Screenwriting: Writing a Selling Story with Your Bare Hands

Learn how to write or how to improve your writing skills, either for the screen or for yourself.

What you will learn

key elements of a movie script

how to transform an idea into a story

how to transform a story into a plot for script


Oh, you want to be a screenwriter? Then come along to learn how to become one. This course focuses on conjuring your ideas, structuralizing your plot and turning it into a selling script.

This course will make your search for ideas less menacing, showing you how and where to find them. If inspiration doesn’t come willingly, you’ll learn how to call upon it and brainstorm ideas.

You will learn key elements of a movie script, as much as key steps for turning your idea into a story, and story into a plot for your script. You will also learn the actual importance of a movie plot and how to make yours visible among the others.

We will talk about plot structure and what you should do make your script consistent and easy to navigate through. You will see technical side of screenwriting because you won’t get far without it.

We will discuss plot types with references to live movies and tv-shows, and a specific system of plot-building.

No specific screenwriting knowledge required, this course is great for beginners and amateurs as well as for people already in the industry.

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to write for the screen or master their existing skills and learn even more.



Introduction to the course
Finding Ideas
Write Whatever
Determine a Setting and Try Telling a Story in It
Turn a Simple Event into Something Crazy
Use your Dreams As a Source
Play ‘Design a Story’ with Your Friends or Kids
Try Remembering What Inspiration Feels Like
The Truth. There’s No One Grand Design to Storytelling
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Inspired by Someone
Making Your Story Exciting. Concept.
Making Your Story Exciting. Concept.
What Is a Concept
Why Your Concept Needs to Be Good
Starting Your Concept
Foresee the Difficulties in Your Concept
What Is the ‘Construction Principle’
Why You Desperately Need It
Finding Your Main Character
State the Conflict That Moves the Story
Find Your Cause-effect Links
Why Plot Is the Most Underrated Narrative Tool
What Is an Organic Plot
Sequence of Discoveries-based Plot
Atypical Plot
Now That You Know a Thing or Two, Follow These Steps
About Acts in Your Screenplay
Unique Script Structure Opening Image 1 to Debate 5
Break into Two 6 to Bad Guys Close in 10
All Is Lost 11 to Final Image 15

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