The Quest 4-Day Writing Workshop with Scott Myers

by on December 12, 2011

The Quest 4-Day Writing Workshop with Scott Myers

This writing workshop offers a condensed version of two key components of The Quest: Three Core classes combined with the Prep approach with a goal for participants to learn the basics of character-based screenwriting, workshop an original story, and emerge with a complete Narrative Throughline (outline) setting them up to type FADE IN — all in one 4-day weekend (October 16-October 19, 2014) with Scott Myers as your teacher, mentor and guide.


The Quest 4-Day Writing Workshop with Scott Myers

October 16-19, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Here is the schedule:


  • 10:00-11:30AM Core: Character
  • 11:30-1:00PM Prep: Protagonist      Character Treatment
  • 1:00-2:00PM Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00PM Workshop
  • 4:00-5:00PM Prep: Master      Brainstorming List
  • Writing Assignment: Brainstorming


  • 10:00-11:30AM Core: Plot
  • 11:30-1:00PM Prep: Four Primary      Plotline Points
  • 1:00-2:00PM Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30PM Core: Theme
  • 3:30-5:00PM Prep: Four Themeline      Movements
  • Writing Assignment: Subplots


  • 10:00-11:00AM Prep: Ten Major      Plotline Points
  • 11:00-1:00PM Workshop
  • 1:00-2:00PM Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00PM Workshop
  • Writing Assignment: Plotting


  • 10:00-11:00AM Prep: Narrative      Throughline
  • 11:00-1:00PM Workshop
  • 1:00-2:00PM Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00PM Workshop

Testimonials from participants in the inaugural Quest Workshop in October 2013:

“Scott is a generous and masterful teacher. He filled the four days with lectures and workshops, guiding us along the way to discover the depths of our ideas, the souls of our characters.” – Lisa Mecham

“I’m not trying to blow sunshine up your skirt when I say I got more out of those four days than I did all of grad school.” – Michelle Burleson

I am offering the Quest Workshop for up to 10 writers only because that is as many as I can handle to do such intensive work on individual stories. It is priced the same as equivalent 4-day writing workshops: $895.

When: Thursday, October 16-Sunday, October 19, 2014 (10AM-5PM each day)

Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Think about it: In just 4 days, you will learn the cornerstones of character-based screenwriting, a proven approach to prep-writing, and end up with acomprehensive outline you can use to write a first draft of an original screenplay, all in a workshop environment with my feedback as well as your fellow writer participants.

Six hours per day immersing yourself in the craft and your story, plus we’ll carry on the dialogue after each daily session at a local watering hole.

Why do I call it The Quest? Because if your goal is to write a great script, to learn how to think and write like a professional screenwriter, to be equipped to succeed as a writer in Hollywood, you are on a quest. And this workshop is for you.

Hurry to reserve your place in this exciting Quest Workshop.

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