Screenwriting Toolkit: The Dialogue Writing Masterclass

Crafting Fresh Dialogue That Snaps, Crackles and Pops Off Your Screenplay Pages

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Screenwriting Toolkit: The Dialogue Writing Masterclass


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There are three kinds of feelings when reading a script - yes, no, and WOW! Your job as a screenwriter is to create that WOW! feeling on as many pages as possible. But writing authentic, sparkling, well-crafted dialogue that individualizes characters and entertains the reader is the ultimate challenge for screenwriters, who otherwise may have solid script elements, and yet are bound to fail because of flawed dialogue.

In Writing Dialogue for Emotional Impact, bestselling author Karl Iglesias will showcase dozens of dialogue techniques and lots of examples from highly successful screenwriters that turn bland, on-the-nose dialogue into striking speech that snaps, crackles and pops off the page.

How-to books and seminars discuss dialogue superficially and are more often prescriptive than enlightening. They focus on what dialogue must do but neglect to discuss specific techniques on how to do it. Expanding on the essential elements of all successful scripts - the reader's emotional experience - this course will analyze great dialogue and offer helpful dialogue rewriting exercises.

If you're looking to raise your dialogue to professional standards, Writing Dialogue for Emotional Impact is the course for you.


What people are saying about our courses: 

Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It's enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! - Yosi Tsitsu


Most seminars and books attempt to teach the frustrated screenwriter what to do and what not to do; this course will outline how to do it - how to develop habits that will lead to more joy in the writing process and better scripts.

Award-winning UCLA screenwriting instructor Karl Iglesias takes an in-depth look at the most challenging area for screenwriters: how to avoid “on-the-nose” dialogue and create dramatic interactions that have subtext—the true meaning and emotions behind the spoken words.

Along with great examples from successful screenplays, these courses includes:

  • Ten proven techniques for creating subtext in your dialogue.

  • Three reasons why subtext is such a big deal.

  • The dramatic moments when “on-the-nose” dialogue is actually acceptable.

Did you know that 95% of novice writers fail at the concept? The concept is the core of the script. And most insiders agree that in Hollywood, the “idea is king.” You can create a great hero, write edgy dialogue, weave in a deep theme. But if you choose the wrong concept, or fail to develop it properly, you’re guaranteed an uphill battle at the marketing stage.

  • What makes a great idea, regardless of genre or whether it is a high or low concept.

  • The three emotional requirements of a great idea that create interest, excitement, and fascination.

  • Techniques to energize any concept, including soft-sells.

A screenplay should be as exciting to read as the movie will be to view, and this requires writing designed to involve the reader. Expanding on the key element of all successful scripts, the reader’s emotional experience, author Karl Iglesias discusses the basics of emotionally evocative writing.

  • Command attention on the page.

  • Energize descriptions.

  • Seamlessly weave exposition into description.

  • Trim the fat.

  • Choose the right words for emotional impact

Included in this course is the 10 Habits of Successful Hollywood Screenwriters

In Mastering the Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, bestselling author Karl Iglesias will guide students to identify and develop the key screenwriting habits of A-list screenwriters, like Ron Bass, Akiva Goldsman, Gerald DiPego, Eric Roth, Nicholas Kazan, Ed Solomon, Scott Rosenberg, and more. He'll offer an insider's view at how these pros discipline themselves, create original material, conquer the blank page, eliminate writer's block, network, pitch, and persevere in Hollywood.

Modeling what works is the philosophy at the heart of this course. The secret to success in any field is to find what successful people do and think about and do the same. The difference between successful screenwriters and amateurs is that successful screenwriters do all the things that amateurs want to do but can't do, or don't know how to do.

If you want to elevate your scripts and stories – AND your screenwriting or filmmaking career -- to the highest possible level, this class is a must.

They DON'T teach you this in Film School!


What people are saying about our courses: 

Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It's enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! - Yosi Tsitsu


This course is an effective way to have all these successful screenwriters to be your personal mentors. Study their habits, learn from them, and maybe their wisdom will rub off on you and arm you with enough knowledge and self-confidence to accomplish your goals.

By taking this course, you'll discover what it really takes to be a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, and either see similarities in your attitudes and ways of thinking or be inspired to adopt new ones. Whether you are filmmaking like a pro, making movies on the weekends with a DSLR camera or deep into the craft of screenwriting this is for you.


Who is Karl Iglesias?

Karl Iglesias is a screenwriter and sought-after script doctor and consultant, specializing in the reader's emotional response to the written page. He is the best-selling author of Writing For Emotional Impact and The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writers' Program, where he’s won the Outstanding Instructor Award for 2010, the Screenwriting Expo and online at Writers University. He also writes a regular column on the craft for Creative Screenwriting magazine.


Important information before you enroll:

  • In case you find the course useless, don't forget you are covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!

  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.


If you've got the dream.

If you've got the drive.

If you've got the passion - but you're missing the knowledge and experience...this course will help you write and sell your feature film screenplay.

Enroll NOW! Let's get started!

What You Will Learn!

  • You'll enhance your character development across genres
  • Strong character development will evoke emotions in your audience
  • Learn the Psychology of Sub-Text

Who Should Attend!

  • For those who need characters the audience can connect to
  • Writers struggling to find an audience
  • Writers interested in why people connect with their story



  • Filmmaking
  • Novel Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing






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