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Advanced screenwriting mastery chapter five scifi & fantasy.

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery
Chapter Five: The Fantastic and Magical Reality of Sc-iFi and Fantasy

Science Fiction, Fantasy and all related sub genres, remain firm fan favourites, assuring long seasons on TV, and big box office at the cinema.

Unlike many other genres, these genres simultaneously create new and extraordinary worlds while also reflecting back at us our own existence. Sci-Fi and Fantasy use the fantastic to examine the familiar.

There is so much to explore and learn, and yet the foundation of believable worlds, characters and their journey remains the foundation of success.

Join us to deep dive into this most beloved of genres, and discover how magical reality and fantastical narrative is more relevant and accessible than you may think. Look at the biggest shows and films of all time and many, if not the majority, are in the realms of elevated imagination, characters and universes.

When: Saturday April 22nd
Where: Online and Live (On demand for 1 year)
How Much: £47.99
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Even if you are not in love with Sci-Fi and fantasy, as a professional screenwriter, we should all be masters of the architecture beneath the successes. And surprisingly, what makes Sci-Fi and Fantasy SO successful, reveals EXACTLY why shows and films in other genres, drama, comedy etc., become successful too.

Here are just a few of the things you can expect to gain from this masterclass:

  • How to create a unique and intriguing worlds for your story, like in “Doctor Who,” “Blade Runner,” and “Lord Of The Rings.” And WHY this technique will make stories in all genres resonate more. Deeply with producers and audiences.
  • Deep dive into the extraordinary value of well-developed characters, including dynamic protagonists and antagonists, such as those in “The X-Files,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
  • Techniques for crafting a compelling plots, including how to introduce conflicts and twists to keep your audience engaged, such as found in the work of Asimov, Frank Herbert, “Alien,” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And WHY techniques will elevate your dramatic writing too.
  • The beats of sci-fi story structure and dialogue found across all genres, universes, timelines, and alternate realities.

At the end of this stellar day, you will emerge from your TARDIS ready to tackle your own sci-fi/fantasy screenplay with confidence. As a bonus, you will learn how to redraft your non-Sci-Fi and fantasy scripts, infusing them with new techniques and story craft that will create surprise, wonder and joy in the reader. 

So let’s boldly go! Together, using the philosophy of “Do or do not. There is no try” we will give you the tools to make your screenwriting career live long and prosper.

Wait... I want to get access to the entire Screenwriting Mastery series with ALL FIVE workshops...​

Get ALL FIVE of the live workshops, plus two additional pre-recorded classes for £199.

You can select individual workshops above OR buy the All Genres Package for £199 below and spend the next three months immersed in story, screenwriting and taking your career to the next level.

*All workshops are available online for one year.

Online Workshops In the series included in the £199 deal

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter One: Horror
Saturday 25th February
Dive into the abyss… MORE HERE

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Two: Drama
Saturday 11th March
The Beating Heart of ALL Screenplays… MORE HERE


Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Three: Comedy
Saturday 25th March
Every single script is improved with at least SOME laughter… MORE HERE


Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Four: Thrillers
Saturday 8th April
What happens next? Master the WHY of what keeps people turning the page… MORE HERE

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Five: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Saturday April 22nd
Master the DNA of why Sci-Fi and Fantasy HOOKS audiences so effectively. The BIG idea and creating credible and compelling worlds… MORE HERE


*BONUS ONE… Writing The Biopic: Based on True Stories (ON DEMAND NOW)
Free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops)… MORE HERE


*BONUS TWO… Any Additional Workshop FREE (complete list below)
Free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops)… MORE HERE

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‘It was clearly structured, with brilliant advice and watching the clips was very helpful. It’s one of the best courses I’ve been on. The workshop part helped me look at my script in a new light – looking at those intense, emotion-laden, visually memorable moments which sum up relationship or theme. Brilliant!’
Amy Sparkes // Writer

Select Your BONUS Online Worskhop from the list below when you sign up...

  • Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story
    Something Wicked This Way Comes… Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story. Any irresistible story requires an authentic, relatable, formidable, memorable opponent.
  • Nemesis II: Revelations
    It’s one thing to know your foe… It’s another thing to know their path, how to track them, and how to have your characters defeat them in the most deeply satisfying ways.
  • Writing To Get Produced
    The Art, Craft and Business of the Low Budget Film Script.
  • Writing The Pilot
    The Gateway To TV and Streaming Success.
  • Writing The Killer One Pager POPULAR
    The One Pager is an essential link in the chain that your screenplay will pass along. It will be read WAY more than your screenplay, by agents, sales agents, producers, broadcasters, directors.
  • Write Like Quentin Tarantino: The Ten Screenwriting Commandments
    Love him or loathe him, Tarantino is an undeniable talent. His writing charms critics, seduces award givers and dazzles audiences…
  • Mastering The Meaning
    Mastering The Meaning: Adding Rocket Fuel To Theme and Subtext In Your Script.
  • The Ten Commandments of Aaron Sorkin POPULAR
    While no-one can write just like Aaron Sorkin, except Aaron Sorkin, we can all learn from his writing. Six hour masterclass with exercises.
  • Writer’s Voice
    How To Write With Sizzle and Substance While Retaining YOUR Authenticity​.
  • Crafting The Killer First Act
    Act One… In the Beginning, YOU create the Heavens and the Earth.
  • Demystifying Act 2: Where GREAT Scripts Go To Thrive
    Maintaining momentum and mystery, while exploring character arcs and themes, building plot, tensions and careening toward that satisfying conclusion is the heavy lifting of screenwriting.
  • Writing The KILLER Final Act
    Learn how to take your great story, characters, universe, themes and situations and craft them into an inevitable, deeply satisfying and explosive Final Act.
  • Comedy Drama Masterclass: Ted Lasso
    The 10 TV Writing Commandments of Ted Lasso.
  • Mastering The Moment
    Writing THAT Scene That EVERYONE Talks About and Producers Want.
  • The Non Traditional Protagonist
    Beyond The Conventions: Writing The Non Traditional Protagonist.
  • Spellbinding Emotional Impact: Enthralling Your Reader
    Reconnect with elevated emotional writing, story and characters that elevates YOUR screenplay into a GREAT READ and to the recommend pile.

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I will sign up below, to get the five LIVE Screenwriting Mastery Workshops (on-demand for a year too).
As a bonus I will also get the two additional on-demand workshops…

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This series is run by screenwriter Bob Schultz. For more than 20 years, Bob has been training screenwriters , helping thousands of writers clarify their stories, reorganise their ideas and build confidence to bring the very best version of any writer, to the opportunities they create.

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