The biggest mistake new screenwriters make
What you should know about your story idea
Ways of generating screenwriting story ideas
The basics of formatting
How to get feedback on your finished screenplay
Basic screenplay structure in screenwriting
How to name characters
Don't make amateur mistakes that can cause your script to be unreadable!
The Hero's Journey for Beginners
A non-boring way to learn this classic story template.
Learn what makes the audience want to spend time with your characters - it's NOT just about making them nice!
I won the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and my work has been mentioned in the New York Times, Fade In and W Magazine. I've sold several options and had Academy Award-winning actors attached to my projects. I read over 450 screenplays a year from both amateurs and professionals. You might best know me from the Youtube Channel -- WORD DANCER - How to write a screenplay. I believe learning screenwriting should be FUN!
I found Word Dancer on YouTube. I'm not a "writer" but I have a story to tell. I wasn't' sure if I could do it myself and couldn't afford to pay a ghost writer, so I think I may have stumbled across her while researching how to write a screenplay. I'm not sure, but I'm grateful I did.
She's given me great confidence, inspiration and most importantly the direction I needed. Because of her video's I've just went for it. I have begun my screenplay right in time for the 2020 Corona Lockdown U.S
Perfect match. Myself being a complete novice to the world of screenwriting, this course has given me the confidence to write, and believe in my story.
Thank you Pamela, you are a treasure :)
- Umut Ipek
Yes; it was an excellent match for what I wanted and totally exceeded my expectations! This is great, and I'm so thankful for it! Love it! The course is really well taught; the points made through these videos are thoroughly explained and easy to understand. Making notes, also helped me structure and visualize my learning.
I took this course to refresh myself on the skill of writing screenplays. I am a film major and learned screenwriting in school, but I know that everything wasn't taught and that there were some very critical elements that, I, either was not taught or that I just didn't grasp in college. This course provided every bit of the lack of information and I feel even better now as a screenwriter and film instructor. Thank you for this amazing course!
- Sia Spence
I already feel I will receive a more in depth learning experience. I learned much more than expected and appreciate the advice and knowledge you put forth. I am currently working on two scripts and feel I have a better sense of how to finish them. Thank you!
- Tammi Brownlee
Informative information. Questions I had at the beginning of the lessons where answered. I feel the information Pamela gave me inspired me more than her positive influence. Thanks Pamela!!!
- Richard Lor
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- Sixto Bayangan