The Dark Night of the Soul
Friday, July 26th, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
MONTHLY BENEFIT TELECLASS – A portion of all proceeds for this workshop will benefit Young Storytellers. (Using one-on-one mentorship, low-income students from more than 50 public schools in Los Angeles and New York learn how to write original stories and see them brought to life on stage and in film.)
The dark night of the soul is possibly the most thrilling part of the hero’s journey. It’s where you clutch your sweetheart’s hand in the movie theater and wonder to yourself how on earth the hero is ever going to be free. Without a powerful dark night of the soul, there will be no satisfying conclusion to your story. This also happens to be where many writers get stuck because it is where your protagonist surrenders the meaning she makes out of her goal and begins to pursue her need. Join me for this lively one-hour workshop that will help you connect to and clarify the dark night of the soul for your novel, memoir, or screenplay.
Instructor Alan Watt is the Creative Director of L.A. Writers’ Lab, national bestselling author, and award-winning filmmaker. 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.