“It’s not about the problems, it’s all about the solutions.”

Creative Freedom: For the Artist in You was created by Laurie Lamson – a writer, creative catalyst, and energy healing practitioner who brings her art, heart and soul to every endeavor.

I was a sensitive child and knew I wanted to be a writer since I learned how to read.

My fifth grade teacher predicted I’d be writing novels by the time I was eighteen.

Well, that didn’t happen.

Insecurity and self-doubt held me back for years. I went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study film production. For me, it was heaven. But after graduation it took me another ten years to get serious about writing. I’m what you might call a “late bloomer.”

The Inspiration for Creative Freedom: For the Artist in You

Creative Freedom combines my two lifelong pursuits: the creative process and personal/spiritual growth.

I know what it feels like to be a creative person who has trouble getting off the couch, with projects eating away at you from the inside – it’s like a soul sickness. It took a lot for me to free up my own inspiration and ideas. So I have great compassion for anyone in the same painful predicament.

Creative Freedom is my way to help heal and empower the inner artist – yours and mine.

Creative Freedom is an uplifting program in which I offer everything I wish someone had shared with me, when I was struggling to empower myself and heal my inner artist.

Creative Freedom dives deep into the most insidious roadblocks: age-old misconceptions and negative stereotypes about art and artists that are so ingrained, they impact us more than we realize.

Creative Freedom transforms those roadblocks into useful stepping stones that can help us on our creative journeys.

Dedicated to Creative Work and Helping Others

If you keep at it, over time your experience adds up.

I’ve written 113 film, video and audio scripts that have been produced. Credits include a short metaphysical romance, Eternal Waltz, which I also directed and edited (13 awards), five interactive projects for the Museum of the U.S. Army, an Emmy-nominated Public Works video, and an environmental video for Levi Strauss (Aegis, Telly and CINE Golden Eagle awards.)

Guitar Man, a screenplay I was hired to adapt and dramatize, from the life and book of musician/activist Buzzy Martin, has earned 19 festival awards, including two for the screenplay.

Fostering creativity and storytelling isn’t just a job for me, it’s a way of life. I hone my skills by writing my own inclusive and female-forward screenplays, and by serving as a friend and mentor to fellow writers and their projects.

Another way I support writers is through the Now Write! series of creative writing anthologies (started by my aunt, Sherry Ellis.)

You can learn more about me and my projects at JaZzyMaE Media and IMDb.