the 90-day rewrite

Please note: All rewrite workshops are currently full. Please email us at info@lawriterslab to join the wait list.

The 90-Day Rewrite is an ongoing weekly workshop for novelists, screenwriters and memoirists who seek to complete their work for publication or production. Prerequisite is completion of a first draft. Each week students read their work and receive feedback from the instructor.

Prerequisite: All students must either be graduates of The 90-Day (Novel, Screenplay or Memoir) workshops, or submit ten double-spaced pages of their manuscript for review, along with a refundable $100 deposit. If you are accepted, your deposit will go toward your first session's tuition.

Class Size: Limited to 4 writers.

Class Length: Sessions are 12 weeks, but the workshop is ongoing so writers can stay in the class as long as necessary to complete their manuscript.

Class Days and Times:

NOVEL - Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm PT - FULL

NOVEL - Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm PT - FULL

MEMOIR - Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm PT - FULL

SCREENPLAY - Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm PT - FULL

NOVEL - Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm PT - FULL


Where: Zoom

Price: $1500/12-week session

Please note that there are no refunds for this workshop and we do not prorate for missed classes. Writers are not expected to complete the rewrite of their book in 90 days. The workshop is ongoing and continues year round. We do not skip a week between sessions, except for certain holidays.

“The 90-Day Rewrite gave me all the tools I needed to refine my first draft while staying true to the heart of my story. Al’s highly effective techniques stay with you as a writer and give you the confidence to finish your work and prepare it for publication.”

Jennifer Scott

NY Times and International bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, Simon and Schuster

"I sit in Al's class and wonder why I went $64,000 into debt to get my MFA in fiction writing. This is a great class!"

Frank Wilderson

Winner of the American Book Award for his memoir, Incognegro

“Al Watt is a master teacher with a brilliant, intuitive understanding of story.”

Allen Zadoff

Author of The Unknown Assassin Series, Little Brown

alan watt standing in front of an L.A. Hillside smiling, hand in pocket

your teacher Alan Watt

Alan is known as the Writer Whisperer.

He is the writer/director of the 2018 award-winning feature film, Interior Night, which won 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.

He's an L.A. Times Bestselling novelist for Diamond Dogs, which won France’s Prix Printemps for best foreign novel of 2004.


All rewrite workshops are currently full. Please join the waiting list by filling out the form below.