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Top 10 Lessons YA Movies Can Teach Novelists
with Trai Cartwright
Here’s a little known secret: young adult novels behave a lot like movies do! From structure to character struggle to world building, their storytelling DNA is nearly identical. Want to take that Hollywood know-how and use it to make your book as compelling as The Hunger Games or The Perks of Being a Wallflower? This workshop presents the Top 10 Lessons YA Movies Can Teach Novelists via a range of great modern YA films, and shows you how to capitalize on them for your own writing. We’ll crack the story structure code that’s used in both Hollywood movies and YA books, and check out some of the most elegant and efficient character-building tools in the storytelling business. Perfect for refining your own novel, YA or otherwise!
Learn what movies know and novelists should, too:
TRAI CARTWRIGHT, MFA, has over 25 years experience as a professional story developer. While in Los Angeles, Trai was a development executive for HBO, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s online ventures. Four of Trai’s screenplays were optioned, she’s produced three independent films, and she has consulted on literally thousands of scripts and books. She brings her in-depth knowledge of story building to all writing formats as a creative writing and screenwriting teacher for UNC, the Colorado Film School, writers groups, conferences, and one-on-one. And when she writes, she writes YA. Trai can be found at www.craftwrite.com.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
12 pm - 1:30 pm EST
11 am - 12:30 pm CST
10 am - 11:30 pm MST
9 am - 10:30 pm PST
$40 Standard Registration
$30 for Members of SCBWI
(Note: You'll be asked for the name of your chapter when you register)