How cool is this?
Kids Drastically Improve Their Creative Writing Skills
Writing Screenplays For Short Films
Even If They're Complete Newbies!
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
A safe space where your child can learn to form a deeper connection within themselves and with others through the power of story.
They'll discover how to develop their voice, get in touch with their emotions, and express empathy for others by creating complex characters who reveal what it means to be human in the world.
We help young writers who don't have...
So they are not left frustrated, lost and confused.
I get it! Writing is not easy.
And learning how to write a screenplay takes strategy, skill and a clear understanding of how a story really works.
All your young writer needs is a DEVOTED PROFESSIONAL WRITING COACH who will help them develop their natural talent.
(Btw: It's so cool to watch young writers shine with pride and confidence after completing their first screenplay!)
Plain and simple. Kids become better writers after taking this course. And receiving one-on-one guidance from a caring, supportive coach who is super passionate about seeing young writers succeed is the secret sauce to kids meeting their writing goals!
Hi, it's me...Debbie! Screenwriting Kids Founder and...
Writing Coach \ Mentor \ Cheerleader
Which is why kids who want to improve their creative writing skills should enroll in...
Create Awesome Screenplays
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Join
After signing up for the PREMIUM or V.I.P. COURSE, kids will have immediate access to
video training and course materials.
VIP students receive 1:1 feedback on student's coursework, writing prompts and their completed screenplay for a short film (10 page max per script). An invaluable, supportive service that promotes writing accountability.
Fun and easy-to-follow story structure templates that deepen their understanding of story, theme, characterizations and so much more.
BONUS Writing Tips & Check-ins
Bonus writing tips and check-ins to remain motivated. And access to special LIVE writing events to further help students improve their storytelling skills.
Access To Professional Writer
VIP students have the opportunity to engage with a professional writer.
Private Coaching and Personalized Feedback!
What online screenwriting course actually takes the time to connect with their students and offer private coaching with personalized feedback on their writing?
Students get the opportunity to work with a professional credited writer and professional script reader who knows what it takes to make a story work.
The value of working with a professional writer and learning how to receive notes is a learning experience that builds writing confidence and communication skills.
There are private writing coaches who charge up to $5,000 for their one-on-one services (and most do not have professional writing credits).
So the time is now! Take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional writer who is devoted in seeing young writers succeed.
Storytelling is the most POWERFUL way to get IDEAS into the world.
And understanding how to write in a way that makes an emotional connection is really what sharing our stories is all about. We believe every young writer has a great story to tell. We help our writers to understand the true nature of story as well as advanced storytelling techniques.
I bet you didn't you know...
KIDS CAN WRITE FOR HOLLYWOOD!
If your child has a passion to write professionally, in hopes of having their work sold and produced, it's not an impossible feat.
See what these young writers were able to accomplish in Hollywood:
ABC Television Black-Ish star, Marsai Martin set the Guinness World Record as the youngest executive producer for a major film at age 14.
Esabella Anna Karena Strickland became an award-winning screenwriter at age 15. Her films were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Racer Max Rodriguez shared a writing credit on The Adventures of
Sharkboy & Lavagirl In 3-D at
Kody Keplinger authored her debut novel The DUFF, which she wrote when she was
17 years old and later became a movie.
Christopher Paolini wrote his debut novel at age 15 which later became a movie.
Hana Makhmalbaf at age 8, made her first short film, The Day My Aunt Was ILL which received international attention at Locarno Film Festival. At age 14, Hana's film Joy of Madness premiered at Venice Film Festival 2003 and received three international awards.
Receive an additional month of coaching access to VIP Membership. Offer closes on
June 30, 2022.
It's frustrating having a great story idea and not knowing what to do with it.
There's so much involved in writing a great script that it can be intimidating, leaving kids feeling stuck--not knowing where to begin or end.
Or what if perfectionism is getting in the way? Blocking creativity.
Maybe they're afraid to begin a story because they think it won't be good enough. So it never even gets started.
And then there are those who don't have a story idea but really want to write a screenplay.
They don't know where to begin. Or how to come up with story ideas that will translate into a great screenplay.
I show young writers how to break through resistance, find their voice, and write their story. Regardless of roadblocks they have faced in the past.
My students learn how to write from the inside out, in order to truly connect with their audience. Emotional resonance is key when it comes to crafting a great story.
My personalized approach helps students discover the true heart of their stories.
Inexperienced writers learn how to take clear, actionable steps to write a solid story that connects with an audience intellectually and emotionally.
Writers know, we don't just tell stories to tell them. We tell stories to impact others.
So it's important to understand how to write these stories in compelling ways that can be dramatized for films in any genre.
Special offer! Register for VIP training and receive an
ADDTIONAL MONTH of coaching access
Offer closes June 30!
Here Are Some Of Our Current Charter School Clients
Our AMAZING course is available at several California Charter schools.
Premium and VIP course modules include:
Module 1: Defining Your Story Idea
Students learn how to investigate and flesh out the emotional core of their story idea.
Module 2: Building Your Story
Students learn how to write their story in a cause and effect momentum that builds to a meaningful climax.
Module 3: Understanding Your Characters
Students learn how to define their characters, making them three-dimensional living, breathing beings with internal and external flaws.
Module 4: Deepening Your Story
We'll go over the more technical aspects of bringing depth and meaning to a story.
Module 5: Building Great Scenes
Students learn the various techniques to build great scenes that move the plot forward and reveal character as it relates to the dramatic question. (Don't know what this means? Don't worry, we'll teach you! LOL!)
Module 6: Advanced Storytelling
Students learn advanced story techniques that bring depth to characterization, plot, dialogue, and other story elements.
Module 7: Write Your Script
Now it's time to put together all of the amazing tools and resources provided in this uniquely personalized course and write that awesome screenplay!
Module 8: Script Notes
VIP students receive coverage (script notes) on their completed screenplay.
Create Awesome Screenplay course BONUSES!
In addition to all of the personalized coaching, written feedback, and additonal support, we prepare our students with the tools they need to become purposeful writers.
Helpful story development tips to stay on track to complete their screenplay. As writing is also writing community!
Students may ask questions regarding the course work at any point during their membership.
Students will receive access to special LIVE coaching events to help foster a fun writing community.
About Our Founder,
Debbie is a talented writer 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 2009, Debbie has taught young writers the power of telling a great story that delivers an impactful message through fully realized characters and compelling plots.
Debbie puts her entire heart into empowering young writers to find
their voice and tell their stories.
Feel free to schedule a call with
Debbie to learn more about this AMAZING opportunity to improve
your child's writing.
Here’s what people are saying about the
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.
Former VP Programming and Development ABC Family and current Head of Development and Programming Facebook Watch
Debbie is a talented and gifted writer that 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 scripts.
Self-Paced Instruction + Live Events
12-Week Private Coaching Program
Register for VIP training and receive a FREE 30 minute 1:1 story consultation.
Offer closes June 30, 2022.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee for
We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee upon doing the actual work in the course.
LIVE GROUP COACHING is non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our course is designed to help students complete their screenplay for a short film (five to ten minutes) in 90-days. However, it is up to the student to keep up with their writing schedule and course material.
We will help you! The course is designed to stir up creative ideas that will bring you to a fully realized story. Plus, during the first year of enrollment, students have 1:1 access with their writing coach to ask any questions.
In the industry, we call the written feedback, script coverage. As long as the screenplay is completed within the first year of enrollment, the student will receive written feedback on the first draft of their script. We aim for every student to complete their script within 90-days.
Students do have the opportunity to receive feedback on a second draft at an additional fee.
We have a way of making advanced writing skills accessible to different age groups. And students have access to their writing coach during the first year of enrollment.
However, we do offer special group training to young writers. Contact us for more details.
Yes. There is a module in the course that covers how to pitch as well as getting scripts ready for screenwriting contests.
Students enrolled in the V.I.P course have the option to purchase additional live 1:1 coaching packages.
Yes. We do provide a course on writing a feature length screenplay (90-110 page maximum). You can call or email for more details.
However, we do advise taking the short film screenwriting course first. It takes a lot of time and discipline to write a full-length script and it's best to learn the core storytelling components of a script, before diving into feature screenplays. There are a number of storytelling and structural elements that are different when it comes to writing a feature length screenplay. Baby steps! : )
Our Create Awesome Screenplays Premium and V.I.P level courses are only for writing a screenplay for a short film (five to ten pages/minutes).
However, we do offer television writing training to
kids ages 13 to 17. Contact us for more details
If your child would like to learn how to write a screenplay with their friends, we offer
PRIVATE GROUP COACHING workshops for students ages 9 to 17.
CUSTOMIZED coaching services are also available.
Call for more details!
This was an excellent class for my 12-year-old daughter, Alexis. Debbie has a wonderful gift with kids. And her curriculum challenged and inspired my daughter to write her very best. I’m so glad I stumbled upon Debbie’s website. We’ve been looking for screenwriting instruction for kids for awhile, but had no luck until we were fortunate enough to find Screenwriting Kids!
Joanne Glenn ● Mom of student age 12
I'm so grateful for the level of engagement you've provided which has created an interest in a subject that is so new to my boys. They've learnt 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. I have no doubt in my mind that this is directly linked to the work and experience you've given them.
Rasha Al-Naibari ● Mom of students ages 8 and 9
Zane Nelson - age 9
I had so much fun with this writing course. This course helped me to understand the deeper meaning of stories and storytelling. Time seemed to fly by and sadly it ended.
Justine eyre - zane's mom
Debbie, huge thanks to you for the class, Zane had such a blast and his understanding and love of storytelling grew under your tutelage! We so look forward to hearing his script read aloud.