Ideas are abundant -- but people get stuck in the execution and completion of those ideas -- "Where does the story go next?" or "How should I end it?" or, worse "Who really wants to hear this story anyway?" -- the world does, and they want to hear it now.
This writer's group is designed to generate unlimited story concepts, hold you accountable to execute those concepts, and provide practical feedback to move your script forward when it's stuck in what feels like a dead end.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 28th, April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 2017
Location: The Actor's Green Room, 15 West 28th Street, New York, New York. 9th Floor
Due to the in-depth nature of this class, it is limited to 12 people
Ages 18 and up
This writer's group is designed to find your story's "beating heart," and mine it's depth in all areas of your script, to offer insight on the balance between your writer's heart (characters, dialogue) and your writer's head (story arc and design,) and use the power of community to hold you accountable to the goals you set at the beginning of the 5 weeks.
We'll start each group with teaching and exercises to address issues such as these:
How do I come up with ideas?
What do people mean when they say "Voice" in a script and how do I find mine?
How do I generate even more ideas?
What is conflict and why is it so important in my story?
What is my story truly about?
Why don't my characters feel and sound real?
How do I end it?
We'll assign "readers" and hear each participants work, then Nick will provide and moderate feedback. Finally each writer will develop an action plan for moving their script forward for the following week, find an accountability "buddy" to help them stick to that plan, and end with a question and answer session about the writing process.
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.
Nick Job, INDIEFest Award Winning Writer/ Actor
Nick Job is an actor, director, and writer. His first short film, Protect Us, won an INDIEFest Award for Excellence in Short Film and screened at the Manhattan Film Festival. He wrote eight shorts last year which are being considered for festivals, two of note are The Cartographer, a story about a young man with bi-polar disorder, and Lost and Found (directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi.) He recently worked as an actor on Spike Lee’s latest Netflix show, She’s Gotta Have It and Billions on Showtime.
"Nick Job is a powerful writer who understands character, story, and how to write with great heart. He has a laser-like way of focusing on a story, and helping people develop their ideas until they spring to life. If you have a story to tell, Nick has the tools to guide you whether you are at the "idea" phase, the treatment, or stuck inside the middle of your draft. Nick will help you find your voice and activate your writing. He's a bad ass like that." - Kristin Hanggi, Tony Award Nominated Director