A screenwriting hothouse

Cracking Yarns is a screenwriting hothouse dedicated to helping you become a better film and TV writer.

Founded by AFTRS and NYU Screenwriting Lecturer, Allen Palmer, Cracking Yarns will teach, nurture and inspire you to write emotionally engaging screenplays that resonate for international audiences.

We offer courses that teach you the fundamentals of screenwriting,  and one-on-one Story Coaching to help you take your project from concept through to final draft.

Here’s how we can help give voice to your creativity:

Screenwriting Courses

Cracking Story: Discovering the Emotional Key to the Heart of Screenwriting

Our flagship 2-day Screenwriting Course introduces you to timeless storytelling techniques and delivers unique emotional insights into character that can help you write scripts that command the attention of producers, agents, actors and audiences. It’s currently open for bookings in:
Sydney – Dates & Prices

Story Coaching

Want to get your Script Assessed? Want to find out what’s working and how it can be improved from someone with international industry experience? Want to be guided and inspired to take the script to the next level? Then you’ve come to the right place. But here at Cracking Yarns we do it a little differently. We don’t call it Script Assessment. We call it Story Coaching. Learn more about our Story Coaching.

Screenwriting Articles

Allen has been blogging on Screenwriting since 2010 and his posts have generated more than 2 million hits. To get a taster, check out “How to write a logline” and “10 insights I wish I’d had 25 years ago“.

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