GLENN SCHIFFMAN has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MSC in Counseling from the University of Santa Monica.
A published author with screenwriting credits, he teaches FVCC Continuing Education classes about writing autobiographical fiction, crafting personal essays for publication, and creating short true life stories for spoken word presentation.
Glenn's autobiographical novel The Way I Was Taught was an Eric Hoffer Award finalist in 2015. His essays and stories have also been published in The Write Launch and other online literary journals.
His short story anthology Vanishing Points, his true spiritual essay collection Relationship With Fire and his autobiographical novel about trucking' on the 1970's Rock'n'Roll Road Life in the Fast Lane can be read as Kinda Vella serialized e-books at:
Also check ou Glenn's Roots & Wings Blog at:
BARBARA SCHIFFMAN was a Hollywood script consultant and career coach for entertainment industry pros for 35+ years before "retiring" to Montana to live near her grandkids. She created and coordinated the MT Screenwriting Competition in 2020, sponsored by the Bigfork Independent Film Festival, to find and honor Montana screenwriters.
She's published numerous personal development books, anthology chapters and articles about “living, loving and expressing your life story.” Her books The Akashic Muse, Your Akashic Record Coloring Journal and Living in Balance for Boomers can be found on Amazon in print or ebook versions.
Her serialized self-discovery Kindle Vella ebook Ready Set Next (about moving forward by embracing your past and empowering your future using NLP meditation tools and journaling processes) can be read at:
Barbara has also guided writers and others to overcome their fears about public speaking as a clinical hypnotherapist and guided imagery master facilitator. She also co-founded two Toastmasters specialty clubs (one based live in Los Angeles and one that meets online-only) designs to help all types of writers learn skills for confidently speaking about their work and themselves.
She is co-teaching a new course in spring 2023 with Glenn at Flathead Valley College on crafting and presenting "true flash essays" to live audiences. They are also planning to co-host live quarterly Story Concerts in Flathead Valley MT in 2023.
Contact us to find out more about our books, services and availability to work with you on your book or screenplay projects. Phone us at 747-238-0038 or use Barbara's online scheduler to schedule a free Zoom consult call:
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NOW WRITE! SCREENWRITING: Screenwriting Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers (anthology) Now Write! Writing Guide Series
(Tarcher Books 2011)
“Now Write! Screenwriting is an excellent collection of essays and writing exercises by a wide array of writing professionals compiled by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson. This well-structured book offers very practical solutions to almost any writing crisis that could arise. All of the contributors are working writers who have been in the trenches themselves and therefore, understand the many challenges of writing and the creative process… What I most enjoy is that it’s a book that be picked up and randomly opened for pearls of wisdom and encouragement without having to be committed to a long read or one point of view…" ~~ Divariffic
"A Must for the Writer’s Library: If you’re a screenwriter, this book is one that should be in your library. It’s an amazing compilation of advice from working and successful writers as well as respected instructors… It’s a breeze read and if you take the advice to heart and mind, you will definitely improve as a writer." ~~ JK
"A great mix of practical and creative…The chapters are highly focused, and bite-sized for easy consumption, and the talent behind them is quite staggering – as well as their willingness to part with great techniques…" ~~ Matthew Nagle
THE AKASHIC MUSE: Collaborating With Your Soul & The Akashic Records for Writing & Other Creative Endeavors by Barbara Schiffman (2012)
<< Barbara reads the opening of THE AKASHIC MUSE at the 11/1/14 Writer Festival (Irvine CA)