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How to Write a Screenplay

Write for movies and film, and prepare for screenwriting contests and competitions. This free course covers Screenwriting Fundamentals, Magic Star of Dramatic Writing, Story Dynamics, Word Use, Presentability, Readability, and includes screenwriting exercises.


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Gotham Writers' Workshop is the largest and most comprehensive private creative writing school in New York City and online. Ten-week, six-week, four-week, and one-day workshops are offered.

Online Script Writing Course
Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business. In this six-week online course, you'll discover the artistic and technical considerations that go into making a great sitcom script. You'll master the art of creating concise, sparkling dialogue and telling your story completely through jokes.  

Bringing Your Characters To Life
Creating believable characters is key to writing a good story or novel. People may not be able to recall every detail of the plot of their favorite movie or book, but they generally can tell you every eccentricity of their favorite hero. Assuming, of course, that the writer created an actual 'character' and didn't just resort to using quickly forgotten cardboard stereotypes.


Tutorial on Screenplay Formatting:  How the Pros Do It Invisibly

Screenwriting is a DISCIPLINED form of creative writing.


How to Write a Screenplay in Format & Style

If you are new to screenwriting, planning to write a screenplay or script of any kind, the good news is that writing in screenplay format is easier and more intuitive today than at any time since first Lanier Word Processing Machine. Advances in screenwriting software now save the hours you would previously have spent learning how to write a screenplay in professional Hollywood format can now be allocated to polishing your plot, honing your dialogue, or learning screenplay structure. Some think screenplay writing...



Sitcom Format 101

So you want to write sitcoms, do you? Well, then, this is the page for you. It will explain and demonstrate the proper script format for some of the shows you probably want to write. But before we get into that there some things you should know. First, a few facts about the sitcom world...



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