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This virtual screenwriting course is taught by full-time working Hollywood screenwriter, Thomas Fenton.


Working Screenwriter: Horror Show serves as an

introduction to professional horror screenwriting as well as an intermediate honing of skills screenwriting course.

Over the course of 3 hours, you’ll learn the reality of being a working screenwriter and the nuances of the horror screenwriting business.

Space is limited.

"Thomas Fenton has been slugging it out in the Hollywood film industry for over two decades. In that time he has managed to get six screenplays made into movies. Having run the gauntlet and survived, he now shares the field-tested knowledge he gained."

- Chris H.

"Tom Fenton inspires writers to find their own unique voice and to trust that they have something invaluable to offer audiences. Having invited him to speak to graduate students in our MFA in Dramatic Writing program, I can attest that he entertains a crowd while delivering key craft and visual storytelling techniques. I also recommend Tom’s book to every horror writer I know."

- Cristina P

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 3 hour class


Building a story from the ground up.

Working with a Story Drop.

How to plan a story using beat sheets and notecards.

Using the 5 Act Structure



The different kinds of horrr and how to approach them.

Story mechanics.

Character mechanics.

Pacing and reveal.

The Rule of Three to keep your writing sharp.

Rules of the World.

How to choose the proper setting, theme and pace for your script.

Creation of a scene.

How to handle exposition.

Mythos when is too much. When is too little.

Bythos when to use it when to not.

Handling gore and violence.

How to introduce and develop characters that connect with the audience.

Arsenal of horror.  What is it and how do you get your own?

How to use the Wicked Pass as a way to create an awesome final draft.

Jump scares what are they want to use them when not to use them.

Keep the audience engaged while scaring the hell out of them.

How to intrigue not confuse.

How to create a twist ending that satisfies.

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