Write a Showcase Spec Script

Create your marketable movie idea and get that first draft done now! This online mentoring course takes you step-by-step through the script development process as you write the first draft of your showcase spec script.

You will begin with the story idea you have always wanted to write, or you can create three fresh ideas from scratch. From there, you will develop a basic outline from which to write your first draft. As your mentor, I will also evaluate the first five pages of your draft. In all, there are four homework assignments, one building on the previous assignment, and roughly corresponding to the four sections of the course:

Week 1 -- How to write a first draft
Week 2 -- Plotting your story
Week 3 -- Creating fascinating characters
Week 4 -- Scenes, dialogue, and formatting

Your goal in this class is to lay down that all-important first draft in four weeks (or as quickly as possible) using proven creative and script development techniques and principles. You will receive guidance at every step, and all of your questions will be answered.

This course leads naturally to my workshop Revise Your Script for Market.

Our online classroom is asynchronous (which means we don't meet at a specific time, but you can check into class anytime it's convenient 24/7). Homework assignments may be submitted early or late or not at all; you can work at your own pace. The classroom and forums will remain open to you for about a month after the end date of the workshop.

As an extra feature, we'll have one live chat session (transcript provided).

Additional bonus: You receive a $20 discount on any future script evaluation.

Course begins August 28, 2017 and runs for 4 weeks. Register by August 5 and the "Creativity" course ("Free at Last") is free.

Fee: Only $149

Specific instructions and your password will be emailed to you after you register.

Required reading: Screenwriter’s Bible - $21.95

Email me with any questions.