Laurie Lamson

Laurie Lamson - Editor

Oceanside, CA, USA

Editor of three of the Now Write! writing exercise books. Professional screenplay consulting, book editing and empowering writing workshops.

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Overview

I don't believe writing is a rarified skill. If you can think and talk, you can write.

Sometimes the most compelling material comes from "untrained" writers. And professional writers struggle with the same things novices do:

- finding clarity about your story and what you're trying to say trusting your own voice
- allowing yourself to write about uncomfortable subjects
- connecting with emotions and telling emotional truth
- fear of criticism and taking it personally
- keeping momentum going when your inspiration lags
- knowing or finding out the necessary elements of a great story
- learning the conventions of your writing area/genre

Take your writing to the next level
What sets professional writers apart is that they courageously grapple with all the above - without giving up. They learn to engage their passion and get out of their own way to share their unique gifts through writing.

Working with me, my fellow writers learn to be less critical of their work and open up realms of possibility, develop their voices and become more productive in their writing.

I've been honored by how much screenwriters and authors have valued my input, which helped them take their projects to the next level - and to completion.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Fantasy
Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sex & Relationships
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • BFA Film Production at NYU Tisch

Awards

  • European Independent Film Award 2017 - Best Drama Diamond Award for short film Eternal Waltz (director/editor/co-writer)
  • Cinema at the Edge 2018 - Best Writer for feature film GUITAR MAN
  • Golden State Film Festival 2019 - Best Original Screenplay for feature film GUITAR MAN
  • many of the videos from my promo and educational scripts won multiple awards
  • Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival 2021 - Best Drama Screenplay for ABCD

Work experience

Book Author/Editor, Consultant

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (over 13 years)

Published book editor, produced multi-award-winning screenwriter, script/story consultant offers compassionate and empowering consultation, coaching and copy editing to fellow and sister writers.

Editor of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Mysteries. I also design and teach creative writing and screenwriting workshops.

Professional Writer, Content Producer, Creative Consultant/Strategist

Self-employed
January, 1999 – Present (over 23 years)

JaZzyMaE Media jazzes up communications with art, heart and soul - helping you tell your story clearly, concisely, creatively.

• Writing Services
• Brand Strategy
• Creative Consultation
• Education
• Entertainment
• Marketing/Promo

Laurie is a multi-award-winning writer and content producer who collaborates with clientele ranging from production companies to ad agencies, government organizations, and entrepreneurs.

In addition to achieving or exceeding communication goals, client videos have received multiple honors, such as an Emmy nomination, Aegis, Telly, and CINE Golden Eagle awards.

Laurie is especially adept at translating complex material into clear, crisp, compelling content, polishing text, and jazzing up creative projects.

She puts her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts to good use, bringing to the table a background in production and project management.

With the enthusiasm of a recent film school grad, combined with the experience of a seasoned pro, Laurie is known for her self-motivated, can-do work ethic.

“It’s not about the problems, it’s all about the solutions.”

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Now Write! Screenwriting: Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers (Now Write! Writing Guide Series)

Sherry Ellis, Laurie Lamson

An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films lik... read more

An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films lik... read more

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers (Now Write! Series)

Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, ... read more

Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, ... read more

Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers (Now Write! Series)

Sherry Ellis, Laurie Lamson

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nomin... read more

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nomin... read more

Witch Littles: Magic In The Garden

Laurie Lamson

To help their grumpy mother, two determined sisters invent their own brand of witchcraft and discover we could all use a little encouragement, just like the plants in their mothers garden. intention + belief + love = magical results

To help their grumpy mother, two determined sisters invent their own brand of witchcraft and discover we could all use a little encouragement, just like the plants in their mothers garden. intention + belief + love = magical results

The Quest for Peace

Laurie Lamson

A short story about a young man’s quest for peace in the Middle East."More than anything else, Mikha'iil longed for peace. Peace on the planet. Peace in his community, among his neighbors. Peace between his mother and father. Peace between his younger brother, his older sister and himself. Peace in his growling-with-hunger stomach. Peace in his perpetually agitated loins. More than anything, h... read more

A short story about a young man’s quest for peace in the Middle East."More than anything else, Mikha'iil longed for peace. Peace on the planet. Peace in his community, among his neighbors. Peace between his mother and father. Peace between his younger brother, his older sister and himself. Peace in his growling-with-hunger stomach. Peace in his perpetually agitated loins. More than anything, h... read more

DolphinOlogy: The 3 Yogas Of This Dream We Call Life

Wake Breathe Love

Learn how to use inner sonar to see-feel others' hearts and wake while dreaming. Lucid dreaming is a core teaching of DolphinOlogy. When one is lucid in life, one becomes more apt to be lucid in dream, which is far more difficult, because a dream is a constant stream of karmic seeds coming at the witness of the dream. And when two dream lucidly together, creation becomes exponential. This woul... read more

Learn how to use inner sonar to see-feel others' hearts and wake while dreaming. Lucid dreaming is a core teaching of DolphinOlogy. When one is lucid in life, one becomes more apt to be lucid in dream, which is far more difficult, because a dream is a constant stream of karmic seeds coming at the witness of the dream. And when two dream lucidly together, creation becomes exponential. This woul... read more

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