Screenwriting Fundamentals: Story Basics (3 Months/12 Weeks)


Creating worlds out of nothing and taking people on wild adventures that change lives is the stuff of gods…and writers! But around every corner lurks a relentless gang of demons: distraction, fear of criticism, self-doubt, and procrastination.

This 12-week (3-month) course equips students with the skills, tools, and disciplines required to develop and finish their own original feature film screenplay. We’ll cover story creation, character design, world building, plot outline, script development, and the core habits you’ll need to set goals and deadlines, achieve your milestones, and succeed on your writer’s journey.

Master the disciplines of successful writers with instructor and professional screenwriter and graphic novel writer, Paul Donnett.

Class Overview