Alan Watt 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 also runs the publishing company, The 90-Day Novel Press which has also published The 90-Day Play. Watt has written screenplays for numerous production companies and is the author of the L.A. Times bestselling novel Diamond Dogs (Little, Brown). He has won a number of awards for his writing including France’s Prix Printemps (Best Foreign Novel), the American Library Assoc.’s Alex Award, and Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers. He has been a New York Times New and Noteworthy book recipient and a BookSense pick. He is also the author of the novel, Frontier Hotel (editions du Masque) published in June 2017, as well as being editor of the essay collection, My First Novel, which includes essays from Cheryl Strayed, Rick Moody, Janet Fitch, and others
He is the writer/director of the 2018 award-winning feature film, Interior Night, which picked up four best feature awards at U.S. film festivals in New York, Breckenridge, Cleveland and Catalina, as well as The Boston Film Festival’s Visionary Award.
Alan Watt first began teaching when he was invited to lecture at a summer creative writing workshop at UCLA in 1998. He has been teaching and lecturing on the creative process in Los Angeles 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 story structure to the freedom of the muse. He has taught everyone from award-winning authors to A-list screenwriters, USC business school students, journalists, poets, actors, professional athletes, war veterans, housewives, doctors, lawyers, maximum security prisoners, television showrunners, Emmy-winning directors, and first-time writers. Many of his students have gone on to successful careers, writing New York Times and International bestsellers, appearing on Oprah, winning major literary awards, becoming top screenwriters and television show-runners, and most importantly, developing a craft and methodology that delivers consistent results. His mantra is that by placing our focus on craft and process the results take care of themselves.