The Art Of Crafting Your First Draft

The Write Craft is the first step in skillfully creating the first draft of your story.

Once you have built a solid foundation for your story with The Write Foundation, it is time to action. 

If you have already completed a draft and are working on a rewrite, The Write Craft can also help you to solve problem areas in your screenplay. 

As a writer, you will constantly ‘show don’t tell’ and must grasp visual dynamics that are important tools in writing your story, know who you are writing about and crawl under the skin of your characters, master the essence of dramatic structure, control your story creatively, outine and format your story.

In The Write Craft course there are twelve units that each have self-tasks that you must research and complete in your own time, as well as tasks to submit to your coach to make sure that you are on the right track – during this process, your coach is there to help you understand the material and solve problems.

You will also write your first draft with guidance from your coach.

The Write Craft takes you through the process of writing your first draft:

  • Being a WRITER – To get your story off the page and to the big screen, small screen, or stage, you need to see the bigger picture. One of the most important issues that an aspirant screenwriter must come to terms with, and fully master, is the difference between the writing process and the development process.
  • The Craft of VISUAL NARRATIVE – Grasping visual dynamics is an important tool in writing a screenplay for film or television, but is equally important for any writer who would like to perfect the art of visual narrative.
  • Creating CHARACTERS – We will give you tips on writing characters for the screen, explore 21 elements that define characters.
  • STRUCTURING your story – Structure is discipline, it is the starting point in the process of writing.
  • PLOTTING your story – You will explore four different plots to structure your story, the relationship between plot and subplots and 14 structural points /structural signposts that will help you to write a solid story outline.
  • OUTLINING your story – The function of your story outline is to write what happens in your story from opening to ending, identifying the story events (scenes) of the most important events in your protagonist’s life.
  • FORMATTING – Readers — interns, assistants, story analysts, professional readers – producers, managers, actors and agents — know what it’s like to open a script that is properly formatted
  • Writing the FIRST PAGE – Now it is time to write your screenplay. There is a moment in the development process that separates an idea from a screenplay. It starts with the letter F. FADE IN
  • Writing ACT ONE: Set-Up – The setup has five pivotal moments: The opening, ordinary world, inciting incident (catalytic event), dilemma and first major turning point (first choice) 
  • Writing the ACT TWO: Confrontation – The middle section is the confrontation between these opposing forces and forces the protagonist to deal with the new situation they have entered as a result of the first choice made.
  • Writing ACT THREE: Resolution – The purpose of the resolution is to solve the story problem and to confirm the theme of the story.
  • What happens after THE END? You will look at the secret to standing out as a screenwriter, finding your authentic voice as a screenwriter, and how to market yourself.    

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