Advanced Training


An effective structure for developing your project!


The advanced training is a simple way to build the engine for a story in 4 weeks and 4 steps. 


Each week we work through one dramatic level and condense them all towards the central conflict. Colleagues and scriptCoaches accompany you, amplifying the respective step.

 

A structured work process, and individual coaching make this training an efficient shortcut to your own concept or outline. Given a time frame, your ideas actually develop more quickly into a result on paper. Constructive feedback from colleagues and trainers advances the qualitative growths of the drafts. 


This training works regardless of which stage your project is at! No matter if there is just a fresh an idea, or already a lot of material, it is worthwhile to put the project - and yourself - through this INCUBATOR. 

For one moth we build a solid engine for the story and arrange the material into the most effective order.


This training is designed to get ready for the screenwriting marathon and to generate new pitches for the next scriptDock online Pitch event!



Know your WORLD
Know your TONALITY
Know your CHARACTERS
Know your central CONFLICT

COMMUNITY

We start the training with a live call to introduce our projects and meet fellow writers. These meetings frequently lead to support from colleagues and are always inspiring! Check the calendar for dates.

Tasks for TV Series

  • What is my world?
    WRITE 2 pages*.

  • What is my tonality?
    WRITE 2 scenes**

  • Who are my main characters?
    WRITE 2 pages

  • What is my central conflict?
    WRITE 2 scenes


Tasks for Feature Films

  • What is my world?
    WRITE 1 page*

  • Who are my main characters?
    WRITE 1 page and 1 scene**

  • What is my tonality?
    WRITE 1 scene

  • What is my central conflict?
    WRITE 1 page and 1 scene


* pages means as continuous text.
**scenes are 1- 5 pages in script formatting. 

How much time do I have to allocate to this? 

This trainings is doable in about 6 hours per week. When and how you write is up to you. At the end of each week the completed tasks should be uploaded. Then another task begins: 

Here is no charismatic teacher who dissolves all the problems we face, but the simple principle: I SIT AND WORK THROUGH IT.

And that REALLY DOES break down a lot of problems, because by committing to these steps and fulfilling the tasks, no matter how well, SOMETHING HAPPENS - GUARANTEED!


Something happens, and not just in our heads but on paper in front of READERS. 

Writing can be a lonely craft - here we exchange constructive feedback for all steps with the trainers, and with colleagues who are in exactly the same process.


How do I sign up?


Now only € 77,00 !+ VAT

You will receive a tax-deductible invoice.




Committed writers have left this training with great results. We learned from it and continued to optimize this training. It really works!


What participants have said:

I find the structure and the questions of the training very helpful and they accelerate me forward in my work. I have the feeling that I am being guided along the core theme, and that following the tasks and answering the questions actually unfold the material as if by magic.  

The fog disappears and a path of concrete writing and research lies before me. I'm glad to be a part of it. Thank you for the training. For me it's been a great support.

I wanted to thank you and the October training, I got into the Netflix writing program with the project I worked on with your feedback at the training! Thank you guys! I don't think I would have had the push to submit without your feedback!


For me it's great that this workshop offers a protected space and helps you not to stray from the path. There is always feedback and suggestions, and they are like a machete in the jungle to find the path of how you really want to tell the story. Also, I know that fear of having send something to potential partners and then sinking into self-doubt.(...) And what works against self-doubt is only continuous writing and training. So thank you for this workshop. I think it's a super good thing!


Es hat mir wirklich Spaß gemacht und ich würde es gerne wieder machen. Ich fand es toll zu sehen, wie andere Leute an die Loglines und Szenen herangegangen sind - das hat mich auf eine Menge Ideen gebracht. Mir gefiel auch das Feedback, das der Trainer und die anderen Teilnehmer gaben

A great opportunity to practice your writing in such a concentrated way with other people's material and to force yourself to dive into genres that are outside your comfort zone.
Even though I came out as an absolute "Dune" fan, I surprisingly found the work with the musical material of "Cyrano" and also the work with King "Richard", a Bio Pic, to be the most enlightening.

The variety of texts was really good and the comments from others are helpful! It was a good atmosphere.

The weekly submissions totally helped me, often I wrote only last minute, but got done! And then there was helpful and inspiring feedback.

I decided to take the training on the spur of the moment and am immensely grateful for it - for so much openness and willingness to listen to / read from each other, receive and give constructive feedback, grow and develop with each other. The goals and deadlines set in the group gave me the necessary motivation to actually meet them, as I felt a certain responsibility towards the others. The result was a steady, joyful progression of our very individual stories.

I found it well structured and I liked starting with the focus on the world. Despite having very little time, I learned a lot from this training.

I started out with texts and spent a lot of time re-writing them, which made them more mature. I didn't get around to reading that much. The feedback I received was nice and specific, I knew exactly what to work on.

It was important for my process to write every day, the characters started talking eventually. The structure was great! There are still questions left to answer, but there seems to be a path. 

Every writer functions differently: for me reading actual bibles and pilots was more helpful than reading books about screenwriting. In addition, it was great receiving feedback from a variety of talented people. Sometimes inspiration is ignited by friction :-)