Jul 21 2015
July Write Brain: The Top 10 Storytelling Devices Movies Can Teach Novelists presented by Pikes Peak Writers at PPLD - Penrose Library, Colorado Springs CO

July Write Brain: The Top 10 Storytelling Devices ...

Presented by Pikes Peak Writers at PPLD - Penrose Library

It’s no secret that Hollywood has cracked the story structure code, or that they’ve refined some of the most elegant and efficient character-building tools in the storytelling business.  What you may not know is that all of these tricks can be (and often are) utilized to conquer fiction writing, too. This workshop presents the Top Ten Master Movie Storytelling Devices via clips from a number of great modern films and shows you how to capitalize on them for your own writing!  Taught by a Hollywood pro who routinely poaches from great films to better her fiction writing. (This is the class Trai didn’t quite finish at the conference this year–those of you who were in the room, here’s a special invitation to join us for the rest of the story!)
About the Presenter: Trai Cartwright, MFA, has over 25 years experience as a professional story breaker.  While in Los Angeles, Trai was a development executive for HBO, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s online ventures. Four of Trai’s screenplays were optioned, she produced three independent films, and she has consulted on literally thousands of scripts and books. She brings her in-depth knowledge of story building to all writing formats as a creative writing and screenwriting teacher for UNC, the Colorado Film School, writers groups, conferences, and one-on-one. Trai can be found at www.craftwrite.com.

Admission Info


Email: events@pikespeakwriters.com

Dates & Times

2015/07/21 - 2015/07/21

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Location Info

PPLD - Penrose Library

20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903