Writing a Bingeworthy Streaming Series - Remote!
With platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or YouTube, there is an explosive growth of opportunities for writers developing episodic content. Join us during this exploration where you’ll learn the art of episodic storytelling while working on a pilot for a TV show. In this class, we will discuss screenplay format, as well as how to structure a scene, create compelling characters, or overcome writer’s block. Students will work on creating a backstory (or “show bible”) to help make the world of their story more complex and populate it with fascinating and believable characters. During the class, we will analyze and discuss portions of episodic shows, do fun activities to help develop your distinct voice as a writer, and give and receive constructive commentary of each other’s work.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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