Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Character Creation Workshop at Second City!

January 22, 2015

Join Steven Fischer at Second City on Saturday, February 28, 2015, for a cartoon character creation workshop!

Create original characters and personal stories for theater, radio, TV, or literature in this unique storytelling workshop. Participants exercise the creative process to develop original characters and stories through the art of cartooning. Cartoonist and two-time Emmy Award nominated writer/producer Steven Fischer leads participants through writing and drawing exercises that help develop well-rounded characters, locations, stories, and themes. Along the way, explore the philosophy and psychology of inspiration, creativity and storytelling. No drawing experience is necessary.

For details and registration click here!

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Creativity and Old School New School at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago

February 3, 2012

Join TheatrePros and Steven Fischer as they present a stimulating discussion on the nature of creativity with top artists working in the Chicago theater scene. The panel continues the discussion begun in Old School New School about how a person can tap into his or her full creative potential.

Join Tony Award winning set designer Todd Rosenthal, Hollywood TV sitcom writer Carla Waddles, and Second City Writing Program director Andy Eninger.

Click here for details!

Hans Fallada

January 4, 2012

A fascinating 30-minute look at the life of troubled writer Hans Fallada. Fallada was an alcoholic, morphine addict, prone to depression, was in and out of sanitariums and relationships, and attempted suicide twice. He was declared an “undesirable author,” yet pursued his craft despite the rejection.

He was the quintessential suffering artist whose creativity was informed by his volatile life.

Listen here.

10 Great Mistakes Writers Make

August 1, 2009

“A writer writes, always.” A memorable line from Throw Momma from the Train.

Indeed, a writer is always writing, but what and how are they writing? John Truby, author of The Anatomy of Story, has a list of the 10 biggest mistakes that separate the amateur from the professional.

Check it out here! And when you do, watch the accompanying short, Omar, The Short … it’s great!