The “beat sheet” is the most useful editorial tool you can develop, other than a sharp pair of scissors! Based on his bestselling book Writing Treatments that Sell, Dr. Atchity will explain what a beat sheet is and how it differs from a synopsis, a treatment, or an outline; how to construct one; and give specific examples of “lines from a beat sheet” that will make it easy for you to begin using this tool immediately. He will also reveal a graphic detail of the beat sheet magical ability to chart your stories ups and downs in a way that will make it compelling to your readers.
Creating a Beat Sheet
About the Presenter
Dr. Atchity is the author of 15 books, including A Writer’s Time, Writing Treatments That Sell, and How to Publish Your Novel. He’s worked successfully in nearly every area of the publishing and entertainment business, and has spent his lifetime helping writers get started with and improve their careers. As founder and head of Atchity Entertainment International, Inc., The Writer’s Lifeline, Inc., including Atchity Productions and Story Merchant, and The Louisiana Wave Studio, LLC. he has produced nearly 30 films in the past 20 years for major studios, television broadcasters, and independent distribution. He is currently nominated for an Emmy for “The Kennedy Detail,” based on the New York Times bestselling book he developed. For nearly twenty years before, as professor of literature and teacher of creative writing at Occidental College and UCLA, he helped literally hundreds of writers find a market for their work by bringing their craft and technique to the level of their ambition and vision. During his time at Occidental, he also served as a regular reviewer for The Los Angeles Times Book Review.