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January 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Are you a fiction writer or novelist looking for a new approach to your stories? You might imagine the world of the screenwriter to be as far from the novelist as Hollywood is to Lake Huron. In fact, there are many places where the two coincide, and it’s within these intersecting spaces we find the tools to enhance our writing in both mediums.

In this seminar, we’ll learn the basics of the screenwriter’s craft and how to apply it to fiction. We’ll delve into concepts like:

  • Creating urgency, “time clocks,” and suspense to enhance the page-turnability of your story.
  • Breaking apart and working with screen dialogue to give your words the immediate crackle of a script.
  • Economy and pace.
  • Utilizing filmic structure, “beat sheets,” and outlining to organize your concepts, scenes, and ideas.
  • Character pathos.

Lastly, we’ll talk about how your skills as a fiction writer can enhance any potential screenplays. This is an inspiring introduction to the world of screenwriting for movie fans, writers of all levels, and anyone with an interest in the art of telling stories.

Registration for the three-hour online seminar is $60. Write On members receive a 10% discount. You can become a member by clicking here. To register online for this seminar, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.


Jeff Pfeiffer is a playwright, television writer, and instructor with more than ten years experience in entertainment and writing. Pfeiffer’s credits include dramatic television, documentary, produced stage, and games. He holds an MFA in playwriting from New York University-Tisch, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.


January 16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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