"As a screenriter, finding someone who can give valuable feedback you can trust is like finding a rare gem. I found that with Patrick. His forensic insights on story, structure, and character are matched with a wisdom and creativity that would benefit any genre. I gladly recommend him to anyone lucky enough to be thinking of working with him.”
— TERESA MCGOWAN, SCREENWRITER. A BUMP ALONG THE WAY
FULLY PERSONALISED SCREENWRITING COACHING & ANALYSIS.
Screenwriting is absolutely teachable. But unless you fork out thousands of dollars, pounds or pesos for film school, you have to learn your own way. This is OK, but it takes a long time to make any real progress.
What I’ve found through my own experience is just how effective personalised learning can be.
A good mentor can provide you with shortcuts, insight and experience they've gained through years of trial, error and research.
Of the countless screenwriting books, which one should YOU read now? Do you need to lose days reading an entire book, when just a chapter could make all the difference for where you’re at in your learning curve?
What works in your writing, and what needs more attention? Maybe you’re already good at dialogue, but you keep spending time honing that skill. Precious time that could be better spent on improving your plot construction, say, or your understanding of how story relates to character.
Are you stuck on an aspect of a screenplay? Maybe there’s a produced screenplay out there with the perfect scene or sequence to help you figure yours out.
Sometimes all you need is someone who can point you in the right direction - a single piece of theory can unlock massive potential, and give you access to new creative freedoms and abilities.
A screenwriting coach can accelerate your progress in ways that are unimaginable on your own.
If you think I could be that coach for you, or you have any questions - get in touch.
- Patrick, Screenwriting Coach