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"Story Line - Finding Your Voice By Drawing From Your Life "

Jen Grisanti will discuss how to fictionalize your truth in your writing to help you find your voice as an author, and improve your novel or screenplay. She will also reveal some of the best story tools every writer needs to know, including how to Defining Strong Dilemmas & Clear Goals, the Emotional Stakes, Log Lines For Your Life, Internal and External Log Lines, How to Create Empathy from the start, and much more. Story Line is a writing book for television and feature writers, and also a business, life and spiritual book for everyone with a desire to learn how to add fiction to their truth and bring it to the page.

Using these techniques will separate you from the masses. No matter what you are writing, we encourage you to join us for this very special event and learn how to be fearless in your exploration.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2:30 pm
Palms-Rancho Park Library
Ray Bradbury Room, Second Floor. 
FREE. Come early for best seating.

Head ShotJen Grisanti

Jen Grisanti is an Author, Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.

Grisanti started her career as an assistant to Aaron Spelling 15 years ago. Aaron was her mentor for the next 12 years as she climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc., covering all of Spelling’s shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Charmed. In 2004, Jen was promoted to Vice President of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount where she covered shows including Medium, Numbers, NCIS, 4400 and Girlfriends. While at CBS/Paramount, she served as a mentor in the CBS Diversity Program, which seeks out and nurtures young writers and directors.

In January 2008, Jen launched Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to helping talented writers break into the industry. By drawing on her 12-year experience as a studio executive where she gave daily notes to executive producers/showrunners, Jen personally guides writers to shape their material, hone their pitches, and focus their careers. Since launching, Jen has worked with over 250 writers working in television, features and novels. Twelve of her clients have staffed as writers on television shows and two have sold pilots that went to series. In 2008, Jen was hired to be the Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge. Jen is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.

cvrSTORY LINE: FINDING GOLD IN YOUR LIFE STORY is about fictionalizing your truth in your writing. It is for anyone who has a story and wants to learn about the best platform to write their story in. It is a writing book for television and feature writers but also a business, life and spiritual book for anyone who has a desire to learn how to add fiction to their truth and bring it to the page.

Her brand is Developing From Within. Her company hosts Storywise Seminars and Teleseminars as a way to get this message out. She has CDs and workbooks for “How To Write a TV Spec Script” and “How To Write A TV Pilot Script” and a Storywise Workbook: Gearing Up for Staffing and Development Season and "Story Structure For The TV Spec and Pilot Script.  All her products are available on her website and at The Writers Store. Jen also has a Storywise Podcast Series available on iTunes and her website. The podcast digs deep into the story behind some of our top storytellers as a way to inform, motivate and inspire listeners to go after their dreams. Final Draft/Script Magazine are now promoting the podcast series as well.

She is currently writing her third book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life. It is more of a business, life and spiritual book. Michael Wiese Productions is publishing it under their Divine Arts Division.

Jen has taught classes for the Scriptwriters Network, Screenwriting Expo, the Northwestern Screenwriter’s Guild in Seattle and the Alameda’s Writer’s Group. She has served on panels for the WGA and The Writer’s Bootcamp. In 2009, her company hosted a Writing Retreat in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and discuss the craft and the business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique groups, special writer appearances, conferences, and other events conducted for the purpose of educating and mentoring writers of all levels of expertise. GLAWS Special Speaker Events are open to the public, and a great venue to meet other writers and expand your expertise.

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