4-Week: Online Film for Writers--Popular Movies to Improve Your StorytellingDescription:
For prose writers of memoir or fiction of all lengths. You know that reading is one of the best ways to learn how to improve your own writing, but did you know you can work on your craft and eat popcorn at the same time? We’ll watch popular movies and mine them for lessons in structure, efficient delivery of information, characterization, and find places where they fall down. We’ll discuss what we’ve learned and then you’ll complete writing exercises to practice your new skills.
Selected movies will be popular (think Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, or Titanic), likely easy to get from your local library. Expect to spend approximately 2 hours watching a movie each week in addition to class participation and writing exercises.
About Online Classes with Lighthouse
Our online classes are designed to be flexible. There is no set meeting date or time, so students can log in to participate whenever and wherever is convenient. Generally the instructor will post new material—such as readings, discussion questions, and writing prompts—on Mondays and students can post their responses to ongoing discussion feeds throughout the week.
On the Monday that class starts, we will send enrollees instructions on how to log into their specific online class.
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- Spring 2017
Instructor: Eleanor Brown, MA
Cost: $195.00 members / $220.00 non-members
Location: Online - Online Workshop
1515, Denver, CO 80206
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