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Writing is storytelling!

I’m a professional screenwriter and part of the WGAW (Writers Guild of America West). I’ve optioned a number of scripts and have a produced a short, a documentary and a movie on the Hallmark Channel.

I’ve also been teaching screenwriting and freelance writing since 1997, and am currently teaching screenwriting at the University of Washington. In 2014, I received the University of Washington’s Teacher Excellence Award.!


Activities

  • Screenwriting
  • Teaching
  • Coaching

Schools


I just learned my scripts “Tin Soldier,” “Killing Zoe” (aka “Killing Meryl Streep”), and “Mad Meadows” have all been named quarter-finalists in the Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition.

Thanks for teaching me this art form.

—George Cowan

Hey Diane,

Thanks for everything. This has definitely been my favorite class at a university ever.

—Jonanthan Oxorn

 

Thank you for everything this year. Your class has really changed my life and my perspective on screen writing. I just found a spot to live in LA and will be moving there mid June to hopefully work in development as continue to write.

Thanks again,

— Joseph Sacks

I want to thank you so much for your wonderful instruction, encouragement and direction. I couldn’t have done this without you.

Many blessings to you,

—Jeff

 


Di,

A million thanks to you for a terrific class, for sharing your knowledge and experience so generously! I feel that I have learned a whole lot!  Beyond words. Your notes were a tremendous help, and most of my changes are based on them.

See you soon,

— Rina

 

The UW screen writing class has been invaluable to me. Diane brings her experiences in the business,  knowledge, and support to class every week. But its her humor that captures students attention and allows them to learn.

—Kathy Grater

 

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