Thousands of physicians are currently hard at work on their screenplay or novel. What do all of these physicians have in common? These doctors all are hungry to make their writing dream a reality. These physicians have great stories to tell having encountered life and death, perseverance, and every day tragedy and heroes.

The new wave of physician authors understand it’s not all about “code blues” but character evolution, solving problems, story structure, a protagonist with a “voice” they love, showing as opposed to telling, and superb dialogue. Physician authors also recognize the importance of building a platform, branding, and reaching out on social media.

Physicians now are able to tap into the experience and expert of other successful physician authors who make themselves available to teach and mentor fellow physicians.

The Creative Writing for Physicians courses, Screenwriting for Physicians and Fiction Writing for Physicians, will be held January 17-20, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The faculty for these courses include:

CJ Lyons is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels, including her latest YA Medical Thriller, THE COLOR OF LIES, released by Harper-Collins. A former pediatric ER physician, CJ has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge “Thrillers with Heart.” She’s been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday). Learn more at

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine physician, book reviewer, and author interviewer from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Queen of Hearts, her debut novel about the friendship between a cardiologist and a trauma surgeon, mixes humor and domestic drama with the all-consuming life-or-death world of the practice of medicine. It has garnered praise from Publishers Weekly (Excellent…realistic and vivid), Booklist (A medical drama executed with just the right balance of intensity, plot twists, tragedy, and humor), and the The New York Times (Martin leverages her own background as a doctor to great effect throughout). She has two more medically-themed novels forthcoming from Penguin Random House. Learn more at

Richard Krevolin is an author, playwright, screenwriter, and professor. A graduate of Yale University, Richard went on to earn a masters degree in screenwriting at UCLA’s School of Cinema-Television, and a master’s degree in playwriting from USC. For 15 years, he was a Professor of Screenwriting at USC Cinema/TV School. He is the author of the books, Screenwriting From The Soul (St. Martins Press), Screenwriting in the Land of Oz, and How To Adapt Anything Into A Screenplay (Wiley & Sons). He directed the PBS documentary, Making Light in Terezin and wrote and directed the feature film, ATTACHMENTS, starring Academy Award nominated actress Katharine Ross.  Rich has extensive experience teaching, coaching and mentoring physician writers.

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