A Six Week Online Master Screenwriting Course
Studying with Max Adams
Course Dates: 07.09.24
Course Fee: $475 || Course Deposit: $150
Course Location:  ONLINE

Dynamic Writing is an accelerated screenwriting master class studying online with author & award winning screenwriter Max Adams. During six weeks of advanced study, students will learn the cornerstones of screen motion on the page and on the screen, analyze produced scripts and film clips provided in class, complete advanced course assignments and exercises, and participate in weekly online discussions reviewing and analyzing course materials and course assignments with Max Adams.


WEEK ONE: Location & Setting ||
Lecture: Restaurants, Courtrooms & Cubicles Are Not Your Friend

WEEK TWO: Electronic Devices & Filters ||
Lecture: Plastic Boxes Are Boring

WEEK THREE: Motion & Verbs ||
Lecture: “Moving Pictures” Means “Move”

WEEK FOUR: Open Spaces vs. Moving Spaces ||
Lecture: Sitting In a Car is Still “Sitting”

WEEK FIVE: Action: Moving on the Page ||
Formatting for Impact

WEEK SIX: When Static Scenes Are Required ||
Lecture: Using Tension, Perspective & Comedy to Carry a Static Scene

WEEK SEVEN: Grace Week ||
No Lecture


  • The core elements of motion on screen & the page
  • Dynamic locations vs static locations
  • Location vs action — and using both to augment a scene or scene sequence
  • Location vs event — and using both to augment a scene or scene sequence
  • Establishing & maintaining narrative dramatic tension with motion
  • Establishing & maintaining narrative dramatic tension with location
  • Filters that augment motion & scene tension
  • Filters that mute motion & scene tension
  • Dots writing & extraneous traveling sequences
  • Language that supports motion on the screen, on the page — and for a reader
  • Writing down the page for cinematic impact
  • Speed headers 
  • Action pacing
  • And more —


  • Actionable craft tools that, implemented in your own scripts, will immediately improve your existing & future feature and television scripts, ceating stronger impact with and a cinematic reading experience for future readers and industry professionals considering material for option, purchase, development, attachment and production.



DYNAMIC WRITING is a master screenwriting class. If you are a new student, a writing sample will be requested prior to final acceptance into the class. In rare instances in which you are not accepted into the class, your course deposit will be returned.

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Louis Bernstein
Posted 4 months ago
Make it Move

Max Adam’s Dynamic Writing Course is about putting the “Move” into your Moving Pictures. Whether it’s an action-packed moment dangling from a cliff, or a tense interaction in a courtroom, this course gives you the writing tools to create that dynamic scene, keeping your audience’s hearts and minds engaged. I highly recommend this course as a fundamental cornerstone of your screenwriting skills.

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Tony Ferrendelli
Posted 3 years ago
Take your script to the next level.

I highly recommend Max Adam’s Dynamic Writing course. This course has completely transformed the way I write scripts. I directly credit Dynamic Writing with wins for several scripts in multiple competitions. The class will push your limits and it’s worth it.

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Nektarios Chrissos
Posted 3 years ago
Is your writing passive?

After this course it won't be. Dynamic writing comes from a multitude of factors within the script. Max Adams will make those clear to you and give you the tools to write dynamic scenes and sequences, not in theory, but in practice. Do your writing self a favor and register for this course!

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Author & Award Winning Screenwriter Max Adams

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MAX ADAMS is an author and award winning screenwriter. She has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures — and a couple others to remain unnamed because no one around here wants to get black listed.

Max is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at, among other places, AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah and a former lecturer & instructor at New York Film Academy, is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide AND The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops and has the dubious distinction of having been dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a holiday weekend — which made her agents cry.

[In a good way.]

She answers now to both “Max” and “Red Hot” in crowds and dog parks.


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