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Writing a Movie: Step-by-Step (Creative Writing Set)

Write Movies with Ease. Film & Movie Script Writing for Beginners: Start Your Step-by-Step Screenwriting Course Today!
Sandy Marsh
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5 Movie Writing Courses in 1!
COURSE 1: How to Write a Screenplay
COURSE 2: Outlining
COURSE 3: Story Structure
COURSE 4: Plotting
COURSE 5: Character Development
Writing Movies Was Never Easier Thanks to This Collection of 6.5 Hours On-Demand Video Lessons, Enroll Now!

– Movie Writing Course 1: How to Write a Screenplay

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Publishing Screenplays

Whether you’ve got a completed script, or need help off the starting-blocks, getting a Screenplay formatted correctly to catch the eye of producers is no easy task. A little, professional advice goes a long way, and How to Write a Screenplay delivers large, for those with big screen aspirations

What You’ll Learn:

  • Physical Formatting

  • Screenplay Formats

  • Action Elements

  • Writing Dialogue

  • Parenthetical Information

  • Transition Elements

  • Types of Drama & How to Format for Them

  • Number of Pages Expected for Each Act

  • Narrative Structure

  • Example formatting for Multicamera Sitcoms

  • Top 5 Tips for Writing Stronger Characters

  • Creating a Rough Draft

  • Editing a Screenplay

  • Expert Tips for Success

– Movie Writing Course 2: Outlining

Is Your Screenplay Losing the Plot?

Sometimes we can be too close to a story to see clearly. If you find that you begin to change the plot midway, or struggle to think of one at all, this course deals specifically with keeping you on track to create compelling plot outlines your audience will love.

What You’ll Learn:

  • THE BASICS OF MAKING AN OUTLINE – considers the flow of ideas, how to present characters effectively against a developing storyline, and the way to refine major schemes & subplots that drive the story forward.

  • FICTION OUTLINE – practical methods that inspire ideas in different ways, to help the sequencing of events unfold in a story & keep sight of the key points.

  • NON-FICTION OUTLINE – four methods to arrange facts & research in a way that will not leave any gaps in the audience’s understanding.

  • BEST PRACTICES – tips to get to know your characters and story more deeply so that your audience will be fully-absorbed in the screenplay. Marsh describes ways of bringing in flexibility and simplicity to your outline.

– Movie Writing Course 3: Story Structure

Shape Your Story Like a Pro

If you have a phenomenal story to tell but find you can’t quite make it flow or form in a natural, yet moving way, Story Structure will transform your approach to writing and make your script a compelling and addictive screenplay.

Crammed full of tricks and tips to help both beginner and advanced authors complete their scripts in an enticing way.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Purpose of Story Structure

  • The Essentials of Building a Structure – 9 Step Process

  • Developing Your Story

  • Creating Suspense

  • Tips from Experienced Authors

– Movie Writing Course 4: Plotting

Your ‘Why’ for Writing, Will Also Be Their ‘Why’ for Viewing

Are you struggling to take your story to the next level? Would you like to know the best ways to create intrigue and have your readers rave about your screenplay? Plotting is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of developing compelling plots from beginning to end.

With tips and tricks taken straight from professional writers, the screenwriter will learn how to use plotlines for maximum effect, while retaining creative freedom.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Developing Compelling Plots from Beginning to End

  • Building Your Plot – 8 Steps to Conflict Resolution

  • How to Use Plotlines for Maximum Effect

  • A Basic Plot Outline

  • Bringing Your Plot to Life

  • Best Plot Building Advice

  • Making Conflict Real

– Movie Writing Course 5: Character Development

Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters?

You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your audience will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn’t generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The Main 12 Character Types

  • 176 Questions to Consider While Creating Characters

  • Every Aspect of Character Building

  • How Characters are Presented & Revealed

  • How to Bring Your Character to Life

  • Creating Expression

  • What Makes a Character Great

You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about writing a movie. So, don’t delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and Enroll Now!

How to Write a Screenplay

Chapter 1 - What is a Screenplay?
Chapter 2 - Television Screenwriting Considerations
Chapter 3 - How to Create Characters
Chapter 4 - Creating a Rough Draft
Chapter 5 - Editing a Screenplay
Chapter 6 - Tips for Success


Chapter 1 - The Basics of Making an Outline
Chapter 2 - Fiction Outline
Chapter 3 - Non-Fiction Outline
Chapter 4 - Best Practices
Chapter 5 - Good Luck!

Story Structure

Chapter 1 - Purpose of Story Structure
Chapter 2 - The Essentials of Building a Structure
Chapter 3 - Developing Your Story
Chapter 4 - Creating Suspense
Chapter 5 - Additional Story Structure Tips


Chapter 1 - A Basic Plot Outline
Chapter 2 - Building Your Plot
Chapter 3 - Bringing Your Plot to Life
Chapter 4 - Best Plot Building Advice
Chapter 5 - Good Luck!

Character Development

Chapter 1 - The Basics
Chapter 2 - What Makes a Character Great
Chapter 3 - Character Building Step-by-Step
Chapter 4 - Creating Expression
Chapter 5 - Bringing Your Character to Life
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