Success Stories

Lisa Kors Awarded Launchpad Mentorship

Lisa Kors Awarded Launchpad Mentorship

Former student Lisa Kors was a 2019 Launchpad Pilot Mentorship winner with her script Princes' Hospital, which was started during her time in the Writers' Program. Of the script's journey she says, "Having my script, Princes' Hospital, selected as the Best Original...

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Success: Liska Jacobs’ Latest Novel

Success: Liska Jacobs’ Latest Novel

Former student Liska Jacobs had her second novel published in November of last year (her first was a success story, too). Of her newest book Liska says, "The Worst Kind of Want is my ode to womanhood, death, and sex. It's received critical acclaim and is long-listed...

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Success: Jennifer Chow’s Mystery Series

Success: Jennifer Chow’s Mystery Series

Former student Jennifer Chow is about to have the first book in her new mystery series published and has already been featured in book lists on CrimeReads and She Reads. Jennifer says, "My new #ownvoices Sassy Cat mystery series will be published by Berkley/Penguin...

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Success: Ruthie Marlenée to Publish Novel

Success: Ruthie Marlenée to Publish Novel

After receiving her Certificate in Fiction Writing, Marlenée has found a home for her novel Curse of the Ninth with WiDo Publishing. The e-book is available now, and the hard copy will be released later this week (1/27/20). Ruthie says of the book, “Inspired by real...

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Feature Articles

An Update From The Writers’ Program

An Update From The Writers’ Program

Dear Writers’ Program Students, Graduates, Instructors, and Everyone Else, First, we hope you are doing well, that your loved ones are safe and protected from contact with the pandemic, and that despite the rapidly changing environment around us, your mental and...

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2020 Writers Studio Recap

2020 Writers Studio Recap

A couple weeks ago, we held our annual Writers Studio. With a record twelve classes on offer, and six new instructors, it was an exciting four days of intense (and fun!) workshopping. Check out some highlights below: Thanks to all our instructors and staff for...

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Instructor Interview: Aatif Rashid

Instructor Interview: Aatif Rashid

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Aatif Rashid! Aatif is teaching Setting and Description onsite at UCLA (Reg# 372851) this Spring and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What do you rely on for those times it’s...

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Instructor Interview: Angela Bole

Instructor Interview: Angela Bole

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Angela Bole! Angela is teaching a new course, Self-Publishing, onsite in Westwood (Reg# 373030) this Spring and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What’s your favorite book? This...

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Instructor Interview: Linda Camacho

Instructor Interview: Linda Camacho

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Linda Camacho! Linda is teaching a new course: Contracts, Rights, and Signing Authors, online (Reg# 372898) this Spring, which is part of our new Literary Representation Certificate. She sat down with us to offer some insight...

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NEW Spring Courses for 2020

NEW Spring Courses for 2020

It's hard to believe we're more than a week into February. Winter classes are well underway. The Writers Studio is coming soon. And for anyone who's been hemming and/or hawing about how to get started on their writing goals for 2020, registration for Spring is now...

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Let’s Talk About Romance…

Let’s Talk About Romance…

Romance novels are one of the most consistent types of genre writing to stay in the market, and romantic themes in film never go out of style (especially around the holidays – you know, through Valentine’s Day). While some writers use strict methodologies and...

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