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Artistic Cross Training: Learn to Sharpen Your Writing from Other Disciplines

  • 06 Oct 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • El Segundo Main Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo CA 90245



Artistic Cross Training:
Learn to Sharpen Your Writing
from Other Disciplines

R.S. Mellette came to novels by way of acting, directing, filmmaking, television and design. When he turned to writing a novel, he found his knowledge of each of these disciplines improved his writing. Now, he shares his 30 years of experience in Hollywood with you.



R.S. Mellette is a film producer/writer/director/actor and novelist.  As Associate Director of for Dances With Films (one of MovieMaker's top 25 coolest film festivals in the world), Robert created the 2Minute 2Step short film challenge which has produced more nearly 40 short movies.  He wrote and directed the multi-festival winner, Jacks or Better.  He also wrote the first web-to-television intellectual property "The Xena Scrolls" for Universal Studio's Xena: Warrior Princess.  On Blue Crush and Nutty Professor II he served as script coordinator.  He's acted in countless stage productions across the U.S.  As an author, he has four published short stories, and his novel series Billy Bobble Made a Magic Wand and Billy Bobble And The Witch Hunt from Elephant's Bookshelf Press.

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members 

*Non-members pay the full amount 

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book BILLY BOBBLE MAKES A MAGIC WAND


Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand

"E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is." Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.

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