Screenwriting Craft Crash Course with Lucy V Hay (Sat 11th - Sun 12th Nov 2017)

with Lucy V Hay

Screenwriting Craft Crash Course with Lucy V Hay (Sat 11th - Sun 12th Nov 2017) image

Worried that the fundamentals could be holding you back?

NEWSFLASH – they probably are! There’s literally THOUSANDS of screenplays out there in limbo that could go somewhere … if they were simply WRITTEN BETTER!

The Screenwriters’ Craft Crash is a must for any writer who needs to get laser focus on their actual pages and elevate it from ‘good’ to ‘recommend’. Bring your laptops, pens, highlighters, print-outs and game-faces! Expect to write and rewrite.

Be it structure, theme, plot, characters, scene descriptions, dialogue… Each area will be addressed and you will learn how to refine, reduce and write with significantly greater impact.

The goal is to get the reader to EAGERLY turn the pages of your script, and leave it with the rubber stand of ‘recommended’.

Buckle up and prepare to massively transform your writing.

When: Sat 11th – Sun 12th Nov 2017
Where: Ealing Studios, Ealing W5 5EP
How much: £79 (Ultra Early Bird) / £89 (Early Bird) / £139 (Full Price)

What happens over the two days?

In this highly practical event, you will learn how to create screenplays that stand out from the tsunami of good (but not killer) scripts out there… Key elements covered include:

  • HOW to write MORE visually to create powerful images in the readers mind
  • HOW to craft your characters so they become even more unforgettable
  • HOW to write dialogue that sparkles, giving unique voices to each character
  • HOW to avoid dialogue taking over your scenes
  • WHICH structural methods will keep you on track and how to avoid overthinking
  • HOW to spot and avoid your ‘static scenes’ and ‘false movement’ and remove forever
  • WHY ‘good craft’ is NOT just screenplay formatting!

This Masterclass is tailored for those who want to gain understanding of how writing craft works on the actual page, so writers can ensure readers, agents and producers truly ‘get’ their story.

The CRAFT CRASH COURSE will equip you with the ability to SEE scriptwriting on the page in a whole new way … Put simply, this class will make you a BETTER WRITER.

What is included?

This is an interactive writing workshop that will give you the tools to make better choices from foundation level every time you write.  In other words, we will be writing and rewriting on the spot, as well as facilitating and strengthening our feedback skills. During the workshop we will be reading one another’s work and giving feedback in pairs and small group work. In the class we will be analysing:

  • Unclear concepts and muddy loglines and how to rework so that they crackle
  • How the first ten pages can work FOR you – or AGAINST you
  • How to overcome expositional issues and backstory problems so your story flows effortlessly
  • How to spot and eliminate pace killing scenes that feel essential but can be reworked or cut
  • How to inject new life into character role functions that feel samey or generic
  • How to clarify genre conventions that may feel confused or stale in your story
  • How to rewrite scene descriptions that feel overwritten or overly prescriptive
  • Zing it up and kill boring chains of dialogue
  • How to leverage often maligned devices like flashback, montage, dream sequence – they can be used to great effect
  • And much, much more!

We will be breaking down your story, script and characters and then putting it back together, better than ever …

When: Sat 11th – Sun 12th Nov 2017
Where: Ealing Studios, Ealing W5 5EP
How much: £79 (Ultra Early Bird) / £89 (Early Bird) / £139 (Full Price)

Commit now to becoming a better Screenwriter. See you there! 

Appearing in this session

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!

Legendary for her enthusiasm and knowledge which she shares with her community at Bang2Write. Core member of the LSF team.
Lucy V Hay

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