The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

I’ve just spent the last two days taking Corey Mandell’s Organic Story Structure Workshop. The workshop was put on by The Toronto Screenwriting Conference. I’m not going to go into what was taught. To be honest, I’m still processing the massive amount of info I received this weekend. If you’re interested in the content of his workshop click the link and have a read for yourself.

Now yes, this was a workshop geared towards feature film and TV writing but if you don’t think story structure applies across every aspect of writing well you’d be dead wrong. In fact had I taken this workshop five years ago, I’d probably still be writing feature scripts. Hell, after this weekend there’s a better than fair chance I’ll strap those guns on again.

It was that good of an experience.

I feel like I’ve been banging away with bronze tools and somebody just handed me a new set of equipment made of laser cut high carbon steel. Tools so sharp I’ll start to bleed just looking at them.

It’s going to take me a few days to absorb what I’ve just learned and putting it into proper practice will take even longer but it’s going to be worth it. For me and my readers.

2 thoughts on “Corey Mandell – Organic Story Structure

  1. Isaac W says:


    Did you happen to take Corey Mandell’s Professional Screenwriting and Television Writing Workshop also? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it if you have.



    1. sabot03196 says:

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. It’s been a hectic last few months. I haven’t taken his other class but I did find him a good teacher with valuable insights.


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