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Montana writers: Have you written a screenplay or two (or ten) -- or are thinking about one? Maybe you write novels or short stories or have a life story people say would make a great movie. Or do you just want to improve your storytelling skills -- on the page &/or out loud?

*** Many of the writing craft topics we discuss are valuable for all types of writers. Using screenwriting techniques helps make novels, memoirs, personal essays and short stories even more visual and emotionally compelling.

(If you write novels and memoirs or non-fiction, also check out Authors of the Flathead, one of our sponsoring groups: http://authorsoftheflathead.org)

Since 2020 we've focused primarily on discussing screenwriting and screenplays. We've read award winning scripts and watched videos about screenwriting craft topics including how now-iconic films actually got made. (Check out Netflix's terrific series "The Movies That Made Us" -- it tells and shows how films like "Pretty Woman," "Home Alone," "Back to the Future" and also well-known low budget horror films actually got written, filmed and became box office success.)

For the summer of 2024, we're taking a break from meeting monthly -- to get automatic notices of occasional summer sessions, join us (no cost).

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RE STORYCRAFTING: In 2024, we are also hosting LIVE STORY SHARING EVENTS in Flathead Valley -- spring and fall -- due to popular request. We are seeking STORY SUBMISSIONS from locals who have engaging and inspiring stories to tell in person to neighbors, friends and story fans. Get submission details at our Flathead Story Concert website: https://FlatheadStoryConcerts.wootick.com -- or you can message Barbara Schiffman with questions or email her at montanascreenwriting@gmail.com.

If you need guidance for creating a story to tell live but want to give it a try, we are offering several online-only Craft a Tellable Story workshops this year (free, but space limited) -- check event pages here or FSC site for details or email Barbara for details.

Keep writing!