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MEDITATIVE WRITING LEVEL ONE
The Process of Creativity & Story Mining
4 week workshop
At the intersection of science, art, and meditation we build an approach to writing that draws from the most powerful part of your mind.
Perfect for writers of all formats and genres. Perfect for professional writers as well as emerging and complete beginners.
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MEDITATIVE WRITING LEVEL 2
A variety of workshops to advance your artistry and writing.
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ONE ON ONE MENTORSHIP
Professional athletes, actors, and musicians have coaches - so should you. Get more done in less time.
Develop a process perfect for you and get your projects completed.
Forget one size fits all programs. Uniquely crafted for each writer.
We recommend you start with a group class before submitting for Mentorship. Mentorship programs have a minimum commitment of 6 + months.
SCRIPT ANALYSIS: TV
4 Week Workshop
One of the best ways to become a better script writer is to read a lot of scripts! But how you read those scripts and what you do with that experience will determine if you walk away intimidated or inspired. Likewise, how you process and archive your analyses is the key to building a more robust craft; the conscious understanding and ability to create structure, engine, plot, and character.
In this four-week workshop, you will learn how to read scripts and how to watch TV in a way that helps you to write your scripts more effectively and efficiently.
4 Week workshop for Screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights & Web series
Learn how to turn any pages - into great ones. Cliché transforms into one of a kind, expository morphs into hypnotic, confusing into profound, and average into extraordinary.
HOW TO WRITE GREAT SCRIPTS NOT JUST AVERAGE SCRIPTS
In this workshop, we focus on you. Your mind, your story, your goals. We approach the art and craft of screenwriting utilizing research in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
By focusing on the way you approach the page, you will build a set of tools that will apply to every script you ever write.
Each writer workshops up to 30 pages of their script and gets a clear plan of how to move forward in the most effective way possible! At the end of your workshop you will have a very clear plan of what to do next.
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CREATIVE HEALTH WORKSHOP
You know you are meant to create but you haven't been creating. Or perhaps you sit down but the process feels empty.
Perhaps you haven't picked up your pen, paintbrush, guitar, or ballet slippers in months, days, years. You are suffering but don't know what to do or where to start.
If you would like a deep understanding and practice of artistic health you have come to the right place.
You are not broken. You are not lazy. You are not doomed.
You just don't understand what is happening neurologically. When we break down what is actually happening in your mind when you begin to even think about creating, it becomes much clearer what we need to do to develop a healthy process.
NETWORKING TECHNIQUES FOR INTROVERTS
One day Class
Is networking and pitching your least favorite part of being a writer?
Do you wish you had an actionable approach to make networking work more for you?
If so, please join us for our Networking Workshop!
“Meditative Writing truly is “assisted self-discovery.” For the same reason writers should take acting classes, Meditative Writing helps you get down into your body, to work a scene or character from the inside out. The practice has applications even beyond writing, into directing, pitching, and just being in the world. This class and subsequent practice has been extremely helpful to me in my work.”
– Christine Boylan, Writer/Producer at MARVEL/NETFLIX
"Do this, it will make you feel less afraid and like you can work again. Jess has gotten me through some very severe, severe blocks. So these tools are valuable throughout your entire career. they are professional tools. "
- Carly Wray, MADMEN, MINDHUNTER, WESTWORLD
"I learned more in one session with Jess than I did in four years of NYU film school."
- Jenna, NYU FILM GRADUATE 2020