Writing the High Octane Action Script

Writing the High Octane Action Script

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Action and suspense scenes can be found in just about every film genre. They help keep the script interesting and emotionally engaging.

The Writers Store has carefully curated a bundle that offers specific techniques for adding suspense to your script and writing action scenes that will keep the viewers on the edge of their seat and agents/producers flipping pages.

Now updated for 2024, Writing the High Octane Action Script offers 12 digital products that will cover writing great action sequences, tips on how to embed a narrative “ticking bomb” into the story, writing hit super hero and fantasy, developing the high-concept screenplay, and more! 

 

Writing Great Action Sequences

Writing Great Action Sequences (OnDemand Webinar) Action scenes can be tough; set pieces are either overwritten, or lose impact in the way they’re technically laid out. Glenn M. Benest is an award-winning screenwriter/producer with three feature films and four television movies to his credit. During this OnDemand webinar, he discusses specific formatting instruction and tools to make your action sequences come alive. ($39.99 value)


How to Write An Action Thriller They Can’t Put Down

How to Write An Action Thriller They Can’t Put Down (OnDemand Webinar) This OnDemand webinar covers the craft elements necessary to create a compelling, fast-paced narrative screenplay structure for an action thriller. Topics will include the first 5-pages to jump-start the action, character backstory and dialogue that will not slow down the pace of your plot, and how to embed a narrative “ticking bomb” that will keep the reader invested in the outcome. ($39.99 value)


Furious Writing: Car Chases, Shoot-Outs & How to Write Action Scenes

Furious Writing: Car Chases, Shoot-Outs & How to Write Action Scenes (OnDemand Webinar) Until your screenplay is made into a film, that script is the film, and needs to provide all of the excitement found in the film. This OnDemand webinar will look at techniques to create an emotionally charged scene that will get the reader’s juices flowing, and how to get those scenes on the page. ($39.99 value)



SHOWSTOPPER: Writing the Scene That Helps Sell Your Script OnDemand Webinar

SHOWSTOPPER: Writing the Scene That Helps Sell Your Script (OnDemand Webinar) In this OnDemand webinar Jon James Miller, award-winning screenwriter and novelist, teaches how writers can capture the essence of their story in one glorious scene. Learn the process of rolling your characters, plot, dialogue, and action into one glorious, undeniable showstopper to get your work stuck in the heads of Hollywood buyers. ($39.99 value)


Write Epic Battle Scenes to Propel Your War Screenplay

Write Epic Battle Scenes to Propel Your War Screenplay (OnDemand Webinar)  Many writers struggle with complex battle sequences, paying too much attention to detail and not enough to capturing what it’s really like to be caught in the middle of a raging conflict. Glenn Benest uses concrete examples during this OnDemand webinar to illustrate how battle scenes have been re-written to make them jump off the page. ($39.99 value)


Developing the High-Concept Screenplay

Developing the High-Concept Screenplay (OnDemand Webinar) This OnDemand webinar with Jon James Miller covers the craft elements necessary to create a compelling, fast paced narrative screenplay structure for a high-concept script. Miller demystifies the process of writing a high-concept script that avoids tropes and clichés, while providing a satisfying ending and fulfilling the promise of your high-concept. ($39.99 value)


Is Your Concept High Enough?

Is Your Concept High Enough? (OnDemand Webinar) In  Hollywood, this is the real question. In this OnDemand webinar, The Unknown Screenwriter leads you through the maze of creating your own high concept before you start writing that knockout spec screenplay. Find out what it takes to get producers, managers, and agents to sit up and take notice of your high concept so that they ask you to send them your spec screenplay. ($39.99 value)


Make Your Film Narrative Pulse with Energy & Create a GREAT ReadMake Your Film Narrative Pulse with Energy & Create a GREAT Read (OnDemand Webinar) Explore the elements necessary for constructing a powerful and effective narrative description. In this OnDemand Webinar, award-winning screenwriter Glenn M. Benest examines film narrative from well-known and successful screenplays and uncover how the essential elements of narrative description can imbue your film with energy. ($39.99) 



Adding Suspense to Your Screenplays

Adding Suspense to Your Screenplays (OnDemand Webinar) Whether you’re writing drama, thriller, action, horror, or even a romantic comedy, suspense is a key element to keep your audience engaged. In this OnDemand webinar, screenwriter/director/producer/author Christine Conradt breaks down actual screenplay pages and written examples to show how to craft scenes and chapters to keep your reader wanting to know more. ($39.99 value)  


Unlock James Cameron's Blockbuster Formula

Unlock James Cameron's Blockbuster Formula (OnDemand Webinar) James Cameron has captured our imagination like few other writers or directors today. He is a hit-making machine in nearly every genre, and analyzing Cameron's work unearths universal rules that all writers can benefit from. In this OnDemand Webinar, learn how to tap into Cameron's unparalleled sense of creativity and wonder to bring your own script to the next level. ($39.99 value) 


Crafting Stronger Scenes and Set Pieces

Crafting Stronger Scenes and Set Pieces (OnDemand Webinar)  This OnDemand webinar reveals the elements necessary to crafting scenes and set pieces that will grab audiences, exploit your hook, and progress your story. Instructor Danny Manus breaks down the structural parts of a scene, the different types of scene conflict, how to know when a scene can be cut, how to create set pieces that will sell your concept, and more. ($39.99 value) 


Write Appealing Dystopia: Build a Frighteningly Realistic World OnDemand Webinar

Write Appealing Dystopia: Build a Frighteningly Realistic World (OnDemand Webinar) What are the elements that make even the craziest of fictional worlds ring true? And what are the mistakes that make a dystopian world look silly instead of scary? This OnDemand webinar examines the creation of the dystopian worlds that command our attention, from The Handmaid’s Tale’s Gilead to Mad Max’s outback wasteland. ($39.99 value)

 


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