WASHINGTON DC- Screenwriters Roundtable: Marilyn Atlas- June 27 – $30 FEE

In this class, equally suitable for fiction writers, screenwriters, and TV writers, we will view and analyze various movie scenes and dissect them to see what makes the characters memorable. You will learn the power of subtext: how to embed details of motivation—thoughts, wants, goals, secrets, flaws, and delusions—into physical behavior, speech patterns, and specific habits that echo throughout your story. You will also learn how to distinguish your central character from every other character and from his or her environment, as a means of further establishing the character in the world of the story. You’ll receive handouts and a series of questions you can pose for your own work, as well as analysis of scenes and Q&A.