BE THE SCREEN WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT
Your writing needs to be vivid, sly, deep, startling and revealing. Like I like my coffee. But talent alone won’t get you where you want to be.
You need a system. One that motivates you, keeps you focused and pushes your writing to the next level.
THE WRITERS' ROOM
BE THE WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT // BE THE WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT // BE THE WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT // BE THE WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT // BE THE WRITER WRITERS WRITE ABOUT //
WHY AREN'T YOU WRITING?
YOUR HABITS AND RITUALS SUCK
YOUR GORGEOUS BRAIN WANDERS
ALL THE TIME
YOU ALWAYS FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD BEDOING MORE
YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY WITH YOUR GOD-GIVEN TALENT
YOU'VE TAKEN ENDLESS COURSES AND MASTERCLASSES BUT AREN’T LEAPING FORWARD
YOU WANT TO FINISH THE SCRIPT, LAND THE JOB OR WIN OVER THE CLIENT
In my 30 years of experience, I've learned to not go it alone. Stop lone-wolfing it. You’re not a wolf. Unless you are and then this isn’t for you, but bravo on your tech skills.
Dawn DeKeyser is a TV Writer & Producer whose credits include Ugly Betty, Samantha Who?, NewsRadio, The Client List, Good Witch, Becker, and many more. She's worked with Emmy and Oscar-winning writers, producers, directors, and actors.
She has been a guest lecturer at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UTLA Center for Entertainment and Media Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and at film festivals around the country. She’s a recipient of the ABC/Disney Writers Fellowship and numerous scriptwriting awards.
She currently works with screenwriters, authors, and multi-passionate creators to become the entrepreneurs of their own careers.
THE WRITERS' ROOM
Your 90-Day Writing Plan
Quarterly Goal Setting + Weekly Planning + Writing Sprints
LIVE sessions each week. Develop a schedule that prioritizes your passion.
Timed writing sprints will close the gap from where you are now to where you want to be.
Develop "completion energy" instead of moving your deadline. Again.
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TV Writer, Co-Executive Producer
The Flight Attendant, Sons of Anarchy, Cowboy Bepop, Lost in Space, Monk, Charmed
"Dawn is the reason I became a television writer. She’s a fantastic mentor, collaborator, and peer. Her wicked humor and fearless approach to storytelling is inspiring. She makes any writer’s room a thousand times better!"
Emmy Award-winning Writer, Director
Somebody Somewhere, The Simpsons, Lady Dynamite, The Big Bang Theory
“I've worked with Dawn in the comedy trenches. She'd share her last chocolate bar while giving excellent notes on letters to your sweetheart back home. She's seen it all and done it all. Listen to her!"
TV Writer, Showrunner, Podcaster
King of the Hill, Maron, Tacoma FD, Just Shoot Me
"Dawn is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after television writers. Her knowledge and experience make her an invaluable addition to any writers' room. And all of us are fortunate to work with her."
Screenwriter, Exec. Creative Director
The One Club, The Belding Awards, Communication Arts, NY Festival Advertising Awards
“Dawn is not only creative, she’s also strategic and collaborative. Her leadership has led to breakthrough, award-winning work that substantially increased sales and built brands. She’s a natural mentor to creatives. Plus, she’s really fun to work with.”
Novelist, Exec. Creative Director
The Book of Polly, Blue Asylum, The House of Gentle Men, The Absence of Nectar
“Dawn is the white smoke that escapes a chimney when a great new idea is elected at an agency or corporation. She can write like a Tasmanian Devil, and yet she has the piercing strategic mind of a falcon and the sense of fairness of a…fair animal."
"When you work with Dawn on a script, you instantly know why she's a professional. Her insightful notes are robust and deep, helping you to add layers to your writing while preserving your voice. In a world of mediocre script services, going to a pro who has been there and mastered that is well worth your time and money."
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