Course Outline

Day 1

•  How to find the perfect story design
 
•  Three confusions that hurt writers
 
•  Uncovering the myth of 3-act story structure
 
•  Seven Steps to deep structure
 
•  Creating the single driving force
 
•  Variations to classic story structure
 
•  Key weaknesses of myth, fairy tale and drama
 
•  Developing a great premise
 
•  Building the hero from the ground up
 
•  How the “character web” works
 
•  True character change and how to write it
 
•  Five Major character changes
 
•  Keys to the perfect opponent
 
•  Sequencing the moral elements of the story
 
 

  
Day 2

•  The 22 building blocks of every great script
 
•  Pacing by character growth, not page number
 
•  Keys to the perfect opponent
 
•  Creating the visual world
 
•  Using the subplot
 
•  Setting the tag line
 
•  Building the reveals
 
•  Choosing the right story shape
 
•  Creating the strong middle
 
•  The trick to scene sequencing
 
•  How to write 3-track dialogue
 
•  Secrets of building the scene
 
•  Dialogue that increases the conflict
 
 
  
Day 3

•  Detailed Analysis of the Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Detective, Fantasy, Horror, Love, Masterpiece, Myth, SciFi, Thriller and Mixed Genres
 
•  What each genre really means
 
•  Sequencing the moral elements of the story
 
•  The central theme of each form
 
•  Key structure techniques for each genre
 
•  Mixing genres: The best strategies for story success
 
•  Bending the genre rules for originality
 
•  Techniques for transcending each genre