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Deadline for Novel Writing Scholarship is Approaching!

If you’ve taken at least one novel writing course at the Writers’ Program in the last 18 months, have at least 10 pages of a novel in progress, and are serious about becoming a writer, then you may qualify for the inaugural Claire Carmichael Scholarship in Novel Writing. But you’ll have to hurry. The deadline […]

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Success: Moisés Zamora Gets Repped!

Screenwriting student Moisés Zamora recently landed representation after career coach Lee Jessup, who was a guest speaker in Greg Elliot’s Rewriting Your 1-Hour Spec or Pilot Script workshop, passed his script onto Jewerl Ross at Silent R Management. The day after reading his script, Jewerl signed Moisés, who credits the Writers’ Program with teaching him […]

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Writers’ Program at the SCBWI Summer Conference

Every summer, I look forward to three things: 1) longer days to do more fun stuff, 2) less traffic on the roads, and most importantly, 3) the SCBWI Summer Conference. Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI, is one of the largest organizations for children’s book writers and illustrators, […]

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Success: Persistence Pays Off for Chelsey Drysdale

Chelsey Drysdale’s essay, “It’s Still Me,” which she workshopped in Shawna Kenney’s Writing the Personal Essay, was published in the summer issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine. But the road to publication was not easy. “After countless revisions and 21 rejections, I finally received a message that said, ‘We love it,’” says Chelsey. “I can’t […]

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Days of the Deadlines

For some, fall traditionally signals the beginning of the “Day of the Dead.” At the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, it also signals the “Days of the Deadlines.” As summer breezes give way to autumn winds, and fall trickles in as stealthily as fog on Halloween, you’ll want to be ever mindful of encroaching deadlines for […]

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Success: Hannah Dennison Publishes Sixth Novel, with a Seventh On the Way!

Former Writers’ Program student and occasional instructor Hannah Dennison recently published her sixth novel, Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall, the second in her Honeychurch mystery series which follows ex-TV celebrity Kat Stanford and her mother Iris, aka international bestselling romance writer Krsytalle Storm. Check out the teaser for the series here. In November, Hannah will […]

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Visit Us at Story Expo!

For the third year in a row, the Writers’ Program will have a major presence at STORY EXPO: the world’s largest convention for writers. Whether you’re a budding novelist, a seasoned screenwriter, or an overall writing enthusiast who’d like to learn more about the art and craft, Story Expo is the place to be. Over […]

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