Success Stories

Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Conrad Aragon recently completed a Novel V workshop through the Writers’ Program. His debut novella, The Phenomenalist, will be published by Silver Bow Publishing in August of 2019. Karl, the main character, encounters multiple doppelgangers who share identical bodies...

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Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Former student and instructor Ellen Byron recently won the Best Contemporary Novel Agatha Award for Mardi Gras Murder, the fourth book in her USA Today bestselling Cajun Country Mystery series. The light mystery series has received multiple award nominations and won...

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Success: Darrin Dortch Staffed on TNT Show

Success: Darrin Dortch Staffed on TNT Show

Former student Darrin Dortch has steadily built his TV writing career since enrolling in the Writers’ Program. Of his success he says, “Since taking UCLA’s TV Pilot Rewriting class in 2015, my career has skyrocketed. I am currently staffed on TNT’s Claws, I have...

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Feature Articles

Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Even those with hectic schedules during the 'lazy days of summer' can find their downtime feeling the summer ‘blahs’ – better known as boredom. We’ve got a few ideas (active and inactive) to combat those boring blahs and make the most of your summer! Write a...

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Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, but it’s also the halfway mark for the year, and a time for reflection. If you’re struggling to reach those lofty writing goals you set at the beginning of the year, now is the time to dive into them and finish the year...

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26th Annual Publication Party Recap

26th Annual Publication Party Recap

Last week, the Writers’ Program staff gathered with instructors, students, and guests for our 26th annual Publication Party, an evening of readings featuring instructors who have published works within the last year. The crowd was treated to eighteen readings by...

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Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Lesley Hyatt! Lesley is teaching a one day course, Making Friends with Your Inner Critic (Reg# 368679) this August, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What do you rely on for...

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Instructor Interview: Eve Porinchak

Instructor Interview: Eve Porinchak

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Eve Porinchak! Eve is teaching a one day course, How to Land a Literary Agent (Reg# 368616) this July, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. (She’s also going to be teaching a...

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