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