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 http://johnaugust.com/

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 meetup.com 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:
http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/

And this guy give one great screenwriting tip a day:
http://screenwritingtips.blcklst.com/author/admin/

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Write-What-Dont-Know-Screenwriters/dp/1441102108

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