Prompt 4 (Change)

By Marilyn Friedman and Kelly Smith

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!

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Writing Prompt: Change
Make a list of the 5 most memorable times of change in your life, when your life spun around on a dime. Pick one. Write down an image that comes to mind when you think of that time of chaos. Add a sensory detail (sound, taste, touch or smell) that goes with that event. 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 my tear filled move to NYC and the plane ride that took me there.  I was in for some culture shock and my first taste of fending for myself as an adult.  
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 change and how you dealt with it!  Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!