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The Heart of the Story

Sunday, August 6, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Cascade A

Writing relationships in Film and Fiction.  Using techniques from her new writing book, Cynthia walks you through how to make your characters fall in love with each other and your audience/readers fall in love with them as well.  Using a four-part process:  The Cute Meet, The Crack, The Obstacle and Why You? you will learn everything you need to know.


Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. She has sold over 70 feature-length scripts, thirty of which have been produced. Her work includes Buffalo Girls; Selma, Lord, SelmaI Know My First Name is Steven; and Mark Twain and Me. She has been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy, the Edgar, WGA and the Humanitas.  Her new book The Heart of the Film came out May 2017, on writing love stories in screenplays.  She teaches screenwriting courses twice a year through Willamette Writers.