THE ART & THE CRAFT
Build on what you learned in Level 1 to develop a 7 Act Structure for your own script. Plus learn everything from complex formatting techniques to the most visceral ways of creating action, dialogue and structure to capture the attention of your audience from the very first page– while holding onto the instincts that distinguish you as a writer.
Take Your Screenwriting To The Next Level
Now that you’ve learned the foundations of structure in Write Your Screenplay, it’s time to take your Art and your Craft to the next level in this Level 2 Screenwriting Workshop.
Get Ready To Master The Art & The Craft of Screenwriting
While most screenwriting classes try to juggle both the art and the craft of writing at the same time, this class takes a different approach, focusing first on exercises to find the story you really want to tell, then taking that seed and growing it with the craft you need to build beautifully structured scenes and acts.
Develop Your Toolbox of Screenwriting Skills
You’ll learn everything from high level formatting techniques, to the most visceral ways of creating action, dialogue and structure so that you can capture the attention of your audience from the very first page– while holding onto the instincts that distinguish you as a writer.
Create a 7 Act Structure For Your Script
Building on structural techniques in the Level 1 class, you’ll apply the lessons of 7 Act Structure to your own script, learning how to organically develop each act, to build a structure for your character’s journey that tells the story you want to tell, in the way that only you could tell it.
Get Your Script Into The Fast Lane
Learn how to hook your reader from very first page, and develop the tools you need to write faster and more efficiently, so that first drafts start looking like third drafts and your writing becomes more fun and free.
A Community As Dedicated As You Are
Whether you’re a newer screenwriter looking to develop your skills, or an aspiring professional looking to take your career to the next level, this class is the fast, fun, and effective way to develop the tools you need to succeed as a writer.
Choose The Format That’s Right For You!
Write Your Screenplay, Level 2 is available in NYC or in a unique Live Online Format, that allows students from all over the world to participate as if they were in the room!
Can’t make a class? No problem! You’ll also get Free Video on Demand replays for every session, so you can watch and re-watch on your own time and schedule, for a full month after the class ends!
Upcoming Write Your Screenplay 2 Classes
Linda— I’ve been wanting to tell you for quite some time now. I think you’re a fabulous teacher (The bees knees). You have a unique style and what comes through most of all is your generous, nurturing and wise instruction. It is a massive gift and I feel so lucky to know you and be your Student. I have learned so much! Your kind words and notes have left me with a great deal of encouragement and fuel to keep working on the craft! My very best and warmest gratitude to you!
Linda is responsible for molding me into a storytelling machine. She helped pull the images from my head and put on paper while building craft elements in me along the way. I would not be the writer I am today without the foundation elements she helped to instill in me.
Linda has a lot of experience with screenplays and would give me ideas on what to say when I would get stuck. Her ideas were very helpful and I can now refer back to them and get new ideas on my own.
After years of studying elsewhere and thinking, “Maybe I’m not a writer – maybe I can’t do this,” Linda got me writing. She creates a nurturing environment in which my fear and hesitation disappear and my terrible writing becomes great. There are fantastic ideas everywhere and Linda helped me find and express mine, combining the art of organic storytelling with the craft of screenwriting. I am grateful for her unique approach and the supportive guidance that enable my success.
I’m writing to express what I appreciate about our time working together: This week I finished the first draft of Myrna of Minnapaw Township. Last night I went through the entire mss to make notes about revision (time, transitions). The sections written during our time together (“ours”) differed markedly from the sections written in the months after (“after”). “Ours” were episodic without scaffolding but they contained the essence of everything. “After” had intros, settings, time plus the essence. As I left “ours” and continued into “after”, I experienced great appreciation for how you worked with me, my process, and my writing: You acknowledged what was strong in the work and encouraged me all the time. You mentioned lightly what was absent but only once. Because of your approach, I was able to begin a work of fiction without self-consciousness. By the time I was working by myself, I was able to provide more meat for the essences. These past months I worked hearing, as needed, the echo of your reasons for encouraging me. Thank you!
Sincerest thanks for your wisdom and light these six weeks. I’ve learned so much that I’ve already put into regular practice, and my craft is all the better for it.