OCCRWA Proudly Presents:
September 10 – October 7, 2012
Deep Story Structure & Techniques
with Carol Hughes
Would You Like to Reach the Same Level in Your Own Writing
About the Class:
What do Nora Roberts, Stephen King, George Lucas (STAR WARS), Stephen Spielberg (E.T.), Terry Russo (SHREK/PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), James Cameron (TITANIC/AVATAR) know about writing that makes them the mega stars that they are? Are you interested in learning the secret techniques that each of these mega stars has in common? It’s not as hard as you think – not if you know the simple-to-master writing secrets that they know and haven’t shared with you.
Seasoned pro or beginning writer, pantsers or plotter –do you know what the 18 scenes are that every story contains, no matter its length or genre? Do you know what impact your character’s mental gender has upon readers? Do you even know what your character’s mental gender is? Do you know how your character’s arc drives your story? Or how your story drives your character’s arc? Do you know the quick and easy way to create heart stopping dilemmas for your characters that drive your readers wild? Do you know what the 4 throughlines of every story is? Do you know how to weave them together?
Every successful story contains characters that come alive for the reader. Every successful story lives on in the hearts and minds of readers because their authors have mastered the simple secrets needed to turn them into writing super-stars. And you can, too. Join us and give Nora Roberts something to worry about.
About the Instructor:
From AMADEUS to ALIEN, from Ariel to He-Man and Skeletor, from THE COLOR PURPLE to MOULIN ROUGE, from GALLIPOLI to GHOST, from DANCES WITH WOLVES to THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, from the CHARIOTS OF FIRE to THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, from the TIME BANDITS to SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS, from MACGYVER to CSI, from the AMAZING RACE to SURVIVOR, from ROBO COP to HARRIET THE SPY writer/director/producer Carol Hughes has been a driving force behind some of Hollywood’s most financially successful media franchises. Live stage plays, documentary films, Oscar™ winning feature and animated films, Emmy™ winning TV shows and series – Carol spent more than 20 years dealing with the movers, the shakers and the international superstars who make up the film and television community we all collectively think of as “Hollywood.”
Carol was the studios’ “go to person” when it came to helping her fellow writers turn their uncut diamonds of rough stories into some of Hollywood’s most memorable and financially successful projects. Over the years, her projects generated in excess of $1 billion in profits for both the studios and the leading Networks. And when Mattel tapped her to help them get their foot in Hollywood’s proverbial door -- her selection and development of one of their languishing toy lines resulted in the multi-billion dollar media franchise known as MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.
Now she enjoys writing and working with her fellow novelists by sharing the powerful secret writing techniques and tricks behind some of Hollywood most successful films and television series that had made her a much sought after story development consultant and writer for so many years.
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