The Voice of the Writer
Producers and representatives say they want a writer with a strong voice and a personal style. What does this mean and how can you find your voice on the page?
In this class, instructor Pilar Alessandra breaks down pages from current, popular movies and television shows and shows you how the word choice, sentence spacing, pacing and approach to genre contributes to the writers unique voice. She also provides tips to help you amp up your own writing and make your personal mark.
Pilar Alessandra, Author/Consultant, On the Page
Pilar AlessandraAuthor/Consultant, On the Page
Pilar Alessandra started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG. In 2001, she opened the Los Angeles-based On the Page Writers’ Studio, dedicated to teaching and consulting with screenwriters and TV writers at all levels.
She’s the author of the top-selling scriptwriting book, “The Coffee Break Screenwriter,” and host of the popular “On the Page Podcast.” An in-demand speaker, she’s taught at Disney Animation, ABC, CBS and MTV, and traveled the world coaching writers and producers in the UK, China, Poland, Vietnam, Colombia, Portugal and South Africa.
Pilar’s greatest accomplishment is the success of her students, many of whom have won top competitions like the Nicholl Fellowship, are working on TV shows such as “The 100,” “Silicon Valley” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and have sold scripts and pitches to studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Disney.