You know, that story you've been kicking around for months. Maybe it's pretty well worked out, but you just can't summon up the energy to type FADE IN. Or you have a partial draft and you're stuck, not sure which way to go. Or a story concept you think has strong potential, but you’re battling your own Voices Of Negativity…
The simple fact is an unfinished script is nothing but potential. And nothing but potential is… nothing.
Maybe what you could use is this.
* A structured environment with actual due dates to inspire you to knock out pages.
* A workshop where you receive constructive feedback from a group of writing peers.
* A mentor who is a professional screenwriter and educator to accompany you on your writing journey.
That's what we offer at Screenwriting Master Class with our Pages I: The First Draft workshop. 10 lectures [written by me] to spur your creativity, 10 teleconferences to review your pages, 10 due dates to motivate you to get from FADE IN to FADE OUT.
If you are comfortable with the sequence approach to screenwriting, you will feel right at home in this course.
If your grasp of story structure is a weak point, this workshop will help you ground your understanding.
If you have trouble finding the discipline to deposit your ‘derriere on chair’ and write, Pages I takes that problem on in a direct, practical and supportive manner.
Some thoughts by writers on the singular importance of the first draft:
“Then comes the great leap which is the first draft, I call it 'the muscle draft,' where you just muscle it out. You don't worry about what you're missing, you just get through it, get to the end.” — Darren Aronofsky
“Even if you write it wrong, write and finish your first draft. Only then, when you have a flawed whole, do you know what you have to fix." — Dominick Dunne
"The first draft is nothing more than a starting point, so be wrong as fast as you can." — Andrew Stanton
"Sometimes you're swinging your way through a first draft like a blind miner with a pick-axe. That's OK. Get it done, nothing else matters." — Justin Marks
"First drafts are for learning what your story is about." — Bernard Malamud
If you’re looking to go on that unique journey of discovery which is a first draft and could use the structure of an online workshop to help guide you through the process, go here to learn more about Pages I.
Our last session for 2015 begins Monday, September 14, so this is a great chance to make this year count in terms of your creative work.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!