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Depth In Writing – Why does it matter?

Depth In Writing – Why does it matter?

Audiences won’t want to follow your core idea and plot unless there is depth in your writing.

“Writing needs to be as rich and deep as life feels to people.” We recently discussed this topic in our Script Development and Outlining Course. Here is an insights article from writer and WriteMovies Academy subscriber Claire Heathcote where she discusses her thoughts on depth in writing after watching the Netflix comedy-thriller “Dead to Me” – see if you agree!

For the opportunity to have your work published, subscribe to a WriteMovies Academy course today! 

Writing needs to be as rich and deep as life feels to people. Discuss.
by Claire Heathcote, WriteMovies Academy Subscriber

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Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Have you finished writing the first draft of your script but are unsure what to do next? Our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course is here for you!

Join us on Thursday May 30th for our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course.

In this online workshop from WriteMovies Academy, you’ll learn about the real work of screenwriting and how to nail it!

Click here to purchase tickets for our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course

Event Details:Script Redrafting and Proofing Course

  • Date: May 30th 2024
  • Time: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course

During this interactive session, our experienced screenwriting expert, WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy, will guide you through: Reviewing and improving your first draft, Questions to ask yourself, How to nail the important first 10 pages, and How to proofread your script.

This course covers 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: The good, the bad and the ugly of first drafts!
Lesson 2: Making an even better iteration of your srcipt
Lesson 3: Ten essential Questions
Lesson 4: What every scene should do
Lesson 5: Nailing the first 10 pages
Lesson 6: Proofing
Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Have you got an idea for a script but are struggling to begin or finish that first draft? Our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course is here for you!

Join us on Thursday April 25th for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course.

In this online workshop from WriteMovies Academy, you’ll learn about perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting – going from “zero draft” to the first draft, and how to avoid Writer’s Block as you do it!

Click here to purchase tickets for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course

Event Details:Scriptwriting First Drafts Thursday April 25th First Drafts Perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting and how to avoid Writers' Block as you complete it! A WriteMovies Academy Phase 3 course by Ian Kennedy

  • Date: April 25th 2024
  • Time: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course

During this interactive session, our experienced screenwriting expert, WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy, will guide you through the Writing Process, Writing Lifestyles, and give Tips on how to make time to write.

This course covers 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: Knowing when you’re ready to start writing
Lesson 2: What is your writing process?
Lesson 3: What should a screenplay look like?
Lesson 4: Pet hates from a script reader!
Lesson 5: Screenwriting Style
Lesson 6: Breaking the rules and Screenwriting now
Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching Course – Phase 2: Development & Outlining

Kick-start your next screenwriting journey with Part 2 of a 6-phase online course from WriteMovies Academy.

Join us for the next phase in this online course from WriteMovies Academy where you’ll learn to master professional screenwriting and pitching! In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to fill the gaps and spot the missing pieces that stand between your idea and a fully-rounded outline that’s ready to write. If you’re looking to master your screenwriting ability, this event is perfect for you. Click here to purchase tickets.

Phase 2 – Development & Outlining Event Details:

  • Date: March 28th 2024
  • Time: 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 7pm GMT
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course.

Phase 1: Concept & Theme is also now available on demand.

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Coming soon: BLOCKBUSTED book by Alex Ross!

Coming soon: BLOCKBUSTED book by Alex Ross!

Essential reading for screenwriters this year! The history of the modern Hollywood blockbuster, with dozens of awesome interviews!

We’re proud to announce that this year Dr. Alex Ross will be publishing his new book BLOCKBUSTED – a history of modern Hollywood blockbuster films, packed with amazing industry interviews and insights. Film fans are going to love this!

The book is due to be published in May or June. Alex says: “every fan of The Godfather, Jaws, Star Wars, ET, Back to the Future and Blade Runner will want to find out more, as the book will provide never before shared insights.”dr alex ross mentor

We’ve got lots of insights, endorsements and extracts from the book to share with you over the coming months… let the countdown begin!

Click here to see what Alex can do for you!

WriteMovies in 2023: Alex Ross announcements and online courses, and winners focus!

WriteMovies in 2023: Alex Ross announcements and online courses, and winners focus!

We’re pausing our contests to focus on a big year for our founder and recent winners.

Like many people and businesses, 2022 was a challenging year for us, with unexpected staffing changes and resultant delivery challenges. This left us with a bigger backlog of work than we anticipated, but coming into 2023 we’re ready and refocused for an exciting year for us, our founder Alex Ross, and our winners. Here are a few headlines of what to expect in 2023!

We’re pausing our contests while we focus on Alex’s news and on delivering great results in the industry for our 2022 winners and existing clients. You can still submit for our “Anytime Entry” to get a 10-page Analysis of your script and a free submission of your redraft to the next relevant WriteMovies contest. We will work personally with any existing submissions to help them get the most out of their entry.

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Our consultancy services are now delivered directly by Alex Ross – literally the world’s most qualified person in why films succeed and fail! They still also come with a free contest entry. Check out the many packages and prices available here!

We have big announcements to make about Alex’s work and publications in 2023, including book news which all screenwriters will want to know about – watch this space in the coming weeks!

We’ll also be working with our winning writers and clients behind the scenes – and will be pitching them to industry soon! We’ll introduce them and their scripts on our website and newsletters for you soon.

We’ll also be turning Alex’s, and our own, lectures and insights into snappy online videos and online courses!

 

We’re really looking forward to this year – hope you are too!

Coming soon: BLOCKBUSTED book by Alex Ross!

Script Consultancy Services direct from Alex Ross!

Have your scripts, books, articles mentored direct from Alex Ross with WriteMovies.com!

 

Dr. Alex Rossdr alex ross mentor profile

Over twenty years in the Hollywood film industry working with and for the studios as agent, manager, and producer. “I ran close to 7000 pitch meetings, most with the studio heads of production. Worked with several Academy nominees and discovered two.

​One of the very few film industry professionals with a research background.  I recently completed a Ph.D. looking at how production companies turn their scripts into blockbusters. Eight years of research, interviewing hundreds of filmmakers. If I cannot make you succeed, no one can.

I am a member of the British Film Academy (BAFTA) as well as an expert consultant to the European Union’s EACA program, which I advise on which film projects to invest in.”

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