screenwriter | novelist | writing coach & teacher

About Linda

A QUICK BIO

Linda Barsi is a screenwriter, novelist, YouTuber, and writing coach with years of experience creating content and working as a professional writer. She got her MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from USC in 2017 and currently teaches screenwriting and novel-writing classes over Zoom in addition to working with writers one-on-one. She is a passionate mental health advocate.

When Linda is not writing, teaching, or coaching writing, she loves to join her husband in doting on their babies—a tiny human named Vinny and their three dogs (below you can see the cross-eyed pitbull named Sally Field).

Linda’s social media links:
YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

I’ve been vlogging since 2013 when I published my first video: “How I Stopped Dating and Started Writing.”

For me, YouTube has been an incredible place to connect with other creatives. I love how it welcomes authenticity and vulnerable discussions about the writing process, mental health topics, and just this thing called life.

From 2013 to 2014, I vlogged through my experience of giving up dating for a year while I focused on writing and improving my overall happiness.

My favorite vlogs have been about destigmatizing depression, finding the right therapist, going on antidepressants, and other mental health topics that, once I tackled in my own life, allowed me to live a much happier life (both as a writer and just a regular person).

Check out my channel and past videos here: www.youtube.com/openellbey