A fourth edition of my writing workbook, A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of
Storytelling, is now available on Kindle for $2.99,
and from Barnes and Noble for their Nook reader.
This new edition explores what happens when story characters are an extension of authors and suggests
techniques for authors to create characters with fully realized inner lives. The book includes a section titled
Deep Characterization, and a
revision of A Story is a Promise, with an outline of The Lovely Bones and updated reviews
of films like Inception.
Introduction to Screenwriting
I'm teaching an introduction to screenwriting course through Portland Community College. The course will cover the format
and structure of a screenplay, marketing, contests and outlets of the finished script, including writing a query to an agent,
manager, or producer. Students will
work on the opening scenes of a screenplay.
SW Port / WILSON / 07:00 PM-08:50 PM M April 15th - May 13th
Tuition: $69.00 Fees: $12.00
Final Draft is a program I recommend to students.
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