Meet Laurie Lamson

seasoned book editor,

award-winning screenwriter,

creative catalyst, honest and compassionate go-to writing consultant

I watched in awe as my aunt, Sherry Ellis, originated the Now Write! series with two books of fantastic writing exercises: Now Write! and Now Write! Nonfiction.

When I suggested her next book be about screenwriting, she invited me to come on as co-Editor of Now Write! Screenwriting and I was happy to help put it together.

First got interested in screenwriting as a film student at NYU. I’ve written 115 produced film, video and audio scripts for education, entertainment and marketing. Many of the projects have earned multiple honors, included short films I directed, a feature film I wrote and a spec screenplay (visit JaZzyMaE Media for more info.)

Laurie with Jack Ketchum at their event for Center for Fiction in NYC.

For four years, I was honored to host the teleconferences for International Screenwriters’ Association. Many of the guests were Now Write! Screenwriting contributors.  

When my Aunt Sherry passed away in 2011, I took over on Now Write! MysteriesI then took on the task of putting together Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by myself. Now working on a similar book for actors which I hope to wrap up this year. All this made me an Anthology Lady – my latest anthology project is a scripted audio podcast series: ANTI-HEROINE.

Fostering creativity and storytelling isn’t just a job for me, it’s a way of life.

I hone my skills by writing my own inclusive and female-forward screenplays, writing for clients, and by serving as a friend and mentor to fellow writers and their projects. I have had the opportunity to consult on numerous screenplays, and edit both fiction and nonfiction books. If you need more writing help and support than the Now Write! books can provide, check out my Consulting Services or claim a free Spark session.

“Laurie is an excellent editor and a pleasure to do business with. Supportive and completely professional.”– Colleen McGuinness (TV writer/producer and Now Write! Screenwriting contributor)



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