I am a screenwriter who focuses on comedy and roles for women. Writing roles for comedic women is my forte. A freelance editor and writer,I’ve had humorous essays appear in periodicals including the sadly defunct Satire Magazine. Among other accolades, I’ve won the Bulwer-Lytton Purple Prose Award. (The Bulwer-Lytton awards honor deliberately bad writing, consequently, E. L. James has not won it.)
I’ve completed ScreenwritingU’s ProSeries, McKee’s Story and Genre seminars and am enrolled in the SU Master Screenwriting Certificate program. I regularly kill my darlings with the ultimate goal to get the movie on the screen.
Sorority Mom (AKA Empty Nest) . A single mom with empty nest syndrome gets a job on campus to be closer to her daughter, but rediscovers her libido and the co-ed life she was denied when she got knocked up at 18.
The Good Book When the preacher’s novelist wife’s wholesome stories can’t pay the bills, she discovers a secret talent for erotica; her pseudonymous book, a phenomenal best seller, inspires her husband’s anti-porn sermons (and pro-porn bedroom action.)
I began my proofreading career in graduate school, working on professors’ research papers before they went to publication. I am one of those annoying pedantic readers who sends corrections to newspaper writers.
My writing has been published in national periodicals, and in a compilation of winning works from Midwest writers’ conferences. My writing has won awards in competitions for fiction, non-fiction and poetry (!). I also won the Bulwar Litton Award, Purple Prose Division.
I am an extremely critical reader of published works, but I can give a gentle and constructive critique of works not yet published. I can improve most writing, but I can’t make the unpublishable, publishable.
Email me: Writer@LindaGauer.com
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Linda has been my personal editor for over 9 years. During that time, we’ve worked together on articles and cover stories for peer-reviewed, trade and consumer publications in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, Linda has edited curriculum designs and facilitator guides, pitches and book proposals. We’ve also brainstormed copy for award winning Times Square Super Sign and a children’s allergy storybook, Thomas Meets a Zebra that was the inspiration for Disney’s Mickey and the Giant Kachoo!” C.M. MEd, Director Global Training, Siemens Healthcare
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