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…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

Our Teacher Writing Collaborative gives teachers a safe space to talk about their experiences and seek advice, feedback, and support. We also exchange lesson plans and share what is inspiring us as writers and educators. Here’s what we are reading, watching, listening to, and eating … February 2021: What we’re reading … Mona Soliman is …

Q&A with Screenwriter Michael Etra

Project Write Now’s Screenwriting Academy is excited to present a virtual table read of Stand Up and Die, an original comedy by Michael Etra. Etra is a graduate of PWN’s inaugural yearlong screenwriting incubator. We “sat down” virtually with Etra to find out what inspired his screenplay and what his writing process has been like.…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

Last year, we launched a yearlong Screenwriting Incubator designed to guide writers from conception to completion of a first draft of a full-length screenplay. Screenwriting invites a different approach to storytelling, so we were curious where these writers are finding inspiration to bring their characters and stories to life on the screen? What are they…

Why Write Memoir?

by Jennifer Gaites I lost both my grandmothers this year—at the ages of 95 and 99, respectively. As my family reflected on lives well lived, we talked about their hobbies, their fashion senses, their cooking, baking, and sewing skills. But what we kept coming back were their stories.  They had stories that made us laugh,…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

We have a devoted group of memoir writers at PWN and their interests are as varied as their narratives. This month, we asked our memoir students what they are obsessing over and their answers did not disappoint. What are they using to inspire them, broaden their perspectives, escape from the world or inform their work?…