Whether you want to be a writer for film, television, or theatre, a dynamic understanding of story is absolutely necessary for success. In this course you learn how to choose and develop your best story ideas while examining point of view, structure, character development, dialogue, subtext, crisis, and climax using classic and contemporary scripts as models. Tools to stimulate your writing incorporate acting improvisation as well as photography, painting, and music. Individual and group writing exercises are shared in a supportive atmosphere, with guided rewriting as a core task in the course. At the end of the class, you will be able to integrate classic story principles in every facet of your work as well as use these tools to analyze your own writing and take it to the next level.