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Why Life’s Tragedies Will Help You Become a Better Writer…

Writers’ Program instructor Sharon Bray is no stranger to tragedy–nor is she a stranger to publishing. In a recent interview, Sharon shares with the Wp’ why life’s most difficult events can make us better storytellers, and why her summer course, Transformational Writing: Writing to Heal and Make Life into Art (Online) may be just the […]

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Success: Student Novella Featured as Amazon Kindle Single

Martin Munroe’s Novella, The Last Black Man, has been published by Kindle Singles and featured on the Kindle Singles homepage on the Amazon UK site. A former certificate student in feature film writing, Martin says the lessons he learned in his screenwriting courses translate well to fiction writing. “What I learned about plot and character […]

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Your Call is Important to Us and We’ll Answer the Phone to Prove It!

A few years ago and in a past life (as a struggling actor in Chicago), I voiced automated phone lines. I voiced everything from I’m sorry, our lines are busy, please keep holding to If you’d like to speak with a representative, please press one or just say “representative”.   It was a lot of fun […]

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Success: Mariya Taher Accepted to MFA Programs + Scholarship

Writers’ Program student Mariya Taher, who we’ve written about before here and here for her short story publications, will begin her MFA program at Lesley University starting in June. She is the recipient of a School of Arts and Social Sciences Creative Writing Merit Scholarship. Like most of the other schools Mariya applied to, Lesley […]

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5 Ways to Join the Writers’ Program Community

Two Words: Social media. For writers, and for pretty much anyone in any profession, social media can be a nothing more than a distraction and a curse. Who among us hasn’t sworn off all social media as a useless time-suck, only to find it making its evil way back into our lives in one way […]

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Success: Enduring Success for Screenwriting Student

Former Writers’ Program student Tobias Iaconis recently landed on the much coveted Blacklist (2013) for his screenplay Elsewhere (co-written with Mikki Daughtry). In the years since he was a student, Tobias has been a working screenwriter, penning scripts for Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and Vincent Newman Entertainment. Like thousands of other entertainment industry […]

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Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Are you passionate about writing but lack the financial resources to take courses? Do you yearn for the guidance of a professional writer and the camaraderie of fellow students? If so, then the Writers’ Program Scholarship Program may be for you. Designed for promising writers from diverse backgrounds who lack the opportunity to study in […]

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