Story and the Art and Craft of Writing

Michaelbrent gives the best kind of script notes: specific, page by page, often line by line suggestions that fix the tiniest dents that can make the difference between a “purty good” script and a great script. He also has tremendous insight into larger, global fixes that help focus the screenplay and make it what it should be.

Rick Hautala, internationally bestselling author,
winner of the Horror Writers of America
Lifetime Achievement Award

If I counted on my fingers the best teachers of writing to publish I know, Michaelbrent would make the list even if I lost a few digits. He’s of the rare, reasonable breed of working writer who doesn’t believe the key to publication is to write the way he does, but to use technique and craft to write well as yourself. Lots of people can tell you how to write like them, and precious little good it will do you. Michaelbrent is one of the few who will legitimately help you learn to write well as yourself.

Clint Johnson, author of Green Dragon Codex
and professional editor and writing coach


Story and the
Art and Craft of Writing

All Those
Who Want to Write


Discover the Secrets
of Writing Success from
Bestselling Novelist
and Produced Screenwriter
Michaelbrent Collings

Michaelbrent is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and member of both the Writers Guild of America and the International Thriller Writers. He has been working with words for over two decades, and for the last ten years has provided writing assistance to more people than he can remember. Now he is offering to share the secrets he has learned… with you!

Story and the Art and Craft of Writing is an online course covering everything it takes to jump-start your own writing. The course includes hours of lectures and dozens of exercises and handouts… all taught and designed by Michaelbrent, but for less than half what you would pay for writing instruction nearly anywhere else.

Best of all, just for reading this, you get 10 PERCENT OFF!. Just enter coupon code MBCWEBSITE at checkout, and you’ll learn all the below, and more!

The Elements of Storytelling

  • The single indicator of a “real” writer.
  • Origins of story
  • Principles of Telling a Story
  • Structure, aka, the mysterious “three act arc”
  • Examination of Character
  • Examination of Dialogue
  • Examination of Conflict and how to create it while “keeping it real
  • Setting as Character
  • Principles of Suspense – the most important tool of any successful writer
  • Principles of Horror/Comedy (and why they are almost the same thing)
  • Principles of Mystery
  • Principles of Romance
  • Principles of Sci-fi/Fantasy
  • The Secret to Never Getting Writers Block


The ONLY Kinds of Prose Writing

  • Novels
  • Plays
  • Screenplay
  • Comics/Graphic Novels (aka “the bastard child”)


Poetry – More Than Just
a Great way to Fall Asleep

  • Defining Poetry
  • Common Characteristics of Poetry
  • Applying Poetry Principles to “Real Writing”

And much more!





Michaelbrent Collings is a professional. He can write anything, and he can show you how to write anything.  No matter who you are, I’m confident a little time with Michaelbrent will up  your game.

D.J. Butler, bestselling author of
Witchy Eye and The Kidnap Plot


Why this course is for you:


  • You will learn from a professional

Unlike many courses – both in brick-and-mortar schools and online – this one is taught by someone who has successfully practiced what he is teaching. Michaelbrent is an international bestseller, produced screenwriter, multiple Bram Stoker Award nominee, and has written dozens of bestsellers in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and more. He is also a highly sought-after teacher and guest speaker, and is often a special guest or guest of honor at writing symposia and comic cons.

  • You get a comprehensive course

This is not a course about one thing. It’s not designed to help you “spruce up” your skills in a single area. This course aims to be the most comprehensive course of its kind in the world. From poetry to novels to what happens after you finish your masterpiece – this is the place for you.

  • You get the best bang for your buck

Most courses taught by professionals at this level cost anywhere from $600 to over $2500. This course costs only a fraction of that.


MbC is so confident you will feel you have received your money’s worth. If you don’t feel that the course was worth every penny you spent, simply email Michaelbrent within 7 days of purchasing the course. Details are below.

Yes, there’s a risk that unscrupulous people will take the course, learn the pearls of wisdom, and then run off with their money. But Michaelbrent believes most people will pay for value received. He’s willing to take the risk because he knows that what he shares will be so critical to your continuing improvement and success, you’ll feel nothing but glad you went, and happy to have paid for the privilege.


Michaelbrent Collings is a consummate professional, who possesses a great sense of story,  and his knack for knowing what works (and what doesn’t), has helped my storytelling manyfold.

James Henson, indie producer/screenwriter



  • Refund Policy

If you don’t feel like the course was helpful to you, just email via the contact form below within 7 days of ordering, and we will happily refund your money (less a 5 percent charge that the service provider withholds). No questions asked: MbC just wants you to enjoy the lessons, and have an all-around excellent experience.