September 2016

September 2016

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK Hi Writers, I hope you’ve had a great summer, and I hope you were able to put in some writing. If not, perhaps it’s time...

August 2016

August 2016

THE INNER CRITIC “Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come...

July 2016

July 2016

JUXTAPOSITION The rewrite process can sometimes lead us into a rut. Our attempts to make our work as clear and specific as possible can begin to feel routine. Sometimes we...

June 2016

June 2016

YOUR WRITING PROCESS IS VALID Hi Writers, The 90-Day Novelists began writing their first drafts on Monday. (Yes, we did have class on Memorial Day) Through this workshop we are...

May 2016

May 2016

Hi Writers, The spring session of The 90-Day Novel telecourse workshop began yesterday. (You can still join until Friday if you want to dive in.) Below are ten suggestions for...

April 2016

April 2016

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein PASSION Hi Writers, What do you feel passionate about? What is your position on justice, authenticity, self-authority,...

March 2016

March 2016

WRITING IS A CONTACT SPORT Hi Writers, All of the workshops are in full swing and it’s thrilling for me to witness so many breakthroughs. This week we found ourselves...

February 2016

February 2016

WHAT IS MY SCREENPLAY ABOUT? Hi Writers, I hope your writing is going well. We just locked picture Sunday on my feature directorial debut. It’s been an exhilarating and exhausting...

January 2016

January 2016

THIS WAS THEIR YEAR! Hi Writers, Every year more L.A. Writers’ Lab alumni achieve success. Below is a partial list of lab alumni who sold or published their books this...

December 2015

December 2015

HOW DOES EXPLORING MY PROTAGONIST’S EXPERIENCE LEAD TO PLOTTING MY STORY? This question has been coming up a lot in the workshop lately. Let’s begin with this: Regardless of the...