Prewriting Your Screenplay: Going From Zero To Story

Presenter: Michael Tabb

Michael will illustrate how to generate a story fit for the movies from a nothing at all (a blank slate), inspired by his book Prewriting Your Screenplay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Stories (2018). This book explores a method of story foundation building that will help fulfill the necessary elements for concept creation that a writer needs before sitting down to write the actual script. These methods can be used to brainstorm a story idea for ANY creative writing medium, but there are tools in this technique that specifically help give birth to characters and moments necessary for visual storytelling.