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Helping writers connect emotionally with their scripts, find their ‘voice’ and move toward a professional writing career.

What we offer

The Competition

Our Annual Screenwriting Competition – The winner gets a LiveRead with amazing, working LA Actors. Finalists get read by Management Companies, and there are many more prizes designed to give you access, and strengthen your skills.

Coaching, Workshops & Live Events

Tim offers personal coaching and small workshops year-round.  Anyone from first timers to professionals benefit from his insights and expertise.

 

 We hold live events (live reads, panel discussions, mixers) regularly.  We’re a supportive, welcoming community for all writers, wherever you are in the world.

Tips & Advice

We offer a variety of helpful videos and articles (all free), to help build your command of craft, and navigate your writing career.

Who is Tim?

I’m the founder, writing coach, and person behind it all. Born and raised in Australia. A TV News Producer/Journalist and the youngest writer ever on the globally popular soap opera ‘Neighbours’ (Guy Pearce spoke my words), I moved to LA as a naïve 30 year old in 1997 determined to be a ‘hollywood’ screenwriter.  

I’ve worked hard on my craft. I ran the field team for the original ‘Borat’ (I have stories about that), and created, wrote and directed the 13 episode ‘Lawrence of America’ comedy series for the Travel Channel. I’ve had scripts optioned, featured at the pointy end of all the major competitions, wrote jokes for a clip show, was a columnist for Aussie papers, and even wrote and directed TV commercials for Jenny Craig.

 

I’m still writing, and for the last six years I’ve spent the rest of my time sharing my knowledge to help other writers improve their skills and even helped launch some careers. I’ve also been raising my children, fostering kittens, and occasionally exercising. But mostly the helping writers thing. 

"Tim genuinely wants you to be a better writer."

- Nick Alverson - 2019 Write LA Winner