Screenwriting For Rookies Workshop

How To Write A Badass First (or Next) Draft of Your Script

If you want to know how to write a SOLID first or next draft of your screenplay, you've landed in the right place. Fran Harris has taught at some of the bigget and best conferences on the planet including SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Creative Screenwriting, Capital City Black Film Festival, Moondance and many others. She's sold pitches and projects to Lions Gate Studios among other Hollywood heavyweights. In this workshop, she breaksdown the essentials that EVERY writer needs in their scriptwriting arsenal -- especially writers who haven't yet sold a project, scored a writing assignment or produced a film.

Screenwriting For Rookies Workshop covers:

  • Define the genre
  • Is it a small or big idea?
  • What's the story?
  • Outlining & Structure
  • Scene architecture
  • Characters flaws & gifts
  • Dialogue that pops and sings
  • Conflict, plots and subplots
  • 3 mistakes MOST new screenwriters make
  • 3 ways to EFFECTIVELY market yourself and your script


High Fives For Fran Harris' Workshops & Coaching


“Excellent workshop. (And I've attended quite a few offered by other organizations.) Good location. Great value. Great speaker.”

— Denise Worhach

“I came very close to directing one of Fran’s screenplays. Her writing style is honest and engaging because she pours her heart into her work. Crashing Hollywood (book) is one of the biggest favors ever given to the wannabe community. It is the Bible for breaking in.”

— Karl Epps, II, Director

The Fran Harris Workshop was excellent! Most workshops of this nature cost a lot and deliver very little. Fran is an exceptional talent and the consummate professional. Her unselfish delivery and willingness to share information set her apart from most workshop presenters. The handouts coupled with Fran's interactive approach and great spirit earn this workshop an A++. Fran's professionalism and commitment to helping writers will keep her ahead of the pack. Thanks again to Fran Harris and "Reel Women".

— Crystal Taliaferro - Market Impressions for Kids

“Fran, thank you, your notes were right on. You know your stuff!”

— Roger White


"In a sea of wannabe Hollywood gurus, Fran Harris is my yoda -- guiding me on this screenwriting journey with truth, honesty and mastery."

Jonathan Butler, Producer, The Flash (The CW), Nicholls Fellow

Your Instructor


Fran Harris
Fran Harris

Fran Harris has been teaching online since 1998 and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and many other networks and shows as a life, business & marketing coach. Her clients include solopreneurs, CEOs, non-profits, universities and billion-dollar corporations such as Coca Cola, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo and 3M. Fran also taught in the University of Texas at Austin's award-winning Advertising department, teaching a wide range of courses on advertising, Internet, sales, blogging and much more.

She hosted her own TV series, Home Rules, on HGTV, and is currently a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, SEC Network & Longhorn Network. Fran is a former elite basketball player who was an NCAA Champion at The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Houston Comets' first WNBA Championship team.

She's traveled to more than 30 countries as an athlete, business coach & corporate consultant, and has taught millions virtually and on stages around the globe, on a variety of topics including business, publishing, television, media, marketing, social media, online marketing and yes, sports success.

The author of more than 20 books and over 100 digital products & courses, Fran's also taught filmmaking and screenwriting at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moondance, Capital City Black Film Festival, Creative Screenwriting and many others. She's also a real estate developer whose company is currently developing a slate of sports facilities, the first set to open in 2022.



Course Curriculum


  The Workshop
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does Fran offer consultations or coaching?
Yes! Inside the course, you'll have access to a special offer to work with Fran.

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