Stage Plays & Fiction
From a Sundance and Vail Film Festival-honored
screenwriter, playwright, and author.
A grand prize finalist for screenwriting at the Slamdance Film Festival. A top finisher for the Nicholl Fellowship from the Motion Picture Academy, the people who bring you the Academy Awards. A finalist in screenplay competitions from the Vail Film Festival to the Kairos Prize. And an award-winning playwright with more than 20 produced titles, most on New York City stages.
His work ranges from thrillers (Propaganda, Pretty Things, How to Save Your Own Life) to romantic comedies (Brad Pitt, Arithmetic for Art Majors) and award-winning character monologues (Hostages, Cowboy Redux).
"…simple, logical, easy-to-follow advice for all writers."
"If you want a talk about speechwriting and expect a nice lecture about the ins and outs of basic speechwriting, don’t hire Mike Long. Because Mike does not go for the niceties and the clichés, he goes right to the gut, the underbelly of speechwriting."
"What truly sets him apart are his abilities and intuition as a teacher and trainer. He embodies the old writer’s maxim of showing instead of telling and in so doing is uniquely suited to help people tell powerful stories and sell compelling arguments on their own."
"Mike is the leader in leadership communication. The rest of us are his admiring acolytes."
"Mike Long is one of those rare birds whose vast writing skills are rivaled only by his knack for teaching his craft."
"The day after I sat in on Mike Long’s PR writing class, I applied the lesson the very next day at work and couldn’t wait to share the information with my colleagues."
"He is a walking lesson in effective rhetoric."
"I just wish I could clone him."
“A big thanks for coming to Lisbon to lead and deliver a two-day training course to all of our European communications leadership team. The seminar was highly engaging and entertaining, and all participants learned loads about how to prepare for and write an excellent speech. I look forward to seeing the results as the teams put in practice all that they learned.”
“I have attended Mike Long's speechwriting workshops and found them to be informative, thought-provoking and entertaining. Much like a good speech.”
“Mike Long came to London to deliver a training workshop. It proved very popular. And unlike other workshops, you didn’t just learn the skills, you learnt the strategy for getting a speech accepted within an organisation.”
"Mike Long is a prolific writer in many forms and one brilliant teacher of speechwriting—insightful, philosophical, personable, funny, and best in big doses. His personality is so large and compelling that it adds needed color to the camouflaged speechwriting industry.”