Like structure, genre is a foundational component in storytelling. Professionally, producers and agents know this. Instinctively, audiences sense this as consumer. As a professional writer, you NEED to master genre.
No matter your personal preference when it comes to genre, a deep understanding of all genres makes the distinction between a new writer and a seasoned professional. They are distinct as sales tools, story frameworks and marketing hooks, but also subtly interwoven. This is why mastering ALL will elevate your project.
You MUST know what it is you are writing, who it’s for, what the expectations are, where you can reflect other genres into the shadows of your story, and how to genre bend or break.
In this unique series of workshops, we deep dive into the five core story genres, their subsets and crossover, so that when you come to develop, write and pitch your project, you will understand profoundly WHAT it is, WHY people will want it and HOW to work with producers who may want to develop the project further.
This package includes ALL five Workshops, plus two BONUS* workshops. Participate LIVE on Zoom or rewatch online for up to one year.
Online Workshops In the series
✔️ Master the Drama Genre: Saturday 11th March
The Beating Heart of ALL Screenplays.
✔️ Master The Funny Bone Of Comedy: Saturday 25th March
Every single script is improved with at least SOME laughter…
✔️Master Mystery, Suspense and Thrillers: Saturday 8th April
What happens next? Master the WHY of what keeps people turning the page…
✔️ Master the DNA of why Sci-Fi and Fantasy HOOKS audiences so effectively: April 22nd
The BIG idea and creating credible and compelling worlds…
✔️ Writing The Biopic: Based on True Stories
*BONUS ONE… free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops).
✔️ Any Additional Workshop FREE (complete list below)
*BONUS TWO… free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops).
Select individual workshops above OR buy the All Genres Package for £199 here and spend the next three months immersed in story, screenwriting and taking your career to the next level.
*All workshops are available online for one year.
Select Your BONUS Online Worskhop from the list below when you sign up… Just tell us which after checkout
- Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story
Something Wicked This Way Comes… Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story. Any irresistible story requires an authentic, relatable, formidable, memorable opponent.
- Nemesis II: Revelations
It’s one thing to know your foe… It’s another thing to know their path, how to track them, and how to have your characters defeat them in the most deeply satisfying ways.
- Writing To Get Produced
The Art, Craft and Business of the Low Budget Film Script.
- Writing The Pilot
The Gateway To TV and Streaming Success.
- Writing The Killer One Pager POPULAR
The One Pager is an essential link in the chain that your screenplay will pass along. It will be read WAY more than your screenplay, by agents, sales agents, producers, broadcasters, directors.
- Write Like Quentin Tarantino: The Ten Screenwriting Commandments
Love him or loathe him, Tarantino is an undeniable talent. His writing charms critics, seduces award givers and dazzles audiences…
- Mastering The Meaning
Mastering The Meaning: Adding Rocket Fuel To Theme and Subtext In Your Script.
- The Ten Commandments of Aaron Sorkin POPULAR
While no-one can write just like Aaron Sorkin, except Aaron Sorkin, we can all learn from his writing. Six hour masterclass with exercises.
- Writer’s Voice
How To Write With Sizzle and Substance While Retaining YOUR Authenticity.
- Crafting The Killer First Act
Act One… In the Beginning, YOU create the Heavens and the Earth.
- Demystifying Act 2: Where GREAT Scripts Go To Thrive
Maintaining momentum and mystery, while exploring character arcs and themes, building plot, tensions and careening toward that satisfying conclusion is the heavy lifting of screenwriting.
- Writing The KILLER Final Act
Learn how to take your great story, characters, universe, themes and situations and craft them into an inevitable, deeply satisfying and explosive Final Act.
- Comedy Drama Masterclass: Ted Lasso
The 10 TV Writing Commandments of Ted Lasso.
- Mastering The Moment
Writing THAT Scene That EVERYONE Talks About and Producers Want.
- The Non Traditional Protagonist
Beyond The Conventions: Writing The Non Traditional Protagonist.
- Spellbinding Emotional Impact: Enthralling Your Reader
Reconnect with elevated emotional writing, story and characters that elevates YOUR screenplay into a GREAT READ and to the recommend pile.
Recent Feedback For Bob
‘I have written drama for twenty-five years but despite of all writing experiences I get a lot of inspiration and new angles during the work shops with Bob. My entire body and mind are giggling from my happy expectations every time I enter LSW and Bob’s workshops.’
Cristina Gottfridsson, Writer
‘Bob is the best scriptwriting teacher I’ve ever had. I love everything about this course.’
Natasha Sutton Williams, Writer, Actor
‘I felt that the points were just as relevant to all forms of fiction, so that made it more appealing.’
Chris Lethbridge, Writer
‘It was just such a lovely mix of practical advice and real inspiration – just joyful and empowering too. Full of nuggets of wisdom, inspiration, practical information and warmth. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It teaches how to write, how to have a successful career and stay inspired at the same time. Thanks so much Bob!’
Varsha Shah, Screenwriter
This series is run by screenwriter Bob Schultz. For more than 20 years, Bob has been training screenwriters , helping thousands of writers clarify their stories, reorganise their ideas and build confidence to bring the very best version of any writer, to the opportunities they create.