About The Werking Writer

Charla Lauriston

Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Hi, I’m Charla. I write for TV and I’m the lead mentor at The Werking Writer School, a course that prepares new and aspiring screenwriters with at least one completed script for professional careers as TV Writers. Over five weeks, students learn how to mindfully build self-confidence from the inside out, navigate the Writer’s Room and the Hollywood machine, build a professional network, and create their own productivity system. In the end, students leave with a plan of action to take their screenwriting career to the next level.

I created this blog to be a resource for screenwriters, creatives, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. I hope you find helpful information that helps you along your journey of breaking out of the 9-5 and into a creative career. 

Is there something you’d like to see? Reach out at hello@thewerkingwriter.com and let me know. I’d love to hear from you. 


Screenwriters, make the leap from 9-5 to Hollywood

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Nicole P | Writer & Actress

“The information and relationships I have gained in this program are lifelong.”
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“An honest peek into what being a TV writer is like both on professional and personal fronts.”
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