Robert Price Rifkin
Learn to write like a professional writer–private tutoring for all levels of students and adults in Los Angeles
Currently, Director of the Professional Writers Workshops at the Downtown Central Branch, Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)
I have studied writing and trained with Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners and National Book Award Nominees.
JOURNALIST (United Features Press Syndicate, Women’s News Service, North American Newspaper Alliance) Feature articles published in hundreds of publications all over the world through newspaper and magazine syndication.
NOVELIST (author of ten novels and three books of nonfiction, including “Valerie Paxton: Our Next President, 2016.” If you wish to read any of my fiction, the books can be found at Amazon.com–search for "Robert Price Rifkin." All of my books are available for purchase.
Learn to write Like A Professional Writer
Writing at a high level is one of the hardest things to do but it is a skill and a craft and it can be learned. With some determination and dedication to raising the quality of your work, you can become a much, much better writer. I guarantee it!
My commitment to you as a writer:
I want to teach you how to write like a professional writer--so I say this to you: follow my instructions and with a high level of personal commitment. Your writing skills WILL SOAR! I guarantee results!
Why you should work with me
I have worked with some of the most famous and successful people in the world. As a journalist, I wrote feature and news articles that were published around the world through newspaper syndication with United Features Syndicate, Woman's News Service, North American Newspaper Alliance and others. I helped create the wildly popular "20 Questions" feature at Playboy Magazine.
As a novelist, I have written ten full length novels in several genres. These include books that have soared up Amazon bestsellers lists:
The Speed of Time, a coming-of-age novel about the unsettled 1960s
Beverly Hills Nights: The Mogul
30 Days in June, a thriller
The Stanleys of Hollywood, an epic tale about the birth of Hollywood
60 Seconds, a thriller whose action takes place within sixty seconds
Valerie Paxton: Our Next President, 2016, a satire
Sherlock Homes and the Real Estate Murders
Planetarium, short stories
Museum of Memories, short stories
As a journalist, I got to meet or interview scores of famous and important people (not always the same) including:
Elton John, Rod McKuen, Salvador Dali, Ralph Steadman , Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Jerzy Kosinski, Truman Capote, Richard Lewis, Joseph Heller, Robert Klein, Paul Newman, General Wesley Clark, Andy Warhol, Daniel Shorr, Philip Roth, Jimmy Breslin, Frank Sinatra, Jon Voight, Paul Sorvino, Elaine Kauffman, Madonna, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Pete Seeger, Jack Nicholson, Tim Allen, Gene McCarthy, Sophia Loren, Michelle Lee, Otto Preminger, Gregory Peck, Natalie Wood, Jerry Rubin, Paul Lynde, Peter Falk,Sean Penn, Robert Plant, John Updike, Dennis Hopper, The Royal Family, Laurence Olivier, Eric Bogosian, Benicio Del Torro, Tobias Woolf, Prince, Robert Duvall, Hunter S. Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne, Malcolm McDowell, Hubert S. Selby, John Rechy, Johnny Depp, The Who, John Le Carre, I.B. Singer, Brian Wilson, John Dean, Paris Hilton, Robbie Robertson, Hugh Hefner, Carl Bernstein, Mayor Ed Koch, Aaron Copland, Christopher Plummer, Live Aid, Leonard Bernstein/Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn, Roy Lichtenstein, Lou Reed, Elia Kazan and Budd Schulberg, Larry Rivers, Clint Eastwood, Michal Gorbachev, Helen Gurley Brown David Brown, James Taylor,
Keith Moon, Bill Cosby, Ted Kennedy, Tony Perkin, Dan Rather, Kris Kristofferson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Tony Bennett, Diane Keaton, Christina Aquilara , Adolph Green, Richie Havens, Moon Unit Zappa, David Milch, Steven Macht, Leroy Neiman, Gena Rowlands and John Cassavettes, Jackie Mason, Danny Bonaducci, Michael Eisner, Merv Griffin, Bruce Willis, Rod Steiger, Edward Asner, Ernest Borgnine, Yoko Ono, Rob Reiner, Harrison Ford, George Hamilton, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Brown, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Ben Stiller, Muhammad Ali, Larry King, Charley Sheen, Johnny Cash, Jeff Koons, Anderson Cooper, Joan Collins, Keannu Reeves, Mischa Barton, Davey Johnstone, Larry Flynt, James Clavell, Dan Ackroyd, Tom Waits, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Williams, President Jimmy Carter, Jerry and Charley O’Connell, James Woods, Michael Jackson and President Richard Nixon
I have over 35 year's experience as a professional writer. I offer my services on a private basis to a small number of students and adults who need to bring their writing skills up to a much higher level. My years of training and professional success have given me the tools that are necessary to help you bring your writing to it's A-Game level. I am available for one-on-one private training and I offer adult sessions, as well as student coaching for all grades. If you follow my instructions YOU WILL write at your highest level. My 35 years of experience stand behind you.
With private classes held in the comfort of your own home, you will learn the secrets of great storytelling and fine-tuned literary expression. In a matter of months, the level of your writing will improve drastically and you will surprise your friends and relatives with your new writing skills. I offer a variety of private training classes on three levels of expertise:
Students: (four levels: Pre-Middle School, Middle School, High School, College)
Professional Level Adult: (for those students who use
writing in their careers)
Beginning Level Adult: Intermediate Level Adult, Advanced Level Adult
All of the above private courses are offered for $125 per
hour with a two hour minimum per session
Professional writing for public speeches or private use: I charge $1000 for small speeches and private use (less than two pages) and $2000 for full speeches or private use (four to five pages)
Ghost Writing and White Papers: Negotiated prices
Write Like a Professional/Think Like a Professional/Compose Like a Professional/Re-write Like a Professional/ Become a Professional!