JD, UCLA Law. Mr. Lien teaches law in the Architecture-Interior Design Department and was awarded Outstanding Instructor of the Year. He practiced as an attorney, served as the Glass Garage Gallery owner and as President of the West Hollywood Fine Art Gallery Association; and currently works as a private art dealer. Mr. Lien also teaches for the Writers’ Program. His Peasprout Chen middle grade fantasy series has received New York Times acclaim and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.
My strengths as a writer are unique concepts, memorable voice, vivid world building, and tight plotting. My strengths as a teacher are brainstorming unconventional techniques to tap into your own creativity and an emphasis on exercises and examples over abstract discussion. I also feel that writing should be wildly fun when you’re doing it right. To get a sense of me, check out www.henrylien.com.