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Rachel Ballon

Rachel Ballon, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist and the founder and director of The Writer's Center in Los Angeles. The author of two critically acclaimed books, Dr. Ballon has reviewed hundreds of scripts for major Hollywood studios, including United Paramount Network, Saban Entertainment, and Fox Kids. A master teacher and noted success coach, Dr. Ballon has taught as an adjunct professor at USC School of Cinema and Television.

Articles by Rachel Ballon

On Journaling

Journal writing is a wonderful way to know yourself and to discover exciting ideas inside you. There are many ways to apply journal writing. As a script consultant and as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles, I have used journal writing with hundreds of writers and non-writers alike with amazing results. Journal writing is a healing tool that is cost-effective and helps peop... (read more)

Character Emotions & Psyche: How They Shape You and Your Characters

"Only connect the prose and the passion,and both will be exalted."
- E. M. Forster

Learn how to be a successful writer by creating character emotions that draw your audience in with this helpful article by author Rachel Ballon.read more)