Creative Writing, Writing

New Screenwriting Course

November 20, 2017

Have a screenplay or idea you want to develop? I’m conducting a 4-week Screenwriting Development class at Raindance Berlin.

The class is Wednesday evenings starting November 29. To register go do

What will the course cover?

Over the course of 4 weeks I will provide you with the framework, constructive feedback and encouragement you need to put pen to paper and develop or complete your story. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Ideas: techniques to use to generate, flesh out & develop ideas
  • The importance of loglines, concept statements, outlines
  • Theme & Tone: Consistency of theme and tone is vital
  • Conflict: Without conflict there is no story
  • Characterization: Creating memorable characters & exploring subtext
  • Structure: Building structure & texture in the world of your film
  • Format: Correctly formatting your screenplay
  • Visual Storytelling: Using visual storytelling & creating scenes that sizzle
  • Dialogue: Writing compelling dialogue & giving characters a unique voice
  • Rewrite: When to start the rewrite and what comes next

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1 Comment

  • Reply Derrick Washington October 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Hi, Michael, screenwriting sounds like a lot of fun. I was always curious about this topic. It’s something that I am considering looking into in the future.

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