Finishing Your Awesome Story

A Step By Step System To Get People To Read Your Screenplay
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Have you fallen out of love with your writing? Were you able to write whirlwind drafts, but now it's a constant struggle to get anything written? Do you feel congested by all of the options that screenwriting has?

This course will help you.

Recapturing the magic of writing

  • Understanding the driving force behind every worthwhile project put to screen and literature.
  • Tips and tricks that will help you utilize different parts of creativity and make you a better writer
  • Real life examples of how these techniques were utilized

This course will save you from the agony of being stuck.

In this two hour course with 40 lectures, the essentials of why we write will be given to you. In this society of hypercritical pop culture and attempted observational humor, we cut the fat and remind ourselves why we write stories.

By the end of this course, you will figure out what you need to make your story pop. You will have regained your focus.

What are the requirements?

A legal pad.

A willingness to learn.

Who is the target audience?

Novelists and screenwriters who have problems finishing their latest project.

New writers who might be afraid of taking that next step.

This course will help you analyze the reasons why a lot of writers have problems writing their screenplays or novels. This course will analyze the various pitfalls that contribute to writer's block and how to overcome them.

For best results, students should have a project they wish to complete before taking this class. An understanding of prose and screenwriting would be a big plus for taking this course. This course was created with the belief that, above format, a writer's gift comes from their passion. Be inspired again.

No additional software is required.

This course will help you finish your work.

What are the requirements?

  • For best results, students should be in the middle of a script/novel that they need help finishing
  • Students should have an understanding of plot and character structure

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Overcome writer's block
  • Add that extra "punch" to your writing
  • Increase your chances of having your work be published/turned into a movie

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who needs help finishing their work, or needs help feeling more secure in their writing
  • People who might have written a lot, but need some time to get reacquainted with storytelling

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It
Legal Writing Pad
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00:21
Intro
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00:11
00:32

A summary of my adventures in filmmaking.

What this course will help you with
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01:09
Section 2: Writer's Block
Issues with Writer's Block
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02:11
Writer's Block=Emotional Truth Is Lost
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02:26
Writer's Block continued
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06:09
Section 3: Emotional Truth
The Solution
06:01
Finding The Truth Again
03:36
Abandoning Emotional Truth
03:43
"Why should anyone care?"
04:04
Truth should speak to you
02:33
Example of Truths
02:15
Example of Truths (continued)
10:22
The Emotional Truth Is Not Objective
01:11
"Fiction is Truth, Nonfiction is Opinion"
02:43
Section 4: Characters
Characters, characters, characters
02:12
Character Likability
06:21
Work on characters
05:20
Characters in depth
03:30
Plot is easy, characters are hard
01:16
Fun With Characters
03:08
Sometimes, time is the only solution
03:19
Don't Talk So Much
05:48
Integrity
02:20
Writing Issues: Outlines
01:48
Tips and Tricks
03:51
More Tips and Tricks
05:08
Don't Be A Film Jerk
02:14
Modern Critics
02:34
Other Writing Fixes
03:34
When caught between creative decisions
01:03
If you worked really hard and still come up short
01:26
If you have lost passion in your writing
03:05
Continued Momentum
05:15
Rewrite Rules
00:18
Underrated Stuff That Most Writers Don't Do
02:16
You have to finish your work
04:28
Have fun and create some jobs
02:24
Thanks so much!
02:27
Notes
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3 questions

A quiz testing your knowledge of the course.

Exercises
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Instructor Biography

Redd Kaiman, Filmmaker

Redd Kaiman is the writer/director of Broke Hallucinations as well as the author of How Naughty Dolls Get Punished.

Redd likes to help creative artists get their webseries off the ground, and does his best to usher in new creativity in filmmaking.

Redd hopes his work on Udemy will help novelists and filmmakers finish their work. He also plans to help struggling families financially in the future through the power of time management.

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