Extended Bio – H. Raven Rose

Extended Bio

Education

A graduate of Lesley University, with a self-designed B.L.A. in Screenwriting, H. was salutatorian of her 2016 M.F.A. Creative Writing for Entertainment graduate school class. She has taken Master classes in Screenwriting with numerous instructors (including Dr. Richard Krevolin, David Freeman, and Jeffrey Kitchen, among others) and also studied with literary great Sol Stein. She has a Melbourne Uni filmmaking certificate and studied documentary filmmaking there and at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Passion

An author, freelance writer, screenwriter, creative and spiritual coach, H. is a certified Creative Journal Expressive Arts facilitator, graduate of Mastery University, a CTI Coach & trained and certified as a Franklin Covey coach, as well as trained or certified, and quite experienced, in other inner work including depth psychology related facilitation tools and techniques.

Word Flow

H.’s thesis in screenwriting examined traditional and alternative story development techniques for screenwriters (in the context of creative stages and specialization of the right and left hemispheres of the neocortex), and the work led to a new understanding of how to break through writer’s block, facilitate whole brain writing, and access word flow (H. formerly taught on this topic and has a Word Flow book in-progress).

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving: you have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser.

~Iago, Shakespeare, The Moor of Venice, Act II, Scene III, 225-226.

H. Raven Rose bleeds ink. She is a screenwriter, author, award-winning writing speaker and workshop facilitator. Rose received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Screenwriting from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and wrote her thesis in Screenwriting on how to access word flow, meaning write the maximum number of pages daily while highly enjoying the process. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Filmmaking Summer School, Melbourne, Australia, VIC. There she co-wrote and was production coordinator of the short romantic comedy Speed Dating: In 60 Seconds or Less. Additionally, H. studied documentary filmmaking at Melbourne University and the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.

Though much of her education, training, and expertise, is in screenwriting, as a playwright, and writer (memoir, nonfiction books, and novels), she has experience in writing, ghostwriting, and editing nonfiction content for other creatives. H. writes or edits feature film scripts, screenplay coverage and analysis, stage plays, screenplay treatments, film script synopses and outlines, television and web series content, fiction and nonfiction books, including memoir and books for children, eBooks, and more. Memoir is her favorite literary genre while screenwriting is H.’s magnificent obsession.

I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

~William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and author

Literary influences are many, including Robert Anson Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Madeleine L’Engle, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., William Butler Yeats, John Keats, Georges Simenon, Carson McCullers, and Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III. 

Formerly H. penned a monthly column, Notable La Jollans, for the La Jolla Outlook. For that column, she was privileged to interview, photograph and write about several fascinating La Jollans, including Françoise Gilot, an artist and best-selling author who, in 1990, received the Knight in the Legion of Honor for her career as an artist, writer and feminist. Gilot was the lover and creative muse of Pablo Picasso, and the mother of his two children, Claude and Paloma. H. also interviewed flutist Valery Ugorski and former California Scientist of the year Dr. Ron Evans. H. interviewed documentary filmmaker Rozzi Osterman for San Diego Woman Magazine. Her play Dark Eros was produced as staged readings in Los Angeles, one of which starred Jessica Biel, and is now a novella. CNN business radio Houston and Houston KHOU 11 News Shern-Min Chow interviewed H. for a client TV project in her role as writer/producer. Fox-26 News interviewed her about her casting process, interviewing experts and candidates, and other aspects of co-producing the project shot in Houston, Texas, May 2005. Additionally, H Texas quoted her in an article regarding that same project.

My own rules are very simple rules. First, cut all the wisdom; then cut all the adjectives. I’ve cut some of my favorite stuff. I have no compassion when it comes to cutting. No pity. No sympathy… Cutting leads to economy, precision, and to a vastly improved script.

~Sidney Aaron “Paddy” Chayefsky, American playwright, screenwriter and novelist

Select writing studies include Private Screenwriting 2-Day Master Class with Jeff Kitchen, Book Writing for Children with Nora Cohen (former Harcourt Brace editor), Screenwriting private Master Class 2-Day Retreat with Dr. Richard Krevolin, Advanced Screenwriting with Carol Roper, Screenwriting & Grant writing at UCSD Extension and Literary Writing with Sol Stein. She has worked in film production as a production coordinator, script supervisor, producer, and production assistant, and is experienced in coordinating for, assisting and working with producers, executive producers, directors and celebrities (including music artists such as Ne-Yo and Yuridia).

H. taught advanced screenwriting coursework (at the Creative Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles and for Scriptwriters Network, on the CBS Radford Lot, on topics including Break through Writers Block, Alternative Story Development for Screenwriters, Screenwriting from Both Sides of the Brain, and more). H. was delighted to be named a Star Speaker of Creative Screenwriting Expo by Creative Screenwriting Magazine on two occasions. She has taught workshops or been an invited speaker at many other venues including Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, the UCF Noontime Knowledge Series, Borders and Barnes and Noble in Orlando, FL, as well as the Pace Center for Girls in both Orlando and Gainesville, FL. Read her thesis in screenwriting on academia.edu.

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