COMIC SCRIPTCRAFT, JOKECRAFT AND DIALOGUEOnline
Class Begins: 03/21/2016 Ends: 03/21/2016
Class Time: 11:00 am - echo date("g:i a", strtotime($class['class_end_time'])); ?> (PST)
What make a line of great dialogue sound so great? What are the special needs of a comic script? How can one turn a lame joke into a great one? These and many other interesting rhetorical questions are soon to be answered in this third Comic Toolbox Webinar, where we’ll get down and dirty with the written word, and determine what makes for jokes that kill, dialogue that shines, and scripts that actually get bought and shot. Topics include:
- From jokoid to joke
- Why the first draft of anything should suck
- Making the joke serve the character
- The “pivot” in scene structure
- Writing from line to line
- Keeping the reader on the page
- Text and subtext
- Three-dimensional dialogue
If time allows, we’ll also discuss micro-conflict, but that’s such a small thing, so who knows… In the upshot, the fruits of this webinar will put you on a track to turn your comic stories into scripts that rock hard from fade in to fade out.
ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER
John Vorhaus has taught and trained writers in 33 countries on five continents (at last count). His writing books, The Comic Toolbox and Creativity Rules! have been helping writers worldwide master their craft for two decades. John has written some two dozen other books, stretching from the sublime (Poole’s Paradise; Lucy in the Sky) to the ridiculous (The Strip-Poker Kit; A Million Random Words), and countless (well, countable) comic scripts for television and film. He tweets for no apparent reason @TrueFactBarFact and secretly controls the world from http://www.johnvorhaus.com/ and www.bafflegabbooks.com. All his books, ebooks and author-narrated audio books can be found at www.amazon.com/author/jv.