Guest Instructor - Fall 2017
Lisa Cron is a story coach and the author of Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence and Story Genius: How To Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages that Go Nowhere) both published by Ten Speed Press.
Her video tutorial Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story can be found at Lynda.com.
Lisa has worked in publishing at W.W. Norton, as an agent at the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency, as a producer on shows for Showtime and CourtTV, and as a story consultant for Warner Brothers and the William Morris Agency.
Since 2006, she's been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts MFA program in visual narrative in New York City. Together with author, book coach and Author Accelerator CEO Jennie Nash she runs the online Story Genius Workshop.
Lisa works with writers, nonprofits, educators and organizations, helping them master the unparalleled power of story, so they can move people to action – whether that action is turning the pages of a compelling novel, or taking to the streets to change the world for the better. Or both!
Her literary agent is Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.
Arianne "Tex" Thompson
To be a writer--
A REAL writer.
You've been writing,
Again and again
And on and on.
Now comes the teacher
And a heart-centered invitation
To "empty your cup"
Of what you "know"
(Or think you know);
Here you are.
So enter this classroom
But with an opened mind--
Hubris, insecurities left behind,
With kindred spirits.
And as we go and as we grow
So too will blossom the work.
Poem by Gail Provost Stockwell, Author, Co-Founder Writers Retreat Workshop