I’ve gotten some inquiries from several people during the last month or so about the possibility of working privately with Tom Benedek or myself at Screenwriting Master Class. We do offer that option: One-on-one private writing workshops.
Prep: From Concept to Outline: I created this workshop five years ago and it is one of our most popular courses. In it, the writer develops their original story from idea all the way to outline. In the process, they not only set themselves up for a successful page-writing process, they also learn a proven, professional approach to breaking a story in prep. And we offer this as a private writing workshop.
Pages I: Writing the First Draft: This ten week course is a direct follow-up from the Prep class, providing both structure and support for the writer to pound out a first draft of their script, writing 10-15 pages per week. You may take this without doing the Prep class beforehand, although we recommend you having done considerable work on your story before typing FADE IN. Again, we offer this as a one-on-one writing workshop.
Pages II: Rewriting Your Script: There is no one way to rewrite a script, however I have put together one approach that works. This ten week course takes you through a series of analytical stages to identify what works and what doesn’t work in your draft, then problem-solving exercises all leading up to a revision outline, then four weeks to rewrite the script, one week for polish, and one week for edit. And yes, we offer this as a private writing workshop as well.
The Quest Writing Workshop: This is a comprehensive 24 program to screenwriting theory and the writing craft. Core (8 weeks): The entire curriculum I have created to immerse writers in the Character Based Approach to screenwriting. Prep (6 weeks): See above. Pages I (10 weeks): See above.
Our private writing workshops carry significant benefits to writers:
* Their own private online workshop site.
* Teleconference note sessions with audio recording available for reference.
* Extensive feedback and support from Tom or myself at every stage along the way.
* The flexibility to create a workshop structure which fits your personal creative needs.
We can also mix and match workshop components. For example, a popular choice is to combine Prep and Pages I.
A final point: While our group workshops are excellent, some writers feel more comfortable in a private setting. Completely understandable. These programs are completely confidential.
Obviously you can write a script on your own. Frankly, that’s our end goal with writers who take our workshops, to provide principles and practices to give them the tools to carry into any and all future writing projects.
If you’re interested in any of our private writing workshops, feel free to contact us: