Wednesday, April 28, 2004


act one inc. and Artists for a Renewed Society present,

Making a GOOD Writer GREAT

A Creativity Workshop

Saturday, May 22, 2004


Linda Seger, PhD (Making a Good Script Great,The Art of Adaptation, Web Thinking, Creating Unforgettable Characters)

Barbara Nicolosi
Tom Provost

Join Hollywood insiders Linda Seger, Tom Provost and Barbara Nicolosi for an intensive, day-long workshop focused on the writer as artist.

What’s holding you back? If you want to be more than just a competent writer, a firm grasp of craft is not enough. A writer needs something extra to take his talent to the next level — to create work that is truly original and meaningful.

Learn to think and work more creatively.

This unique workshop will cover such pivotal creative concepts as nonlinear thinking, visual thinking, metaphorical thinking, oppositional thinking and utilizing one's unconscious mind.

Learn how a mature faith can improve your writing — and how an immature faith can hinder it .

The Christian writer should have a leg up on greatness. So why are non-Christian writers often better than Christian writers? The workshop will examine how Christians tend to let faith play the wrong role in their writing, and we will attempt to define its proper place in the work of the artist. Finally, we'll take a look at the works of Flannery O'Connor, one of the great Christian writers.

The Making a Good Writer Great workshop is for novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights at any level of experience.

Take your writing to the next level.

“Dr. Seger humanizes the writing process by acknowledging the role that psychology, our personal stories, and our personal spirituality play in our work.” — Linda Woolverton (screenwriter, Beauty and the Beast; co-screenwriter, The Lion King)

“Linda’s technique is a light to see by.” — Ray Bradbury

Saturday, May 22, 2004

John Paul II Cultural Center
3900 Harewood Road, NE
Washington DC 20017


8:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer and Greeting - Barbara Nicolosi
9:30 a.m. Making a Good Writer Great - Linda Seger
12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m. Making a Good Christian Writer Great - Barbara Nicolosi
3:30 p.m. Flannery O’Connor: A Great Writer is Hard To Find - Tom Provost
5:00 p.m. Closing Prayer


The cost of admission is $75.00 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a copy of Linda Seger’s Making a Good Writer Great.

The deadline for admission is May 14

To register with a Visa or Mastercard, call (323) 462-1348 or email Anthony Platipodis at
Send a check or money order to:
Great Writer Workshop
Act One Inc.
1763 N. Gower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Linda Seger’s Making a Good Writer Great. Register now to receive your copy early!


Dr. Linda Seger is the author of five popular books on screenwriting and filmmaking, including Making a Good Script Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters, and The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction into Film. She created and defined the job of script consultant in 1981, and since that time has consulted on more than 2,000 film and television scripts and presented seminars for ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Turner Network, the Motion Picture Academy, the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild, the American Film Institute, UCLA, and USC, as well as for companies around the world.

Barbara Nicolosi is Executive Director of Act One Inc. She has been a director of development, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consultant on many film and television projects.

Tom Provost adapted the French Film Garde a Vue into the screenplay Under Suspicion, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. He has worked as an editor for independent films, television shows, and hundreds of promos for the WB and Bravo. He has worked as a television actor and had a recurring role on the first season of Steven Spielberg’s SeaQuest DSV.

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