IS SCREENWRITING DRIVING YOU CRAZY?
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- Are you tired of banging your head against a brick wall trying to get an agent or manager to read your script, let alone like it?
- Feel like the progress you’re making with your screenwriting is too slow?
- Completely had it with wasting money on contests, script coverage and seminars and not getting the result you want?
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A NEW WAY OF LEARNING HOW TO WRITE
The course utilizes rarely talked about hacks and hands-on practical exercises to de-mystify theory and cut through the “fluff” found in most script writing courses and script coverage services.
- Use rarely talked about theory hacks which de-mystify theory and cut through the vague “fluff” found in most screenwriting courses, books, blogs, and seminars.
- Learn by doing rather than just passively listening or reading.
- Use hands-on, practical exercises to break down characters, structure, scenes etc. to fully understand how screenplays are put together.
- Email us at any time with questions or to receive feedback on your completed practical exercises if you wish from our script readers.
- Go through a step-by-step solution to mastering the essentials of screenwriting as quickly and economically as possible.
- Save time and money that other writers spend on expensive seminars and degrees.
SO, WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS SCREENWRITING COURSE?
Seven modules of simplified theory hacks and practical exercises nobody talks about. In other words, the essential building blocks of screenwriting you need to master before sending out another screenplay. (Plus feedback on your work.)
- Each module is broken down into three parts:1. Theory Hacks, 2. Practical Exercises, 3. Key Rookie Mistakes. The Theory Hack is a one way detour out of screenwriting Theoryville in which the module’s subject is de-mystified once and for all. The Practical Exercise then focuses on doing, rather than reading, and finally, the Key Rookie Mistake flags up the mistakes you need to avoid that many other aspiring writers make.
- Each module comes in video, audio and pdf eBook formats so you can learn using whatever method suits you best. There is also a Resources Section where you’ll find toolkits for each module, including worksheets, an Ultimate Course Planner, cheat sheets, movie lists, screenplays, etc.
- Everything in this course is designed and planned to drastically improve your screenwriting ability, but in order to be successful and get the most out of it requires taking action.
- You’re not alone. While this is a downloadable course which you can work on at your own pace, you’ll also have access to us at all times. We will answer any questions you have as you go along and check, comment on and provide feedback on your work.
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NEED MORE INFO? HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF EACH MODULE
MODULE 1: MASTER CONCEPT How To Nail An Idea That Will Make People Beg To Read Your Script
Is there anything worse for a writer than realizing three months into a screenplay that there’s a fundamental flaw in the overall concept? Months of work are often wasted when they needn’t have been. So, in Module 1, we kick off with a great Theory Hack that will show you in three steps all you need to know to create the strongest possible concept and logline you can before you start writing. Then, in the Practical Exercises section, we show you how to come up with amazing ideas for a screenplay, and then how to refine and develop it into a rock solid logline.
MODULE 2: MASTER THEME How To Make Your Screenplay About Something And Really Resonate With The Reader
Many aspiring screenwriters make the mistake of letting the theme of the story “reveal itself” over several drafts. However, this approach can lead to many problems further down the road, and that’s why in Module 2 we get straight on to establishing a strong theme for your script. In the Theory Hack section we de-mystify much of the confusing information out there on theme. Then, as Practical Exercises, we show you how to further deepen your understanding of theme, so your screenplay feels like it has something to say, rather than just consisting of a series of insubstantial scenes and events.
MODULE 3: MASTER CHARACTERS How To Create Characters That Feel Real
Creating characters out of thin air who audiences are going to care deeply about or be fascinated by (or both) is, perhaps, the hardest aspect of screenwriting. Unfortunately, things are not made any easier for aspiring writers by the sheer volume of vague, confusing or simply plain wrong advice out there on how to create believable, interesting characters. In our Theory Hack, we attempt to do just this, though, by showing you a couple of simple hacks that de-mystify this theory and make how you approach creating your characters that much easier. Then we show you how to apply this theory through a great, hands-on, practical exercise.
MODULE 4: MASTER STRUCTURE Nail What’s Really Going On Under Three Act Structure
The traditional, broad, three act structure model in screenplays is outdated and misleading. In this module we explore what’s really going on under generic three act structure — sequences. In the Theory Hack section we show you how to break down three acts into seven sequences which add another two major plot points in Act 2. As a Practical Exercise, we show you just how to master this sequences theory to make screenplay structure that much easier to navigate. It’s so simple, yet effective, you’ll wish you’d discovered it years ago.
MODULE 5: MASTER SCENES How To Write Scenes That Move And Surprise The Audience
There are tons and tons of information out there on dialogue, structure, characters, but hardly anything on scenes. And what there is on how to craft a scene is often confusing and/or misleading. Our Theory Hack will dispel this confusion by showing you how to write a scene by breaking it down into three simple steps. Then we have two Practical Exercises for you, which will show you how to master these theory hacks.
MODULE 6: MASTER DIALOGUE How To Make Your Characters Sound Natural
Bad dialogue is maybe the quickest way to turn a reader off your script, and yet it is also one of the most elusive crafts to master for an aspiring screenwriter. We think the best way to do this, however, is not by learning tons of theory, but by doing practical, hands-on dialogue exercises. So, there’s no Theory Hack in this module. Instead, we show you three practical exercises aimed at defeating the three most common problems found in dialogue.
MODULE 7: MASTER DESCRIPTION How To Cultivate A Writing Style That Makes The Reader Feel They’re Watching A Movie
Great description draws the reader in and immerses them in the story. Bad description alienates them, indicating they’re not in the hands of a writer who knows what they’re doing. An experienced reader can tell from page one whether someone can write, and that’s why it’s super important to master an effective writing style so you fall into the former camp rather than the latter.
Just as in the Dialogue Hack module, there’s no Theory Hack in this module. Writing effective description is something that’s best improved through doing rather than theorizing. We’ll show you exactly how, through a simple hands-on exercise, to make your writing style as clean, visual and evocative as possible.
THIS SCREENWRITING COURSE IS AIMED AT WRITERS OF ANY GENRE
The course doesn’t have a genre module but rather we reference each major one — Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller and Horror — within each module. Sometimes Westerns and Sci-Fi are classified as genres, but technically these are sub-genres within the five big ones below.
- Action/Adventure: This is probably the most popular genre in Hollywood today. During the course you’ll learn just how great movies from the genre such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Matrix and Looper, put you on that ninety-minute rollercoaster ride.
- Drama: While this genre may not be the most sellable scripts in Hollywood but they’re definitely respected as writing samples and at high brow contests, such as the Nicholl. We show you how The Virgin Suicides, The Truman Show and American Beauty etc. pull on those heartstrings.
- Comedy: This genre has fallen slightly in recent years (especially Rom Coms) but for the comedically gifted it’s still a great “in” into the industry. We peak behind the scenes at mirth makers such as Sideways, Bridesmaids, and Little Miss Sunshine.
- Thriller: Another hugely popular genre which always does well in yearly spec sale reports, if you’re writing a Thriller you’ll learn just how classic films such as Collateral, Fargo and Pulp Fiction create and maintain their tension.
- Horror: This genre is still just as popular as ever due to its small casts and relatively low production costs. We’ll be taking at look at how chillers such as The Shining, The Blair Witch Project and Wolf Creek get people diving behind the couch.
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