About Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D.

An award-winning writer, Diana Stout is a screenwriter, author, former English professor, and has served as a contest judge for Hollywood organizations and various organizations’ writing contests (fiction, nonfiction, adult, and teens). From time to time, she serves as a writing coach, beta reader, and editor.

Proving Thomas Wolfe wrong, she’s returned to her small hometown where she had started her writing career with a weekly newspaper column, and where she has now developed her production company, Sharpened Pencils Productions.

She travels with a crowd, characters who are constantly clamoring that she write their story, nagging her, saying, “My turn. Write about me. Me, me, me!” She takes notes as they chatter.

So many projects, so little time…

This website serves as an umbrella for all of her writings, blogs, announcements, and publications.

Early in her writing career, she recognized that she wasn’t a one-lane writer. That she enjoyed writing in multiple genres and has since published in various media.

She’s equally enthusiastic about history, time-travel, great love stories, and mysteries especially when ghosts are involved as she is about non-fiction. A rabid movie fan, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles, feeding the birds, and tending to her small flower bed in the summer.