Learn how to create a story and where best to locate it. Acquire the skill to create leading characters that have purpose. Discover the difference between obstacles and complications, and procure the ability to recognise and construct crucial structural beats.
Five days of screenwriting classes for the Writers Guild of South Africa earlier this month in Evaton, south of Johannesburg. The days were long and tough, with less than 40 hours to run through the essentials of Intellectual Property, Formatting, Story, Genre, Structure, Characters, the Story World, Action and Dialogue. In addition some time was allocated to Loglines and the Premise.