Creative Director of L.A. Writers’ Lab
Al Watt first began teaching when he was invited to teach a summer creative writing workshop at UCLA in 1998. He has been teaching and lecturing on the creative process in L.A. and at colleges around the country ever since.
He founded L.A. Writers’ Lab in 2002 as a place for writers to deepen their craft by learning to marry the rigor of structure to the freedom of the muse. He has taught everyone from award-winning authors to A-list screenwriters, journalists, poets, actors, professional athletes, war veterans, housewives, doctors, lawyers, television showrunners, Emmy-winning directors, first-time writers, and anyone else with a story to tell.
He is the author of The 90-Day Novel, Amazon’s #1 book on writing, as well as The 90-Day Rewrite and The 90-Day Screenplay. He has written screenplays for numerous production companies and is the author of the bestselling novel Diamond Dogs (Little, Brown). He has won a number of awards for his writing including France’s Prix Printemps (Best Foreign Novel) and the American Library Assoc.’s Alex Award.
He is the writer/director of the 2016 award-winning film, Interior Night, and is in pre-production on the film adaptation of Diamond Dogs. His latest novel Frontier Hotel (Du Masque) was published in France in June 2017.