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Screenwriting Craft Crash Course with Lucy V Hay
Sat, 11 Nov 2017, 09:00 – Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 18:00 GMT
Screenwriting Craft Crash Course with Lucy V Hay aka @Bang2write
Worried the fundamentals could be holding you back? NEWSFLASH – they probably are! There’s literally THOUSANDS of screenplays out there in limbo that could go somewhere … if they were simply WRITTEN BETTER!
CRAFT CRASH COURSE is a must for any writer who needs a dose of laser focus on their actual pages. Bring your laptops, pens, highlighters, print-outs and game-faces!
If you’ve ever been to (or participated in) Lucy V’s Live Script Edit at LondonSWF, then you’ll know the drill: format is the LEAST of your writing problems! But instead of two hours, this time it’s TWO WHOLE DAYS of writerly craft goodness! Can you afford to miss out?
What happens over the two days?
Learn how to create screenplays that stand out from the rest in the dreaded slush pile … Differentiate your writing by elevating your writing craft to the next level! Key elements covered include:
- HOW to write visually
- WHAT to include when crafting unforgettable characters
- HOW to avoid letting dialogue take over your scenes
- WHICH structural methods will keep you on track
- HOW to avoid ‘static scenes’ and ‘false movement’
- WHY ‘good craft’ is NOT just screenplay formatting!
This Masterclassis tailored for those who want to gain understanding of how writing craft works on the actual page, so writers can ensure readers, agents and producers truly ‘get’ their story.
CRAFT CRASH COURSE will equip you with the ability to SEE scriptwriting on the page in a whole new way … Put simply, this class will make you a BETTER WRITER.
What is included?
This is an interactive writing workshop that will give you the tools to make better choices from foundation level every time you write. In other words, we will be writing and rewriting on the spot, as well as facilitating and strengthening our feedback skills. During the workshop we will be reading one another’s work and giving feedback in pairs and small group work. In the class we will be analysing:
- Unclear concepts and muddy loglines
- How the first ten pages can work FOR you – or AGAINST you
- Expositional issues and backstory problems
- Scenes that don’t move the story forwards
- Character role functions that feel samey or generic
- Genre conventions that feel confused or stale
- Scene description that feels overwritten or prescriptive
- Boring chains of dialogue
- Often maligned devices like flashback, montage, dream sequence
- And much, much more!
We will be breaking all this down and putting it back together, better than ever …
Commit now to becoming a better Screenwriter. See you there!