Each of the twelve participants in this unique event will submit a 1-page outline of a novel or screenplay, which will be read in advance by Michael and all the other participants. During the workshop Michael will provide individual guidance to each member of the group, followed by group discussion of each of the projects.
Particular attention will be paid to applying Michael’s principles for story concept, plot structure, character categories, backstory, character arc, love stories, underlying theme and commercial potential, and to helping each writer realize his or her personal vision for the story.
The workshop is scheduled from 9:00am – 6:30 pm. But participants should be prepared to go overtime in order to accommodate each person’s individual project.
Participants email addresses will be provided to the entire group, and outlines must be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the event. It is understood that anyone selected to participate agrees to read everyone else’s work prior to the workshop. Specific instructions for creating and submitting your outline will be provided after the close of registration.
MICHAEL HAUGE is a story expert, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers, marketers, business leaders, attorneys and public speakers, both in Hollywood and around the world. He has coached screenwriters, producers, stars and directors on projects for every major studio and network, most recently I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK and THE KARATE KID for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment; MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for Columbia Pictures; BAKUGAN for Universal Pictures, and MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, and LOVE, ROSIE for SONY Pictures and Constantin Film.
Michael is the best selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read, as well as the new 20th Anniversary Edition of his classic book Writing Screenplays That Sell. A number of Michael’s seminars, including The Hero’s 2 Journeys with Christopher Vogler, are available on DVD, CD and digital format through his web site, and through booksellers throughout the world.