The Point Writers Workshop

Creative Writing + Screenplay Writing

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The Point Writers Workshop

Every great story begins as an idea or an experience.

The road to turning that idea or experience into a story that will enthrall readers and captivate audiences is a long one. Whether it is turning an age-old family saga into an Emmy-Award winning television series or bringing to life the perilous, cautionary tale of a Spring Break fishing trip gone awry, there are many steps to ensuring that your story becomes one that everyone loves. Our workshops are designed to help you do just that. Bring us your idea and we will help you find the story.

Creative Writing

The Point Creative Writing Class is a workshop designed for professional writers, writers looking for new sources of inspiration and novice writers who always believed they had something to say but weren’t exactly sure how to do it.

The Point Creative Writing Workshop is an interactive, inspirational and entertaining course designed to inspire ideas for novels, plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, memoirs or even blogs. We explore what makes good writing, how to establish good writing habits and most importantly discover from where good writing comes.

Using stream of conscious exercises as well as structured in class activities and outings, The Point Creative Writing Course will reveal ideas you never knew you had in a fun, safe and inspiring environment.

Made up of six three-hour sessions over the course of eight weeks, this interactive workshop takes place over eight weeks and allows students to participate in the Hollywood storytelling process from exploring the basic concept to organizing an outline and on to the meticulous final draft of a script. On the first night, as a class, we will select an idea and each week following, we work together using tried and true Hollywood methods, to develop the ideas characters, themes and settings into a meaningful, visual story.

Between classes, students are encouraged to apply the same techniques to their own screenplays so that when the course is over, not only will they have been able to watch how the collective process works, they will be well on their way to creating a screenplay of their own. Your instructor will also work with and be available to you to discuss your screenplay as it moves forward and each writer will be teamed up with another individual to serve as a sounding board for ideas and critique from week to week. Each course comes with notes on writer’s outlines and first draft. For an additional fee, instructors will be available to discuss each phase of the process individually, outside of class.

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Matt Payne is a multi-talented writer who has worked in both television and film in Los Angeles for 15 years. In addition to writing episodic television, Matt works as a travel writer, currently contributing to 405 Magazine and several other outlets. Matt has recently moved back to Oklahoma City to begin The Point Writers Workshop and to aid in the rapidly-expanding Oklahoma film industry.