Killer Scene Descriptions: Using Screenplay Style to Express YOUR Writer’s Voice

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Friday 6:30pm

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with Scott Myers

Killer Scene Descriptions: Using Screenplay Style to Express YOUR Writer’s Voice image

Each line of a script’s scene description offers a writer the opportunity to express their unique voice. How? Through the marriage of genre and style.

Scott Myers debunks the mythical screenwriting ‘rules’ surrounding scene descriptions and demonstrates the ways in which successful professional writers convey their voice through screenplay style. You will get to grips with these four ways in which the master screenwriters write screenplays that are simply un-put-downable.

  1. Narrative Voice
  2. Imagematic Writing
  3. Psychological Writing
  4. Action Writing

Get a script reader’s attention by learning how to transform scene description into an expression of your own Narrative Voice.

Appearing in this session

Scott Myers

Scott Myers – Screenwriter, Producer and Educator

Screenwriter of 'K-9' with Jim Belushi and 'Trojan War' with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Screenwriter and producer, head honcho at 'Go Into The Story' and Black List offical blog scribe.
Scott Myers

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