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Why Story and Plot?

Unlike so many other screenwriting classes, the Story and Plot workshops are taught by a working professional of over 25 years who has taught the subject for nearly as long. This is not an academic theory. It is not a glamorized interview broken up into segments. These are tangible processes that have been refined and tested literally over decades. The courses are designed to communicate layered ideas simply and clearly and to give specific, concrete steps to empower the student's writing and storytelling.

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There are no words for how fantastic and life-changing Tom's screenwriting courses have been.

Without them, I don't think I would have ever made the leap to becoming a professional screenwriter. I know for a fact that I wouldn't have sold my first feature.

I learned information that I've never come across anywhere else - information that has become my "secret sauce.", and I use it literally every single time I sit down to write.

He's also encouraging and is able to present complicated, technical information in a way that's easy to grasp, and most importantly - apply.

Take his classes! They're one of the best investments you can make in your career.

-- Heidi Lux, Screenwriter CRUSHED

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"I was floundering in the middle of writing a script, trying to hit all the structure points I had read about in screenwriting books. On page 110, and still only halfway through the script, I realized I needed some help. After taking Tom's classes, I successfully completed my first script (in 105 pages) and it placed in the top 30 of a major screenwriting contest and I optioned it. I couldn't have asked for a better result. "

- Carrie Fitch (Houston, TX)

"I've always been interested in writing feature scripts but never had the tools or the knowledge to even begin. But thanks to Tom's writing classes, I was able to write a piece that ended up skyrocketing my writing career. I can't recommend it enough, both for beginners and seasoned writers alike." 

- Jesse Esparza, television writer, MIXED-ISH, ABC | PRETTY SMART, Netflix | MAGGIE, Hulu

"I've studied screenwriting at two of the most prestigious film schools in the country, and I'm not exaggerating when I say I got more out of a couple of months with Tom than I did in my combined six years of university classes." 

- Vance K. (Los Angeles, CA)