This exclusive writers group is made up of talented and experienced writers who are dedicated to helping each other grow creatively and take their skills and projects to the next level.
Sheryl Anderson, the talented showrunner of Sweet Magnolias (Netflix), is leading the Catalyst Writers Group, along with writer Anthony Epling (Suits, Beauty & the Beast) and a team of industry writers & showrunners gathered together to provide this unique approach for writers to get high-quality feedback, recommendations, and input for their creative work.
Each participant will be part of a genre group – sitcoms, short films, feature films, novels, poetry, or whatever you're writing – so you know you’re working with other writers who are focused on your specific genre.
You'll be working on just one of your own projects during this session. Submit your pages to your group members each month, let everyone know what kind of feedback you're looking for, and get the entire group’s input and recommendations. Through Catalyst, you stay accountable in your writing and get valuable feedback on your work.
And all the Catalyst participants will have access to a professional writer and/or showrunner from the entertainment industry, and who makes himself/herself available to help guide the genre group!
Taking part in the Catalyst Writers Group is free of charge for Greenhouse members, although there are a few requirements that can be taken care of with just few easy clicks:
- Get your annual Greenhouse membership. Along with the opportunity to take part in Catalyst, you also receive many other membership benefits, including big discounts on Spotlight Workshops and creative services, as well as your own member's page in our rapidly growing Creative Directory.
- Watch the free Spotlight Workshop. Sheryl and Anthony led Don't Burn Your Bridges Before You Build Them! via Zoom, and watching this free workshop is a prerequisite to taking part in Catalyst. You can view it HERE.
- Submit your application to join Catalyst. Apply to participate in the Catalyst Writers Group, letting us know a bit about you, what you're working on, and what type of genre group you're looking for by clicking on one of the registration buttons below.
We believe every writer has something important to say and that everyone needs and deserves the encouragement and support to make that happen. If excellence is your goal, the Catalyst Writers Group is for you.
Catalyst accepts new writers twice a year. You can register below for the next session, which will start Autumn 2022. Save your spot now, and we will be in touch!
You must be a Greenhouse member to register for Catalyst Writers Group. To sign up for a membership first and then writers group, click the button on the left – you'll be taken through all the necessary steps to get that done. If you are already a member, click the button on the right. If you were a member in the previous Catalyst session, you do not need to re-register!
FEEDBACK FOR CATALYST WRITERS GROUP
"The feedback from my group has been invaluable. And I've gotten more writing done in these six months than I ever have." ~ Raychel
"My greatest satisfaction with Catalyst was spending time with a group of writers who love the art of writing." ~ Rita
"I had not been in a writers' group for a few years, and I had forgotten how integral to my writing process it is to receive notes." ~ Beckah
"I feel like I am learning not just from the critique of my own work, but from constructively critiquing other writers as they work through developing their stories." ~ Trevor
"Being amongst incredible writers... their level of excellence is amazing." ~ Demetre
"It was great to have experienced writers read my material and give me notes." ~ Lina
"Catalyst pushed me to see the others making progress and delivering great work to strive for more in my own writing." ~ Antje
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