Ever wondered how the pros do it? Here’s your chance to hear working Hollywood writers share advice, tools and methods for mastering the craft of screenwriting.

In this first installment of the monthly CineStory podcast, long time CineStory mentor and pro writer Mark Fergus talks about the craft of screenwriting.

A little peek inside the 2011 CineStory Writers Retreat!

When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.

At CineStory’s exclusive Writers Retreat, emerging writers work one-on-one and in small groups with Hollywood pros.

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Inside the CineStory Writers Retreat - the writer’s perspective.