CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

Last month, we asked our PWN Teen summer instructors what they’re obsessing over. This month, we turned to our adult instructors to find out what they’ve been indulging in this summer. What have they been reading, watching, listening to, eating, and more? July 2021: What we’re reading … Allison Tevald: “I’ve been enjoying Transcendent Kingdom,…

Want to Write a Picture Book? Read One First

by Michele Prestininzi I adore picture books. Everything about them—from their sparse words and laser focus to their beautiful artwork and snappy language like glug-glug and splash, or ka-pow and thwack. They introduce new concepts, expand my heart, and make me laugh––and they entertain kids, too! They deserve all the hoopla surrounding them, plus they’re…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

We are gearing up for our summer programs, including our awesome summer workshops for teens. This month, we asked our PWN Teen summer instructors to share with us what they’re obsessing over.  Here’s what they are reading, watching, listening to, eating, and more! June 2021: What we’re reading … Jim McConville: “Derek Walcott poetry. A…

Answering the Call

by Mimi Cross Do you ever have the feeling that there’s something you’re supposed to be doing, but you’re not doing it? I’m not talking about that did-I-leave-the-stove-on feeling. I mean something bigger. And you may even know what the thing you feel like you should be doing is. And yet… You are not doing…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

Did you know that the Writers Institute has a private group on Facebook? It’s a place where you can share your writing experiences, seek recommendations, and find support and community to help you with your personal writing goals. (Want to join the group? Request to join via the link or email us at wi@projectwritenow.org!) This…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

Even the most prolific writers get stuck sometimes. What do you do when you’re in a rut? What routines, exercises, or meditations help you move through writer’s block? This month, our instructor Gay Edelman is running Get Unstuck, a workshop that will help you move forward and get inspired, no matter where you are in…

Q&A with Stephanie Birkitt

Project Write Now’s Screenwriting Academy is excited to announce that TV writer and producer Stephanie Birkitt will be leading two three-week classes during which she will share her expertise on all things TV writing. We recently asked Birkitt to give us a sneak peek into her world. Here’s what she had to say. PWN: When…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

This month, we turned to our PWN Teen team of college interns who’ve been busy helping us design and create our new PWN Teen website and programming (coming soon). They also are the masterminds behind our PWN Teen Instagram. Each week, they inspire us with their innovative ideas, their enthusiasm, and their creative vision, so…

Learn to Write: Read

by Jennifer Gaites I once wrote an essay for a college creative writing class titled “Learn to Cook: Eat Out.” At the time, I was not a good cook nor could I afford to eat out, but I come from a long line of skilled home cooks and my premise was simple: in order to…