MASTER CLASS

MASTER CLASS

Captivate your audiences

Mykel Coleman has captivated audiences across the united states with gripping, suspense-fueled theatrical dramas and comedies. Now the Los Angeles– prolific playwright of 30 theatrical plays shares his techniques for crafting authentic characters, developing research-based plots, and navigating the world of live theater, series and movies.  Learn how to become a dynamic actor as well as how to write dynamic plays, series and movies with red herrings, clues, plot twists and unexpected climaxes that will keep your audiences talking and wanting more.

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18 LESSONS

In his MasterClass, creative playwright Mykel Coleman teaches you how he fuses mystery, suspense and comedy to create pulse-pounding action.

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Mykel Coleman teaches you everything he has learned as a Writer, Director, Producer and Actor in his Master Class.

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  • 01

Introduction

Meet your new instructor: Mykel Coleman, the Los Angeles playwright, director and producer with over 30 live plays produced to date. Mykel starts with an overview of his class and his hope that you’ll overcome any doubts you have about writing.

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  • 02

Finding the Idea

You want to write—but how do you find your idea? Mykel walks you through his daily practice of looking at the world through what he calls the “writer’s lenses or senses.”

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  • 03

Research Methods and Sources, Part 1

Firsthand research brings depth and breadth to your story. Mykel discusses why he recommends visiting locations in person, talking directly to people, and creating an action plan.

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  • 04

Research Methods and Sources, Part 2

Building on the previous lesson, Mykel provides practical tips for finding sources and getting the most out of interviews.

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  • 05

Outlining

Mykel shows you how he writes outlines, emphasizing that it is an ever-evolving process.

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  • 06

Constructing Chapters

The first chapter of your play should be a touchstone. Mykel talks about how to open with a “big bang” and how to reference that opening in the rest of your chapters.

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  • 07

Pacing, Tension, and Suspense

How do you keep readers on the edge of their seats? Mykel shares how he builds suspense, using such strategies as red herrings, plot twists, cliffhangers, and a ticking clock.

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  • 08

Creating Compelling Characters

Mykel describes the tools he uses to create compelling characters: Expect your characters to change, allow them to have flaws, weakness, strengths and give equal importance to your supporting characters and antagonists.

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  • 09

Crafting Dialogue

Become a student of humanity and real life circumstances. Learn how to deepen your characters by writing believable dialogue.

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  • 10

Writing Action

Action in your story can reveal information about a location, someone’s motivation, and someone’s special skills. Mykel explains how you can use choreography and pacing to maximize the impact of your story’s action.

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  • 11

Writing Process

Mykel began writing when he was working as a merchandiser touring with national stage plays. He encourages you to be creative about making time to write and finding a writing process that works for you.

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  • 12

Editing and Revising

Mykel shares his approach to editing and revising his plays, and why he enjoys the process.

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  • 13

Working With an Editor

Personal chemistry is critical when it comes to working with an editor. Mykel talks about what to consider when you look for an editor and how to build a real partnership.

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  • 14

Navigating the Publishing Business, Part 1

Mykel offers rare insight into the inner workings of the publishing world, including how to find investors and agents, how to navigate rights, and how to best promote your play.

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  • 15

Navigating the Publishing Business, Part 2

Adding to his advice on how to run your own writing career, Mykel explains the importance of forming relationships with both script writers and fans, and discusses how to use new platforms.

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  • 16

Writing a Series

Should you turn your play script into a series? Mykel takes you through the decision-making process.

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  • 17

Life as a Writer

Mykel opens up about his journey as a writer, talking about passion, rejection, and how to stay authentic.

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  • 18

Follow the Words

Mykel believes the world always needs fresh voices. He offers his final words of encouragement for all aspiring writers.

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