Outline That Dang Thing

Instructor: Carrie Schrader


"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."

— J.K. Rowling

Harness the power of your imagination to create a powerful outline for your story. This day long workshop will be spent using intensive timed writing exercises to generate a thorough outline and/or synopsis for a screenplay, teleplay, memoir, novel, short story, podcast… you name it! This can be used with a new idea, or one thats been bumping around in various states. The process walks each writer through a series of character-based writings that lead to compelling, plot-specific details. It is a fabulous way to nail down the infrastructure of your story while boosting the conflict and enhancing the drama.

Participants will:

-Create a structurally sound, character driven outline.

-Fix plot holes and strengthen weak spots in an existing story.

-Use specific writing exercise that break down the outlining process into doable, bite size exercises that are fun and evocative.

-Gather a new set of tricks for your writing tool belt.

-Get the bones of your story really solid so that it doesn’t fall apart when it gets moving.

-Have fun writing with others.

Open to writers of all levels.
Class Limit is 20

$ 175.00



Biography: Carrie Schrader is an award-winning writer, director, and story producer who has most recently worked for Netflix and AMC Networks; her feature length film The Founders is available on iTunes; and she is an experienced professor at UNG, Emory, and most recently SCADfilm. She has several projects in various stages of development, and offers private screenwriting coaching through WriteThatDamnScript.com. She also has an MFA in film from Columbia University, New York.

Contact Information: info@decaturwritersstudio.com

Date(s): Saturday, January 25

Class time: 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Type of Class: Six Hour Course


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