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Promenade Playhouse

1403 3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Do you feel like you have a story inside of you but don’t know how to bring it to life?

Join us for an adventure:

Learn the Nine Indispensible Ingredients to all Great Stories & How to Weave them into Your Stories

Understand How to Write a Story People Will Love!

Whether it’s a novel, screenplay, TV series or memoir…
Or simply wanting to write for your own pleasure and personal development…there are 9 writing secrets that are ALWAYS in every great story every writer needs to know and learn how to apply.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their writing potential by applying powerful principles from psychology, how to evoke emotion. You will learn the the key writing secrets found in every great story and always missing from those that do not succeed. This is based on proven research and the insights developed by Tom Laughlin, a reknowed filmaker skilled in Jungian psychology and Robin Hutton, his co-writer and the co-presenter of the workshop.

Writing and the creative process can be viewed as a hero’s journey. You as the writer are on a parallel journey with your protagonist. We will explore how to help writers navigate the journey and align your story with how the 'emotional' psyche is wired to respond to story.

If want to take your writing to the next level, you need to understand how to appy principles from psychology can help you to navigate the creative process while learning how to weave these essential ingredients into your stories.

People say you should write what you know, but we should also write in a way that will engage what we care about and what you want to know more about. Many writers use personal material for creative fodder, but it is also important to write in a way that stirs up powerful emotions in order to create a powerful and rewarding experience.

In this two-hour adventure you will find:

A safe, supportive creative community where you’ll be surrounded by others who also want to show up, write consistently and take their writing to the next level ...

You will learn:

How to understand the creative process better and develop your unique story idea(s).

The “rules” of the craft that inspire your creative process and stimulate your imagination to help build your story.

How to get in touch with yours and the audience's emotional psyche and write from a deeper more engaged place.

A process to increase your inspiration and exercises based on C. G. Jung's 'dangerous method,' active imagination to call on your imagination, creativity and intuitive impulses for inspiration.

How to improve your writing confidence and productivity.

Develop new tools for releasing excessive self-criticism, jealousy and fears that cause anxiety and stop you from writing.

As a writer, you also need support. Writing can be isolating. That is why it is also helpful to become part of a writing community. Join us for this two-hour workshop.

Meet Your Guides

Robin Hutton: Robin has spent her adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business. She was the writing and producing partner of independent filmmaker Tom Laughlin (the legend of Billy Jack fame) for over thirty years until his death in 2013. She was the co-author along with Laughlin of 9 Indispensable Ingredients – writing ingredients that are always present in every hit film, TV show, play and novel, and what is always absent in failures. Her book Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse, was a New York Times bestseller, as well as the 2015 Equine Book of the Year, and the 2016 Gold Medal winner from Military Writers Society of America. Her new book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II, that promises to be equally as successful as Sgt. Reckless.

Skyler Madison Fontana, PhD: Since 2000 Skyler Madison has been coaching thousands of people break unwanted habits. Skyler is a certified hypnotherapist, meditation teacher, life and creativity coach. Skyler facilitates workshops and writes on how to dial up the muse, write from your personal psychology, helps people to express their uniqueness and find their creative side by writing their stories. Skyler has a PhD in Jungian & Archetypal Psychology and did her dissertation on how to use Jung’s method, active imagination to unblock your creativity. She has written the book The Creative Writer’s Way based on her dissertation that is the foundation for this workshop. Skyler also assists Joe Fontana, her husband to find and develop stories for film and TV.



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