open seats in character workshop


There are —

A couple seats still open in the Jan 5 Character Workshop :

The Character Workshop is an online 6 week advanced course on characterization taught by yours truly Max Adams. Subjects include introductions [aka authorial intrusion is your friend]; protagonists vs. antagonists; using point of view characters; defining characters through action & tension; likable vs. empathetic characters; withholding character details to up character mystery and interest; illuminating character through subplots; and if we have time we may throw a kitchen sink in there too.


Course fee is $240. Course length is 6 weeks. Seating is limited. Send email for course sign up info to : courses @

[You must type out the above email address without the spaces — we are trying to outwit spam bandits here.]


Your illustrious instructor’s background includes personally winning a Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Heart of Film screenwriting award; Working for Hollywood Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures and Universal Pictures; Teaching and/or lecturing at USC, New York Film Academy, Gotham Writer’s Workshop, Film Arts Foundation, and Squaw Valley Community of Writers — among others; Max is a Nicholl reader/judge and former AFI Alumni reader as well as a former WGA online mentor; A scary number of her former students/workshoppers have won prestigious competitions [including Nicholl, Disney, and Warner Bros.] and/or gone on to work professionally in the industry. In addition, Max is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide; Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War [Warner Books], a produced playwright, a published short fiction writer & journalist, and the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops: The Left Door & 5150.


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0 Responses to open seats in character workshop

  1. Hi Max Adams My name is Tali and I was wondering if you could help me.

    I’m a 17 year old aspiring writer and am looking for some help since I have no previous experience.

    I saw in your post that your a course writing teacher.mebye you could take some of your precious time into looking at some of my work and hearing what I have to say.

    It would be a really huge favore if you could and will make my Xmas :) ,(my Email)
    Hope to hear from you soon,Tali Katzman

  2. max

    I wish you a Merry Christmas Tali but you will have to work on your presentation and spelling there I get paid to review material so you are asking me to take time out from paid work to help you on my own dime and you are not trying very hard to make a good impression there.

  3. On the other hand, there’s absolutely no doubt that the boy’s seventeen.

  4. max

    Yipes. Rough week to be Tali.

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