- Have you dreamt about writing the great American novel — if only you knew what to write?
- Are you someone who should be writing blog posts or a book to advance your career — but wish you could write better?
- Are you writing a memoir — but feel afraid of what people will say?
- Have you started writing something and need help to develop the storyline and get this project done and ready to publish?
When writers aren’t writing as much as they’d like — often there are hidden reasons they’re not.
You probably learned how to write the “old school” way. Remember grades with red markings the margins.
“Old school” taught us lots of useful things about writing, but it also triggered fears of not being good enough. This caused perfectionism. Stifled creativity. Turned writing into a struggle. A chore.
Doing yet another chore in your free time? Even if you love to write, that doesn’t make your creative process very much fun.
- Use the creative tools of improvisation to write stories.
- Free yourself from inhibitions, perfectionism, and resistance.
- Allow your distinct writing voice to come out and play.
- Hear how to bring both the “sizzle” and the “steak” to your words.
- Write dialog, scenes or narrative during class time.
- Get reflective feedback from the audience.
- Be part of a “live” creative community (not just a Facebook group).
- Learn craft for increasing tension and entertainment value of stories.
- Dramatically improve confidence in your storytelling and writing craft.
- Experiment and have fun.
“For 20 years I’ve taught improvisational writing and creativity workshops in Hollywood. I’ve met all kinds of people” actors and accountants, journalists and screenwriters, housewives, filmmakers, students, novelists, visual artists, comedians and business owners. Some had Ph.D.’s and others never finished high school…and here is what I learned”
Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say. You too.
Your talent and originality — what is true and alive inside of you -emerge when you marry your “old school” training with your preschool expressiveness.
I’m here to tell you the stories only you can tell.