Last week, it started to get pitch black at 5 p.m. every day, and the weather finally cooled off. Although I'm not a fan of the early darkness, I am enjoying the chillier weather and the excuse to light my fireplace and excavate my winter wardrobe! Another thing I love about winter is indulging in a hot bowl of soup or some comfort food before sitting down to write. Here are a few of my favorite places to get comfort food in LA so my muse feels toasty and ready to get to work:
- Fire Roasted Tomato Soup at Bread Lounge in DTLA
- Truffle Mac and Cheese at Blair's in Silverlake
- Clam Chowder at Santa Monica Seafood in Santa Monica
- Mongolian Hot Pot at Hot Pot Hot Pot in Monterey Park
Also, on Wed., Nov. 28 find out how to land that staff TV writing job and keep it with Emmy award winning writer Ed Crasnick ("Hot In Cleveland", "The Sopranos") in From Spec to Staff: A Ticket To The Writer's Room! Ed will show you how to create and market a pilot or spec script to get that writing job that you've always dreamed of and share how to excel in the writer's room. You'll even get feedback on your show idea.
A full list of our classes is below. Click on the links to sign up before they are full, my darlings.
Note: classes with an asterix (*) will be held at our new, posh Westside location in Westwood!
Classes Starting Week of Nov. 26- Dec. 2
•Stand Out Stand-Up: A Comedy Workshop
•From Spec to Staff: A Ticket To The Writer's Room
•True Tales: Crafting Compelling Stories For The Screen
•Memorable Memoir Bootcamp: Getting To Second Base*
Writing for Actors•Do Re Mi, Baby: Songwriting Made EasySay It Isn't So: A Storytelling Class
|Yum! Butternut Squash Soup!|
Writing Prompt: Cold Weather Comfort Food
It's cold outside which means it's time to make baked apples with caramel sauce, Mama's crock pot chili, and of course, roast turkey with wild mushroom stuffing and heaps of piping hot gravy! Start by making a list of your 5 favorite comfort foods (or your fictional character's favorite comfort foods). Pick one. Now add a specific memory that comes to mind when you think of that dish. Last, add a sensory detail to this comfort food (sound, taste, touch or smell) that goes with your comfort food. Now write for 10 minutes about this comfort food, and make sure to include the memory and the sensory detail. Then, post the results in the comments of this blog to be entered into the contest for a free class!
Write about your favorite cold weather comfort food! Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!