the professional writer



"Our sole purpose is to build a body of work."

alan watt

The Professional Writer is a live on Zoom ongoing subscription series for writers who are serious about their work and seeking 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 number of writers that have passed through Al Watt's workshops and gone onto professional writing careers is staggering. Luck favors the prepared. The Professional Writer is where your preparation begins."
Allison Burnett, Screenwriter of Underworld: Awakening

WORKSHOPS - The goal of the professional program is to provide an ongoing education and support system for writers who are interested in building their career. Through craft workshops, writing prompt workshops, weekly goal-setting and accountability, and a cinema club that examines a different feature film each month, you will deepen your relationship to your craft while keeping your project moving forward in a clear and conscious way.

COMMUNITY: As writers we are both artists and entrepreneurs, and while we work alone, we are part of an industry that thrives on connection, support, and the sharing of information. When you sign up for the professional writer, you are joining a collective of serious-minded writers who meet regularly on the group forum to share, encourage, and celebrate each other's wins. We attend each other's book readings and premieres, and the lab always promotes your upcoming launch to our list.

THE DAILY PROMPT: Every day you are emailed a writing prompt to keep you connected to your work.

LIVE INTERVIEWS: Join us for regular interviews with authors and filmmakers who share their creative process and their approach to the business of creating stories.

LIBRARY: All of the workshops are recorded, categorized and available to members only at no extra cost.

PRICE: The Professional Writer is $25/month for life for the first hundred writers. After that, the price will increase accordingly.

We are not currently accepting payments, but please put yourself on the waiting list to hold your spot by filling out the form below.