Saturday - January 7, 2017
Getting your book published takes more than a story analyst or publisher's belief in your work--it takes your own belief in your work, as well as belief that you deserve to be published.
There are many steps to this process, but the good news is: It can be done! And you live in L.A., where there are some of the best writing instructors in the world! So what are you waiting for?
Let's get started!
D enise Wallace is an American author and screenwriter. Her debut true crime book, Daddy's Little Secret, is about the murder of her father, Wesley Wallace in Palm Beach, Florida. In an attempt to understand the tragedy and cope with her feelings of grief, Denise decided to write about it. But first she had to learn how to write. She completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting at the University of Los Angeles. Once there, she also took additional film classes, such as How to Write a Thriller, The Art of Pitching, Television Writing, and The Fundamentals of Comedy. Denise simultaneously attended the ImprovOlympic on Hollywood Boulevard, where she also studied television writing. The IO theater is considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances by talent such as the cast members of Saturday Night Live.
Meanwhile, Denise read a slew of true crime books by legendary authors such as Ann Rule and Aphrodite Jones. Eventually she sat down and wrote Daddy's Little Secret in an advanced novel writing class at UCLA under the tutelage of the esteemed novelist, Dan Fante. Dan sadly passed away later that year. Denise is currently working on a screenplay based on the story of her father's murder, which has garnered interest from television networks.
Denise is an APF 2010 California State Powerlift Champion and an APF 2009 Golden State Powerlift Champion. She grew up in South Florida and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is a story analyst for Atchity Productions. She was previously employed at Studio Picture Vehicles, where she found the picture cars needed for films and television shows. Denise was responsible for obtaining all vehicles associated with a production, including big trucks, trailers for the makeup, hair, lighting, camera, and wardrobe departments, dressing room trailers, honey wagons, personal trailers for the director, stars, picture cars, and all rental cars for cast and crew.
This meeting of the SOUTHWEST MANUSCRIPTERS, a Writers Club, ongoing since 1949, will be open to the public on: Saturday, January 7th, 2-4:00pm, in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates
Contact Carol at: (310) 676-7494 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.