The 90-Day Novel © Telecourse is an intensive workshop designed to guide the writer from initial idea to the completion of a first draft. It's a live class, meeting twice a week, where I'll work one-on-one with each writer to illustrate the principles to the group. This program is available for both fiction writers and memoirists, and is open to writers at all levels.
This workshop is pay-what-you-can with 10% of all proceeds benefiting
The Book Truck, a literacy program for Los Angeles at-risk youths.
Instructor Alan Watt is the Creative Director of L.A. Writers' Lab, bestselling author, and writer/director of Interior Night. 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.
PLUS*, Q&A WITH YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS:
Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster) and creator of the blog The Daily Connoisseur. She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post Style and has been featured on CNN, BBC, and CBS News, and in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Daily Mail. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Aimee Bender is the author of five books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998) which was a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000) which was an L.A. Times pick of the year, Willful Creatures (2005) which was nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010) which won the SCIBA award for best fiction and an Alex Award, and The Color Master (2013), a NY Times Notable book. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her family, and teaches creative writing at USC. Here is a link to her latest book: The Color Master.
*(list subject to change)
“Al Watt is a master teacher with a brilliant, intuitive understanding of story.”
Allen Zadoff (author of The Unknown Assassin Series, Little Brown Books)
“I seriously didn’t even think this could be a reality until I took your workshop!”
Aditi Khorana (author of Mirror in the Sky, Razorbill, Penguin Books)
“I went $64,000 in debt for my MFA in fiction writing. I sit in this class and I wonder why. This is a great class!”
Frank B. Wilderson III (American Book Award winner for his memoir, Incognegro, Duke University Press Books)