Professor Angus Fletcher, Ph.D.

Professor Angus Fletcher
  • The Ohio State University
  • Yale University
If you want to learn more about stories and the incredible things they can do, there’s no better place to start than screenplays.

Angus Fletcher is a Professor of English and Film at The Ohio State University and a core faculty member at Project Narrative. He has previously taught at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale.

Professor Fletcher’s academic research into story science has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has received teaching awards from Yale and the University of Southern California, and he was listed as one of Hollywood’s top educators by Variety magazine.

Professor Fletcher is the author of more than a dozen feature screenplays and television pilots, including a J. R. R. Tolkien biopic for the producers of The Lord of the Rings series, an adaptation of The Longest Journey for the estate of E. M. Forster, and an adaptation of The Variable Man for the estate of Philip K. Dick. He has also published several academic books and more than two dozen articles. His most recent book is Comic Democracies: From Ancient Athens to the American Republic.

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  1. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story Sale

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you.
  2. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & How to Read and Understand Shakespeare Set on sale

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Across this two-course set, you’ll learn that writing a great work is not about formulas and three-act structure. Examine the structure and techniques of writing for the big screen in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. And, receive the keys to appreciating Shakespeare’s plays with How to Read and Understand Shakespeare.
  3. (Set) How to Write Best-Selling Fiction & Screenwriting 101 Set on sale

    (Set) How to Write Best-Selling Fiction & Screenwriting 101

    Angus Fletcher
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    Transform the way you write for the page—and for the screen—with this approachable and inspiring two-course set. In How to Write Best-Selling Fiction, award-winning author James Scott Bell divulges how to use techniques best-selling writers have used for years to elevate your own writing. Then, in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story, discover screenwriter Angus Fletcher’s insights about not only how...
  4. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Writing Great Fiction Set on sale

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Writing Great Fiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Learn the intricacies of storytelling with this powerful two-course set. Explore the words behind some of the greatest films every written—and how to write them yourself—with Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Then, get a master class in storytelling with Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques.
  5. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & The Art of Storytelling Set on sale

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & The Art of Storytelling

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Discover how to write and tell stories just like professionals with this two-course set. Discover what lies at the heart of the greatest film and television scripts in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Then, unpack the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell engaging, entertaining, and memorable tales in The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals.
  6. (SET) Great American Short Stories & Screenwriting 101 Set on sale

    (SET) Great American Short Stories & Screenwriting 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Overcome your fear of the blank page and examine a wealth of strategies and techniques for writing captivating, moving fiction. First, plunge into several centuries of short stories in the American tradition, looking at how to write them, how to read them, and how to appreciate their profound cultural influence in Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers. Then, enjoy a master class in...
  7. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & How to Publish Your Book Set on sale

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & How to Publish Your Book

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Discover the ins and outs of writing from the experts with this insightful two-course set. Look at the science of storytelling with a Professor of English and Film in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Then, learn what to do with your own work in How to Publish Your Book.
  8. (Set) Sci-Phi & Screenwriting 101 Set on sale

    (Set) Sci-Phi & Screenwriting 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Get to know your favorite movies like never before, or discover new gems with this two-course set. Join an award-winning philosopher on an intellectual journey through time and space as you experience dozens of intriguing science fiction stories in film and TV with Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy. Then, discover not only how to write a script, but how to tell a great story that moves audiences—the ultimate...
  9. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Tap into your artistic side with this eye-opening two-course set. Start by discovering what lies at the heart of amazing films in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Then, learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer in Fundamentals of Photography.
  10. How to View and Appreciate Great Movies & Screenwriting 101 Set on sale

    How to View and Appreciate Great Movies & Screenwriting 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    If you love movies, you can’t miss this two-course set that gives you a new way to watch your favorites. Pull back the curtain on the magic of movie making and learn how to view, understand, analyze, and appreciate movies with a film critic’s eye with How to View and Appreciate Great Movies. Then, gain a deeper appreciation for the great stories you see unfold on the screen with Screenwriting 101: Mastering the...