Hollywood Therapy - Overcoming Writers BlockTeleconference
Class Begins: 06/21/2014 Ends: 06/21/2014
Class Time: 10:30 am - echo date("g:i a", strtotime($class['class_end_time'])); ?> (PDT)
Writers have tried all kinds of interesting rituals to keep writing through blocks. Steven King used cocaine and beer to stay in his “flow.” While this may be tempting, and King wrote four very successful novels this way, it’s any easy way to become addicted. You can also write what you think is the great American screenplay, only to find in the morning, it sucks. We’ll discuss some less dangerous methods writers have used, and some that therapists have developed so you can try them on your next screenplay.
Special guest David Silverman is a Lifetime Member of the Writer's Guild of America, Executive Producer, Showrunner, Co-Creator of TV shows, and feature films. He understands from experience what the writer’s life is like day-to-day, and the struggles of trying to keep a career lasting twenty years. David is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with an entertainment industry centered counseling practice based in Los Angeles, CA.
About Host Laurie Lamson
ISA Teleconferences Host Laurie Lamson is the editor of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Mysteries – writing exercise anthologies published by Tarcher/Penguin. Laurie wrote screenplays on assignment for Greenstem Enterprises, Prodigy Entertainment, and co-wrote a comedy with Gary Shusett.