INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)
The Rewrite Desk
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30am-1pm
Reserve your space now for this IWOSC seminar
Finishing a draft of a book or script is an awesome accomplishment – but we all know that at least one more set of revisions will certainly follow, because you probably won’t get it totally right on the first or second draft.
Assessment of your draft, and deciding what to emphasize or cut in the next draft, is a very delicate stage of the process. Now you’re not just invested in the project, you’re immersed in it. How (and if) you proceed will determine if the material shines or obscured by muddy waters.
This seminar will cover methods and principles that you can apply to books, scripts, memoir, personal essays, speeches, storytelling, etc.
– How to get distance (not objectivity) from a project
– How to get effective (and useful) feedback
– Four different kinds of rewrites
– Eight ways to re-outline
– Editing methods and techniques
– The benefits of editing before rewriting
– How to retain your passion and enthusiasm over multiple drafts
– What to do when your vision of the project changes
– The importance of theme and motif
– Clarifying tone, genre and the nature of reader satisfaction
– Where this project fits in your body of work
This will be a hands-on rewrite clinic for material in any form or genre, so bring a draft of your latest project – or one that’s been marinating in a drawer. Greg is an expert in process. He has a lot of tricks up his sleeve and specializes in personalized practical advice.
GREG MILLER has been called “The best writing coach in Hollywood!” (by Kelly Carlin) and “LA’s most coveted coach!” (by Jillian Lauren). He is a writer, writing coach, teacher and author of “How To Be A Writer Who Writes” and “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer”. He has taught at UCLA Extension, Humber College, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, LA Story Expo, Kripalu Center and LA Times Festival of Books.