If you’ve always dreamed of writing a screenplay, but not known quite where to begin, my online course, Get Your Story Straight, is the perfect place to start.
The course leads you, step-by-step, through the process of finding your concept, crafting a solid outline and beginning your own screenplay. It demystifies the writing experience and teaches you key elements to creating a great story and satisfying movie-going experience.
Or maybe you got started and have a script sitting in a drawer, half-finished because you found yourself feeling lost, wondering where things went offtrack? My course can help you identify and pin down the story you truly want to tell, and enable you to move forward and write it in its most powerful form.
In the course you’ll learn the following and more:
• Essential elements and principles of screenwriting, with examples from classic & popular films
• Keys to creating a hero your audience will really care about
• How to structure your story into three compelling acts
• The secret to making your scenes and story build as it progresses
• Insider tips on the business of showbiz and how best to go about breaking in
My course was developed to specifically address the questions and problems that beginning and even more experienced writers often encounter. I also include practical exercises to help you build your screenplay, with a premium option of receiving additional personalized feedback from me on your material as you go.
The course includes eight modules and two bonus modules, one on the Business of Showbiz and another on the more personal side of Being a Content Creator. The modules are designed to be done one per week but are flexible and self-paced, enabling you to progress at whatever speed works best for you.
The basic course is just $195 for a total of 66 concise print and audio lessons and many relevant video links to further illustrate the concepts discussed; the premium version includes everything in the basic course, plus personalized feedback from me on your eight short writing assignments and is available for $495.
Wherever you are in your screenwriting journey, it’s key to get your story straight before you enter a contest, or approach an agent, producer or manager. It’s my goal to help empower you to bring your writing to a level where, as Steve Martin advises those aspiring to get into the film business, it’s so good, they can’t ignore you.