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Experts selected for their ability to help you improve, no matter what genre you're working in.

Every month, each member of our Creative Council hosts an members-only Q&A where they'll de-mystify their field and help you better understand how to make your writing soar.

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Meghan Daum - Nonfiction

Meghan is the author of five books, including The Problem With Everything. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Vogue.

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Phil Hay - Film

Along with writing partner Matt Manfredi, Phil has written such movies as Crazy/Beautiful, The Invitation, Ridealong, Clash of the Titans, The Invitation, and Destroyer.

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Sheila Lawrence - Television

Sheila has written on Gilmore Girls, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which she won an Emmy.

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Amy Meyerson - Fiction

Amy is the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects. She teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing.

Laura Moran - Television

Laura has worked her way up from the bottom of the television ladder, starting as a writers' assistant on How to Be a Gentleman. She has since written for Undateable, Ground Floor, and CBS's The Neighborhood.

Matteson Perry - Story Structure

Matteson is a two-time winner of The Moth's Grand Slam--the only person to win in both New York and Los Angeles. He's also the author of a memoir called Available and has sold several screenplays.



Every month, each member of our Creative Council hosts an hourlong Fireside Chat, which takes the form of a chat on our server. They'll pose questions for you and you'll have the opportunity to ask them questions about your writing practice. 

The power of our Fireside Chats lies in their consistency. Members of our Creative Council are signed up to work with us for at least six months, meaning you'll get to build a relationship with an expert in the field you're working in.

Our Fireside Chats are exclusive to Writers Blok Online members.

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