Thursday, October 21, 2010

November Online Screenwriting Tricks For Authors Workshop

I am teaching an online story structure workshop throughout the month of November, through RWA's PASIC.

These workshops are an outrageous deal: $20 for PASIC members, $30 for non-members.

Click here to register.

This is what PASIC has to say about it:

This is all done via email loop, and even though there are assignments, you can work at your own pace / time of day, etc.

Open to: ALL WRITERS, regardless of genre or level. You will work at your own pace with interaction with the instructor, appropriate for your level of expertise. The class uses yahoogroups as the meeting place, and you'll receive the lessons via email and will be able to interact with the instructor and class at your own pace for the month duration. All lessons and files will be available for you for download.

This is what I have to add:

It's your class - you can participate however you like. All assignments are completely optional. If you're doing Nanowrimo and you want to sign up just to ask questions when you get stuck, that's fine with me, and good for you for enlisting such cheap coaching. And if you want to just lurk, that's totally fine, too.

I will post a LOT of articles taking you through story structure in the order of steps that I've found most useful, with suggested assignments at the end of each, and you can pick and choose the assignments that will work for you, and post your work or not post it - whatever you want to do.

You can also just ask general questions on your own WIP, as long as you are so specific that I can understand what you're asking.

At the same time, I will tailor the class to the people who are doing the assignments and asking questions - so the most active participants in the class will be the ones who most greatly influence the discussions and the choice of movies, or maybe even books, that we break down together. I know there will be people in the class who have been following this blog, and/or who have read the workbook, and/or have taken an online class or workshop with me before, so please don't think you have to rehash assignments you've already done - you guys tell ME what you need, and we'll figure it out.

Deadline to Register: October 27, 2010

Click here to register.

Cost: $20 for PASIC members, $30 for non-members

Any questions - just ask in the comments here, or if you really must be private about it:

alex at alexandrasokoloff dot com

- Alex


Christa Allan said...

I have a 3-book series...could I juggle these during the class?

anitaDK said...

Hi Alex - I joined last night - look forward to follow.
I left my book/movie list somewhere along your blog so naturally you didn't notice.
One question: do you by any chance know of Helen DeWitt's The Last Samurai? - if yes (and know that I am very fascinated by the way she writes & The Seven Samurais)would you have any comments on the way this book is written/put together?
Thanks beforehand, (if you think I write "funny" it's because english is not my mother tongue!

Best wishes and thanks for a brilliant and very interesting blog,
Anita in Denmark

anitaDK said...

Hi again Alex - just read an older posting about Mentors -
and I was thinking of Maude in the movie "Harold and Maude" starring Ruth Gordon.