Screenwriting as Scene-Writing

My unique 1-week online course begins Monday, November 5th.

Every time we sit down to write a script, we are faced with a scene. This can be a daunting task considering a script may have 50, 60, 70 scenes or more. In a very real way, screenwriting is at its core scene-writing.

Therefore, it is essential for you to know how to handle writing scenes.

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Beginning next Monday, November 5, I will be offering my 1-week online screenwriting course, Core VI: Scene. It is one of an 8-part Core curriculum which comprises the basis of the screenwriting theory I teach in The Quest.

Any scene must have a point, a narrative function to justify its presence. As a building block, a scene exists to contribute to the emerging story and add to the foundation of that story’s structure. If it does not, the scene has no business being in your story.

Here are six questions a screenwriter can use to hone in on the point of any scene:

  • What type of scene is it?
  • What is the structural goal and emotional goal of the scene?
  • What is the scene’s beginning, middle and end?
  • What is the purpose of these characters in the scene?
  • What is the conflict in the scene?
  • What are the themes in the scene?

The first three questions zero in on the physical structure of the scene.

The last three questions focus on the psychological structure of the scene.

In Core VI: Scene, we will explore each of these six questions, giving you the foundation to be able to write effective scenes.

In addition, we will consider six scene-writing tips which will enable you to craft an effective scene that is an entertaining one as well.

Plus, you will have an opportunity to engage in a series of scene-writing exercises to put theory into practice and upgrade your writing chops.

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“Of all the classes I’ve sampled around the web, NOBODY draws the crowd Scott does, and NOBODY gives as much useful information.”

~ Cyd Madsen

Six lectures written by Scott Myers
Special insider tips
24/7 daily forum interaction
Workshop writing exercises with peer and instructor feedback
A 90-minute live teleconference between instructor and class members

So go here and sign up now.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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