Resources for Workshopping a Story

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Lawrence Thompson on May 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Does anyone know any websites where I might find resources on:
-the hows and whys of storytelling
-good examples of strong stories? (im more about prose than script if that helps)
-where i might be able to get published down the line (even if the work is unpaid)?

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O'Ryan McEntire on May 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Hopefully in the future Filmpunch will be one of those resources!

Any kind of examples of the type or genre that you are interested in writing?

The one site that I can think of off the top of my head is

He is a screenwriter, but he has a ton of great info on the hows and whys of storytelling and getting paid jobs. He is a pretty straight forward guy, I appreciate how honest he is with most of his posts. Be sure to look back through the archives.

I’ll bug Andy on this, he probably has a few more resources for this.

Great Question.

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Phlume on August 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

I know in the past I have been part of a few writing circles. They are a great way to share and build off of ideas and thoughts form other creative individuals. Perhaps you can post on FB or craigslist to see if other like-minded individuals in your area would like to meet and review each other’s works?

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Alex Coulombe on September 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Check I’ve been to a few writers workshops/clubs here in Brooklyn and they’re nearly always interesting and worthwhile. Some are as simple as everyone sitting down and quietly writing, while others are extremely in-depth and all about tearing each other’s work to pieces (in the most constructive way possible).

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Josh Bailey on March 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Pretty late to the party here, but:

This site is also awesome for screenwriting:

And this guy give one great screenwriting tip a day:

And also I read this great book called “Write What You Don’t Know” by Julian Hoxter. Which was really helpful to me and managed to not be super dry and hard to read.

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