Event DetailsTuesday July 23, 2019 6:30 pm Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street NYC
How to Outline for TV & Film
Is your outline driving you crazy? Have you changed your plot a hundred times and still don’t know if it’s good enough to write? Are you wondering how to use an outline as a structural tool, without cutting yourself off from your characters, losing touch with your instincts, or reducing your brilliant idea into some kind of paint-by-numbers formula?
In this seminar with WGA Paul Selvin Award Winner Jacob Krueger, you’ll learn:
- An organic approach to outlining a script that serves your unique voice, rather than the other way around.
- How to know when your outline is working (and when it’s not!) And how to know when it’s time to start writing.
- The difference between plot and structure, and how this common confusion can get in the way of success in your outline and your script!
- The right times and the right ways to bring an outline into your writing process without cutting yourself off from your characters and your instincts.
- The different kinds of outlines, and which ones can best serve your project at each phase of writing.
- When to follow your outline, and when to strike out on a new path.
- The common mistakes that writers of all levels make when outlining, and how to avoid them!
- An introduction to 7 Act Structure as an Outlining Technique!
About Jacob Krueger
The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio in NYC, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to young writers picking up the pen for the first time. His writing includes THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY, which won the Writers Guild of America, West’s Paul Selvin Award and was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Screenplay.
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