Screenwriter & Author Max AdamsComing November 6th: AFW online master screenwriting classes Dynamic Writing, The First 30 Pages, and High Concept Writing.

Taught by yours truly, November classes address how to open a script well, how to make a scripted story move on screen, and how to strengthen concept in completed scripts and in concepts in development.

 

*Please register early to reserve your seat in class: http://theafw.com


*View the full upcoming 2018/2019 AFW Course Roster :::HERE:::


*Read testimonials :::HERE:::

 

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May online screenwriting courses taught by yours truly are on the horizon, with a start of May 15th:

:::DIALOGUE WRITING:::

:::THE ART OF THE PITCH:::

:::HOW TO SELL A SCREENPLAY:::

Stop in and visit the main AFW page for more info on upcoming AFW classes and a full 2018 course roster:

:::AFW:::

Hope to see you there.

That Adams Girl

 

Oh Sweet Jesus

December 20, 2017

I have totally been neglecting you! Sorry about that. WordPress keeps making things weird. Which makes it harder and harder to show up here. But, let’s do this:

AFW [that’s my school, students and workshoppers) movers and shakers have been hitting it: :::afw movers and shakers:::

Yay!

January classes are coming up: :::hit that:::

5150 the online screenwriting workshop is full, but if you are insanely good I might take you anyway: :::5150 an Online International Screenwriting Workshop:::

I would totally take you, if you’re that crazy talented, btw.


*PS, also, I just did a fancy re-design on AFW. Check it out and tell me what you think.

 

Coming in July, online master screenwriting classes Character Writing and Visual Writing begin July 11th. Please register early to reserve your seat in class.

Character Writing, an online master class in screenwriting from the AFW

Visual Writing: An Online Master Screenwriting Class

 

may writing frenzy!

April 26, 2017


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What’s up in May? Bunches. For one thing, we’ll find out whether the WGA and AMPTP come to an agreement on contracts or don’t — if they don’t, screenwriters are going on strike on May 2.

That has me a little tense.





The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition deadline hits May 1. Ahhh!

Did you enter?





After you collapse post Nicholl deadline and WGA/AMPTP strike trauma, I’m teaching three master screenwriting classes that begin May 16:


:::THE ART OF THE PITCH:::

:::DIALOGUE WRITING:::

:::THE FIRST 30 PAGES:::


NO PRESSURE!

But you might want to grab those seats now if you are planning on attending, I’m seating those classes now.




*There are several other competition deadlines on the horizon to be aware of:

:::SCREENWRITING COMPETITIONS & DEADLINES 2017:::

Knock ’em dead.





september!

September 4, 2016

 

September is mildly crazed because I have two weeks off in late August early September between AFW classes to do just about everything I don’t have time to do while AFW classes are in session. So, it’s time off — with no time off.

 

This is not a bad thing. Part of what I need to do between classes is re-watch movies for classes and such. And also catch up on movies. Oh the horror! [Not really. This is part of the best part of my job.]

 

Classes do start back up September 13th and I should tell you about those. On the horizon, High Concept Writing AND The First 30 Pages. You should check them out.

 

The First 30 Pages, an online screenwriting class taught by screenwriter Max Adams

 

High Concept Writing, an online screenwriting class taught by screenwriter Max Adams

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the haps

January 30, 2016

 

The January Stage 32 webinar went well. If you could not catch it live, never fear, you can still watch it online on Stage 32: :::CRASH COURSE: WRITING DYNAMIC SCENES:::

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Also, if you missed the December Stage 32 webinar, that is still available to watch too: :::CRASH COURSE: HIGH CONCEPT WRITING:::

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There is an open seat in the online screenwriting workshop 5150. For more info, hit :::5150 THE WORKSHOP:::

There is also fun new January news over on the AFW site. If you have not been keeping up with the January movers & shakers, what’s wrong with you? :::GO SEE:::

Also, The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide has some fun new reviews over on Amazon. :::CHECK OUT THE NEW AMAZON REVIEWS:::

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I am working too hard this month and am sorry I am neglecting you. But —

Never fear.

February is Max Mas yay!

I will for sure be back and posting then.

 

 

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Every time I create a new class and have blocked it all out, I think I’m incredibly smart planning it out and writing and titling lectures and thinking up assignments and putting together study material and clips. By the time I have the class and lectures and materials outlined and put together I think I’m the cat’s meow, all that figured out and done and done!

But that never works. Not right up front.

It’s just like a script.

 


 

I figure it out. I lay it out. I plot it out. I think, THIS TIME, it’s all figured out, THERE WILL BE NO REWRITES!

And then.

After it’s all put together the way I thought it would work, I see ways to make it better. And start tearing things out and switching things out and rewriting and reorganizing…

 


 

All of which means I just spent the entire weekend rearranging, rewriting, and reorganizing the new January class The First 30 Pages.

What the Hell, Max?

 


 

What’s really annoying is it is better.

Dammit! That is not incentive to not do this again!

 


 

I wonder if this happens to architects.

It’s easy — okay it is a royal pain but still easier — for me to rip about changing the order of information and words than it is for someone who has just had a cement mixer pour a foundation.

It’s got to be trickier when someone has poured concrete.

 


 

Dear God:

Thank you for making me a writer and not an architect.

Those jackhammers and chisels would be the end of me.

 

Love and Kisses,

Your Favorite No Concrete Adams Girl

 

 

Four AFW Online Master Screenwriting Classes Coming in January

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November 28, 2015

Max Adams

Max Adams, Evil Script Sprite Incorporated

 

So, things happening now and on the near horizon —

Right now — as in right right now and on through Monday — – I’m doing a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on script analysis.

On Wednesday, December 2nd, I’m doing a Stage 32 Next Level Webinar: Crash Course: High Concept Writing.

I’m on the narrative jury panel for the Digi60 Ottawa Digital Filmmakers’ Festival.

In January, I have a fun prose story [yes, prose, sometimes I do prose] coming out in an anthology — but I don’t have a heads up it’s okay to say more about that yet so you will just have to stay tuned for more news about that. Oops.

Also in January I’m launching a new AFW class, The First 30 Pages. There are 8 seats left in the new class so if you are interested in the class, reserve your seat now before seats are all full.

That’s the news.

Smooches,

Your Maybe My Slate is a Little Full Adams Girl

 

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