Book Talk: The Protagonist’s Journey

A Conversation with Scott Myers

Event Details

Monday December 5, 2022 6:00 pm

via Zoom


An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling

A conversation with Scott Myers

In a discussion of his #1 Amazon bestselling book in Film & Television, The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling, Scott Myers will walk writers through the fascinating world of character-driven screenwriting. When a writer engages their characters, they start a process which naturally leads to the story’s structure and everything else that makes for a well-written narrative. Exploring the protagonist’s journey and their “unity arc,” Myers explains how a family of characters surrounds the protagonist and influences their transformation process. Myers will outline his easy-to-follow guide that features activities that will help writers of any level develop their stories from concept to scene-by-scene outline.

Myers has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9 (Universal) which spawned two sequels, ALASKA (Sony/Castle Rock), and TROJAN WAR (Warner Bros.). From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original content development for TV including the Scripps and Discovery networks.

Scott has taught in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, receiving its Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and since 2008 has hosted, the official screenwriting blog of the Black List.

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