M E T H O D
Broken Story is a collaborative screenwriting workshop focused on story structure as the foundation of writing. We work together to explore a variety of options and discover unique and creative ways to develop your premise. We apply story structure theories to identify and repair weak points and avoid formulaic convention. We help you discover your theme, invent memorable characters, and design your scenes. You will start your first draft with a clear direction that enables you to write with confidence and creativity. We continue to support and inspire you through the writing process with evaluations and encouragement to The End.
Away from the distractions of coffee shops and crowds, we meet at a professional building in downtown Austin. In a small group setting, writers propose and contemplate ideas in an open conversation. We do venture into the depths of drama and conflict. Therefore, we reserve the liberty to converse unabashedly. Although our topics and dialogue may be considered offensive in polite company, the power to speak freely only comes when we suspend judgment. But, this openness does not excuse abuse or harassment.