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"Mastering The Universal Storyline"
An Interactive Virtual Webinar with Industry Expert
Art Holcomb
September 19, 9:00am - 1:00pm PacificTime

The Motion Picture.

It started as just another form of entertainment – an extension of the stage play – that took advantage of new technology . . .

In the past 100 years, film-based entertainment and the city that came to represent it, have become the juggernaut of our time, its effects reaching virtually every man, woman, and child in every corner of the globe.

It's impossible to overestimate the influence that Hollywood has had on our species. Compelling stories are what makes you cry at that one movie, laugh at that great joke, choke up at those Budweiser commercials during the Super Bowl. They are everywhere. And, at the very center of it all, are the creators of these stories that make Hollywood possible.

That's us: the writers.

We write because stories infiltrate our being. It's really not about the money and the pleasure – although the money IS nice.

We all remember the movies and TV shows from our childhood, perhaps more than we do the books. We remember the movie we saw on that first date. That TV show that we just couldn't miss. And the Hollywood story is just one of many different ways you can tell a tale. But the styles that Hollywood uses to tell these stories have been some of the most successful and most effective in history.

They present a way of thinking about stories and their effect that can teach a great deal to the writer who is trying to find their voice and technique - and bring into the world the greatest gift a writer can: the story that CAN ONLY COME FROM YOU.

What You Will Learn and Understand:
  • The Four Types of Heroes and how to choose the best one for each new story
  • How to envision and easily build interesting story worlds
  • How to develop characters worth rooting for
  • Ways to create tension-filled conflict
  • How to craft exciting, memorable moments
  • A deep understanding of the "special world" that lies within every Act II
  • The four things you must understand to create a Great Villain
  • Instant ways you can cast your story with compelling characters
  • The key to a log line that actually drives your story forward.
  • The five truths you need to know about your success – or failure as a writer

Bonus: The class includes a workbook that can be used again and again as you draft new and more powerful stories. By the end of the workshop, you will come to understand storytelling in a new and exciting way.

Who Should Attend:
  • Any fiction writers looking to understand the mysteries of storytelling
  • Aspiring screenwriters who are looking to break into Hollywood
    By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:   
  • Understand storytelling in a new and exciting way.
  • See the strengths and weaknesses in any story and know – finally know – what you can do about it.

Don't you owe it to yourself to put your best foot forward, to learn the skills of the professionals now and to give yourself the best single chance you'll have to find the success in writing that you have longed for?

This course will only be offered once this year. Come and join us for what promises to be a unique trip to success. I hope to see you there!

Toni Lopopolo

Workshop Leader / Instructor: Art Holcomb

Master writer and story expert Art Holcomb can show you ways to: advance your career, locate new markets, use new-found inspiration and turn this experience into real opportunities for growth and success.

Art Holcomb is a screenwriter, playwright, and a leading expert in Story.  As a longtime member of GLAWS, Art teaches new and established writers through his seminars, boot camps and private consultations. 

He has published poetry, essays and short stories and has written more than 50 comic book stories for franchises such as THE X-MEN, as well as original and licensed properties for Marvel Comics,  DC Comics , Defiant, Valiant, Acclaim, Big Entertainment, and FUNimation.  His screen work has appeared the SyFy Channel and SHOWTIME.

He has sold to the STAR TREK television franchise for Paramount Television and worked on projects for the estates of Gene Roddenberry and legendary actors Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando. He has also written for the critically acclaimed animation series SHADOW RAIDERS, as well as consulted for video game companies, film production companies and publishing houses.

He is a regular columnist for Creative Screenwriting Magazine, called “The Best Magazine for Screenwriters” by The Los Angeles Times.  He is a regular contributor on fiction and screenwriting to STORYFIX.COM, ranked one of the top fiction writing sites on the internet by Writer’s Digest Magazine.

Art is a sought-after conference and workshop lecturer on Story and runs a consultancy for highly motivated screenwriters and novelists who are committed to moving their careers to the next professional level.

This is part of a new series of Virtual Master Workshops.

Saturday September 19, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Four Hour Workshop - Regular price: $149

Special Writers Club Discount
Only $49

Attend this Virtual Workshop via 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 provided to access the workshop on the "Zoom" Network. Register Now and Save.
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