Success Stories

Success: Jamie Della to Publish New Book

Success: Jamie Della to Publish New Book

Recent student Jamie Della is having a run of successes. Jamie notes, “Several of my writing assignments from the UCLA Extension online classes were published with the help of my instructors and fellow students’ critique. In addition, the writing and reading...

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Success: Daniel Pope’s Short Story Published

Success: Daniel Pope’s Short Story Published

Current student Daniel Pope's short story "Making a Difference" was recently published in Narrative Magazine. Of his experience in the Writers’ Program classes, Daniel says, “Ben Loory and Lou Mathews brought clarity and discernment to the study of craft in a way that...

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Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Former student Cindy Lin’s debut novel, The Twelve, was published last month. It is the first in a new fantasy adventure series by Harper Collins Children’s Books, and is a Junior Library Guild selection and recently made the SoCal Indie Bestseller List. Cindy is...

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Feature Articles

Third Annual Writing Retreat Breaks New Ground

Third Annual Writing Retreat Breaks New Ground

Recently, the Writers’ Program hosted its third annual Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead. This week of dedicated writing time in a beautiful mountain setting saw returning students and newcomers become part of the largest group we’ve had to date. Each student brought...

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Writing Tips for Fall

Writing Tips for Fall

As the year winds down, writing goals (and time, and energy) can take a back seat to other aspects of life. It happens, we get it. It can also be a time that, even if you’ve been going strong all year, you can start to feel some burnout or just a dip in creativity. So...

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Instructor Interview: Julia Camara

Instructor Interview: Julia Camara

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Julia Camara! Julia is teaching an in-person section of Writing the First Screenplay I on the UCLA campus (Reg# 369578) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What...

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Instructor Interview: Kim Dower

Instructor Interview: Kim Dower

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Kim Dower! Kim is teaching a new class, Waking Up Your Prose, in Westwood -- near UCLA (Reg# 369670) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity?...

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