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Momentum & Story Pacing Screenwriting Seminar

Movies and television work at the speed of light and sound.

So how do we tell a story that sets a good pace and maintains its momentum?

In 2 short hours, we’ll discuss the crucial writing task of defining goals and obstacles. We will look at the difference between an obstacle and conflict and how one can generate tension while the other moves the story forward.

Using clips and script samples, we will learn to measure the strength of conflicts. Through this, you will also learn to identify the telltale signs of a flagging story and how to get back into the right groove.

Fair warning: you’ll develop a new appreciation for conflict that not everyone in your life will enjoy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 p.m. EST
2 hours

Seminar Format

The online seminar is fully interactive and takes place via live video conference (which is recorded, so you can watch it on replay). During the seminar, you’ll have ample opportunity to share your work, talk through and practice craft issues, and ask questions about the genre.

Assignments, readings, and video clips will guide you on your screenplay writing journey.


[ezcol_1quarter]Date:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Wednesday March 11, 2020 @ 7 p.m. EST [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Length:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]2 hours[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Where:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Online via video chat [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Format:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Live video meeting including lecture, readings, and homework assignments[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Instructor:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Rebecca Hales[/ezcol_3quarter_end]



Instructor Bio

Rebecca Hales, screenwriting instructor at One Lit Place

Rebecca Hales

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