Craft Your Draft

Are you tired of talking about your story and not writing it? It’s time to take action.

The Write Draft is an advance course that is ideal for writers who have completed The Write Journey Course or The Write Journey Workshop and understand the principles of writing a screenplay for feature film or TV, a novel or stage play.

Following in the tradition of 23 years of extensive workshops throughout South Africa, and courses internationally, The Writing Studio has shaped the successful careers of many of South Africa’s leading filmmakers and storytellers and is now honing the skills of future writers in the art and craft of storytelling.

Who is the course aimed at

  • Ideal for Screenwriters (writing for film of TV), Novelists and Playwrights who have done The Write Journey Course or workshop
  • Writers who are ready to write their story
  • Experienced writers have conceptualized their idea, fully developed their characters, structured and plotted their story
  • Writers who need to rewrite a draft

Goals and Objectives

  • To complete a TOP SHEET
  • Complete a STORY & SCENE OUTLINE
  • Craft a story from opening to ending
  • Submit a complete DRAFT for editing / polishing

What does the course involve?

  • There are 12 Units in the course, and each unit will be completed with a mentor.
  • During this process, your mentor is there to help you understand the material and solve problems

What you need to have for this course

  • Access to the Internet
  • The course is done via email correspondence, offering a one-on-one interaction with your mentor
  • Patience & Persistence

The course is done by Daniel Dercksen, the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio and a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years. Daniel has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting, and screenwriting throughout South Africa for the past 22 years, and fine-tuning screenplays and stories as a story-editor