Story and Plot

Learning to Tell Better Stories for the Screen

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LOS ANGELES
Saturdays, 12-3pm, April 5th

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The Clubhouse
1107-A El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028


The First Draft class is an 8 week workshop with the primary focus of preparing the student to write the first draft of their screenplay. This class allows the rare opportunity for the student to have their project guided by a professional screenwriter adept at story development from concept to outline. The student will be advised on all facets of their project, from the marketability of the concept, the structure of the story, character growth, and more. In Los Angeles, where Mr. Vaughan teaches in person, week 1 is actually the Story and Plot I: Structure Workshop.

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Story and Plot 2
LOS ANGELES
Tuesdays, 7-10pm, April 8th

SOLD OUT

The Space Station
950 N. Cahunga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038


The First Draft class is an 8 week workshop with the primary focus of preparing the student to write the first draft of their screenplay. This class allows the rare opportunity for the student to have their project guided by a professional screenwriter adept at story development from concept to outline. The student will be advised on all facets of their project, from the marketability of the concept, the structure of the story, character growth, and more. In Los Angeles, where Mr. Vaughan teaches in person, week 1 is actually the Story and Plot I: Structure Workshop.

Read MORE to see if it's right for you.

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There have been many questions about when I will teach beyond the advanced class again. Because I just don't know the answer to this, I have been performing the Script Analysis service more often than I have before. I have always discouraged this service because I believed (and still do) that personal classes are far superior, especially to the less experienced writer. Because I am not teaching right now and those classes are simply no longer an option, the Script Analysis option is the next best thing. Read MORE to see if it's right for you.
STORY AND PLOT is a screenwriting seminar taught by a professional screenwriter with a passion for teaching that matches his passion for writing.

STORY AND PLOT
focuses on clarifying your story ideas and then using that clarity to effectively and efficiently tell your story to the reader.

STORY AND PLOT
is designed to clear out the clutter of an over-crowded market of screenplay instruction.

STORY AND PLOT will help you see story structure for what it is: a liberating framework to help you best tell your story.

STORY AND PLOT will simplify your choices, not complicate them.

STORY AND PLOT will help the screenwriter, the director, producer and development executive alike.

STORY AND PLOT will absolutely take your film work to the next level and beyond.