Alex’s extensive background in theater, screenwriting and novel writing makes her uniquely qualified to teach story. Film structure is easily adaptable to novel writing and her emphasis on taking inspiration from favorite movies to unlock the secrets of story structure resonates with writers of all levels of experience.
Screenwriting Tricks for Authors Workbooks
All the information from Alex’s workshops and blogs, compiled in a practical, comprehensive format, with writing assignments targeted to help you develop a premise, outline your book, write the #$%%^&$ thing, and rewrite—and even have fun along the way.
Screenwriting Tricks for Authors Workshops
Supercharge your writing process and write your best book or script—by using the storytelling tricks of your favorite movies.
I’ve taken my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop online this year. Join me for videos, assignments, live and online discussion, and movie watching, to help you brainstorm and write your first book—or your best book yet.
The workshop is divided in four parts, to take you through the journey of your book or script in stages. That way every writer in each part of the course is at the same level, using the same language and tackling the same story challenges—so we can do the deep work on our books or scripts.
And you only pay for what you’re using!
I run my longer in-person workshops like a TV writers’ room. Everyone in one of those workshops is working on everyone else’s stories: learning from them, getting invested in them, raising the bar for everyone involved. And that’s the creative crucible that I’m creating online, because I think it’s the fastest and deepest way to improve your writing (and mine!).
The way you truly master your writing craft, and give yourself a foundation for a full-time, profitable lifetime career, is to practice story ALL THE TIME. You’re going to get just as much out of brainstorming on other people’s stories as you will from working on your own, and have much more fun doing it.
Questions about the workshop? Email me!
Praise for Alexandra Sokoloff’s Story Structure books/workshops:
“Stealing Hollywood has transformed the way I write my books. Whenever another author is struggling with their plot, I tell them to buy a copy. I can’t recommend it enough.”
—Cally Taylor, bestselling author
“Sokoloff’s advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters.”
—JA Konrath, bestselling author of A Newbie’s Guide To Publishing
“Believe it or not, story-telling is an art as well as a craft, and Alex Sokoloff’s Story Structure is the owner’s manual that belongs in every writer’s toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don’t thank me—buy the damn book!”
—Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies’ Night and Summer Rental
“I’d already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn’t live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and Story Structure is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike.”
—International bestselling author Diane Chamberlain
“Whether you’re an old pro or an apprehensive beginner, Alex Sokoloff offers a sensible nuts-and-bolts approach that puts you in control of your material.”
—Margaret Maron, Edgar®, Agatha, Anthony & Macavity Award-winning author of the Deborah Knott mysteries
“Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller’s practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author’s unique voice. Only three of my half dozen novels have been written with her unwitting guidance, but I can guarantee that with this book at my fingertips, all my future work—and my reading audience—will benefit from her advice. Recommended without reservation.”
—Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac series
“If there’s one person that can help you wade through the chaos of your pages and find the most compelling way to tell your story, it’s Alex. No matter who you are (novice writer, veteran) or where you are (first draft, final revisions, nothing-but-a-vague-idea) her workshop will send you racing back to your manuscript with clarity, inspiration and the ‘aha!’ of the big picture.”
—Harley Jane Kozak, actress and Macavity, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning novelist
“I loved this book! Alexandra Sokoloff breaks down the screenwriting process in easy-to-understand steps with examples from current movies and the BEST practical examples. Her unique and always lots of fun lessons are empowering for first-time writers as well as those with finished screenplays looking to take their project to the next level. Indispensable.”
—George LaVoo, co-writer Real Women Have Curves, writer/director A Dog Year
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