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Scenewriting (Advanced) Course

Scenewriting (Advanced) Course



Wednesday, 6th October

Find Your Unique Voice by Mastering The Scene.

Execution is everything. The success of your screenplay is not only in your premise and plot but in how the story is told.

Over the course of eight weeks, this programme will cover a recap of how dramatic tension works. Then we will look at how to write and rewrite a scene. It will then go into detail and give feedback on key scene-writing skills, including:

  • Shaping a Scene For Maximum Impact

  • Replacing Dialogue With Visuals

  • The Magic of the Objective Correlative

  • What Constitutes a Twist and Why It Is So Necessary

  • Scenes of Preparation and Scenes of Aftermath

  • The Lubitsch Touch

  • How to Be Subtle and Clear

  • Writing Thought Processes and Emotions Clearly

  • Cinematic Storytelling and Your Originality

There will be feedback on your work-in-progress.


Mary Kate O'Flanagan is a writer and story consultant, who works internationally, helping to shape stories by emerging and established screenwriters. She is also a published writer and journalist, has won awards for her writing. She is a Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in Ireland. She is also a Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in Los Angeles.

The course commences on Wednesday, October 6th and takes place on Zoom from 8pm until 10pm. There will be a maximum of 8 participants in this group. Cost is €499 per participant. Early bird discount of €399 for booking received by August 31st.

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