The opening of your screenplay or novel is your single most powerful weapon for acquiring an agent or securing a deal. Using
The opening of your screenplay or novel is your single most powerful weapon for acquiring an agent or securing a deal. Using examples from recent successful films and novels, Michael reveals the secrets of transforming your opening scenes into emotionally gripping sequences that will force readers to turn the page.
You will learn:
– The essential components of every opening
– The biggest danger in trying to grab your reader
– The 6 types of openings—and when to use each
– The 4 most effective ways to draw us into the setting
– Action, description and dialogue that will transport your reader
– Why you want your main character to be passive, NOT heroic
MICHAEL HAUGE has made in person and online presentations to more than 300,000 participants worldwide. He has been one of Hollywood’s top story experts since 1985, and has empowered countless screenwriters, filmmakers and novelists to improve their stories, advance their careers, and reach huge audiences. Michael has consulted on projects starring (among many others) Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, Charlize Theron, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Margot Robbie.
By employing those same Hollywood story principles, Michael has helped authors, consultants, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, business leaders, and Internet marketers generate millions
of dollars in revenue by elevating their brands, connecting more deeply with their clients and customers, and moving them to action.
Michael’s most recent book, Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers and Clients – Simply, Quickly and Profitably became an instant Amazon best seller. In
the words of Will Smith, “No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.”
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers' Community of Durham Region