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Screenwriting Webinar of the Week: Myth of the 3-Act Structure

The Myth of the 3-Act Structure: Why Am I Lost in the Second Act?


At a Glance

  • This webinar includes a free 20 minute one-on-one consultation. You’ll also have your questions answered by Award-Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger!
  • Stop imposing rigid formulas from the outside, and learn how to grow your screenplay organically, from character, to scene, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing.
  • Harness the power of Jacob’s 7 Act Structure, to power your plot and get your movie moving again.

Trying to use three act structure to create the story of your movie is like trying to sprint through a marathon. You may start off strong, but by the time you hit the middle of the story, you'll most likely be running out of steam. The plot starts to feel external, manufactured, predictable or diffuse. The ideas just aren't coming anymore. Or you find yourself spinning off in all kinds of directions that take you away from your main character and the story you were telling. This is a common malady. It's called "getting lost in the second act." And it's killed more good screenplays than any Hollywood bigshot.

That's why Jacob came up with Seven Act Structure. Learn about his techniques as well as get a 20-minute one-on-one consultation with Jacob!

Learn more about how to break the back of Act 2 »