The Screenwriters'Craft Crash Course

with Lucy V Hay aka @Bang2Write

When: Sat. 11th - Sun. 12th Nov 2017 // Where: Ealing Studios, London W5 5EP // How much: £139


Worried that the fundamentals could be holding you back?


NEWSFLASH – they probably are!


There’s literally THOUSANDS of screenplays out there in limbo that could go somewhere … if they were simply WRITTEN BETTER!


The Screenwriters’ Craft Crash is a must for any writer who needs to get laser focus on their actual pages and elevate it from ‘good’ to ‘recommend’. Bring your laptops, pens, highlighters, print-outs and game-faces! Expect to write and rewrite.


Be it structure, theme, plot, characters, scene descriptions, dialogue… Each area will be addressed and you will learn how to refine, reduce and write with significantly greater impact.


The goal is to get the reader to EAGERLY turn the pages of your script, and leave it with the rubber stand of ‘recommended’.


Buckle up and prepare to massively transform your writing.

When: Sat. 11th - Sun. 12th Nov 2017
Where: Ealing Studios, Ealing W5 5EP
How much: £139


What Happens Over the Two Days?

In this highly practical event, you will learn how to create screenplays that stand out from the tsunami of good (but not killer) scripts out there… Key elements covered include:

  • HOW to write MORE visually to create powerful images in the readers mind
  • HOW to craft your characters so they become even more unforgettable
  • HOW to write dialogue that sparkles, giving unique voices to each character
  • HOW to avoid dialogue taking over your scenes
  • WHICH structural methods will keep you on track and how to avoid overthinking
  • HOW to spot and avoid your ‘static scenes’ and ‘false movement’ and remove forever
  • WHY ‘good craft’ is NOT just screenplay formatting!

This Masterclass is tailored for those who want to gain understanding of how writing craft works on the actual page, so writers can ensure readers, agents and producers truly ‘get’ their story.


The CRAFT CRASH COURSE will equip you with the ability to SEE scriptwriting on the page in a whole new way … Put simply, this class will make you a BETTER WRITER.


'‘Lucy is hilarious, incisive and just plain brilliant…the arse-kicking superhero of screenwriting!’
Jade Syed-Bokhari, Filmmaker

Why Do This Class?

Wondered any of the following? YOU NEED TO: 

  • Have I started this story in the ‘right’ place?
  • Is my script a page-turner?
  • Is my log-line clear enough?
  • How does exposition and backstory work?
  • Is my protagonist ‘likeable’?
  • Have I picked the right opening image?
  • Are my scenes ‘static’?
  • Is my scene description too dense?
  • Is my dialogue good enough?
  • Should I use flashback and non-linearity?
  • Are my secondary characters three dimensional? 
  • How can I make script readers, agents, producers ENJOY my story?
  • How’s my visuals coming across?
  • What structural method is ‘best’ for my story/style?

Craft Crash Course will equip you not just with the answers, but the ability to SEE script writing on the page in a whole new way…

Put simply, this class will make you a BETTER WRITER.


'A fantastic weekend packed with useful and actionable information from a script expert, I would highly recommend this course.’
Clare Wilcox, Screenwriter

What is included?

This is an interactive writing workshop that will give you the tools to make better choices from foundation level every time you write.  In other words, we will be writing and rewriting on the spot, as well as facilitating and strengthening our feedback skills. During the workshop we will be reading one another’s work and giving feedback in pairs and small group work. In the class we will be analysing:

  • Unclear concepts and muddy loglines and how to rework so that they crackle
  • How the first ten pages can work FOR you – or AGAINST you
  • How to overcome expositional issues and backstory problems so your story flows effortlessly
  • How to spot and eliminate pace killing scenes that feel essential but can be reworked or cut
  • How to inject new life into character role functions that feel samey or generic
  • How to clarify genre conventions that may feel confused or stale in your story
  • How to rewrite scene descriptions that feel overwritten or overly prescriptive
  • Zing it up and kill boring chains of dialogue
  • How to leverage often maligned devices like flashback, montage, dream sequence – they can be used to great effect
  • And much, much more!

We will be breaking down your story, script and characters and then putting it back together, better than ever…


'The course has gone over and above my expectations. It has been a real shot in the arm for my creativity.’
Dan Cassell, Screenwriter

My Pledge to You

If your screenwriting is not taken to a whole new level during the workshop, I will give you a full refund on the spot. Remember, as an organization, we are in the trenches right beside you. We have made films, we are making films and we connect with hundreds of experienced filmmakers through the London Screenwriters' Festival.

Chris Jones // Creative Director

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Terms and Conditions

If you need to cancel your ticket purchase you can get a full refund up until 30 days prior to the first event. After that we cannot offer refunds. Refunds will be paid back promptly although there will be a 10% admin fee deducted. Alternatively, tickets are transferable to other people if you can find someone to replace you. We are happy to change the name on the ticket. Please allow 48 hours for this change to take place. We reserve the right to decline admission and offer a full refund at our discretion. We reserve the right to change the venue. We reserve the right to cancel the event and offer a full refund.

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