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Go Into The Story: Screenwriting Master Class: An Introduction

Scott Myers has launched his online Screenwriting Master Class. In his words:

I, along with fellow screenwriter and teacher Tom Benedek, am proud to announce the launch of Screenwriting Master Class (screenwritingmasterclass.com), a new online resource for writers. The unique curriculum offers writers at all levels of experience an opportunity to learn a comprehensive, coherent approach to writing professional quality scripts. Through a combination of lecture-based content courses and writing workshops, participants receive a personalized, hands-on immersion in both the theory and practice of screenwriting.

Okay, now some background — and forgive me for the length of this post, but it’s not everyday I launch a business venture.

Two and a half years ago, I started this blog. During that time, I have written over 5,000 posts. The site has had over 1.5 million unique visits. It has been named the Best Blog for Aspiring Screenwriters. I have interfaced with literally thousands of writers through blog posts, comments, email, and Twitter. If there are two questions I hear above all others, it’s these:

* How do I get an agent?

* What’s the best way to learn how to write a script?

Tom and I started Screenwriting Master Class to answer those questions.

I wrote about this before, but will echo it again … Scott is a good friend and also someone I’ve spent hours talking about film, story, screenwriting craft and the business of being a professional writer … he knows what he’s speaking about, he’s not just echoing beats and tropes from a book, this is a guy who’s versed in all aspects and has actually done what he’s talking about.

So if you’re looking to take your writing to another level, I highly recommend Scott’s course … and if you think you have talent, if you think you’re pretty good, if not very good, then you should definitely do it … why?

Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned the past couple years, it’s this … it’s not enough just to have talent, just to be very good … you have to be great. And there’s only one way you do that … by working hard, by working smart and listening to those who’ve been there before. And doing it over and over again.

So go check it out. And at the very least, if you’re at all into screenwriting, you should be following Scott’s blog Go Into The Story … so go into it, friends.

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