crime is a central element—whodunits, thrillers, espionage, or just stories with crime.
Most nonfiction books are sold on the basis of a proposal—a sales document for the book-to-be.
The writer’s view on a topic, interlaced with experiences from the writer’s life.
Write a play—realistic or surreal, full-length or one-act, Broadway or a basement.
Learn the elusive art of plotting—for fiction, nonfiction, and scripts.
Plot 1: Mechanics
Plot 2: Machinations
All speculative fiction welcome—science fiction, fantasy, or horror.
Write a movie—indie or mainstream, short or feature-length, any genre you please.
The ins and outs of the major social media platforms—for writers and businesses.
Create music and lyrics for songs—pop, rock, rap, country, anything that sings.
Write and perform material that makes a crowd of people laugh.
Tour the spectrum of travel writing—articles, memoir, essay, blogs, and guidebooks.
Write a TV show—comedy, drama, something in-between, original or on-the-air.