The story lives fully and completely within you. I help you find it.


Hi, I’m Alan Watt. They call me the Writer Whisperer. I’m an L.A. Times Bestselling novelist for Diamond Dogs, which won France’s Prix Printemps for best foreign novel of 2004. Other honors include the American Library Association’s Alex Award, Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers, New York Times New and Noteworthy Books, Book Sense Pick, and I am an Edgar Award finalist. I am the writer/director of the feature film, Interior Night, which won Best Feature at the Breckenridge Film Festival, New York Film and TV Festival, Catalina International Film Festival, the International Indie Film Gathering, and won the Boston Film Festival’s Visionary Award. I am the author of The 90-Day Screenplay, The 90-Day Rewrite, and The 90-Day Novel® which was Amazon’s #1 BOOK ON WRITING for five straight months. My telecourse workshops for The 90-Day Novel® and The 90-Day Screenplay attract writers at all levels from across the globe, and are donation-based because everyone deserves top-level creative instruction. I founded L.A. Writer’s Lab in 2002, where I teach a process of marrying the wildness of your imagination to the rigor of story structure.  

The 90-Day Novel® Telecourse

Mon. Jan. 18, 2021

The 90-Day Screenplay Telecourse

Wed. Jan. 20, 2021

Benefit Workshop Teleclasses

Join for $5 minimum and support a worthy cause! Coming back Jan. 2021

Writers and Artists Breakfast Club

Join us every morning on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. (PT)

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