Speaking of motivation, we have a bunch of classes starting this week
that will help you find the best, most productive writer inside of you.
Showcase yourself as a writer! Craft an essay that will mystify an audience in Moth Me Baby
starting this Sun., Oct. 21 with Pinata curator and Pushcart Prize nominee Christine Schoenwald. Or, launch your acting career with an amazing one-person show with award-winning performer and writer Lauren Weedman in Get Truthy
starting this Tues., Oct. 23! Both classes include show bookings.
If screenwriting is more your thing, learn what it takes to craft an irresistible pilot in Writing A Pilot That Can Fly
with Emmy-award winning writer Jeff Kahn
starting Mon., Oct. 22. Jeff’s sold 13 pilots and worked on every major network. He’ll read your entire pilot and give you a one-on-one consult at the end of class!
Also, this Sun., Oct. 21, the amazing Annabelle Gurwitch (Huffington Post, More, LA Times) is back with Punch Up Your Prose
. Annabelle’s class will add TNT to your writing. She’ll show you how to blow up small details and flip descriptions in surprising ways to end your stories with a BANG!
A full list of our classes is below. Click on the links to sign up before they are full, my darlings.
Note: classes with an asterix (*) will be held at our new, posh Westside location in Westwood!
Classes Starting This Week
Classes Starting Next Week
Creative Writing and Multi Genre
Fiction and Memoir
Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
Writing for Actors
Writing Prompt: Monster Under the Bed
Make a list of 5 scary things you used to think were under the bed, in the closet, etc. (One of my friends is still convinced that if they don’t shut the closet before they go to bed, the boogie man will come and get them) Pick one. Write down an image that comes to mind when you think of that monster. Add a sensory detail (sound, taste, touch or smell) that goes with that word. Now write for 10 minutes and post the results in the comments of this blog to be entered into the contest for a free class!
I am going to write about how I was convinced that there were huge demonic snakes hiding under my bed, and the only way to escape was to wrap my whole body in a blanket, mummy style. (Because snakes can’t bite through cloth, obviously.)
I can’t wait to see what you come up with (feel free to email me if you want to remain anonymous but still enter the comment contest).
Write about the monsters that used to haunt your room! Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!