August 27th 8pm... How Your Worst Writing Can Be Your BEST Work

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August 27th 8pm... How Your Worst Writing Can Be Your BEST Work image

Conquer perfectionism and writer’s block by purposely writing terrible scenes and dialogue. You read that right. The worst. You will finish a scene you were stuck on, make yourself laugh and then be inspired to make it better. Bad writing is the new good writing.

Many writers are perfectionists and labor over a page or a scene for way too long, which knocks them out of competition with more productive and confident writers. It’s not writer’s block – it’s something worse – it’s allowing yourself to be distracted while you wait for perfection.

  • Identify what is slowing down your writing
  • Learn to push through the doldrums every time
  • Write more quickly and effectively

Power through those bad writing days by lightening up and writing the scene in the silliest way possible and three wonderful things will happen: 1) you will have written and 2) you will have made yourself laugh and 3) you will be inspired to rewrite your scene and improve it – we guarantee it.

*Filmed at LSF2014

Year Round Festival Online

August 10th 8pm... 'Silence Of The Lambs' Script-To-Screen with Ted Tally

August 10th 8pm... 'Silence Of The Lambs' Script-To-Screen with Ted Tally

Join Ted Tally in this extraordinary Script-To-Screen with the Oscar winning and universally acclaimed genre-inventing hit ‘Silence Of The Lambs’

August 17th 8pm... Finding Your Voice with Jen Grisanti

August 17th 8pm... Finding Your Voice with Jen Grisanti

Learn how to add fiction to your truth in the key parts of your story. You will learn how to identify your own life themes and in doing so, you will find out what it is you want to say to the world in the stories that you tell.

August 20th 8pm... Crafting the Perfect Character: The Heart of Your Story - with Jon Gilbert

August 20th 8pm... Crafting the Perfect Character: The Heart of Your Story - with Jon Gilbert

Your characters need to connect with your audience. They drive the story through their choices. They must simultaneously be multi-layered and clearly-defined, nuanced and precise, complicated and accessible. And they must attract actors and directors.   

August 31st 8pm... The End: Inevitable but Unexpected... with Nic Ransome

August 31st 8pm... The End: Inevitable but Unexpected... with Nic Ransome

Using ideas from analytical psychology, myth and anthropology – and with examples from feature films, single episodes, season stories and multi-season arcs – we will show you how to get to grips with the most important final moments of your story.

August 6th 8pm... The Girl With All The Gifts: Urban Modern Horror Deconstruction

August 6th 8pm... The Girl With All The Gifts: Urban Modern Horror Deconstruction

From book, to script to screen, join us to experience the journey this extraordinary modern horror story undertook to become one of the most loving yet ferocious takes on the zombie genre.

July 20th 8pm... Writing Smash Hit Movies That Connect, with Nick Hornby

July 20th 8pm... Writing Smash Hit Movies That Connect, with Nick Hornby

Please join us in welcoming one of the most successful British writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

July 23rd 8pm... 'Withnail and I' script to screen with Bruce Robinson

July 23rd 8pm... 'Withnail and I' script to screen with Bruce Robinson

“We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here and we want them now!” Bruce Robinson and ‘Withnail and I’ script to screen.

July 30th 8pm... Writing For The Right Young Audience; how to hit your mark every time!

July 30th 8pm... Writing For The Right Young Audience; how to hit your mark every time!

Do you want to write for children, but worry about hitting the right tone? Worry no more!  This panel of outstanding screenwriters will give you all the advice you could ask for to make sure your script is aimed at the right young audience.

October 5th 8pm... Psyche Up!: Using psychological techniques to write compelling characters

October 5th 8pm... Psyche Up!: Using psychological techniques to write compelling characters

Learn how to use powerful and psychologically-valid techniques to develop memorable and engaging characters in this session delivered by Kira-Anne Pelican.

September 10th 8pm... Die Hard Script-to-Screen with Jeb Stuart

September 10th 8pm... Die Hard Script-to-Screen with Jeb Stuart

Join us online… “We’ll get together, have a few laughs”… and watch the 1998 smash hit, whilst screenwriter Jeb Stuart talks us through the development and production of this Bruce Willis classic.

September 17th 8pm... Doing Crime: In Conversation with Jed Mercurio

September 17th 8pm... Doing Crime: In Conversation with Jed Mercurio

Join the King of Crime Writing Jed Mercurio, for a session with one of the industry’s most successful writers talking about one of the industry’s most beloved crime dramas.

September 21st 8pm... Somewhere in time: Writing Period Drama with Michael Hirst

September 21st 8pm... Somewhere in time: Writing Period Drama with Michael Hirst

Whether you write for cinema or television, this session will help you drive your career into the future, even as you find your inspiration in the past.

September 28th 8pm... What Makes the Audience Return To A Series? Mastering the Internal Story with Jen Grisanti

September 28th 8pm... What Makes the Audience Return To A Series? Mastering the Internal Story with Jen Grisanti

When we feel your story, it makes us want to come back. In this class, learn the techniques that will make them want more. When you do this well, you create longevity for your series.

September 7th 8pm... What Are They Doing To My Script? Script Editors Demystified

September 7th 8pm... What Are They Doing To My Script? Script Editors Demystified

This session will take an in-depth look at what a Script Editor’s day-to-day looks like as they shepherd a project to the finish line. How do they juggle their many different responsibilities? And how can you get the best working relationship with your script editor?

August 27th 6pm... Embrace Your Weird with Felicia Day

August 27th 6pm... Embrace Your Weird with Felicia Day

Join Felicia Day as she talks creating an award-winning webseries, embracing new media, being a fan favourite, and overcoming Writer’s block!

July 9th 8pm... Writing With Purpose: How YOUR Work Can Change the World

July 9th 8pm... Writing With Purpose: How YOUR Work Can Change the World

What we do as screenwriters can often inspire hearts and minds, even change the world. If ever there was a reason to write, this is it…

July 13th 8pm... Echoes in eternity: In conversation with William Nicholson

July 13th 8pm... Echoes in eternity: In conversation with William Nicholson

Nicholson has an impressive body of work, Gladiator, Nell, Elizabeth: the Golden Age, Les Miserables, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and of course his hit play (which he adapted for the screen) Shadowlands.

July 16th 8pm... Creating Compelling Characters with Claudia Myers

July 16th 8pm... Creating Compelling Characters with Claudia Myers

Claudia Myers leads this cracking session about creating complex and compelling characters that hook us into a story and refuse to let us go.

July 27th 8pm... Zoom! Session TBC

July 27th 8pm... Zoom! Session TBC

Another fantastic session to educate and inspire!