Writing Workshops

Each class begins with a discussion about a specific cognitive writing skill, followed by an in-class writing exercise to activate that concept. 

In the second half of class, each writer will read aloud a short selection of their work.  Patrick will offer every writer advice about specific next steps for improvement. 


male Writers, male issues

Writing workshops aren't like sweatpants, one size won't fit all. Masculine themes in the contemporary marketplace have become a niche genre.  This class is an intensifier of these problems and themes.

Oh, and women writing male POV are invited.

 


Defamation & Image Rights

Maintaining the integrity of your public image is an inseparable part of your business, whether you’re a creative individual or a small company. Protecting your privacy and your public image from slander and libel is only one side of the coin; negotiating sponsorships, public appearances, and endorsements is the other. Our firm advises on both, offering litigation and dispute resolution, defamation (pre and post publication), and other image protection mechanisms—all so you can amplify and control the way you want the world to see you.



Screenwriting

Screenwriting (and /or other a/v narrative forms) includes workshopping scripts.

A Cinema Salon is offered for Movie Nerds incorporating scene study from feature films, cinema theory, and cognitive applications in Philosophy, Narratology, and Economics.


The Cognitive Method

Open to writers of all levels: for fiction, memoir, and other narrative genres. Write better faster with the Cognitive Method, and learn the basics in this class. Filled with an eclectic mix of writers with active curiosity about the creative process in search of a narrative toolbox.

Guarantee:  your writing will be entirely transformed and energized.


LIABILITY & RISK

Whether you run a theater, recording studio, or an eCommerce website, all businesses need to minimize their legal liability and risk. Our lawyers will assess the structure of your operation, such as its physical or digital space, the types of products you sell, who your consumers are, what type of company you have filed under (LLC, Inc, etc.), and so on. From there, we will tailor the right risk plan, complete with permit applications, insurance policies, and more, so you can worry less about liabilities and concentrate on growing your business.



memoir & narrative non fiction

This class will explore an organized approach to the disorganized process of unpacking and clarifying your own story.

Start writing that memoir now, and/or get the inspiration and tools you need to keep writing.

 


nonfiction

Blogs, opinion, information, and self-help books.

There's much more to expressing a useful opinion than explanation or facts.  Discover the power of processing your best ideas into an argument and sharing it with others.  Learn to write captivating anecdotes and persuasive paradigms for your blog, book, school or work.


BUSINESS STRATEGY

The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particulars of venture financing. We offer a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. We’ve steered corporations like Tap Unlimited and Hydrocycle with a balance of legal, business, operational, and financial strategies that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.