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Carmel, IN

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How to be a Prolific Writer.

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University of Detroit Mercy/UCLA Extension

Education

University of Detroit Mercy/UCLA Extension

About Karl

How Be a Prolific Writer.

Are you a writer with an extraordinary creative mind having problems getting those visions clearly written on the page? Does spelling, grammar or your vocabulary hold you back? Are you an elementary, middle school, high school, college or graduate student having troubles keeping up with writing assignments? Are you in need of finishing your thesis because you fear your current writing skills won’t get you to the next step? Do you have a bestseller based on your astonishing life to write but don’t know how to start, finish, or publish it? Is there an academy award winning screenplay stuck in your head? Or maybe you just can't get past the dreaded blank page of your personal blog because you are worried about people judging your writing skills?

Well, you have come to the right tutor. I was a writer just like you. I struggled for many years looking for an answer. I had boxes of unread materials, and still do. Until one day during my writing adventures I discovered that the writing process is a very simple equation. Yes, I found a mathematical formula that has allowed me to become a prolific writer. Most prolific writers have a writing process. Some use very simple formulas to get them from point A to point B. They may not see it as an equation, but they found a writing process that works for them. I have one that I can teach to you very easily, or we can discover your own personal writing process and set it free. It’s up to you. It’s your mind. It’s your process. It's your writing adventure. You only need to discover it and let it work for you.

For all writers, writing is rewriting. So the more you write the more your writing skills will grow. It's all part of a natural process of polishing your work and needs to be embraced not feared. Even the greatest of writers have editors.

About my writing adventures:

After journalism school at the University of Detroit, hitching around America writing journals, and screenwriting classes at UCLA Extension, I spent 30 years surviving Hollywood developing a Prolific Screenwriter Process so others wouldn't have to come to LA without one.

After a job at Double Day Book Store in Beverly Hills where I studied the history of Hollywood, I got my first showbiz gig as a mail clerk at ABC. There, I studied the film library. I trained with in-house editors in film and video. I also acted on General Hospital and Welcome Back Kotter while being taught by the writing staffs to write outlines. I worked as a PA on Olivia Newton John MOWs, and sat on sets from Wonder Woman to Charlie's Angles to watch directors work. I also got my SAG card and blown up in a tank in an Army Training film because, being a country boy, I could skin a rabbit.

I later pulled cable for Sam Peckinpah, worked in the art department for the Scott brothers, stared in and directed my own scripts, and optioned or sold seven others. I even wrote for Alex Karris (Detroit Lions) and rewrote Harry Kleiner who wrote Bullit. Along the way, I won local and international screenplay and play contests, and also had films shown in film festivals and on cable around the world.

I've spent hours telling stories with Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones and George Lucas at Steven's home. I was Mike Ovitz's private event person in his home CAA meetings. I deep-sea fished with Dustin Hoffman and Dabney Colman. I told jokes with Harrison Ford and Francis Ford Coppola at dinner. I worked for President Reagan, Barbara Streisand, Frank Wells, Jeffery Katzenberg and Stan Lee at their homes. I also pitched MOWs at Paramount, and helped Orson Wells and Charlton Heston buy books.

With all that I've learned from typing 32 screenplays and books, I finally achieved what I came to Hollywood to do. I created a very simple writing process and put it into my book, Prolific Screenwriter. Hopefully it will help others come to LA with an armful of first drafts, instead of a head full of ideas.

Through it all, I even attained a childhood dream of creating a novel series, Jozeph Picasso Alien Trilogy, based on my true Hollywood adventures.

Was it all worth it? Yes, every single moment. I love writing. Having a writing process like Prolific Screenwriter has helped me keep it fun and find time to have a family. I can only hope it helps you find that same joy of writing in your writing adventures.
How Be a Prolific Writer.

Are you a writer with an extraordinary creative mind having problems getting those visions clearly written on the page? Does spelling, grammar or your
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Carmel, IN 46033
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Football,
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Baseball

I have played, coached and sponsored softball and baseball for many years.

Currently I am co-coaching two of my sons on Carmel Dad's Club K-Baseball team. I find it important to teach the athlete personal skillset training, including straightening confidence. Teaching the fundamentals of baseball is different with every athlete but overall it’s a matter of making sure every player believes in their own skillsets, and knows how to improve them safely on their own. Confidence is a powerful tool. If an athlete is able to take in and use what a coach teaches them on his own time, there will be a larger confidence growth in between supervised practices that will show through the athlete’s skillset on the field. This is fundamentally true to most sports. Positive reinforcement is vital to growing athletes. Knowing how to give them that, is key to being a good coach. My schedule is flexible.

Football

Hello football fans,

I teach the basics of football from my new game book about a fun filled instructional game for Boys and Girls.

It is is a perfect football game for school gym curricula, enrichment programs, fund-raising tournaments and backyard fun.

It has been said that it brings the Madden NFL Video Football Game to life, because kids choose what plays to run, get to tweak them a little bit, and make them their own.

The goals in play are to teach players the fundamentals of Leadership, Following Instructions and Self Reliance through the basic elements of organized football.

A secondary goal of this game, beyond creating paid coaching jobs, is to give teachers and coaches a chance to hone their football mentoring skills.

This football game is a great opportunity to pass down fundamental elements of football, position techniques and game theories that were gifted to them during their playing days, and will help keep alive the football wisdom from their dads, mentors, teachers and coaches for football-playing generations to come.

This game is taught to both kids and adults who are looking for an inexpensive noncontact game of football they can play with 3 people or more.

Currently, The Lillian Davis Foundation uses the sports program as part of their summer after school program.

School 44 in Indianapolis has asked to be added to the program list and the game is already being played at Woodbrook in gym class.

If you are looking for a fun game of noncontact football, have kids in need of learning the basics of football, are a wellness teacher looking to pump up the action, or sports programmer in need of a great game of football that fits into your playing space, then learning how to play l could be your ticket to pigskin happiness.

I will come to your space and teach the game to your coaches, instructors and players.

The official rules and regulations book was created and written by Karl J. N.

Karl J. N. is currently acting as assistant coach for Carmel Dad's Club Aerial Football 4-5th grade instructional league, Team RAVENS.

Proofreading

Introducing “Write to be Published” and “How to be a Prolific Screenwriter.”

I understand that writing and reading can be challenging at all levels. But the key is to make the time spent reading and writing fun with an exhilarating end result to inspire increased effort by the student.

No matter what the program, or your student’s needs, the willingness to make an effort is what will make it work.

This is why I have started a new writing/reading program: “Write to be Published.”

I teach children to write children's stories with words and pictures, drawn, colored, painted or photos. I also show how and help parents get them published for free.

And most importantly, I step both the parent and the student through the process.

This writing/reading program can also be adapted and used for Young Adult writing and beyond.

There are no limits here to who can learn this process.

Focus Program include:

Theme Process
Character Process
Writing Process
Editing Process
Reading Aloud Process
Proofing Process
Art Process
Cover Design Process
Publishing Process
Proof Copy Process
Marketing Process

Basically, your student will not only learn how to be a writer, but a copyeditor, a publisher, an art designer, and a narrator of their own work.

It all comes in the one process of getting their story on the page, and learning to read it aloud.

As a more advance program, I teach from my book: How to be a Prolific Screenwriter, a simple five step reformatting process developed at UCLA Extension.

In this course I teach students how to turn their outlines and books into screenplays.

When they are ready, I show the student how they can actually submit their polished script to the world.

This added visual to the story helps stimulate the student to want to finish a project by making the process easier for them to see an end result.

Let me know if “Write to be Published” or “How to be a Prolific Screenwriter”is something you feel would interest your student.

Happy writing.

Reading

For many young students or those new to reading English, reading with ease is a matter of reading with confidence and having fun. What I found over the years that helped me learn to read quicker and with more confidence is reading books to my children in the voices of the characters. So what I like to do is allow the student to have fun, stretch their imagination by being the characters, even the narrator. This helps the student see the story in advance and not just hear the now of how the story is progressing. So that the mind begins to envision, to calculate what the next obvious words will be to fulfill the thought or tale as a whole. With creative visualization a student relaxes and enjoys the freedom of faster, more comprehensive reading. My schedule is flexible.

Softball

I have played, coached and sponsored softball and baseball for many years. Currently I am co-coaching two of my sons on Carmel Dad's Club K-Baseball team. Teaching the fundamentals of softball is different with every athlete. Overall it’s a matter of making sure every player understands their own skill sets and knows how to safely take them to the next limit for personal growth. My schedule is flexible. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Writing

I understand that writing and reading can be challenging at all levels. But the key is to make the time spent reading and writing fun with an exhilarating end result to inspire increased effort by the student.

No matter what the program, or your student’s needs, the willingness to make an effort is what will make it work.

This is why I have started a new writing/reading program.

I teach children to write children's stories with words and pictures, drawn, colored, painted or photos. I also show how and help parents get them published for free.

And most importantly, I step both the parent and the student through the process.

This writing/reading program can also be adapted and used for Young Adult writing and beyond.

There are no limits here to who can learn this process.

Focus Program includes:

Theme Process
Character Process
Writing Process
Editing Process
Reading Aloud Process
Proofing Process
Art Process
Cover Design Process
Publishing Process
Proof Copy Process
Marketing Process

Basically, your student will not only learn how to be a writer, but a copyeditor, a publisher, an art designer, and a narrator of their own work.

It all comes in the one process of getting their story on the page, and learning to read it aloud.

As a more advance program, I teach from one of my books a simple five step reformatting process developed at UCLA Extension.

In this course I teach students how to turn their outlines and books into screenplays.

When they are ready, I show the student how they can actually submit their polished script to the world.

This added visual to the story helps stimulate the student to want to finish a project by making the process easier for them to see an end result.

Let me know if this is something you feel would interest your student.

Happy writing.

University of Detroit Mercy/UCLA Extension

Education

University of Detroit Mercy/UCLA Extension

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karl will travel within 20 miles of Carmel, IN 46033.