How to test and strengthen your screenplay

Monday October 5th - Saturday October 10th 2020

Totleigh Barton

Creativity is all about confidence. We’ll help you strengthen your film or TV project from inside out, giving you a series of questions to ask of your story and characters; digging deep to find what your story’s really about, raising the stakes and testing your characters to breaking point, in the process making you a more confident writer. Never give them (the audience or the funders) what they want – give them what they didn’t know they were looking for. Writers are invited to send a one-and-a-half-page (max) outline and the first five-to-ten pages of a script by 5 September 2020 to

Single room price: £815



Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

What is a Tutored Retreat?

Tutored retreats are for more experienced writers, not beginners. The focus is on space to progress with your current work, plus in-depth support from two tutors available for one-to-one tutorials. Unlike our normal open courses, there are no workshops. Instead you will have four one-to-one tutorials, two with each tutor, as opposed to two on normal courses. A mid-week guest will read on Wednesday. On the last day you will all share your writing with a celebratory reading in the evening.



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