Using Movie Writing Techniques to Improve Your Writing

 Movies represent a highly effective and specialized form of communication. They tell a story in immediate, emotional, and impactful ways. The techniques of screen writing can be learned in concrete terms and can be used to develop a writing idea, to advance to action, to draw close to the characters, and to swallow up your readers in an entertaining, disturbing or thrilling experience. In this class we will write short screenplay segments and will analyze your narrative writing for “movie tips”. MSC.  Limit 26.

Required Book(s): None

Gar Roper has written novels, short stories, poems, and plays. He is currently directing the play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” for Open Door theater of Freeport. He has taught several writing classes for MSC.

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