Free Online Creative Writing Workshop:
April 1st at 6pm Pacific Time.
Join via Zoom link here a few minutes before we start.
This is the workshop I usually conduct at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Online Novel Writing Workshop:
Starting April 12th for 10 weeks.
$450, limited to ten students. Email to reserve your spot.

Drinks with Tony:
New episodes with authors every Wednesday. Subscribe on iTunes.

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s the trailer….

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Soft Skull Press)
“A surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story told through the eyes of a horny, Jehovah-battered, Watchtower-wielding, door-to-door proselytizer.” – Mark Haskell Smith (Blown, Naked At Lunch)
“Addictive, informative, heartbreaking, and utterly satisfying.” – Janet Fitch (White Oleandar, The Revolution of Marina M.)


Tony DuShane is the author and award-winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the feature film, directed by Eric Stoltz, was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. His journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles TimesMother JonesPenthouseThe RumpusThe Believer, and other media outlets. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension and his journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. He hosts the literary podcast Drinks with Tony every Wednesday.

4-week book coaching:
* $400 includes development notes for up to 10 pages per week for four weeks.
* Four one-hour phone or video calls going over notes and discussing character and plot issues.
* Email: to schedule a 10 minute information call.

I find four weeks to be a really good time span. It helps the author get enough forward momentum to do rewrites or move forward on the manuscript. Many authors come back a few times a year to keep their book goals on track and get ready to query publishers and agents.


Publicity photo by Buck Lewis. Click for hi-res version.