Nancy Ellen Dodd teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University to undergraduate and graduate students. Her book, The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages, published by Writer’s Digest, covers the full creative writing process from which she draws lessons for her classes.
Nancy received her master’s in Professional Writing (MPW, which is a multi-discipline approach to writing) from the University of Southern California with a concentration in dramatic writing/screenwriting and her MFA in playwriting at USC’s School of Theatre. Dodd has received numerous awards for her writing, which includes screenplays, plays, short stories, short films, and novel-length works, as well as inspirational writing. She also studied writing with several successful, award-winning writers.