Everything Your Child Needs To Become A Confident  Storyteller & An AWESOME Screenwriter
Right From The Start!

Eliminate YEARS of trial-and-error off of your child's screenwriting journey and empower them with the professional story development skills and writing confidence they need to bring their unique stories to life so they can achieve their screenwriting dreams with an outstanding screenplay right from the start!

Unlock Your Child's Storytelling Brilliance

With Our Inside-Out Story Development System

As an alternative to our Create Awesome Screenplays Mentorship program, we also offer a private coaching program where students receive written feedback on their coursework and their completed screenplay for a short film (mentorship and private Zoom coaching calls are not included).

By enrolling in our Inner Circle program, your child will develop foundational screenwriting skills and emerge as a confident and skilled storyteller, ready to captivate audiences. Our focus is not just on teaching the technical aspects of screenwriting but nurturing the innate creativity within each child, fostering a genuine love for storytelling.

Building Writing Confidence

Watch your child's confidence bloom as they embrace their unique storytelling abilities.

Experience how building writing confidence positively impacts personal and intellectual growth.

Mastering the Art of Story

Immerse your child in the art of storytelling beyond the basics.

Witness their journey as they learn to craft stories that not only capture but also linger in the hearts of audiences.

Real-world Screenwriting Skills

Our coaching imparts practical, industry-relevant screenwriting skills. From understanding screenplay structure to creating dialogue that resonates, your child will gain the expertise needed to stand out in the world of screenwriting.

Pay Monthly

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Best suited for passionate
writers  ages 11 to 17

  • 1:1 Private Coaching via Written Feedback on all coursework assignments deepening understanding of high-level story development skills
  • Fun Interactive 1:1 Video Messages with Writing Coach Regarding Story Development and Writing Progress. (Students provide video message feedback using software that is provided in the course platform. And the writing coach provides a video message response.)
  • Written Step-By-Step Feedback on Screenplay Outline building an organic approach to authentic storytelling that emotionally resonates
  • Unlimited Screenplay Revisions with personalized written Feedback Sharpening Writing Skills and Building Writing Confidence
  • Professional Notes on Completed Screenplay just like they would receive in the real world giving a leg up on the process
  • Students Create a Portfolio of Professional-level Screenplays for Short Films Making Sure They Can Rinse and Repeat Their Screenwriting Success as Writers Who Understand Intuitive Story Development
  • Screenplay Library and Screenwriting Competition/Film Festival Resources Building their Knowledge Base and Helping Them To Get Their Important Stories Out Into The World
  • Inside-Out Story Development Method to Fast-track Writing Success with a Professional Story Development System That Produces Strong Writers

  • On-Demand Video Course Lessons & Curriculum Covering the Deeper Aspects of Story, Character, and Plot Development on an Intellectual and Emotional Level of the Human Experience

  • Private Community Access to Share & Grow With Other Likeminded Artists Their Age

  • Family-friendly Short Film Critique Viewing Parties to build Critical Thinking and Higher Level Story Development Skills

Six-Month Plan

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Best suited for passionate
writers ages 11 to 17

  • Everything offered in the monthly program PLUS...
  • BONUS iPhone Filmmaking Workshop by a Professional Filmmaker
  • BONUS Special Live Events and script readings
  • BONUS Help entering screenwriting competitions and film festivals

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What's Inside Of Create Awesome Screenplays Inner Circle?

Our student's success is the utmost priority, which is why every pillar within our program is designed to build strong story development skills and boost writing confidence,
so they can create awesome screenplays and get their important stories out into the world.

Understanding Story

A deep dive into the function and philosophy of story with entertaining, in-depth video lessons and thought-provoking writing assignments. 

Character Study

High-level video lessons, short film analysis, writing prompts, and interactive coursework unearthing the deep layers of creating authentic yet complex characters.

Building the Premise

We use a special story development blueprint that helps writers build out the premise of their screenplay in such a way that gives them a bird's eye view of their entire story.

Story Development 

Access to our Inside Out Story Development Method where students learn how to structure their entire screenplay in a deeply compelling way that will emotionally resonate as well as gain the attention of screenwriting competitions, film festivals, agents, managers, and film festivals.

Video Messaging

A fun way for members to interact with their coach and receive feedback on their coursework and progress in the course.

Film Festivals

Resource library full of screenwriting competitions and film festivals specifically designed to help kids and teens get their stories out in the world once they have crafted their awesome screenplay. 

All It Takes Is One Great Screenplay To Open The Doors To AMAZING Career Building Opportunities!

In this screenwriting community, kids/teens ages 11 to 17 learn high-level storytelling skills--that are not being taught to young writers but they absolutely must know!)Helping young writers to create profoundly meaningful screenplays that will elevate their writing skills, increase their confidence, boost their self-awareness, and help them to share their important stories.

Six-Month Membership Includes:

  • One-on-one personalized written feedback on all coursework with Founder, Debbie Marie (former Disney Writer & professional screenwriting coach and studio script reader)
  • One-of-a-kind, in-depth story development video lessons that focus on the psychology and philosophy of storytelling.
  • Interactive video response sessions with a professional writing coach regarding story development.
  • Written feedback on plot, story & character development of screenplay outline.

  • Short film analysis workshops to learn how to critically watch films like a screenwriter.

  • Professional development workshops that prepare young screenwriters on how to get their projects out into the world.

  • Access to Private Watch Party events that reinforce what it takes to create awesome screenplays.
  • Private community with ongoing screenwriting support, because writers THRIVE in community.

Enjoy our private membership

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Get Access to the exact system I’ve used to help students become award-winning screenwriters.


Story Concept Review 

Members receive full review of  their story concept before moving on to fleshing out their story idea.

Story Development Workshops

Members receive full access to professional-level training from writing coach with 15 years of coaching experience where students will learn how to make their writing truly shine.

Personal Feedback

Members are guided throughout the entire screenwriting process during our weekly group coaching calls. Students can also ask questions in our private community.

Instant access To Professional Screenwriting Coach

The value of your child having an experienced writing coach assisting them in developing their writing skills so they can write at a deeper storytelling level, get unstuck, and receive the support they need to thrive is a unique opportunity that can only be found here in the Screenwriting Kids Inner Circle.

From story concept to creating their screenplay and finally getting it out into the world, young writers will learn what it takes to create compelling stories that win awards and launch careers.


 Debbie Wright

Debbie 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 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 be empowered to use  their voice and tell their stories.

Here’s what industry professionals are saying about the course instructor...

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 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.

Frequently asked questions

What is the schedule for the coursework?

The Inner Circle is open enrollment and members work at their own pace to create a professional-level screenplay for a short film. It is recommended to devote at least three hours per week to completing the coursework. Consistency is key to screenwriting success! 

Can my child receive one-on-one live coaching?

The private one-on-one live Zoom coaching calls are only available in our private Create Awesome Screenplays Mentorship which requires an application.

My child is under the 11 to 17-year-old age requirements, can they still enroll?

The Inner Circle is best suited for kids/teens 11 to 17 years old who are passionate about writing and are self-motivated to succeed. However, if your child is an exceptional writer and is at least 10 years old, they are welcome to enroll. 


Can I switch from monthly to the six-month plan?

You can absolutely enroll your child in the monthly plan, get a feel for the program and once you realize it's a great fit--enroll them into the six-month plan which offers a bigger bang for the buck.


What if my child has questions?

There are several ways for your child to communicate with Coach Debbie.

Here is the process in a nutshell:

1. Students can email their questions.
2. Students can messenger their questions.
3. Students can ask their questions during their video message sessions.

4. Students can ask their questions within the course platform.

Detailed instructions on all four options are provided in the course platform.


Can adults enroll in the group?

No. This community is strictly for kids and teens. To keep it a safe space for young aspiring screenwriters, all members must submit a video introduction or their membership will be canceled.


How do I upgrade to private coaching?

Our private mentorship program is on an application basis only. If you decide you want to upgrade to the mentorship program, you can APPLY at any time.


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