Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to Write A Thriller Readers Crave


Dear Readers,

Thrillers are popular. Publishing companies are asking for them. Agents are demanding them. they're in demand for TV and movies. If you have some money to spare I suggest signing up for the following course. It has helped the writers I've worked with.



Writer's Digest University
Writing the Thriller Novel
Write the Thriller that Readers Crave
Readers today want fast-moving intense drama, filled with character conflict that grabs their attention and holds it from the first sentence to the last. In this course you will examine the structural elements that create a successful thriller, learn how to build compelling conflict and suspense into your story, find out what helps a story engage a reader, and much more.
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• Intermediate to advanced writers
• Writers who want to write thrillers
• Writers of any genre who want to create a page-turning experience for readers
• Character-driven writers who would like to put more tension into their work
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• Learn how to create a structure that builds on itself and pulls the reader along
• Learn how to build whatever type of scene you need to complete your novel
• Learn the subtleties of viewpoint, along with the benefits of journaling
• And much more!
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"This course put me on track for writing a great thriller. Glad I took the class." - AB

"The course instruction was easy to process and to incorporate into the assignments. I learned a lot in the brief six weeks to complete. The instructor's personal feedback was the critical key." - JB
$399.99
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William Bernhardt
William Bernhardt
is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of novels, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently being adapted into an NBC miniseries, a book of poetry (The White Bird), and a series of books on fiction writing.

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Gain the Insight You Need to Write a Musical
Musicals continue to be kings of the box office on Broadway, the West End, and around the world. In this live webinar you will learn the key techniques of creating a musical adaptation from plays, books, movies, games, and more. Learn from the successful co-creator of Jekyll & Hyde the Musical, Steve Cuden.
What You'll Learn
• Where to find story ideas adaptable for musicals and determining if it has commercial potential.
• How to deconstruct a story and analyze it for musical structure.
• Determining plot points for your musical.
• Song spotting: song vs. dialogue.
Who should attend
• Musical book writers seeking to understand how to break down an existing story.
• Writers, composers, and lyricists seeking inspiration and tools to supercharge their musical theatre writing.
• Musical book writers wanting to understand song spotting.
• Writers, composers, and lyricists seeking to develop and write a musical.
Early Bird Price:
$79.99     $59.99
START YOUR MUSICAL
Meet the Instructor
Steve Cuden
Steven Cuden is a screenwriter who is best known for co-creating the international hit, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, as well as writing over 90 teleplays for animated TV series.



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

From Writer's Digest: FREE WEBINAR: How to Revise Your Manuscript

Dear Readers,

Below is a free webinar for helping revising your manuscript. What 's great about this webinar is

it's free!

I registered for it. I suggest you do to if you've completed a novel or working on one. Click below to register.

Writer's Digest


FREE WEBINAR: How to Revise Your Manuscript
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In this free live webinar on Tuesday, July 25, five top Reedsy editors will share their ultimate manuscript revision tips for both fiction and non-fiction. They'll tell you what common errors to look for, how to go about the rewriting process, and how to know when your manuscript is finally ready for querying. So if you just finished your first draft, or have a manuscript in the works, this webinar is the perfect opportunity to learn directly from publishing experts. Sign up here ...

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Click Here to Learn How to Sell Your Script to Hollywood Insiders!

Dear readers,

I know trying to sell a script to Hollywood is hard. I suggest purchasing the 2017 edition of the

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory. 

It can be fond on the Writers Store at : https://www.writersstore.com/hollywood-screenwriting-directory
With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this targeted reference book features:
  • Verified contact information, including phone numbers, and street and email addresses
  • Crucial details like whether they accept unsolicited material and how they prefer to receive submissions
  • A guide to proper script format and advice on packaging your submission
  • Step-by-step instructions for writing professional query letters, treatments, and log lines
  • The Legal 411 for Screenwriters: a comprehensive guide on the business of screenwriting -- script to screen from Entertainment Attorney Dinah Perez
Plus, you’ll find samples throughout, illustrated with tips and pointers to help you create a quality submission. With the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory by your side, you’ll have a reliable resource that significantly ups your chances of script-selling success!
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Answers to Your Screenwriting Questions and More!

Dear Readers,

The following is from an email I got this afternoon from SCRIPTED MAGAZINE.

Click on "free downloads". There is a lot of good stuff there.

Also chick out the article on Writing Sequels.

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Don't forget we have tons of free information on Script, including free downloads to help you succeed in the next contest you enter!

Now get reading and get writing!
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Warner Bros. 2009 smash-hit comedy, The Hangover, launched its much-anticipated sequel, Script talked with one of the writers, Craig Mazin. Instead of the bright lights of Las Vegas, the “Wolfpack” (and the film’s new writers) took their hijinks to Bangkok for a night to, or not to, remember.Read More...
Screenwriter Michael Brandt Moves Behind the Camera
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ALTERNATE ROUTES: Blazing an Indie Trail – Gary King and ‘Among Us’
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Online Screenwriting Classes: How To Write Based On A True Story
In this workshop, you will learn how to USE ‘history’ to make ‘story.’ Audiences and industry professionals view the “reality” behind the story as an element of intrigue, or selling point, but the screenwriter’s skills need to be up to snuff. In this workshop, you will go through the step by step process of building your screenplay from the foundation of a true story.Enroll Now...

See full list of self-paced online courses here.
Webinars and Live Events
Our webinars include both access to the live webinar where you may interact with the presenter and the recorded, on-demand edition for your video library. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.


See full list of upcoming live online webinars here.

SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Filmmaker John Butler Talks About His New Coming-Of-Age Drama, ‘Handsome Devil’
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writer/director John Butler about his new film, 'Handsome Devil,' growing up on Ireland, and how he eventually found a path to being a professional screenwriter and director.Read More...
Jeanne's Screenwriting Tip: 7 Brainstorming Techniques
Ever have trouble developing a story? Jeanne Veillette Bowerman offers seven brainstorming techniques to help you get ideas down and the first draft in motion. Read More...
GET REAL: Movie Ideas - Why Didn’t I Think of That? Part 1
When exploring movie ideas, many screenwriters write what they know. David Garrett challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone for a better premise. Read More...

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Learn to Write: Pixar's Emotional Core Character Development Intensive July 20-July 27 Sign Up Now!


Dear Readers,

I know we all lover Pixar movies. They have a knack for grabbing our emotions and making us cry. Think TOY STORY 3, UP, and MONSTERS INC.

So why not join the below Pixar class showing how to form your script into a Pixar level script. it would be a good thing to to. You'll learn much of what I tell writers in the critiques I give. I'm not giving the courses. This was in a email to me this morning, and I wanted to share it with you.

Learn to write characters the way Pixar does
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Craft the Perfect Story, Pixar-Style
In this week-long intensive, you'll explore the way Pixar has harnessed the essential ingredients of quality storytelling and great character development. You will then apply those ingredients to find the emotional core of your story, your characters, and your plot's engine. This course also includes invaluable feedback on your writing from Karl Iglesias.
What You'll Learn
• How to find the emotional core of your story, as well as the plot's engine
• The key to keeping the reader hooked until the end of your story
• The four elements that create a strong emotional connection with your characters
• How to make sure the stakes in your story are truly emotional
Who should attend
• Writers who want to maximize the reader's emotional response to their stories
• Writers who want to go beyond the basics of the craft
• Writers who want to learn how Pixar creates masterful stories
Testimonials
• "I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed and learned from this class. Thank you!" -RF
• "Awesome course. I'm a big fan of Pixar movies but I never realized how they did it. Now I feel empowered!" -CH
$99.99
WRITE LIKE PIXAR





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