Owner & Co-Founder of LAwritersgroup.com
Workshop Leader & Writing Coach
Nicole Criona is the current owner and co-founder of Los Angeles Writers Group (www.lawritersgroup.com) and is a native Angeleno. For more than twelve years, she’s facilitated creative writing workshops and supported aspiring writers working on novels, screenplays, short stories, poetry, essays, and memoirs. She also runs the day-to-day operations of LAwritersgroup.com, leads several writing workshops, and specializes in coaching writers who want to complete their first draft.
As Director of Operations and Development at a prominent screenwriting school, she supported and guided emerging screenwriters and developed her own writing. After managing several medium-sized independent businesses, and working as an Assistant at George Carlin’s company, she decided to learn production, and produced three short films. THE SHOOTING was her first producing project; it screened at the Austin Film Festival, IFFM in New York, Cleremont-Ferrand in France, and the Taos Talking Pictures Festival. She went on to produce DEATH STORIES #3: THE LAST IMPRESSION, and MONSTERS! MONSTERS! MONSTERS! She was both Assistant to the Director and Key Research on MICHAEL & ME, a documentary released in 2005. She also wrote a popular blog. According to blogpulse.com, for a single lovely day in December 2005, her blog was the 15th most popular blog in the world for a post about Craigslist. In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has written articles for IG Living Magazine. She’s had stories published on Hissquarterly.com (Sanity is a One-Trick Pony issue), Six Sentences, and Narrative Magazine. She is currently working on a novel. Read Nicole’s most recently published poem, Advice to an Angel About to Fall.
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Private Consulting / Coaching
Nicole specializes in coaching writers who want to complete their first draft of any project, especially memoir, novels, short stories, screenplays, and non-fiction.