Online: Zoom

Beyond the 3-Act Structure

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, February 19th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
Only 1 spot left!

Three-act structure is the go-to for screenwriters and many novelists, giving writers a guide to creating well-formed works of fiction, but what about those writers who seek to go beyond three acts and create something new?

In this three-hour seminar we’ll talk of alternative ways to structure your story. We’ll dive deep into Shakespeare’s five-act structure, learn how to plot using sequences, talk about alternative models used all around the world and discuss how seemingly structure-less stories still work and find what holds them together.

Pulling from examples from film and literature we’ll explore experimental structures and even explore how to go where no one has gone before and create your own.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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Instructor

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Mark Fogarty
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  • "Supportive Environment"
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Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework
  • Concept Development

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Screenwriting

Commitment Level

Low

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