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Generating Authentic Ideas

Registration ended: 08/01/2015
Class Begins: 08/01/2015   Ends: 08/01/2015
Class Time: 10:30 am - (PDT)
FEE: FREE Registration Expired

Join Christopher DeWan and Laurie Lamson in this brainstorming session to generate not only more ideas, but ideas that deliver a winning recipe. There are two halves to the creative process: generating ideas and then finding shapes to hold them. Screenwriting workshops tend to focus on the second half - structure - because it's easier to teach. But ideas themselves are considered unteachable, arcane and magical - gifts from the muse.

Where do ideas come from? How can you cultivate them into stories you want to tell? And how do you maintain a state of mind so you're always generating more? This teleconference will offer tangible techniques and useful tricks to create writing that resonates with relevant, personal themes - writing that rises up unplanned from your unconscious and leads you toward stories that only you could write.


About Your Host 


Laurie Lamson is honored to share her passion for screenwriting as the host of the Int'l Screenwriters' Association' free teleconferences. She is always interested in deepening her understanding of all that is necessary to make a great screenplay, and she has been lucky enough to collaborate with several indie producers on screenwriting assignments. She enjoys helping fellow and sister screenwriters take their own projects to the next level.


Laurie is the editor of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Mysteries, published by Tarcher/Penguin. Learn more and connect with Laurie at: or  

Tags: Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, Play, Novel