THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Get Perspective (& Notes) from “The best writing coach in Hollywood”

Get written notes and in-depth consultation about your writing project from a veteran writer and writing coach.

Get your book or script written and make it the best it can be BEFORE sending it to agents, producers or publishers.

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Comedy Writing (and Wronging) – A Panel Discussion, Monday June 26 in LA

Covering multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level for TV, film or prose.

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rewrite Desk – Seminar in LA Sept. 17

The Rewrite Desk Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30am-1pm Reserve your space now for this IWOSC seminar Finishing a draft of a book or script is an awesome accomplishment – but we … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

HAVING TROUBLE PRIORITIZING? USE ‘THE MATRIX’ TO SORT IT OUT!

Originally posted on Dr. Nancy Wayne:
You are a very busy person with a lot of responsibilities at work (not to mention what is going on at home). Everything seems…

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow” – Panel in LA, May 23

IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m.  (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

TV + Comedy = Brent Forrester

If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tricks of the Trade: Writing Advice from the Experts – A panel for Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC)

Writing advice and tips from Brent Forrester (The Office, The Simpsons). Ellen Sandler (Everybody Loves Raymond), Robert Ramsey (Life, Intolerable Cruelty), moderated by Greg Miller

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tools for Writers

– How to write a book
– How to rewrite a script
– Overcome writer’s block
– Creative writing prompts & writing exercises

January 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

“D” is for Defense Mechanism

These categories can help you develop and dimensionalize characters – and to help shape storylines – in any kind of fiction. Of course, it made me proud that my favorite personal defense mechanism is Humor, which is considered a ‘Mature’ defense.

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just in the (Saint) Nick of Time for Xmas, “Miller’s Compendium” is here!

“Miller’s Compendium” is an encyclopedic catalog of writing resources. GET IT NOW – 100s of lists & articles – 1000s of links – 500 ‘pages’ Timeless wisdom – Vintage graphics … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Character, Action and Theme – from Jennine Ianouette

A great way to think about what kind of story you’re telling – or different dimensions in your story – from Jennine Ianouette: https://www.screentakes.com/finding-new-screenplay-structures/

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment