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Judy Adourian is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Colby-Sawyer College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is the founder and owner of Writeyes, a teaching, critiquing, and support network for writers. For fourteen years Judy also worked as an editor for NEWN magazine.
Judy is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) and is their Rhode Island Regional Representative. She is also a published personal essayist.
Judy is highly organized and extremely self-motivated. She is able to understand complex concepts and help others understand them. She is skilled at thinking up alternative and creative approaches to problem solving. Judy strives to promote harmony among others and focuses on developing others with a friendly, tension-free attitude.
Recent Publishing Credits:
- "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Personal Essay), A Cup of Comfort for Couples, published spring of 2011
- "The Amazing Powers of Super-Hero Dad" (Personal Essay), A Cup of Comfort or Fathers, published spring of 2010
- Contributor (Writing How-To Articles). Because It Works!, published Summer 2008
- "The Write Mother" (Personal Essay). A Cup of Comfort for Writers, published Autumn 2007
- "A Vehicle of Change" (Personal Essay). A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism, published Spring 2007
- "Grabbing My Tiger" (Personal Essay). Grab Your Tiger, published Winter 2007
All books available through Amazon.com.
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What Prior Students Have Said:
“Judy was always there to answer my questions, provide feedback, support, critique, and advise me. I recommend the One-Act in One Year correspondence course to anyone who wants to write a one-act play or just finally see a project through from initial idea to completion."
—Marena Baldini, Arlington, VA
"Judy Adourian gives a structure for developing characters and plot that gave me a solid working foundation for a drama. The assignments were challenging, but her feedback and support helped me shape my characters and plot. Thanks to her course, I have created a cast and story that was just a dream months before."
—Denise Richardson, Oneonta, NY
"Judy Adourian taught me more about playwriting in one class than I learned from an entire semester in college."
—Molly Ellowis, Pembroke, FL
"As a result of taking Judy Adourian's workshop 'The Stage Fright Playwright and the One Act Play' and her subsequent online assistance, my writing partner and I began a collaboration. Now (two busy years later) we are sending out a finished, professionally-crafted play to venues around the country. Judy is organized, enthusiastic and radiates a positive, can-do approach. Her follow-through and generosity are outstanding. You are in safe hands with her—if you have the desire and the discipline, Judy will give you the tools to make sure you manifest your dream to become a playwright."
Member: IWWG, Dramatists Guild
Author: "The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke" (a novel)
Co-author with Jacquelyn Wells: "Guess Qui Sont Coming to Dinner? (a satire in one act)
"In 2003 I took a class on the One-Act Play from Judy Adourian. She worked with me on the dramatic structure of a play I had been unable to plot. I went home and wrote my first draft in three weeks. Since then, I have employed her editorial services with subsequent drafts and another play. Jude is a supportive, incisive, and imaginative coach—perfect for either an emerging writer or an old pro."
Playwright, Short Story Writer, Actor, Director
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"A musician starts with scales. A painter starts with a color wheel. An actor starts with a scene. So, too, a writer must practice the basics before leaping ahead to a publishable work."