Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorised | 76 comments

  CREATIVE WRITING TO HEAL POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), DEPRESSION & ADDICTION A hands-on experiential course designed for teachers of creative writing, special education teachers, and psychologists Wednesday, Thursday & Friday January 20, 21 & 22, 7:00 — 10:00PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, January 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 7:00 — 10:00PM $700 for the 8 sessions At the Writing Studio, near the intersection of La Brea and Beverly Blvd., in Hollywood, CA Trauma of war and violence is...

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Screenwriting Retreat

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Saturday Creative Writing, Screenwriting Retreats, Uncategorised | 11 comments

FROM IDEA TO SCRIPT ~~ A HANDS-ON INTIMATE WEEKEND RETREAT with Elana Golden Limited to 5 participants WEEKEND WORKSHOP in Hollywood near the intersection of La Brea and Beverly Blvd July 8 – 10, 2016 Friday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bring a script that needs work, or just an idea, to this safe, nurturing workshop — you will leave with a clear vision of your screenplay, well-developed characters, a few key scenes written, and the inspiration and guidance to...

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Saturday Creative Writing Workshops

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Workshops | 6 comments

 Offered on the 4th Saturday of every month 9:30AM – 6:30PM (in November and December they are on the 3d Saturday).     Limited to 5 writers per workshop Location: Hollywood, near the intersection of La Brea and Beverly Blvd. Fee: $150 for one workshop; $275 for two workshops and $400 for three if paid in advance. Vegetarian/vegan lunch included, and teas and snacks. In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic,...

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My Philosophy

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Philosophy | 40 comments

Everyone is unique and has stories to tell; everyone “has it.” I never heard a story in which there was not, at least, the treasure of one gem. But we need a little support, a little loving, someone to see that we are better than what we think we are, and tell us so. For many writers The Writing Studio, is where such support is given for the first time. I’ve seen writers, who, before reading their stories are nervous and apologetic. When they read, their faces soften, and afterwards they say, “Yes, this is quite good, much better than...

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