New 6-week course, The Smarter First Draft

The 10-week screenwriting course at Flash Factory Writers Studio is about giving participants a structured framework and support to undertake a major project (generally a feature, although some have worked on one or more short scripts).

I’ve decided to try this as a more intensive, 6-week course so that the writers have less time to over-think, get distracted and generally lose momentum!

Conventional wisdom has it that the first version of a screenplay is often a “vomit” or “idiot draft”. This is a useful notion, allowing the writer to get the heavy-lifting out of the way uninhibited by over-thinking or perfectionism…. but it’s not the whole story. Careful and focused preparation before starting a draft can mean that ending up with a Not-So-Stupid-Idiot Draft. Or, if you prefer, Top Quality Vomit!

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New intensive 2-day screenwriting workshop

I’ve been been running a 10-week screenwriting course for a while now, which is about giving writers a structured framework and support to undertake a major project (generally a feature, although some have worked on one or more short scripts).

Now I’m also offering a 2-day intensive version based around the idea of kickstarting a project. Over two days you will be asked to interrogate, investigate and define your concept in a variety of ways…. And you’ll start writing it.

Ideal if you’re an ambitious screenwriter who struggles with motivation…Or maybe you’re just time poor and need to cram a lot of progress into a short time. Continue reading “New intensive 2-day screenwriting workshop”

Taking a screenwriting holiday?

Sometimes a chance to focus on creative projects can be just as refreshing as taking a complete break. If you’re using your time off over Easter to make some significant progress on a screenwriting project, here’s a special offer to give you an extra kick up the pants!

Flash Factory is offering 20 % off the popular feature film script notes + consultation offer usually priced at $130.

From 18 April until 12 midnight on Friday 25 April (Australian EST) book this package by credit card here and you’ll only be charged $100. You’re welcome to purchase now to use the assessment at a later stage, just indicate this once you receive your confirmation email.

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