According to author and Hollywood script consultant Jill Chamberlain, 99% of screenwriters and playwrights fail to tell a story. What those writers do instead is present a situation. Do you know the difference?
In this information-packed class, Jill will walk through the Nutshell Technique, the method she created to visually demonstrate to writers the difference and to show them how to transform mere situations into surprising and satisfying stories.
Participants will learn:
- the eight linked elements required to successfully tell a story and not just present a situation
- how the protagonist's central flaw is the single best writing tool you're not fully utilizing
- how to find that "inevitable yet unexpected" ending that both surprises and satisfies audiences
Participants will receive handouts containing the Nutshell Technique schematic and will walk away with everything they need to know in order to use the Nutshell Technique to help them with their writing. Also Jill will use the process she uses in private consultation with two VIP participants, working with them live in front of the class on their story ideas and demonstrating how the Nutshell Technique can transform mere situations into truly compelling stories and bring scripts up to a whole other level.
Appropriate for all levels of writers, from newbies to seasoned professionals. The Nutshell Technique can be used with film screenplays, television scripts, musicals, plays, novels, you name it! Use it anytime you want to ensure that you are telling a story and not merely presenting a situation.
Prerequisite: This class will refer to Tootsie and Groundhog Day. Please watch (or rewatch) Tootsie before the class, and if you've never seen Groundhog Day, watch it prior to the class (if you've previously seen Groundhog Day, no need to rewatch).