Writing 201

Seth Worley

Writing 201

Seth Worley
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Description

Continuing on from Writing 101, we join writer and director Seth Worley again as he deconstructs the traditional three-act screenplay structure as well as his approach to creating a screenplay from breaking the story all the way through to pitching it to production.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

02m

As we begin the course, Seth sets the tone and reminds us that there’s no one “correct” way to write a screenplay. This is a guide to his findings and experience.


Subtitles available: English

03m

So where do we begin? Breaking a story can be the most difficult part of the process, and in this module Seth provides some suggestions and guidelines on how to succeed.


Subtitles available: English

05m

Here Seth dives into character development - Where to find your characters, how to discover their voices and strategies on how to contrast characters for conflict.


Subtitles available: English

03m

In this module Seth encourages you to be your own critic, using your own self-doubt to help test your ideas and ultimately build your confidence as a writer.


Subtitles available: English

02m

Here Seth gives us a brief recap on what most general story structures tend to look like, referencing sources such as Joseph Campbell, Blake Snyder and Dan Harmon.


Subtitles available: English

02m

Kicking off Act One of your story, we look at Seth’s must-have checklist to establish your hero’s normal world.


Subtitles available: English

02m

Here Seth breaks-down the second and final part of Act One, where your hero’s world is disrupted and they have no choice but to follow your story plan into the second act.


Subtitles available: English

03m

Continuing to deconstruct the three-act structure, Seth takes us through the first part of Act Two, where a lot of the fun happens.


Subtitles available: English

03m

As we reach the midway point of your story it’s time to get weird… but not necessarily literally. Here Seth breaks down why you want to introduce your character(s) to an incredibly foreign environment or state of mind.


Subtitles available: English

04m

In this module Seth finally introduces the antagonist to the forefront of the story and discusses how the traditional story structure treats their first real encounter with your hero.


Subtitles available: English

02m

As we reach the conclusion of the three-act structure Seth breaks down his guidelines for the ideal end to the story.


Subtitles available: English

02m

With your story structure in place it’s time to flesh out the screenplay. In this lesson Seth gives you his top dos and don’ts for writing dialogue.


Subtitles available: English

01m

Continuing from the last lesson, Seth outlines his best advice for writing scene action, transitions and scene headers.


Subtitles available: English

02m

Shorts are dramatically different to features, and require a completely different strategy. Here Seth identifies what makes a great short as well as identifying some of the pitfalls that writers should avoid when constructing a short.


Subtitles available: English

07m

With your screenplay complete it’s time to (presumably) try and have it made into a film. In this module Seth gives some great advice for how to approach pitching your screenplay or ideas whether it’s to friends or in a business context.


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Seth Worley

Writer, Director

2 Courses

Seth Worley is the writer/director of short films and branded content for clients like JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot, Red Giant, Film Riot, Sandwich Video, and Steve Taylor. His work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, Slate, io9, SlashFilm, HULU, The Tonight Show, and more.

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