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Let Us Help You Write
Writer's Block - Cured
by Lisa Loop

Writer’s Block.  I’ve struggled with it since grade school, when the first teacher of many looked at my work and told me I had the potential to do better. And I was left wondering what that meant, on my way to get a bowl of ice cream and a good book to read. I knew, of course, that under these comments, which I got throughout my school years, lived some kind of compliment. But how to act on it? All I knew was that I’d screwed up somehow. By the time I finished college, my identity as a failed artist was as solid as cement. My addictions to ice cream and good books, I’d have to deal with later.

If you’re a non-working artist, you either learn how to work or you languish in frustration.There’s no quitting your fate; distractions might help but they won’t make it go away.

I didn’t realize that I had an actual destiny to write until …  Keep Reading.


Go Alumni, Go!

Kelly Young's short script THE SMALL STUFF was shot in October.

Julie Oliver was a finalist in the LA Femme International Film Festival and just placed as a Quarter Finalist in the  Cynosure Screenwriting Competition.

THE RETURN, a short film Heather Hughes and Kate Wharton wrote, played at the Austin Film Festival.

Post magazine profiled "rising production star" Cutler Gray in October.

Lautaro Gabriel Gonda (director) and LaDora Sella (writer) won Best Regional Film at the 2012 Tacoma Film Festival for BRIGHTWOOD (pictured).

Jenni Prange Boran won Best Screenplay - Drama in the 2012 Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition for her feature script THE FALLS.

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P.S. We've been working really hard this past year to find better ways to help our alumni that aren't in Seattle (webcasts, podcasts, etc...) Please let us know what else we can do to help.  Maybe a Google+ Hangout panel?  Live webinar?  Private alumni writers group forum on the website? Just hit reply to this email with your suggestions, and I'll do what I can to make it happen.  Thanks!

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