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Watching Movies to Make You a Better Writer with Bryan Young

Date(s): Friday, May 28, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Conversation, Craft Talk, Discussion, Online Class, Q&A
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Films, Screenwriting
Cost: Free

About this Event

Award-winning author and filmmaker Bryan Young shows writers how watching movies and learning their techniques can make us all better writers. Perfect for prose writers and would-be screenwriters, we'll learn techniques to help us build better scenes and structure, utilize better dialogue and pace our stories in ways that readers want.

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About the Author

Bryan Young works across many different media. He worked as a writer and producer of documentary films, which were called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times. He's also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He's been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post,, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG in 2019 and in 2020 he wrote a novel in the BattleTech Universe called Honor's Gauntlet.