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News and Updates Related to the 'Write Like' Series of Writing Courses

Write Like Wonder Woman - "Fish Out of Water

Hey everyone! We're back again with another free screenwriting lesson. Once again, we focus on Wonder Woman, which we're launching a full course about on July 31st (click here for more info on that!). This week's lesson is all about comedy. How can you write jokes that don't feel like random...

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Write Like Wonder Woman - "Back=to-Back Surprises"

Hey everyone! We're back with a BRAND NEW screenwriting lesson this week! And this time it's about Wonder Woman - one of the best heroes of ALL TIME! Wonder Woman was a fantastic movie and was incredibly well written. The characters have depth, the dialogue is crisp and the story moves at a...

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Write Like Ant-Man and the Wasp - "Accidental" Stakes

Hey everyone! I really liked the first "Ant-Man" movie and was really glad to see they made a sequel - "Ant-Man and the Wasp"! I mean, who would've thought 20 years ago that Ant-Man would not only be an actual movie in theaters but that it would be popular enough to spawn a sequel and be in...

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"Write Like Rogue One" is Now Available!

Hey gang! The "Write Like Rogue One" screenwriting course is available right this moment. It contains almost an hour and half of video content PLUS an activity workbook to practice the writing activities in the videos. So much time and effort has been put into this course and I am so happy to...

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The "Write Like Rogue One" Course Launches Mar. 6th, 2018

Hi everyone! I am so excited to finally be able to reveal the release date for the brand new Write Like Rogue One course. "Write Like Rogue One" will be launching on March 6th, 2018! Click here to pre-enroll. Wow, that's next week! We've been working so hard creating this course that we...

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Write Like Rogue One - Exposition Surrounded by Chaos

Hey everyone! We're back with a brand new free lesson for "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story"! Today's topic is that ever-so-tricky part of writing movies: exposition. How can you deliver it without smacking viewers over the head with it? How can you tell the audience important information without...

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Write Like Inglourious Basterds - Incorrect Assumptions from Characters

One of my favorite movies from Quentin Tarantino has to be "Inglourious Basterds". It was released almost 10 years ago (!!!) and still feels just as fresh today as it did back then. For me, it's probably his best written screenplay (although "Pulp Fiction" still remains as my favorite Tarantino...

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Write Like The Last Jedi - Your Hero Can Be Wrong

Hey everyone! Like many of you, I went to see "The Last Jedi" and really really liked it! In fact, it's my favorite Star Wars movie since "The Empire Strikes Back". I loved how it defied expectations, introduced so many new elements and pushed the older elements in new directions. From a...

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Write Like Rogue One - Doubting a Character's Skills

As I'm sure many of you know, there's a new movie opening up this weekend that's not called "Ferdinand". Yes, I'm referring to "The Last Jedi", which is Episode 8/VIII in the main Star Wars line of movies. It's kind of a big deal and I probably don't have to explain what it is. In celebration...

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Write Like Jurassic World - 'How to Make Your Audience Scared'

Welcome to another video in the Write Like series! Since yesterday saw the arrival of the first trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", I thought we would celebrate by releasing a video lesson from the first "Jurassic World" movie. In this lesson, I talk about a tactic the writers use to...

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