From Idea to Draft – Peer Support Writing Group

From Idea to Draft – Peer Support Writing Group


Announcing the kickoff of the BTFC Peer Support Writing Group! We’re going from idea to draft in 6 weeks.

Have an idea for a film or pilot script you have been wanting to start or finish? Would in-person group support help you to the finish line? Do you like supporting others as they do the same? From Idea to Draft is a 6 week peer led screenwriting group to help you complete a first draft of a script.

Okay a few details…

FOR WHO: 6-8 storytellers committed to the dates and goal of the group. Once we reach 8 storytellers, the group will be closed until the next round. All members must commit to missing no more than 2 sessions.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Basic knowledge of screenwriting format and structure required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: A supportive, no holds barred group of storytellers with a desire to get an idea out of our heads and on to paper. This is a peer support writing group.

REQUIRED: We will turn in pages (and questions we may have for the group) every Sunday to be discussed Wednesdays for 6 weeks.  We all work differently and at different paces, but at the very least, we hope you can leave the group with a solid first draft ready to use as a guide to your second draft.

FIRST SESSION: During the first session we will turn in a log line, summary, and/or description of our idea(s) to be discussed, as well as introductions. From then on we will turn in something new, whether it’s a more fleshed out outline or the first 5 pages of our script. The goal is to work on our story and get feedback every step of way to help us move toward the finish line.

TO APPLY: Complete the form HERE.


The event is finished.


Oct 10 2018 - Nov 14 2018


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


IFP Media Center
30 John Street Brooklyn NY US


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