Free LA Mini-Camp: Higher Learning
Thursday, August 3rd, 4-5pm, LA Time
via zoom with Founder Jeffrey Gordon
12 Ways to Enhance Your Story Ideas & Create a More Viable Script
After you RSVP, registration and access will be managed by zoom.
Join Writers Boot Camp founder Jeffrey Gordon as he articulates at least a dozen ways to test your project and to make your stories higher concept.
The Mini-Camp will illustrate the profound impact of curating all the parts of an idea and writing from a more conceptual point of view. It’s quite an improbable task to develop a complete story if your idea remains incomplete, as is the unfortunate domain of so many newer writers and filmmakers. The Higher Learning Mini-Camp will revolve around the most challenging aspect of writing: Full conceptual development and the questions to ask necessary to create and curate a unique Audience Experience.
Your Ultimate Role as a Screenwriter
Motivated by personal stories, too many new writers underestimate the professional challenge of creating a multi-dimensional, freshly entertaining and character-driven audience experience. In an idea business, in the development and production of movies, TV, as well as in publishing, the craft of writing goes well beyond an adherence to actual events or even story content. It’s the arrangement of the material and approach to the story that will make it stand out.
There are many questions to start on this journey of professional discovery and distinction:
–Are you writing about something that happened to you, about a stage of life or an incident from your family history?
–Have you identified how that autobiographical event is being adapted in a way never seen before in comparison to other people who have had similar experiences in life?
–Are you writing yet another rom-com based on a slightly clever set-up? Another drama between people talking in rooms? Another arena sitcom? If so, have you explored the many different filters on the character adventure in the middle of the story and numerous options for how the story will complicate?
–Do you have a truly fresh take on a genre that makes your project unique–and justifies the time and investment in writing, let alone asking industry professionals to commit their time to read an early draft?
While we know most early scripts are by default writing samples to attract representation and interest in your creative voice, the industry is a business of ideas. Even the best writing sample can be enhanced by stronger decisions for highlighting conceptual components and the fresh layer of entertainment.
The insight just from this short session can set your career on a more dynamic trajectory and have a tangible impact on your project selection, rewriting process, manner of emphasis on writing pages–and enhance your visceral understanding of the nature of creativity. While you may be creative in spirit, creativity can only be illustrated by an actual regimen of productivity and the subsequent proof those hours cultivate on paper/screen.
Our Track Record of Success
For 34 years, Writers Boot Camp has been training writers to accelerate the writing process, cultivate careers and create unique audience experiences that highlight the writer’s originality. Our successful alumni have won Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes and even the Tony award! Our writers have written screenplays that have brought in close to a billion dollars in box office and have created or staffed close to 100 different TV shows.
A Mini-Camp is an informative, educational, free event on the most challenging aspects of writing. We offer these free sessions as an ongoing benefit to our current and past Professional Members, as well as a service to our industry friends and opportunity to scout new writers who will benefit from what we do.
We have limited space, so if you RSVP, please let us know if you have a last-minute conflict and cannot attend.
If you RSVP and then cannot attend, please let us know in advance. You can send questions for the discussion in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.