James Bonnet's Storymaking Seminar
Master the Art of Your Screenplay or Novel Through an Understanding of Story
Whether you are a professional or novice writer or filmmaker, James Bonnet will take you beyond Classical Story Structure and The Hero’s Journey to a more complete understanding of the fundamentals you need to create your own powerful and successful stories and story films.
The Quintessential Screenwriting and Storymaking Seminar
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Screenwriters, Directors, Producers, Novelists, Playwrights and anyone
else whose livelihood depends on knowing what makes a story great and successful.
THE TWO DAY SEMINAR
As you move through a step-by-step journey from the fascination to the final draft, you will learn about the creative unconscious self (the source of creativity) and a creative process that has the power to guide your storymaking and even to change your life. You will then take an in-depth look at all the basic concepts, important story structures and principles, including the Golden Paradigm and The Storywheel - the story models that contain the hidden structures all great stories have in common. As you go along, you will also learn about the essence of story - that without which there would be no story, the high concept great idea, how to create charismatic characters, genre, metaphor (the secret language of great stories) and the creation of ideas that will be talked about, generate excitement and compel the right people to get involved. Plus a thorough analysis of many of today’s most powerful and successful stories and films.
As seen in Script Magazine:
"Top Nine Online Screenwriting Courses (Plus One)" by Andrew Gnerre,
"10. James Bonnet's Storymaking
"So, no, this isn't an online course, but James Bonnet is too strong of a screenwriting education resource to ignore. Having spent the past twenty years as a sort of screenwriting mystic, Bonnet has been hard at work unraveling the inner workings of successful stories and spitting out inspired theories on 'story alchemy' and the origin of story. Bonnet has taught these secrets to hungry students for years and now has two seminars on the horizon, one in Los Angeles and one in Nans Sous Sainte Anne, France. Both writing classes give students the opportunity to hear an expanded take on Bonnet's story tome "Stealing Fire from the Gods" and sharpen their screenwriting blades for battle. More details can be found on his site, which is itself a useful resource."
What others say about Bonnet’s seminar and book
“Employing psychological theory and his own hard-won insights, James Bonnet demystifies the magic of creative storytelling. Stealing Fire from the Gods is intelligent and fascinating.”
Robert Crais, New York Times Best-Selling Novelist
“My advice to aspiring writers is simple: Read this book. There are some real pearls here.”
Billy Ray, Screenwriter of Breach, Flight Plan, Shattered Glass, Hart’s War
"Anyone who is interested in structuring feeling and thought into words and story will find Stealing Fire stimulating and worthwhile. I recommend it."
Elliott Gould, Actor, Academy Award Nominee
"James Bonnet’s tools will jump-start and intrigue you. Your connection to your craft
will deepen, and your horizons will expand."
Raymond Singer, screenwriter Disney's Mulan
"Challenging and provocative."
David Rintels, Emmy, Writers Guild and Peabody Award Winning Writer, Producer
“Bonnet has tapped into a wellspring of lost knowledge unlocking the natural storyteller
that is encoded in each and every one of us."
Bob Camp, Artist, Writer, Director, and Cocreator of The Ren and Stimpy Show
“Your seminar was without a doubt the most valuable class I've ever taken on writing.”
Jon Gindik, Cross Harp Press
“Stealing Fire from the Gods is a book that needs to be read and reread and a seminar of great value to all writers.”
Gene Hines, original Writer, Producer of Cliffhanger
“I recommend this book for every screenwriter. I also recommend it for producers, actors and directors with an eye toward Hollywood.”
Pi Ware, Filmmakers Alliance
- Date available: 01/07/2013
- Publication date: 01/01/2010
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Meet the Author: James Bonnet
James Bonnet is an internationally known writer and story consultant. Elected twice to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, he has written or acted in more than forty television shows and features. He created the role of James Roosevelt in the Tony Award winning hit Broadway show, Sunrise at Campobello, and received his first professional writing job at 23. Recently he was honored with a Writer’s Guild of America award for his writing contribution to the hit television series, Barney Miller. His book has been taught in university courses around the world and is having a major impact on writers in all media.