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[NEW] Multi Platform Screenwriting for Fun and Profit


About the Course

Why limit yourself to writing for the screen, when there are a host of other visual media you can write for? or adapt your story to? The new way forward is with writing multi-platform story worlds.

Would you like to benefit from alternate revenue streams?

Would you like to learn how to expand the areas that you can work in, moving into graphic novels, audio dramas or even games – multiplying the possibilities of paid work?

Presented by the #1 New York Times Bestselling List and Eagle Award winning author of games, audio drama, graphic novel writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Star Trek, DC Comics, Marvel, BBC One, ITV Studios, Audible). He will take you through the steps to turn your idea into various media. Learn from an expert about the journey you need to take to get yourself published.

You cant make this up.Tony Lee has over 33 years experience as a professional writer, including game design, full-cast audio drama, television and film. Tony has 17 years worth of experience as a comics creator for both UK and US publishers, Tony’s worked in all areas of the industry, and still does so successfully today. Recently his ‘Lockdown Sessions’ lectures have been voted some of Raindance’s best. He has recently lectured to hundreds of Chinese games designers on the importance of story and trans media.

This is your chance to learn from a master in writing for comic books, audio, television, gaming and graphic novel script writing.
It’s a four part workshop spread over one day, with a live Q&A at the end:

Part One: Overcome the Crushing Fear of the Blank Page
Learn how to overcome the stumbling blocks a writer can find in their way when moving from screen to alternative media storytelling.

Why scripting in other medias isn’t ‘easy’
Why alternative media of your screenplay won’t sell your screenplay
Comparison examples: writing for Screenplay / Novel / Script
Spark ideas with Visual Thinking
The ‘Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda’ moment
Why ‘working backwards’ helps you move forwards
Building your story world
The Characters – what do they want? Why do we care?
Chekhov’s gun – and how not to shoot yourself
The Three Strands to a Character
Working With Assets

Part Two: Writing The Story For Multi-platform Story Worlds
Now you have the initial idea and the characters, it’s time to build your story using powerful story tools..

Knowing your Medium
The Joys of Narrative
Narrative Descriptors and why they’re needed
The Seven Basic Story Plots
The Five Parts to a Story
The Bechdel Test
The Rising Act structure
The conflict – protagonists and antagonists
Subplots and supporting characters
Keeping the reader invested over time

Part Three: The Nuts and Bolts of Alternative Media
Now it’s time to start to flesh the bones of your creation. To make life from the monster you built.

Comics: A comparison – Anthology / One-shot / Mini Series / Ongoing / Graphic Novel / Web Series
The High Concept / Elevator Pitch
See, Hear, Touch – The restraints and advantages of alternative media
The real estate of a comic script (length, page turn etc)
The importance of the full synopsis
Breaking it down: Scene by scene
Games: The Importance of Cutscenes
Breaking it down: Page by page
Comparison: Screenplay dialogue / other media dialogue
Show, don’t tell: Action Versus Spoken Word
Part Four: The Final Straight and How to be Liked
Your creation is near completion. Discover the tips and tricks professional writers use to get your story out into the world.

Know your writing terms – the language of the script
The Grammar of Comics: Types of panel / how many to a page
Dialogue: Why a writer should always letter at least one page.
Adaptations, Licensed Properties and Preexisting Characters
Self Publishing / producing and your options
Getting known as a trans media writer
Conventions / Networking – the dos and don’ts
Submitting to the established companies
Know your target – does your story match their style?
Selling yourself rather than your story

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

At a glance:
Learn how to adapt your story ideas for different platforms
Presented by NY Times Bestselling author Tony Lee
Four one and a half hour lessons over one information packed day

What you will need

A computer and a good internet connection
*A notebook is recommended


Elliot Grove at Raindance

This course is taught online




1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Next available date

28th November 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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