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The Basics of Screenwriting

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Montmorency, VIC 3094

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Learn how to tackle that screenplay you’ve always wanted to write, or how to adapt that story or book you wrote into a movie.

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Writing for the screen is different to writing prose. There are elements of storytelling that function differently to the way they would in a novel, a short story, or memoir. As a visual medium, screenwriting demands a form of expression that doesn’t come naturally to many, or which writers don’t know how to apply. Then there are a whole new set of rules and formatting requirements you must learn. In the Basics of Screenwriting, learn about the three-act structure, characters, and arcs, plotting and causality, the visual medium of storytelling and how it differs from prose, script terminology, formatting requirements, pacing, software, and more.

You’ll come away knowing how to tackle that screenplay you’ve always wanted to write, or how to adapt that story or book you wrote into a movie.

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Les Zig is a novelist, screenwriter, and speaker.

He has three published novels: Just Another Week in Suburbia (Pantera Press 2017), explores the questions of trust, fidelity, and how well you can ever truly know another person; while August Falling (Pantera Press 2018) is a story about unconditional acceptance, reclaiming the past, and finding a way forward.

As ‘Lazaros Zigomanis’, he wrote the YA novel Song of the Curlew (Pinion Press 2019), a story about dreams, coming of age, community, love, and racism. It has been described by best-selling Young Adult author George Ivanoff as ‘an extraordinary book.’

He is also the writer and director behind the half-hour satire mockumentary Little Diva Rising, which has met with great success on the independent festival circuit; and the web series The Abnorms, a preternatural take on life in lockdown during the pandemic.

He’s had three screenplays optioned, and a raft of unproduced screenplays place in over fifty competitions. His stories and articles have also been published extensively.

A lifetime writer, Les has a love of storytelling, and has always wanted to tell stories.

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Busybird Publishing is a boutique micro publisher located in Melbourne, Australia. We hold your hand through the publishing process through book coaching, writing workshops, writing retreat and publishing services.

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