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Success: Beth Ann Bauman Publishes Latest Novel

Online fiction writing instructor Beth Ann Bauman’s latest YA novel, Jersey Angel, was recently released.  The New York Times Book Review said this about the book:  “An intimate coming-of-age story…. creates a delicate and very real story about the way a teenage girl grows up… It’s refreshing to read about an adolescent girl who follows […]

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Feature Film Finalists Named

The Writers’ Program is pleased to announce the top three finalists of its 7th annual Feature Film Writing Competition. In alphabetical order, they are: Eric Borden (for his detective mystery “Fever”), Markham Cook (for his thriller “Restoration”), and Chandra Wicke (for her drama “Surviving the Captain”). Eric, Markham, and Chandra will now be mentored one-on-one […]

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Success: From Class to Publication

Student Lynne Marshall’s novel, Courting his Favorite Nurse, was recently published by a Harlequin Special Edition and received a 4-star review from Romantic Times Magazine.  Lynne originally worked on her novel’s main character in Lisa Lieberman Doctor’s course, Deepening Characters: A Writing Workshop. She shares, “I wanted to thank Lisa for helping me discover and […]

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TV Spec Competition Finalists Named

Last week we named the three finalists of the pilot writing competition.  This week, we’re delighted to announce the names and loglines of the three finalists in the 2012 TV Spec Writing Competition.  Here they are in no particular order… Matt Peabody for his half-hour spec script, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Larry the Donor” Larry becomes […]

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Success: Student Publishes (and Signs up for Certificate!)

Student Mark Bizzell’s article, “When the Laughter Stopped: Remembering Television’s Halcyon Days,” was recently published in Highbrow Magazine.  He workshopped the piece in the course Writing Short-Form Nonfiction for Publication with instructor Norman Kolpas. Mark shares, “Norman’s method of teaching has been invaluable—critiquing students’ work by emphasizing the strong points and discussing how to improve […]

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Finalists of TV Pilot Competition Named

First there was the Feature Film Writing Competition.  Then came the Television Writing Competition. This year, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program added a third option to the mix by splitting the Television Writing competition into two distinct categories:  TV Pilot Writing and TV Spec Writing.   The goal of all three competitions remains the same: to […]

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Success: Student Publishes Food Essay

Online student Darlene West’s essay, “Cherry Season,” was published online in Leite’s Culinaria and was also a recent finalist for an International Association of Culinary Professionals food writing award.  The piece, which takes place partly in a cherry tree, is about baking a clafouti.  Darlene initially worked on the essay as an assignment in Gordon […]

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