Creative Writing Workshop near Encinitas – Let’s Get Creative!

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Add some creativity to your week.

Creative Writing Workshop near Encinitas

This long-standing in-person generative, creative writing workshop that originally started in Los Angeles, moved to Carlsbad, just north of Encinitas, and then moved online after the pandemic.

Tap into your creative side, generate prose that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. In our creative writing workshops near Encinitas, you will:

  • Generate new writings from original prompts each session
  • Get writing tips and learn what’s working in your writing and why
  • Reignite your passion for writing
  • Write for two hours and come away with new material
  • Try your hand at different kinds of writing
  • Learn tips and tricks for writing better scenes and narratives.
  • Held in a private residence near Encinitas, CA (South Carlsbad)

This creative writing workshop is not lecture-based; we get right down to writing. We choose writing prompts based on either a theme of the week, education, craft, or creative value. While we do not offer critique in this workshop — as each piece you write is so new — but we do offer much-needed and undervalued positive reinforcement around the potential of each piece you write.  Through original and surprising prompts and craft discussions, you’ll write pages you never would have otherwise and you will learn creative writing tools along the way.

Come any Sunday you’d like, the prompts are different every week.


Skill Level: Anyone over the age of 18
Class Size: Limited to 8 participants
Requirements: None
Location: All workshops are now live online Zoom workshops.
Important Terms & Conditions: This workshop qualifies you for the 15% off Returning Member Discount, which you will receive when you attend your first workshop.
Read our full refund policy here.

Creative Writing Workshops (in person) near Encinitas:

In-person creative writing workshops have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Live Online Zoom Workshops:

Workshop Description Details Instructor Cost
Creative Writing Workshop – All Genre A weekly generative creative writing workshop. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome to attend. Live on Zoom
Saturdays @ 10:00 am PST
2.5 hrs
Sundays @ 11:00 am PST
2.5 hrs
Nicole Criona $39 per workshop Register Here
Story Outlining Workshop—NEW A biweekly outlining workshop. You’ll learn all about structure and create an outline that leaves room for discovery. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. Live on Zoom
Every other Thursday
6:30 pm PST
2 hrs
Nicole Criona $325 total for 4 meetings Register Here
Transitioning from Fan Fiction to Original Fiction—NEW Move from fanfic to original fic with a highly rated and reviewed fanfic writer who did just that! Live on Zoom
Once a month
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2:30 pm PST
2.5 hrs
Rachel Stull $57 per workshop Register Here
Lazybones Writing Magic Six-Week Audio Course Lazybones Writing Magic helps you get motivated to write by teaching mind-body techniques to remove blocks that hinder creativity. Six Week Audio Course Ellen Archer $99 On Sale
(reg. $225)
Register Here
Lunchtime Writing Sprint Sit and write with us! Get words on the page for one hour. Live on Zoom
Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for 1 hour.
Nicole Criona $15 per workshop CURRENTLY PAUSED
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Daily Writing Challenges

Get Writing Again in 15 Days

A daily email course with easy, enjoyable daily writing prompts and coaching steps to help you get back into a daily writing habit.
Instructor: Nicole Criona
15 daily emails with optional coaching session option
$24.99 – $57
More Info / Register Here

100 Days of Writing

Your goal: Write 200 words a day for 100 Days. Get daily email prompts designed to both inspire and educate you. Can you write 20k words in 100 days?
Instructor: Nicole Criona
100 Daily emails with an optional coaching session option
$125 – $225
More Info / Register Here

If you are interested in receiving critique or guidance on your book project, please Schedule a Free Consultation or check out our Private Coaching options. View all creative writing workshops here.