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How To Write What You Know with Danny Manus

Registration ended: 11/21/2015
Class Begins: 11/21/2015   Ends: 11/21/2015
Class Time: 10:30 am - (PST)
FEE: FREE Registration Expired

When good ideas go bad, it’s usually because either the writer isn’t writing a story that is natural to them, or the writer has veered too far away from the natural blueprint of their concept.  Looking at the nature vs. nurture of a script, we will explore story pitfalls, how to recognize when your story has gone awry, and how to get it back on track. We’ll go through character and plot exercises, the correct way to “write what you know” and the principles of adapting a book or true story to film to know if your idea is screen-worthy.


 In this teleconference Danny Manus, alongside podcast host, Max Timm, will dive in to why a script can fail, and how writers can avoid the pitfalls well before they come into view. The writing process can and will likely always be filled with obstacles, but knowing and understanding how to address those obstacles will make the process not only more enjoyable, but ultimately more productive. 

Tags: Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, Play, Novel, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Adaptation, Video Game