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Can You Hear Me Now? Developing The Writer’s Voice

It is one of the highest compliments a writer can receive.  The most sought after characteristic.  The hallmark of a true storyteller. It sets pros apart from the rest.  It’s the writer’s voice.  The writer’s voice is a magic ingredient that makes your writing irresistible. And makes the Industry want to meet you, hire you, and […]

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Personal Thematic: Creating Stories That Move Us

Storytellers are artists and, as such, each of you has a unique point of view on the world, shaped by your experiences and your beliefs. You have something to say; something audiences need to hear. Find the message that you as a writer are most moved by, that speaks to you on a deep level, that […]

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Creating The Foundation For Strong Stories

Recently I tried an experiment. For years, I have given my Big Ideas Screenwriting Intensive students a unique tool that they could use to develop their ideas during their months of mentorship with me following the seminar. Early in my teaching career, I realized that I had to find an effective way to help writers build […]

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