Lauren Sapala

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Lauren Sapala is a writer, writing coach, and blogger. She founded the WriteCity writing groups in San Francisco and Seattle and coaches all levels of intuitive writers.  She is also the author of The INFJ Writer and blogs regularly at www.laurensapala.com.

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3 Secrets of Successful People that Work for Writers Too

Why do some writers produce so much and others flounder and flail time after time? Is there a secret ingredient that makes all the difference between someone with the success of Steve Jobs and the rest of us mere mortals?

5 Best Ways to Network for Introvert Writers

When you say the word “networking” to introverts the first thing they tend to do is cringe. Networking brings to mind impersonal business events where salesman-type guys in anonymous suits aggressively pass out their cards and collect as many phone numbers as possible. This couldn’t clash more with the inborn preference of introverts to ...

Taking Wisdom from One of Kevin Smith’s Very First Haters

All the writers I know have at least one person in their past who told them they would never make it. In my case, it was a creative writing professor in college. Too often it’s a critical parent who thinks writing isn’t really a career or a disgruntled spouse waiting for the income to start rolling in to relieve financial woes.

The 3 Major Ways Screenwriters Self-Sabotage before They Even Sell the Script

Are you self sabotaging your own success as a screenwriter? Here's how to stop doing it and forge a path to that first sale.

5 Ways to Fight Overthinking and Submit that Script!

Have you ever hit a wall exactly at the moment when you should be feeling the most accomplished? Welcome to analysis paralysis, otherwise known as overthinking.

5 Reasons It’s Time to Stop Hiding and Show Your Writing to the World

The only true way to know if you’ve earned the right to call yourself a “writer” is by doing something that almost every writer overlooks. Owning up to it. And to own your identity as a writer—a real writer—you’ve got to show someone your writing. Here are 5 reasons to start showing your work... now!

Who Decides How Old Is “Too Old” for a Screenwriter?

“My biggest fear is that I’m too old, if you want to know the truth,” she said. I was on the phone with a new client, it was our second session together, and we had begun digging into the deep ugly roots of her crippling self doubt and writer’s block. I wasn’t surprised that one of the first monsters to jump out of her closet was the fear of being too old.

Want to Be the Next Big Screenwriter? Why You’ve Got to Learn How to Take Creative Risk

One brilliant idea can make or break a screenwriter’s career. But how do you allow yourself to shed the judgement you have in your head and take risks to create something unique and inspiring?
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