However good your ideas, your script won't sell unless you can write great, well-crafted scenes.
Whether the crucial opening ten pages, the central spine or the final climax, your scenes need to be fresh, inventive and crafted with skill and understanding.
Beginner or advanced, we help you polish your skills and give your scene-writing talents a thorough work-out.
Building the scene
Strong scenes are the powerhouse of any script - from drama to comedy, thriller to coming-of-age.
We start with the seven basic scene types, and what they each provide to the process of building your script.
Using analysis of scenes from a wide range of film and TV scripts, with specific writing exercises, we explore the different skills needed to write scenes that will bring power and meaning to your stories.
You'll strengthen the structure and characters in your scenes. We examine typical scene faults and provide you with professional writing tools that will help you make your scenes more real and credible.
We look at ways of sharpening dialogue and visuals, and teach you the most demanding of professional skills - how to write exposition.
You will have many opportunities to ask for advice on any specific problems you have with scripts you are working on and will leave with a personally written and polished scene that you have worked on through the day.
London WC1E 7HX
Standard price £99 (concessions £89)
* London Writers' Cafe special
group price £68 *
Book early -only 30
On this course we are offering the concessionary rate to members of WGGB, WFTV, Society of Authors, DGGB, ITF, Directors UK and Scenaristengilde.
Email or phone: +44 (0)20 7435 1330
Charles Harris is the author of the top-selling book Complete Screenwriting Course. An experienced award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV, he has worked with major names in the industry from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle. He has sat on Bafta awards juries, lectured on MA courses and taught writers, directors and producers from all over the world.