For screenwriters and novelists, our courses teach advanced storytelling techniques that every master of the craft should know.
WHAT YOU GET
Each course is divided into modules with video lessons taught by Zena, which can be watched online at the student's own pace.
Each course includes hours of in-depth, practical content with useful movie clips, helpful excerpts to illustrate key principles, self-assessment tests, links to recommended readings, writing prompts, assignments, free handouts, downloads and more!
Each course comes with a Risk-Free 60-day Money Back Guarantee.
Once purchased, you'll get life-time access to that course, including any newly added or updated materials
You'll also get access to Zena's OFFICE HOURS on ZOOM (which can make a world of difference when it comes to online learning!).
*With the exception of FORMATTING AS AN ARTFORM, all courses are for both screenwriters and novelists.
Mastering the Art of Industry-Standard Formatting for Screenplays
If you're a screenwriter who's ready to take your skills to the next level, or a novelist looking to transition into writing screenplays, this premium course will not only teach you the essentials of Industry-Standard Formatting for screenplays, but will also enable you to execute your scripts like a pro. Learn how to combine artistry with the technical aspects of writing for film and become a professional screenwriter who writes scripts that Hollywood can't wait to make!
Bar none, this is the most comprehensive course on screenplay writing anywhere on the market.
COST: $949 NOW $349
HOLLYWOOD STORYTELLING TOOLS:
Conference Workshop Series
This course is a compilation of workshop sessions I've taught at various writer's conferences during the last two years. In addition to five foundational sessions on how to craft an excellent story, you'll also get twelve bonus sessions to supplement each core class (with additional material to be added over time).
These workshops have been some of the most popular classes at writers conferences for years. My goal is to give you the most practical and up-to-date information I can to help you immediately improve your current project.
Add as an upgrade for ONLY $99 when you purchase Formatting as an Artform
STORY STRUCTURE MADE EASY:
Demystifying the Three-Act Structure with the Hollywood Beat Sheet
If you've tried other approaches to the three-act structure but still seem to find yourself getting lost along the way, then this is the class for you. This class will walk you through the entire storytelling process using a resource tool I've adapted called, “The Hollywood Beat Sheet.” You’ll learn how to flesh out your story, keep the main character driving the action, and develop an easy-to-use roadmap to help you get from the beginning of your story, all the way through the middle and to the end.
This is one of the most foundational classes on writing that you will ever take.
DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTER:
How to Create Complex and Dynamic Characters that Audiences Love
The essential building block of any story is to create unforgettable characters. This course identifies why some characters seem real while others fall flat. You'll learn which qualities your main character must possess in order for the audience to emotionally invest in their story, and how to reveal those qualities in an organic, satisfying way.
SHOW, DON'T TELL:
A Wordsmith's Guide to Creating Visual Images in Story
You've heard the phrase, “Show, don’t tell." This class will teach you how to do just that. You will discover how to construct more complex imagery in order to convey a deeper level of meaning through your story. This is an advanced course to enhance your visual writing skills and help you become a true master of your craft.
WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE:
Unraveling the Threads of Delightful Conversation
Do you find yourself wishing your dialogue was a little spicier and a little less contrived and drab? If you’ve ever been told your dialogue feels unnatural or lacks subtext, or just feels unbelievable for your characters, this course is for you. You’ll learn all the essential principles and tools to write great dialogue.