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Hispanic Heritage Month: Emmylou Diaz Is The Only Latinx Woman In The Writer’s Room The Only One In The Room

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Imagine getting your MFA in acting at Harvard and then moving to Los Angeles only to find that the parts you're auditioning for were either the Chola or the gangbanger?
Screenwriter, Emmylou Diaz, whose credits include Jane The Virgin and Charmed, decided to take a writing class one day after realizing that she wasn’t being taken seriously as an actress.
But what would you do if you got a job that turned into a new career? A career that gave you the opportunity to write on some of America’s most successful shows? Would you just be grateful for the chance to do something that only one-fourth of one percent of the US population gets to do? Or would you take this opportunity to write the parts you’d hoped for back when you were an actress?
More From Emmylou:
Catch her upcoming show Monarch on Fox
Finding Emmylou:
Instagram & Twitter: @emmyloudiaz

Pitches With Bitches:
Laura Cathcart Robbins and Stefanie Wilder Taylor are conducting a virtual pitching workshop on Oct 23rd from 11-1 pm (PT). We will tell you everything we know about getting your work published online to build up your resume. It will also include an up-to-date list of over 80 places to send your stuff! The class is filling up fast to hold your spot email StefanieWilderTaylor@gmail.com
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Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
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Imagine getting your MFA in acting at Harvard and then moving to Los Angeles only to find that the parts you're auditioning for were either the Chola or the gangbanger?
Screenwriter, Emmylou Diaz, whose credits include Jane The Virgin and Charmed, decided to take a writing class one day after realizing that she wasn’t being taken seriously as an actress.
But what would you do if you got a job that turned into a new career? A career that gave you the opportunity to write on some of America’s most successful shows? Would you just be grateful for the chance to do something that only one-fourth of one percent of the US population gets to do? Or would you take this opportunity to write the parts you’d hoped for back when you were an actress?
More From Emmylou:
Catch her upcoming show Monarch on Fox
Finding Emmylou:
Instagram & Twitter: @emmyloudiaz

Pitches With Bitches:
Laura Cathcart Robbins and Stefanie Wilder Taylor are conducting a virtual pitching workshop on Oct 23rd from 11-1 pm (PT). We will tell you everything we know about getting your work published online to build up your resume. It will also include an up-to-date list of over 80 places to send your stuff! The class is filling up fast to hold your spot email StefanieWilderTaylor@gmail.com
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Mercato:
Mercato is a grocery delivery service that supports local, independent merchants. Sign up for Mercato Green at https://www.mercato.com/ for unlimited free delivery and use the code THEONLYONE to get $20 off your first order! 
Smile Brilliant:
You could have a dentist make your trays for three, four hundred dollars, or you can head over to www.smilebrilliant.com and use their lab-direct mail process for a fraction of that.  Just head over to www.smilebrilliant.com and use the coupon code ROOM for an exclusive The Only One In The Room discount.
Voyage et Cie:
Voyage et Cie's curator Melanie Apple has cultivated a passion for notable moments using the sense of smell. Voyage et Cie is the ultimate luxury blend of travel, fragrance, and design. Each original fragrance is created by Melanie, 100% organic and natural which will transport you on a journey. Visit https://www.voyageetcie.com/ and enter the code: theonlyone to get your 10% off your purchase!
Cute Booty Lounge is made by women and for women. There’s a cute booty style for everyone! Cute Booty Lounge has you covered...Embrace Your Body, Love Your Booty!
Head to Cutebooty.com or click the link here to order yours, but don't forget to enter the code theonlybooty to get 15% off your first order!
Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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