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Success: Student Publishes in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

Less than a month after completing Writing Short-Form Nonfiction: Your Pathway to Publication with Norman Kolpas, Cary Lawler took the plunge and submitted her first article for publication. A few hours later, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine contacted her; they wanted to publish her piece! Her essay, My Turkey Baby: The Birth of Savannah (about a […]

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Budding Novelists: This One’s for you!

If you’ve taken at least one novel writing course at the Writers’ Program, and have at least ten pages of a novel in progress, then you’ll be delighted to hear about the brand new Claire Carmichael Scholarship in Novel Writing. Claire, an instructor who has taught more than 90 courses for the Writers’ Program since […]

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Success: Bev Magennis Publishes Alibi Creek

Congratulations are in order to former student Bev Magennis, whose novel, Alibi Creek—about a New Mexico family reunion that leads to drastic transformations of beliefs, identities, and relationships–will be published by Torrey House Press in March 2016. “I began writing late in life,” says Bev, who in 2010 enrolled in Revising Your First Draft Novel […]

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Writers Helping Writers

I have a confession—I’m really good at supporting other people’s writing pursuits but not nearly as good at supporting my own. In fact, I’m rather awful at it. I am living proof that one can be fully immersed in working at a writing institution all day yet not be able to find the time/energy/motivation to […]

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Success: Sweet Success for Online Student

Allison Morse has just published her debut romance novel, The Sweetheart Deal (The Wild Rose Press). Set in the 1950s, the novel follows protagonist Ellen in her search for love and success.  Allison credits the Writers’ Program with helping her refine her work. “To hone my craft I’ve taken many writing classes through UCLA Extension,” […]

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Comic-Con: The Sequel!

Last year, the Writers’ Program was fortunate enough to exhibit at the largest convention in the world for all things fantasy and fiction-related: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON! In case you missed our recap of our adventurous 2014 excursion, you can find it online here. As the Writers’ Program screenwriting advisors, Chae Ko and I are suiting […]

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Success: Sharon Yablon Publishes in TAYO and The James Franco Review

It’s been a successful 2015 for Sharon Yablon, who has published her short stories “Perfidia” in TAYO and “The Caller” in The James Franco Review. Sharon workshopped both of the pieces in The Art of the Short Story: Advanced Workshop with Lou Mathews. “He is a wonderful, encouraging and truthful instructor,” says Sharon, who until […]

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