Courses and Workshops

“You are the hero of your writing journey…
…and I am your mentor.”

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14th Annual Screenwriting Retreat at Sundance – TBA, 2018. Prepare your script for market in a productive and nurturing atmosphere. A rich and rewarding experience.

Write a Script in 4 Steps – Ongoing – A write-at-your-own-pace individual course. Whether you are starting a script from scratch as a beginner or a seasoned pro, I mentor you one-on-one from idea to completed script.

Chat with Dave – Anytime one-on-one mentoring – Do you need a few minutes to talk things over?

Write a Showcase Spec Script Write the first draft of your spec step-by-step during this four-week online course. Includes feedback. Starts August 28, 2017.

Revise Your Script for Market – A 4-week intensive online workshop aimed at revising your script with the market in mind. Includes homework assignments. Starts October 2, 2017.

Sell Your Script– starts November 6, 2017– Let’s get your script sold!  Includes a free evaluation of your query letter or one-sheet.

Proper Formatting Technique: How to Prepare a Compelling and Professional Screenplay – Ongoing – This 4-week course focuses entirely on formatting and is presented through Screenwriter’s University online. Includes weekly assignments.

Powerful Endings to Hook Your Reader – A 4-week online course focused on the nuts and bolts of crafting a powerful and compelling third act. Presented through Screenwriter's University online. Includes weekly assignments.

The Nitty-Gritty of Spec Scripts: Writing Strong Action and Dialogue – This one-week, intensive workshop focuses on the specifics of writing compelling action (description) and dialogue. Dave Trottier will evaluate 4 pages of your script. Ongoing through Screenwriter's University online.

Free at Last! How to Get Your Inner Writer Out and Working For You – A 3-week course, that will help you discover and develop your creativity. Starts August 7, 2017.


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