The Write Process

Writing is a tightrope walk from where the idea originates to the moment a project emerges in the world. In The Write Process, Charles Jensen, director of the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, asks writers who’ve walked the tightrope to talk about their process.

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Host Charlie Jensen explains how The Write Process will reveal the magic and mystery of how one writer takes one work from concept to completion.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Zac Hug wrote scripts for Drop Dead Diva and Shadowhunters and has written, directed, and starred in episodes of the webseries These People. He also writes Christmas movies for the Hallmark Channel.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Jennifer Caloyeras is the author of the short fiction collection Unruly Creatures and two young adult novels, Strays and Urban Falcon.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Mark Sarvas is the author of the novel Harry, Revised, a member of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN America.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumna Elissa Matsueda is the screenwriter of Spare Parts and Dog Days, and co-writer of The Miracle Season.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumna Liska Jacobs Liska Jacobs holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The RumpusLos Angeles Review of Books, and Literary Hub.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumna Greta Heinemann was a CBS Writers Mentoring Program Fellow as well as a Humanitas New Voices Awards winner. She won the 2018 Final Draft Big Break Grand Prize award.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumna Dorothy Blyskal worked as a production assistant before landing the job of adapting the book The 15:17 to Paris for filming by Clint Eastwood.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Miguel Murphy is the author of the poetry collections A Book Called Rats and Detainee. He teaches at Santa Monica College and lives in Los Angeles.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumna Mae Respicio is a past recipient of a PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship and a David Henry Hwang Writers Institute scholarship for playwriting.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Laurel Ollstein writes plays, essays, memoirs, screenplays and television scripts; directs plays; and serves as an adjunct professor of writing for several universities.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program alumnus Moisès Zamora is a Mexican-American award-winning writer and filmmaker and has written for the Emmy-winning dramas American Crime and Star.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor and alumna Lilliam Rivera has been featured on NPR, New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, MTV.com, and Teen Vogue, among others.

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