For Writers

I love Writers Store. You may think to yourself, what do I need a whole store for, don’t I just need a computer and some paper? Maybe a pen or pencil? Technically, yes. But when you need help, when you don’t know what to do with what you have just written, Writers Store is where you turn. This being Los Angeles, screenwriting is the main focus, but there are plenty of other resources for novel writing, memoir and poetry as well as books on how to get your own books published.

The store’s website also has a sign up for their informative newsletter, a Writers University as well as other seminars and workshops and a full list of books and items to purchase online if you don’t live in LA.

The store also presents speakers on a regular basis to discuss their craft. Recently my husband (a screenwriter) and I heard Ted Griffin (Ocean’s 11) and Jim Uhls (Fight Club) talk about what they do and how they do it. The setting was a small room behind the store so the conversation was intimate.

Lastly, there are all kinds of things to buy: 3-hole punch paper, script fasteners, screenwriting software, coffee mugs, horrified B-movie victims play sets and most importantly, script mallets.

What? You don’t have a script mallet?
And you call yourself a writer. [shaking head]

Writers Store
2040 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
Free off-street parking behind the store

4 Replies to “For Writers”

  1. The ‘horrified B-movie victims play sets’ are more than likely physical manifestations of writers’ reactions to inane studio executives input: “It’s great… but what this script really needs is a monkey! From outer space. Who’s also a ghost.”

    Way to go, Jules. You’re my hero.

  2. The ‘horrified B-movie victims play sets’ are actually physical manifestations of writers’ reactions to inane studio executives input: “It’s great… but what this script really needs is a crime-solving monkey! From outer space. Who’s also a ghost.”

    Way to go, Jules. You’re my hero.

  3. I will promise myself a script mallet, when I finish my first script. I need all the incentives I can get – the attractions of procrastination being so powerful. “Mmm – I really want that script mattet – must get my head down and WRITE!”

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