Exploring The Emotional Structure of a Story

Max Timm
Director of Education & Outreach
International Screenwriters' Association (ISA)

You’ve got story structure down and know where all the plot points are supposed to land but do you know if you’ve nailed the emotional structure of your story? Max Timm (ISA’s Director of Education & Outreach, President of The Story Farm) is going to dive deep into the emotion of scripts! Max will go over the importance of “the recurring moment”, the hook of your overall concept, and the audience experience throughout a film or TV show. Max will use examples to illustrate how you can know if a story is working emotionally.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • Broad overall checklist of emotional beats
  • Breaking down your hook through the recurring moment
  • What stakes are and why they matter to the character
  • Functions of the first and second act
About Your Host

Max Timm is the Director of Education & Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association, with over a decade of experience in developing written material and writers’ careers. His focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to managers, agents, and producers. He helped build the ISA Development Program, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – ten writers have received options and representation since 2015 because of Max’s assistance and support. His personal coaching, consulting, and development service, The Story Farm, develops writers and their material much like a studio executive or literary manager would, walking a writer through the rewrite process one draft at a time on a weekly basis. Max has also created multiple live and online classes, as well as a regular podcast to assist writers in their creative and business development. A screenwriter and author himself, Max’s debut novel, a young adult fantasy adventure titled The WishKeeper, about a teenage fairy with broken wings, won the young adult category of the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival and released nationwide in the Summer of 2016. He is currently writing the sequel, and most recently released his debut novel on screenwriting titled, (Not Just) Another Book on The Craft of Screenwriting, which is currently available on Amazon.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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