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Writing The Cinematic Novel
A Live Interactive Workshop with
Art Holcomb
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:00 AM PST

Could Your Novel Become a Movie?

It is a lifelong dream of most novelists to have their novel made into a feature film.   In fact, more than 80% of all movies made today are based on novels and other source materials.  

But did you know that you can greatly increase your odds of making that sale to Hollywood simply by understanding what makes a great adaptation.  Many writers today- like John Le Carre, Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, and others - write in such a way as to grab the attention of directors, actors, producers and major film studios with each new work. They write stories meant for this world-wide audience
. . . and you can, too!

  • Perfect for both novelists and screenwriters
  • Includes a workbook to put these ideas into motion.

Topics will include:

  • What do a great book and a great movie have in common?
  • The Novelist’s Guide to Basic Screenwriting
  • The Foundation of it all – The Story
  • Perfecting your cinematic premise
  • Film Story Structure
  • Writing Characters that live on the screen
  • Theme and the Secret to the Narrative Question
  • Understanding the Audience’s Journey
  • The Location/Setting as Characters
  • Pacing
  • How to GRAB THEM and HOLD THEM
  • How to Write Winning Scenes

Art created this Master Class based on his years as a story consultant and writing teacher.  He stands at the intersection of these two worlds and trains both screenwriters and novelists, understanding the skills and techniques common to both. And he knows that, while a novel can reach thousands, successful films are able to reach millions - and one successful book made into a hit movie, such as Andrew Weir’s The Martian, can give a writer a very successful career.

Instructor ART HOLCOMBArt Holcomb

Art Holcomb is a screenwriter, fiction writer and popular writing instructor. He has published poetry, essays and short stories and has written more than 50 comic book stories for franchises such as THE X-MEN. His screen work has appeared on UPN, the Sci-Fi Channel and the SHOWTIME Channel.

He is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the private creative development firm ANDROMEDA ENTERTAINMENT, which consults on and adapts screenplays into graphic novels,

He is a regular contributor on fiction and screenwriting to STORYFIX.COM, ranked one of the top fiction writing sites on the internet, and is a lecturer and mentor on scriptwriting and novel writing. 

Sat., November 20, 2021
9:00 AM PST

Individual workshop Early-bird

Regular 4-hour workshop price $99

(For best savings, see special package price at checkout) 

This Virtual Workshop will be held using your computer. Upon payment, we will send you a link to the workshop. On the day of the event, all you need to do is open a web browser with the link to access the workshop on the "Zoom" Network. Register Now and Save.
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