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.
HOLLYWOOD STORY STRUCTURE MADE EASY:
Demystify the Three-Act Structure with the Hollywood Plot Map
This is one of the most foundational classes on writing you will ever take. Using “The Hollywood Plot Map,” 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 to the end.
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Mastering the Art of Industry-Standard Formatting for Screenplays
This premium course will teach you the essentials of Industry-Standard Formatting for screenplays and enable you to execute your scripts like a pro. Learn how to combine artistry with the technical aspects of writing for film to 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.
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HOLLYWOOD STORYTELLING TOOLS:
Core Conference Workshop Series
This course is a compilation of workshops I've taught at various writers conferences over the last two years. In addition to five foundational sessions on 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 my most popular classes for years, giving the most practical, foundational, and essential information you need to immediately improve your current project.
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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.