"In the beginning there was Syd Field. Then came McKee and Vogler. Now there is Dara Marks."
Creative Screenwriting Magazine, 2008 Review of Inside Story

Upcoming Seminars, Retreats, and Events
July 5 - London, England
Engaging the Feminine Heroic
The Art of Scene and Story
July 9 - Paris, France
Inside Story
The Total Screenplay
February Engaging the Feminine Heroic: 4-Day Retreat
(date coming soon)
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About Dara

Dara Marks is a leading international script consultant who has specialized in the analysis of the modern screenplay for the past two decades. Creative Screenwriting Magazine has consistently rated her one of the top script consultants in the film industry. Her advice has been sought on a wide variety of films and television programs, and her clients range from beginning and apprentice screenwriters to top studio writers and executives.

Dara is the author of an exciting new book on screenwriting INSIDE STORY: The Power of the Transformational Arc. In it she reveals her innovative process that helps writers maintain the artistic integrity of their vision throughout the development of their story. Her unique workshops and seminars are drawing national and international praise.

Latest News

The Power of the Transformational Arc

Webinar - The Power of the Transformational Arc: Making stories more emotional, meaningful and marketable

  • Integrate the essential story elements of plot, character and theme into a unified whole.
  • Infuse your characters with richness, subtlety and surprise by developing a more dynamic and emotional internal storyline.
  • Bring greater thematic value not just to the story, but to the writing experience itself.
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The Dreaded 2nd Act: How to Tame It

Webinar - The Dreaded 2nd Act: How to Tame It

  • Harness the power of the 2nd act
  • Deepen your overall understanding of story structure
  • Learn to navigate the transformational arc, creating a stronger, more compelling script
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The Transformational Arc Diagram
Review of Inside Story on The Huffington Post
Inside Story Reviewed by Creative Screenwriting
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