Welcome to Los Angeles Writers Group

Inspirational, heart-centered creative-writing workshops and private coaching for writers.
We are in Los Angeles and offer both in-person and online workshops, email courses, and online writing challenges.

Heart-Centered

We support, encourage, and inspire writers of all genres. We’ve helped many writers establish or reestablish a productive and creative mindset, fill their pages, and learn their craft.

Supportive

We only pick leaders who lead with love. We hire exceptional group leaders who are adept at engaging small groups of writers. We screen them for their expertise, their diplomacy, and their belief in positive reinforcement. We believe writers need a safe space to grow.

Personal

Our workshops are never about lectures with hundreds of people. Instead, our workshops are always small and geared toward individual attention. We also offer one-on-one coaching for writers working on a first draft or editing for writers with a completed manuscript.

Writing Workshops & Coaching Groups Categories

WorkshopDate / TimeLocation
*HQ = Los Angeles Writers Group Headquarters, Los Angeles (West Hollywood) Near Hollywood Blvd & Laurel Canyon Blvd

Get Writing Again, an Email Course for Writers

Get Writing Again

Get prompts and coaching steps to get you writing again. 15-Day Email Course.
Start todayEmail Course

Daily Writing Prompts by Text

Writing Prompts via Text - NEW!

Get a daily writing prompt via text message!
Start todayText Message

Weekly Creative Writing Workshop

Weekly Creative Writing Workshops

Generative writing workshop. Get words on the page with a different theme each week.
Sundays
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HQ*

Meditation and Writing Workshop

Meditation and Writing Workshop - NEW!

Explore meditation as a entrance in to greater creativity
Saturdays
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
HQ*

Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Workshop - NEW!

Get feedback, generate new writings, and study successful memoir writers.
Saturdays
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
HQ*

First Draft Incubator

First Draft Incubator 2.0

Ongoing private and group support for writers who are serious about completing a first draft.
Start todayOnline

Writing Coach

Coaching or Critique

Work with a private coach for accountability, overcoming blocks, get feedback on a completed draft, or get help completing your first draft.
Schedule a Free Consultation or Book a Session todayHQ* or Online

 

Nicole understands that working with writers doesn't just involve talking about their project. She has the rare and brilliant skill of sensing what is really at the root of slowing a writer down and is more than willing to get into the messy and seemingly "unrelated" discussions that surround every writer's process. Working with her for these past three months has enabled me to minimize the confusion and frustration that always arises in the writing process and get back to making progress on my book faster. Instead of spending days of energy in emotional defeat, I spend an hour on the phone with Nicole and find my way back to the work at hand before evening time. She is a miracle worker, and her diagnostic skills are up there with rocket scientists. I'm not exaggerating. She's brilliant. Few people in the world have as much passion and grace when it comes to teaching the craft of writing. She also has an awe-inspiring ability to work with a widely diverse range of writers and personalities. Working with Nicole was the best investment in myself and my writing aspirations I could make.

Jess H.

I came to this course with 20-odd pages of tired material, a clichéd main character, and no idea how to map out my novel. Despite having two decades of experience as a magazine features writer, I was stumped on how to organize and sustain compelling long form fiction. Less than six weeks later, I have a complete outline and a solid second take on several important scenes.
If you’re serious about finishing your first draft, sign up for this class. Nicole will be a generous advocate for your work. She’ll honor your personal creative process and she will ask you all the hard questions at just the right time.

D.M.

Since I began working with Nicole, she's provided valuable coaching and feedback every time we've met. I came to Nicole with a few ideas scrawled into a Moleskine notebook, and six months later, I proudly printed out the first draft of my manuscript. With her guidance, I've been able to propel my story, characters, and prose to a level I could not have achieved on my own. I cannot recommend working with her highly enough!

Christian U.

Sharing a new testimonial from a First Draft Incubator workshop attendee:

I came to this course with 20-odd pages of tired material, a clichéd main character, and no idea how to map out my novel. Despite having two decades of experience as a magazine features writer, I was stumped on how to organize and sustain compelling long form fiction. Less than six weeks later, I have a complete outline and a solid second take on several important scenes.
If you’re serious about finishing your first draft, sign up for this class. Nicole will be a generous advocate for your work. She'll honor your personal creative process and she will ask you all the hard questions at just the right time.

D.M.

If you are a writer who feels discouraged, uninspired, unproductive, and unmotivated, I cannot recommend this challenge enough. Before I took the 15-day challenge I felt crippled by writer's block and disappointed in myself for my lack of productivity. But through a series of relaxing and explorative prompts, the 15-day challenge allowed me to gradually untangle my writer's block, clear my mind, and remember why I love writing. Since I finished it, I now complete a writing prompt almost every day on my own. And instead of looking at that first blank page with dread and doubt, I now see it as an adventure. This challenge will change your attitude about writing for the better and rekindle your passion for the craft. It's more than worth the money. Don't hesitate!

Kaitlyn M.

It was a great experience and one that needed. I haven’t picked up a “pen” in a creative writing journey in many months. The 15 days motivated me to write and I’m glad to report that it’s only wet my appetite. I fell in love with the creative process again. Nicole, you’re awesome. I liked all of the prompts and the feedback from Nicole and others in this challenge. Also, getting to read others writing touched me too. So much talent out there. Thank you, thank you.

Jacqueline K.

Writing Workshops in Los Angeles

In-person creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, CA
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Writing Courses by Email

Check out our 15-Day Writing Challenge, an email course designed to get you back into a daily writing habit.
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Online Writing Workshops


Participate in online workshops via live video feed no matter where you are.
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Private Coaching & Editing


Work one-on-one with a writing coach / developmental editor to complete your draft. Learn More