Straightforward and Encouraging
by Terrence Atkins
I appreciated the positive approach to writing a script from the log line/concept up. (not alot of putting other methods down) All of the lessons kept me focused on specific elements along the way that made sense Even though I didn't finish each and every assignment on schedule, I was, and still, able to learn a very straightforward approach to structuring a screenplay before jumping in and writing pages. I really connected with this approach. And when I can afford it, I would like to take some more workshops like this. Very helpful and fun to be involved with a creative group. Thank you!
Great Insight into Starting Screenwriting
by Bill Anderson
I enjoyed this course, it gave me the right motivation to stop procrastinating and get something written. Matt gives his experience in a way that's relatable to someone who knows virtually nothing about screenwriting.
by MJ Wallis
Thanks for putting this course together. It demonstrated how to break screenplay down into conceptualisable bits and how to tie the concepts together to bring the story to life. The 30 Day Challenge transformed screenwriting into an inspiration-powered creative discipline. Thank you!
by Shelley Kaehr
Lots of good food for thought and inspiration, thanks!
by Anshul Nagori
This course has been a prolific investment of time for me. Previously, I didn't know what to do after I have an idea. How to add content to it, how to make it into a story, and how to get to writing it into a script. This course answers exactly these questions.
Thank you to the people behind getting this together. I'm sure it would've been a herculean task to create and assemble the content from various online screenwriting platform and put it together in such a lucid manner.
I hope this is start for me will not be the end. Thanks again.
by Mary MacNeith
Thank you ISA. It was a bit too challenging for me to keep up, however, the content is priceless!
Fantastic way to get your first draft written!
by Evelyn Brooks
I really enjoyed the 30-Day challenge and found the material amazingly helpful and professional. Comprehensive steps for the beginner and plenty of guidance for those of us who've written more than one script already. Highly recommend this!
by Samuel Jaye Paul
I loved the course. Very straight forward, and loads of information to keep your mind geared towards writing good stories. Very impressed to discover a lot about myself in regards to my writing. I highly recommend this challenge, or seeking the advice from the team. It's a nonsense approach to the CRAFT, of story telling.
by Roberta Jones
Max is superb!
Glad I saw this!
by Dana Michaels
ISA's 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge is one of the most practical, helpful online writing courses I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing, in plain English, the nuts-and-bolts information a writer needs to at least have a chance of writing a screenplay properly. It's great to have a story idea and write it, but without this knowledge... The sequencing details, plot points, dialogue, and formatting instruction is invaluable. It also helps to know what can cause a script reader to keep reading or stop and throw you in the slush pile. I really appreciated your examples from popular films, to demonstrate how and why certain techniques work. For me, there's no better learning tool than a good example. (Okay, written instructions that I can refer to in the future are right up there, too.)
All this information will help me turn my novel into a screenplay, and greatly improve the tiny chance that it might someday become a film. Thanks again for providing so much information, free of charge, for writers on tight budgets. I hope your generosity comes back to you many times over!
by Steven Veldkamp
Finished the script in less than 30 days. Still lots of - solvable - imperfections. Already started to rewrite.
Living in a small village in the north of the Netherlands LA is light years away. This challenge brings it a little closer.
Thanks very much, really enjoyed it.
Excellent Great Helpful Inspiring Best ever 30-Day Screenwriting by ISA Max Timm
by Queen Victoria Of Sheba
Dear Max Timm
I am very grateful and I appreciate always this unique opportunity you offered to all writers, and I was blessed to see the email offer open to view on my laptop, the night when it was starting, and when I was down, to see a kind needed helpful support, to help me write my draft script for my film project.
Thank you always , 30-Day screenwriting challenge and all your offers with the farm and other consultants are all great and professional. was very helpful, inspiring.
I will share and promote and give you credit. May God Lord Jesus Christ bless you all and ISA and reward you abundantly in every way for your giving and sharing.
I hope I can be of help to you too anytime.
Queen Victoria Of Sheba
pretty much says what it is! Perhaps you could include the word Hollywood or USA to demonstrate how focused on that it is
by chris childs
I think it is a great concept and it was well executed. There was a variety and depth of content and the amount was managable.
I felt it was very USA centric and that is a complete turn-off for me. I had to filter through that and just extract what was meaningful to me.
It was also very heavy on trying to generate sales for additional programs...I get that in a free course...but that's also an unwanted distraction for me. If I think someone is trying to up sell and just fast forward until I get to the real content
I think you could have had a stronger emphasis on the actual writing challenge rather than all of the lectures and selling attempts
A must for anyone wanting to learn more about the craft!
by Amber Hassler
This course was amazing! I learned so much. I liked the breakdown of what the industry expects in scripts and how to deliver your message on paper. It was nice to see a supportive community striving to bring in fresh faces and offering the insight into it all. This was the first time I have seen anything available for free on contacts, material, and support into the industry. Thank you so much to The Script Lab, NetworkISA, Max Timm, and everyone else who shared their tips, their knowledge, and offering this Challenge to anyone that wanted to lean more about the craft.
by Dwayne Cannon
I think the 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge is awesome, I've learned so many things that will not only enhance my writing
but it will also elevate my mind as I continue to write screenplays. I have been writing for about tens years and decided to
try my hand at screenwriting, so this challenge/course was exactly what I needed to help with all the professional technics
that it takes to become a better screenwriter!
Thanks a million
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by Satish Prasai
I think the whole point of this 30 day challenge was to challenge ourselves to better our work in a discipline manner because its our passion and no one thrusted this upon us rather than actually completing our dream screenplay hastily in just 30 days.
ISA 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge SUPER HELPFUL!
by Roxanne Paukner
The ISA 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge was offered at no cost, so even though it didn't fit well in my schedule of projects, I decided to do it. I'm so glad I did; it turned out to be a very helpful exercise! I gained something every day! l especially learned from Max's lessons the first 10 days, even more than from coursework I paid for through another source. His open sharing was enlightening, as were his clarity regarding outlining, sequencing and the like. I will definitely refer back to it.
While this challenge gave me an appetite to learn more about Max's writing process and the ISA's paid services, as most "free" offerings aim to do, I gleaned so much from this 30 days that it was well worth my time investment in itself. That leaves me fairly confident that other ISA courses will also be a good value. Great job. Five stars.
Letting us know about all the resources there are for writers
by Douglas Marshall
Thanks for the details about the craft, and to the sponsors for letting us know about your products.
Worthwhile and useful course
by Paul Mahoney
There are some good tips from this course that will help to elevate and improve your scripts.
Better than I expected.
by Tricia Tribble
I have paid for training and education on screenwriting, and mostly I kind of lost some of my love for movies.
Formula being taught by someone who has written a something and makes their living off of telling others how to write their script is really bland and heartless. I am astonished at how much I have to unlearn and time I've wasted.
This FREE 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge celebrates the journey. This is facilitated and hosted to learn storytelling from those who truly love and understand it's magic and essence
Great material in the time available. Will Get you up to speed quickly.
by Timothy Hicks
ISA covers so much, in so short a time, it's like a multi-semester course crammed into a single month. You can return to earlier days for review, and there is also LOTS of audio and video to help you learn the material.
Screenwriting - without killing your creativity
by Anna Erishkigal
As an epic fantasy writer transitioning into screenwriting, earlier this year I struggled to get through A DIFFERENT company's screenwriting course because it was 100% geared towards marketability and high concept action for feature film and I'm a character-driven writer looking to script a television series. Don't get me wrong, those skills are necessary, but sometimes it can feel soul-sucking to cater so much to marketability before you've even had a chance to get to know what your story is about.
The 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge was totally different. It's character first, with suggestions to turn all those delightful traits and inner angst into external action. At the moment I'm scripting the first book of my epic fantasy book series into a 13-episode television series (with much hair-ripping) and this course helped me tap into the emotion which caused me to write the entire book series in the first place, dig into character motivation and wounds, and use it to generate script-able action and drama based on what is actually in the book rather than all the Hollywood bells and whistles, the thing that's been causing me to spin my wheels before I took this course.
I especially like that this course -did- cater to either feature film, or to television series.
by Fleurette M Van Gulden
The presentation is a breather, great formula. Literally brings the craft to page.
WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO NOT LEARN
by Leslie Ishimi
Good information, generously given, well presented, examples easy to follow. Well thought thru. Truly: a bargain. Mahalo nui loa.
30-Day Screenwriting Challenge
by Molly Alexander