Writing Classes

Caitlin teaches online writing courses! Using her Master's degree in Screenwriting from Boston University (which she doesn't like to mention) and her many years of experience as a professional story analyst, she imparts her knowledge to eager minds like you! All of Caitlin's class sizes are small to allow for a more personalized, intimate learning environment, and her classes meet via video chat at predetermined dates & times. See below for more information and registration links for upcoming classes.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to Contact  Caitlin.

Intro to Screenwriting (Level 1)
An introductory screenwriting course, suitable for complete beginners, someone who needs a screenwriting refresher, or even someone who just wants to be held accountable to write something. This eight-week course with three-hour sessions each week focuses on feature film and covers the basics... story, structure, characterization, dialogue, screenplay format, and much more. By the end of the course, students will have finished the first draft of a treatment (a detailed synopsis) for a feature film. Students will workshop their writing during class and receive constructive feedback from their classmates and instructor. 

Screenwriting: Developing Act One (Level 2)
This course picks up where Intro to Screenwriting leaves off and focuses on Act One. Students will begin adapting the treatment they wrote in "Intro to Screenwriting" into screenplay pages, which will be workshopped during class. The course is six weeks with three-hour sessions, allowing each student to workshop their writing three times (every other week). The goal by the end of this course is for students to finish the first draft of Act One of their feature-length screenplay.
Prerequisite: Intro to Screenwriting 

Screenwriting: Developing Act Two (Level 3)
This course picks up--you guessed it--where Level 2 leaves off. Once again, the focus will be on students' writing and workshops. Another six-week class, the goal is for students to finish Act Two of their feature script by the end of Level 3. 
Prerequisite: Intro to Screenwriting, Level 2

Screenwriting: Developing Act Three (Level 4)
This level allows students to write and workshop the final act of the screenplay they've been working on in the previous levels. By the end of this six-week class, students will finish the entire first draft of their screenplay!
Prerequisite: Intro to Screenwriting, Level 2, Level 3

Intro to Television Writing (coming soon) 

This course takes material learned in Intro to Screenwriting, like story, character, theme, tone, format, etc., and applies it to writing for television. By the end of the course, students will have finished the first draft of an outline for an original pilot (or a spec for an existing series). Students will workshop their writing during class and receive constructive feedback from their classmates and instructor. 

Prerequisite: Intro to Screenwriting 

Intro to Screenwriting Online - Tuesdays

Dates: Aug 4 - Sept 22
Time: 4pm PST / 7pm EST
Length: each session is 3 hours

Intro to Screenwriting Online - Saturdays

Dates: Aug 8 - Sept 26 
Time: 10am PST / 1pm EST
Length: each session is 3 hours

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