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Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict....
Spend an evening learning how and where to incorporate subtext into your fiction and practice the art of subtext through in-class writing exercises.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.Learning Objectives - This Business Writing...
In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...
Learn the techniques of becoming a free lance reader. Learn how to become a freelance reader and techniques for effective reading and summarizing of film and television scripts for local studios.
This class teaches the basics of sketch writing. What makes the premise of your sketch funny? Learn heightening and writing efficiently in your scenes. Different types of sketches will be introduced as will rewriting sketches, and writing with others. There will be home-work assignments each week. No prerequisite to start this class - Level 1...
Students will build on the skills learned in Sketch 1 to generate material for stage and television. Notes from the instructor will become more specific and focused on producing professional sketches. The final weeks of class will focus on writing for Saturday Night Live and Television Talk shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
You’re trying to write that bestselling book, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning novelist Liza Palmer to guide you to polished prose. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the five most important questions to ask when you start a revision, the answers...
In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!
This hands-on course was designed for the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goal. You've taken all the expensive writing classes, you've networked and done all the grunt work to get your foot in the door and you've fantasized about what your life could be like if you could just get that first big break and start your new career as a writer...
Spend an evening studying free verse poetry and learning what makes a good free verse poem, then practice writing your own through writing prompts.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
Come with your story idea (any TV category) and characters or come just to learn. If you bring your idea with you, then you will have a chance to work on your log line and characters with an industry pro and more.
This second in a series of three, INTERMEDIATE PILOT & SPEC writing is recommended for graduates of the first class OR students who have a general knowledge and structure of script writing (meaning you’ve written at least one or two specs) and you’re looking to hone your abilities and learn the skills that will help you deliver a script head...
Spend an evening learning how to write good memoir and how it differs from writing fiction and practice through creative writing exercises.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
Explore different styles of writing through various exercises, including: poetry, character development and expository assessment.This course will also engage and challenge you to develop and create your own personal projects.
Students will use sketches from level 1 and 2 and create new sketches to form an original sketch show! Students will be taken through an iO West rehearsal process while stopping to elaborate on the different elements that make up a successful stage sketch show. Writing, tech rehearsal, running order improvisation and acting will all be addressed. This...
In this class, lectures, film examples and in-class writing tools show you what your script needs and helps you to fix it on the spot! You'll "script doctor" in class, hone pages, deepen your characters and breathe new life into dialogue.You know your script has to be rewritten. You know it has to be original, active, polished and poignant before it...
Student will learn from the school's director George McAuliffe the direct improvisation to create sketches that are original, interesting and funny as opposed to formulaic and stale. In the first two classes students will use improvisation to generate sketch comedy material for stage and/or video. The scenes created in class will be the source of your...
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