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Idea to Outline

Idea to Outline


€499 (Early Bird €399)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

A 7-week online programme for screenwriters.

You know that great idea you have? Let’s get it on paper and ready to show to the people who can help you realise your dreams (producers, funders, cast and other creative collaborators).

Wednesdays 19:30-21:30 (Irish Time) commencing March 1st 2023. This course also includes one individual consultation session with the tutor (1 x 120 minute meeting by arrangement). 

All classes are recorded so that you can watch or rewatch them in your own time. Over the course of seven two-hour classes and one individual consultation, this programme will show you how to keep your plot moving and achieve clarity and focus on the story you’ve designed for your characters. 

There will be weekly assignments for you to do in your own time. These will take no more than a couple of hours a week. By the end of this course, you will have been able to develop a strong, clear, compelling version of your story. This outline is what most funders and creative collaborators will read before they decide whether to support your project. Most importantly, it is your roadmap for the full-length version of your screenplay.  First drafts are so much easier when you know where you’re going.

We will cover:

  • The Sequence Approach: Designing Your Story To Be Believable Yet Never Predictable

  • The Jungian Moment: The Keystone of Your Story

  • Dramatic Tension: How It Works And Why It Is A Necessary Ingredient In Screen Stories.

  • The Enneagram: A Deep Dive into Characters’ Motivations

  • The Three Hats: Understanding the Audience’s Relationship to The Story

  • Your Unique Voice: Cinematic Storytelling and Your Originality

This programme is suitable for all levels of experience, including first-time screenwriters who are ready to learn.

There will be a maximum of 10 participants in this group. Cost is €499 per participant. Early bird discount to €399 for bookings received by February 14th 2022. To book, contact

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