WHAT IS IT?

A JSFL Writing Program to Write Your Script.

Scripts start with a seed of an idea

A stroke of inspiration

One Scene.

One Sentence.

Then the WRITING MODULE comes in, with over 135 hours of course material!


WRITING MODULE: 

Click on the links below to read more about each Lab

  1. WRITING: Self-Guided*
  2. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 1: Self-Guided
  3. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 2: Self-Guided
  4. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 3: WRITE YOUR SCENE: Self-Guided
  5. EPISODIC: Self-Guided
  6. OEDIPUS*: Self-Guided
  7. JACOBS EDIT - WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 1 (coming soon!): Self-Guided


*OEDIPUS is taking place Live in Los Angeles in 2024. Dive in Live at a reduced rate!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each of the Labs in this Module have been carefully curated to work together like a lego set - each one building on the tools that were learned in the one before. By the time you have completed this Module, not only will you have fully explored the Story you want to tell, but you will have the guides and tools to finish your Script. If you haven't already *wink.

WRITING MODULE FLOW

  • 1. WRITING

    The name says it all. 5 x 90 minute guided writing sessions. Beefy lectures. Uncover your story and get writing!

  • 2. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 1:
    Explore Your Story

    Now that you're warmed up: 10 x 90 minute guided writing sessions. Get deep into the core of your story, the complexity of your characters, and the clarity of your structure. Push forward into new understandings of your craft, your stories, and yourself.

  • 3. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 2:
    Keep Writing

    Let's keep going. It builds upon that work in WTTC1 and delivers new Timed Writings, new Meditations, new Lectures, and concepts to open up your work. This Lab teaches you how to mine your writings for Hot Coals and use them to bring aliveness to your work.

  • 4. WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 3:
    Write Your Scene

    You've done the deep exploration work. Now it's time to take that first step: Write Your Scene. Focusing on 10 levels of the Mise En Scene, Joan will guide you through how to use these structural guideposts to write a scene from your script.

  • 5. EPISODIC

    We are living in a Golden Age of TV. Structurally Television is a whole different ballgame. Using a case study of Amazon's Transparent, Joan will walk you through how that hit show was created, using the tools of The Technique™.

  • 6. OEDIPUS

    Are you are interested in how meaning is brought to bear through plot actions? Do you want to tell visceral, sexy, elegant, pierce you to the core stories that change your life and call your audiences to truth? Interested in putting feeling, meaning and self-hood at the center of your work - The Oedipus Lab will show you how!

  • 7. JACOBS EDIT - WRITING THROUGH THE CHANGE 1

    This is all the yummy guided writing sessions from WTTC 1 without the lectures. Think of it as a creative jolt of electricity - at your fingertips to listen to as needed.

Benefits of JSFL Modules

  • Extended Access!
  • Significant Savings! 
  • Dive into a Live Lab at a reduced rate!
  • Activate and pause access to your Module at your convenience. 
  • Toggle back and forth between Labs to revisit concepts and deepen learning. 
  • Guidance and Support from the JSFL Team. 
  • Access to the JSFL Slack Community and Generators. Meet, connect and work with like-minded artists!