DR. LINDA SEGER         Master Class Presenter

Sunday Noon-2:PM              Driftwood Room

In this invaluable master class, Linda Seger shows writers how to create strong, multi-dimensional characters. The first step in the creation of any character is research. Since most writing is a personal exploration into new territory, it demands some research to make sure that the character and context make sense and ring true. The writer needs to trust that all this work deepens the character, & makes him or her both believable & memorable. Where to start? First, understand that you’re never starting from scratch. You have been doing research your whole life, so there is a great deal of material to draw upon. Many writing teachers say, “Write what you know”–and for good reason. Learn, in this master class, how to creatively use the makeup of all of the characters in your story, which will determine the way they think and talk, their values, concerns, and emotional life, make them more recognizable, and which will make your script more real & memorable.(Workshop seating is limited to 25)


Dr. Linda Seger

Dr. Linda Seger

Dr. Linda Seger is a successful screenwriting coach and script consultant best known for her unique & powerful method of analyzing & improving movie scripts. She has consulted on over 2000 screenplays & over 100 produced films & television shows. She has presented her seminars in 33 countries on six different continents, including seminars for ABC, CBS, NBC, major film studios & Hollywood production companies. She is the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Making A Good Script Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters, and Writing Subtext. Director Ron Howard has endorsed Making a Good Script Great, saying he has used this book to inform all of his movies, beginning with Apollo 13. Linda Seger is also the recipient of the Moondance International Film Festival’s prestigious Living Legacy Award, for her ongoing support of women in the film industry.