How To Have A Writing Career

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Learn the professional skills you need to survive in an industry where your creative skills and vision are as important as your ability to navigate the business.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Examine the various roles that help screenwriters get their work to the right decision makers
  • Understand why building a reputation is a key element of success in the industry
  • Identify the role of agents and how they help their clients find success
  • Discuss how to break through the closed culture of the industry

About this course:

Beyond writing a great story, writers must learn to compete for the attention of professional readers.  They must also learn to develop an understanding of the interpersonal collaboration among a wide array of literary insiders, since, like many other kinds of professional systems, the insider network in film, television and publishing is a closed system.  In this course, students learn to navigate through this barrier by acknowledging common feelings of intimidation while exploring the unique behaviors of insider culture.  You learn to constructively focus on a dedicated practice of reputation building in order to make your work visible to the people who are the best advocates for it.  By the end of this course, you understand how the agent/writer relationship works, what literary agent actually does, and what rubric for success an agent uses for a client’s work and their potential for a successful career.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Nancy Nigrosh
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Fee:
$665.00
27 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2021
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 17, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Sat Apr 3, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Apr 10, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Apr 17, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Apr 24, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat May 1, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat May 8, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat May 15, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat May 22, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat May 29, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jun 5, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online

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