How to be a writer: Peter Spruyt

Twice monthly we dust off the interviews we did for our book, Be A Writer, so you can learn what makes other writers tick. Catch up on the series here. I've known Los Angeles-based Peter Spruyt since elementary school. In addition to being a writer and actor, he's...

How to be a writer: Dan Whittle

Twice monthly we dust off the interviews we did for our book, Be A Writer, so you can learn what makes other writers tick. Catch up on the series here. Dan Whittle is the Cuba Program Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, a national nonprofit organization that...

How to be a writer: Nicole Criona

Nicole Criona is an SEO consultant, creative writer and entrepreneur who runs two businesses in Los Angeles: Searchivore, dedicated to helping companies attract relevant traffic online; and LA Writers Group, which runs creative writing workshops throughout the Los...

How to be a writer: Kelvin Allen

This week's installment from the Be a Writer archives. Kelvin De’Marcus Allen is the editor of The Urban Journal, and a columnist, author and public relations specialist. His columns have appeared in the New Haven Register, The Raleigh News & Observer and The...

How to be a writer: El Vez

Here's the latest find in the Be A Writer vault! I experienced El Vez before I actually met him. He's had a great show -- and it's a full-tilt entertainment experience -- for years and I caught his act a few times when I was living in L.A. My good friend, kick-ass...