What is writing coaching: An interview with Lisa Jones

Below, Caroline Allen, Founder of Art of Storytelling, interviews former writing client Lisa Jones (pictured above) about her book, The Art of Living Happy. Lisa has received fantastic recognition for her self-published book, including a recent interview by Fox News! Here we explore what it was like for Lisa to work with Art of Storytelling […]

So you think YOU have writer’s block?

Two months ago, I started putting together a 5-week Creative Writing 101 E-Course for Art of Storytelling. I boiled down all that I’d learned over 18 years of teaching and coaching fiction and memoir into five video lessons. I also wrote a story following each video exercise and I am posting successive versions of the […]

Losing Your Mind; Finding Your Voice

Self portrait, oil bar on paper, http://www.carolineallen.com As a coach, novelist and visual artist, I’m passionate about exploring, excavating, and empowering VOICE. I realized recently that a lot of people are confused by what it means to find your voice as an artist. No, it does not mean that you speak loudly and everyone listens. […]

Everyone Knows The Alphabet: Thoughts on Screenwriting

Former NYC agent and current AofS coach Jon Sternfeld discusses screenwriting in Art of Storytelling‚Äôs ongoing series of guest blogs on the writing process. Jon has worked under the VP of Development at a major independent production company, Good Machine Inc. (The Ice Storm, In the Bedroom, Happiness) under writer/producer James Schamus. In charge of […]