INDUCING YOUR ATHENA--Writing Workshop with Alex Smith
Name: INDUCING YOUR ATHENA--Writing Workshop with Alex Smith
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
This intensive writing workshop will teach you how to mine the movie, television series, novel or novella in your mind. In four distinct sessions, we will collaboratively work to draw your idea forth– å la Zeus– inducing the full-grown Athena from your brain– moving it from concept to conception. Most class time will be spent in workshop mode– you can learn as much about your idea brainstorming someone else’s project as you can when being workshopped. One-on-one meetings will also have their place. Topics such as Three-Act Structure, Plot vs. Premise, Plant & Payoff, and Discovery & Reversal will be covered. By seminar’s end, each student will have generated three finely wrought maps of the creation that is currently percolating in their mind: a SYNOPSIS, TREATMENT, and OUTLINE. They will have fully ‘broken’ their idea– and begun the process of turning it from idea to draft.