Premier Screenwriting Course & Mentorship Program for Kids/Teens

Empowering Aspiring Screenwriters to Unlock Their Storytelling Genius

And Launch Their Screenwriting Careers

Passionate writers (ages 11 to 17) master THE ART OF STORY, discover their unique voice, and create an emotionally compelling screenplay 
for a short film in 90 days using our

What I do

Hello! I'm Debbie a dedicated screenwriting coach for kids/teens who loves helping young aspiring screenwriters discover how to look within themselves to create stories that inspire, encourage, and leave a lasting impact--setting them on the path of screenwriting success.

Your child is passionate about screenwriting. And they're constantly coming up with great story ideas, characters, and plots but you may feel unequipped to help them achieve their screenwriting dreams. Welcome! You're in the right place.

Create Awesome Screenplays mentorship program teaches young writers to tap into their emotions, amplify their voice, and make a difference with their stories--setting them apart as writers who understand how to connect with their audience in an emotionally impactful way.

Build Writing Confidence

Young writers develop their innate storytelling abilities which spills over into their personal and intellectual development.

Develop Writing Voice

Your child will embark on a journey of self-discovery, expression, and creativity as they cultivate their unique voice as a writer.

Acquire Real-World Skills 

Our mentorship is a professional development program that will put your child light years ahead in the highly competitive field of screenwriting.

Is Our Program The Right Fit?


This program IS for ... 

  • Kids/teens super passionate about screenwriting.
  • Kids/teens who love an intellectual challenge.
  • Kids/teens who can commit to 1 -2 hours per week on their writing

This program IS NOT for...

  • Kids/teens with zero interest in writing.
  • Kids/teens too busy to devote time to their writing.
  • Kids/teens who would rather watch a movie than write one.

Meet Debbie.

Debbie Wright is a talented writing coach who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a recipient of the prestigious Disney Fellowship where she wrote for Disney/ABC Family.

Debbie was a Staff Writer for the ABC Family Drama Lincoln Heights and a script reader for the Disney Fellowship Program. Debbie is currently a volunteer writing mentor with the amazing non-profit organization WriteGirl and is in the process of producing a Young Adult fiction novel.

Since 2008, Debbie has taught young writers the power of creating great stories that deliver an emotionally impactful message through fully realized characters and compelling plots. Her students have won screenwriting competitions, produced their screenplays into short films, and most importantly, they have gained the writing confidence to use their voices to get their important stories out into the world.

rasha a.

My sons have learned so much from you beyond the screenplay and both of their Literacy teachers at school sent me feedback on their impressive abilities in character analysis and analysis of scenarios and I have no doubt in my mind that this is directly linked to the work and experience you've given them.


How To Work With Me

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In our immersive 90-day program, students (ages 11 to 17) gain access to our interactive course platform where there are video lessons, writing prompts, assignments, short films, screenplay library, and much more. They will receive personalized one-on-one coaching via Zoom and written feedback on all of their coursework and film critiques. 

By the end of the program, students create a professional-level screenplay for a short film ready for submission to screenwriting competitions and film festivals. 

Alongside, they acquire the skills to pitch their screenplay to industry professionals and learn the essentials of producing their script into a short film.

Our ultimate goal is to provide young writers with a significant head start in kickstarting their promising screenwriting careers.


Students gain access to our course platform where they will complete video lessons, coursework, and film critiques. They will receive written feedback on all of their course material. As well as feedback on the first draft of their screenplay for a short film. 

This program does not include one-on-one Zoom sessions. All interaction with me is via written correspondence.


For those seeking a collaborative experience, there is the option to create a private group.  This is a customizable option that is available for either live Zoom coaching sessions or receiving feedback solely via written correspondence. 

We also offer family plans for siblings who want to learn together how to make their screenwriting dreams a reality!

Contact Debbie at for more details. 

why i do it

I remember my passion to write at a young age

Since 2008, I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my love of writing with budding screenwriters. I'm not here just to teach the mechanics of writing—but to unlock the true power of their stories. And I don't want kids/teens to think they are limited by their age when it comes to sharing their important stories. 

When I launched my mentorship program in 2022 and my very first student, Thomas (age 11), won Best Screenplay and Best Screenwriter at the Christian Film Festival for his first screenplay, it solidified my mission to help young writers become a part of the screenwriting community.

Screenwriting Kids is an approved vendor at several
 California Charter Schools 

Student WINS

Since the rollout of our mentorship program, our students have gone on to do great things. They continue to place and win screenwriting competitions, produce their screenplays into short films, and create full-length feature screenplays.

Brianna was my first student to produce her screenplay into a short film. She came to me wanting to create a short film for her Film School applications and working with Brianna on her screenplay for this short film launched the Create Awesome Screenplays Mentorship program.

What industry folks say

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Frank Bennett Gonzalez

Former Director-Talent Development Disney ABC Television Group and current DGA Executive in Charge of Diversity Programs and Committees

Debbie is an exceptional person and an outstanding screenwriter. Her passion for children and skill with story and characters make her an INCREDIBLE teacher for the next generation of creative writers.

Mina Lefevre

Former VP Programming and Development ABC Family and current Head of Development and Programming Facebook Watch

Debbie is a talented and gifted writer who has a lot to offer young people seeking television and screenwriting careers. She is a wonderful storyteller with the unique ability to capture her audience with interesting and strong character-driven driven scripts.


When can I enroll my child?

Create Awesome Screenplays and our Inner Circle program is open enrollment. There is an application process for the Create Awesome Screenplays Mentorship program. This is not the case for the Inner Circle Program.

My child is enrolled in a participating Charter School and wants to enroll in the mentorship program, do I need to pay the application fee?

Excellent question. The application fee and process is waived for all Charter School students. Please email for more details.

Do you offer in-person coaching?

No not at this time. The mentorship program includes 12 Zoom sessions where your child will receive added guidance on their coursework and screenplay.

My child is under the age of 11, can they still enroll?

Kids under age 11 can enroll in the Inner Circle Members if you believe they are self-motivated and will commit to the work, I would recommend kids to be at least 9 years old. But kids must be at least 11 years old to enroll in the mentorship program.

Do you offer group training?

Yes! There are customizable options for private groups. We also offer a family plan for siblings who want to learn together. Contact or call 310-295-1214 for more details.

Are your programs available outside of the USA?

Absolutely! Our screenwriting courses are available for English-speaking students outside of the USA. We're thrilled to extend our offerings globally, welcoming aspiring screenwriters from around the world to join our community. Contact Debbie at for more details.

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Contact Information

Address: 1968 S. Coast Hwy #2659
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Phone: 310-295-1214