LIVE online writing workshops
with Alan Watt

90-Day Workshops

the 90-day novel

A Live-on-Zoom workshop with Alan Watt that will take you from your initial idea to the completion of a first draft of your novel or memoir in 90 days.

the 90-day screenplay

A Live-on-Zoom workshop with Alan Watt that will take you from your initial idea, to outline, to the completion of a polished screenplay in 90 days.

the 90-day rewrite

Live on Zoom ongoing weekly workshops with Alan Watt for writers of either memoir, fiction, or screenplay, seeking to complete their work for publication or production. Each workshop is strictly limited to four writers.

Other Workshops

writers & artists breakfast club

Start your day with a writing prompt. Wear your pajamas. Sip your coffee. And share your work with a community of writers who are helping to reshape their world from the inside out. We meet every weekday morning LIVE on Zoom, 8:30-9:10 am PST.

4-day outline your story

Learn the process of marrying the wildness of your imagination to the rigor of structure to create compelling stories.

write your solo show

Have you always wanted to write and perform a solo show? Does the idea thrill and/or terrify you? Do you feel like you've got a story to tell...but you're not quite sure what it is yet? A 6-week workshop with Mary-Beth Manning.

get out of your head

In this fast-paced one-hour workshop, you’re going on a creative thrill ride through the world of your characters. You’re letting go of all the preconceived notions you had of them so that the truth of them can emerge.

Tuscany writing retreat

Join us for this ten-day, once in a lifetime, all-inclusive retreat, that includes your own private room, writing workshops, and three meals a day prepared by our personal Tuscan chef (and accompanied by superb local wines).

the professional writer

The professional writer is an ongoing subscription series for writers who are serious about their work and looking for the tools necessary to build a prolific career. A professional writing career involves ongoing craft workshops, support, goal setting, deadlines, and the support of fellow writers for networking, support, and accountability.

the master class

The Master Class is an ongoing 3-hour workshop for writers who seek to complete their work for publication. This workshop is open to writers of fiction and memoir. Class size is limited to 8 writers and is by invitation only.

the screenplay master class

Live on Zoom weekly workshops with Alan Watt for screenwriters of independent and studio screenplays, who are seeking to complete their work for production. Each workshop is strictly limited to four writers and is by invitation only.

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