June 22 & 23, 2018 - The Globe Theatre (740 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014)

Lightning In A Bottle: Story Development

24 Jun 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunset A/B

Lightning In A Bottle: Story Development

In today’s market writing a script that will sell is like catching lightning in a bottle. It’s rare, elusive and seemingly impossible.

One of the reasons it’s so challenging is because writers rush to get to pages and don’t spend enough time in the early stages of story prep. So what happens? Writers spend months working on scripts with ideas that don’t work, lose their way and run out of steam going out with work that isn’t marketable.

But with proper story prep it doesn’t have to be this way. In this class we’ll go through a proven checklist of ways to test your premise. Then we’ll use the same method professional writers use to take the seeds of your premise and break story. With these tools at your disposal you’ll be sure you’re going to script with a solid idea that won’t run aground.

Getting ready to pitch or want to be able to pitch ideas you’re still developing but haven’t written yet? Use this method to hone your pitch by laser focusing on the premise and main turning points of your story.

At the end of this class you’ll have everything you need to pitch your current script or prep your next and be one step closer to lightning in a bottle.