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Screen and Stage to the Page: What Drama, Movies & TV Can Teach Prose Writers

$375.00
Members
$400.00
Non-members
8 Mondays from 10:30-1:30pm, starting January 26th
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
12 seats max

Some of today's best writing in terms of theme, character, dialogue, and plot is being done by playwrights, screenwriters, and teleplay writers. In this class, a nationally syndicated film critic and multi-award-winning novelist will show students how to use the tools of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights and Oscar-winning screenwriters for their prose fiction stories and novels. Topics covered will include ways to rewrite real-life incidents into tight and compelling drama, how to streamline exposition so it doesn't stop your narrative dead, how to crystallize character-defining moments into a scene, and how to use the context of specific settings to amp drama. Classes will consist of analysis of plays, teleplays, and scripts as well as some prose source materials, group watching of films and TV episodes, and in-class workshopping of students' short fiction and novel excerpts with special emphasis on how the tools of screen and stage writers can be applied to these works. All genres and kinds of fiction writers are welcome.  

Instructor

Michael Marano
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Previous Students Say

  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

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

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting

Commitment Level

Medium

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