Proven approaches for conquering self-doubt, procrastination, fear, anxiety, self-sabotage and perfectionism
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open to Members & Non-Members
1001 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90401
Almost all writers fight a battle against the blank page. One of the main differences that separates successful writers from amateurs is knowing how to win this fight.
It’s not just about forcing yourself to write, but knowing how to write to the best of your abilities, free of the internal censor and other creative blocks.
Over the past ten years I’ve had the honor of working closely with many successful writers and seen the specific tools and strategies they use to overcome resistance and sit down every day to produce professional-level work. While some of these techniques are found in books and seminars, many are not.
In this 3-hour Master Class I will share proven approaches for conquering self-doubt, procrastination, fear, anxiety, self-sabotage and perfectionism. It is designed for writers who don’t want yet another pep talk, but actual tools and techniques to make writing easier, more productive and impactful to the reader.
The Five Stages of Writer Motivation
The Fire Truck Strategy
The Kurosawa Approach
The Flashlight Draft
Break the Damn Glass
The Tomato Draft
Who Should Attend:
Writers of all stripes--screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, playwrights, poets, journalists, bloggers, essayists--who want practical help in conquering blocks and self-destructive tendencies. Because writing doesn’t have to be such a struggle. You are actually allowed to enjoy it.
About the Instructor:
Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey is a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. He is also a mentor for Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab.
His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, USA Network and Lifetime. Others have gained admission to the USC and UCLA MFA Screenwriting Programs, the AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Program and Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.
When & Where
The Writers Junction
The Writers Junction is an affordable shared workspace for writers. It’s where writers write. It’s where you’ll find the quiet of a library, the society of a coffee shop, the focus of a daily office, and the camaraderie of a private club. It’s where you can work in splendid isolation, within a supportive community.