Scriptwriting Crash Course

30 Oct 2018
15:50 - 16:40
Ballroom

Scriptwriting Crash Course

Learn how to write an effective script. We’ll cover the qualities that all good scripts possess, how those qualities differ from prose writing, and how to avoid common pitfalls that prose writers encounter when writing for the screen. We’ll also discuss the basic tools in a screenwriter’s toolkit—pacing, formatting, terminology, and other useful tips and tricks. This workshop will be helpful for fiction writers interested in adapting their stories for the screen, as well as anyone wanting to create compelling travel videos, promotional clips, or documentaries. There will be at least one hands-on exercise, so please bring a laptop (preferably with word-counting capabilities). No prior writing experience is required.