Revise Like a Boss: A Guide for Giving and Receiving Stellar Feedback and Notes

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Writing for the screen is a team sport. 

Whether you’re new to screenwriting or working on your hundredth script, you need great feedback and notes in order to make a solid plan for the revision process.

As a workshop leader and script consultant who has worked with hundreds of writers over the last ten years, this is a topic that is very near and dear to Merridith Allen's heart. She not only wants you to write the best scripts possible, but also wants you to enjoy the journey. 

In this workshop, she'll give you the tools you need in order to make the feedback/notes process as painless and effective as possible. 

She'll cover how to:

  1. Differentiate feedback from craft notes and learn when to use each.
  2. Discover effective strategies for how to present useful notes.
  3. Determine when and how to pitch ideas (and when to take a step back).
  4. Adjust your feedback and notes for different mediums.
  5. Find the “note behind the note” when you are confused.
  6. Take care of yourself as a writer, your story, and everyone on your team, draft after draft.
  7. Leave with a feedback template you can use time and again.

The workshop will be followed by a Q&A from all attendees.

[Recorded September 20th]

Merridith Allen is a theater-trained performer and storyteller with an extensive background in martial arts. She writes about women wrestling with their demons (read: kicking their demons in the teeth), with a special focus on female-driven martial arts, drama, action, and dramedy. Excerpts from Merridith's produced plays can be found in over a dozen anthologies through Smith&Kraus Publishers. An award-winning screenwriter, Merridith has been the recipient of several prestigious writing fellowships from such organizations as The Sewanee Writer's Conference, VCCA, and the San Miguel Writer's Conference. As an instructor, Merridith has led writing workshops all over the world.

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