Jump-start your book by using the

storytelling tricks

of your favorite movies!

Alexandra Sokoloff's

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors

workbooks and workshops have helped writers all over the world to write their best books and get agents and book deals.

Write your next great book!

In this free mini-course, million-selling, award-winning author/screenwriter

Alexandra Sokoloff

gets you writing with video and text lessons from her internationally acclaimed Screenwriting Tricks For Authors workbooks and workshops.

You’ll start to learn how to use techniques of film writing such as:

  • the Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure
  • the Storyboard Grid
  • the Master List of your favorite movies
  • The Setpiece Scene

as well as tricks of film pacing and suspense, character arc & drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems—to structure and color your novel for maximum emotional impact, unbearable suspense and riveting pacing, no matter what genre you’re writing in.

Stealing Hollywood

I’d already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn’t live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and Stealing Hollywood is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike.

—International bestselling author

Diane Chamberlain

Screenwriting Tricks
for Authors

Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller’s practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author’s unique voice. Recommended without reservation.

—Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac series

Writing Love

Believe it or not, story-telling is an art as well as a craft, and Alex Sokoloff’s Stealing Hollywood is the owner’s manual that belongs in every writer’s toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don’t thank me—buy the damn book!

—Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies’ Night and Summer Rental

FREE INTRO to Screenwriting Tricks for Authors


Nanowrimo Prep!

A free mini-course to help you jump-start your book

Bestselling author and screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshops and workbooks have helped writers all over the world write books that get agents, publishing and film deals.

Now she's putting the workshop online, in short videos, movie breakdowns and assignments that will take you sequence by sequence, act by act, story element by story element, using examples from your favorite movies to help you craft your book.

Whether you're planning to jump into the creative frenzy of Nanowrimo - or just want some help getting started on your next great book - this free mini-course will inspire you with storytelling tricks from your favorite movies!