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About Michael Braverman

Tony and Braverman My name is Michael Braverman. (That's me on the right.) And I am a pro. After spending nearly thirty extraordinarily successful and rewarding years in the Hollywood trenches as a prime-time television creator, writer, producer, director and show runner, I am now transitioning into a slightly less frenetic lifestyle as a writing instructor, analyst, mentor and novelist.

I began teaching film and television writing in 2002 in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Writers' Program; I currently teach at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Extension Humanities Program and the San Francisco Academy of Art University. From the day I began, I discovered, to my great satisfaction (and astonishment), that I thoroughly loved teaching. And since that first day at UCLA, sharing my experience, expertise and insights with fellow writers has been a constant source of joy and contentment for me.

A few weeks ago—after three years (frequently interrupted by television script work), six hundred sixty double-spaced pages and seven drafts—I completed my first novel, Darwin's Tears, and placed it lovingly into the eager, outstretched hands of my agent. He immediately read it bumper-to-bumper, nodded his approval and has just informed me that my manuscript is winging to New York and the publishing fates that await it there. Nerve-wracking, yes, but what an incredible, wonderful feeling it is.

Maybe I can help you get your novel to New York. Or your script to Hollywood. Or, perhaps, get you started on your first script or book. That's what I do.

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.-Thomas Mann