7-Day Story and Screenwriting CHALLENGE!


  • Class Days: Next class starts August 2, 2021 – August 23, 2021 on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Class Times: 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern
  • Class Length: One hour class instruction followed by Q&A.
  • Class Location: Live online via Zoom — Open to students all over the world.
  • Class Goal: For students to learn the fundamentals of great storytelling and screenwriting, and for each student to write and complete at least one short story or film script.
  • Who is this challenge for: This challenge is perfect for new screenwriters, writers with some experience who are struggling, as well as other creatives; authors, actors, producers and directors, wanting to write their own material.
  • Instructor: Trevor L. Smith, author, produced screenwriter, award-winning filmmaker and motivational creative life coach.
  • Class Cost: The 7-Day Challenge is FREE (a $1000 value)!


The 7-Day Story and Screenwriting Challenge is a interactive and fun, 7-session live Zoom screenwriting course, which will teach you the fundamentals of great storytelling and screenwriting.

This story and screenwriting challenge is FREE, so there’s no reason why you can’t take a live screenwriting course to learn the necessary fundamentals of storytelling and screenwriting, and be encouraged and inspired to write and complete your written projects.

Students will learn the rules (laws of screenwriting)… So, they can decide which ones to bend and know which ones never to break.

“Taking the Storytelling and Screenwriting Class with Trevor Smith gave me the confidence to start writing. Going into the class I had an idea of what I wanted my script to be about but I lacked the sense of direction and motivation to do it, mostly because I was worried it would be bad. While Trevor gave the class technical direction as far as the writing process, he also constantly gave us the push many writers, including myself, need. I learned that your voice makes the story stand out even if you feel your story has already been told – what hasn’t? Being a part of Trevor’s class you will find the perfect combination of learning the how-to’s of the craft and receiving the encouragement to employ it.”

Evelyn L.

This 7-Day Story and Screenwriting Challenge is taught in a way that focuses on simple and practical ways of learning the principles and art of screenwriting, in an environment that encourages and inspires writers to pursue and reach their creative goals with excellence.

Get a jump start on class prep and get to know Trevor L. Smith by joining the Legacy Street Writers Facebook group!

Students will learn:

  • Trevor L. Smith EEEEasy Approach to Great Storytelling and Screenwriting.
  • The fundamentals of great storytelling.
  • How to turn their ideas into stories.
  • Story structure and development.
  • Outlining and the 3-act structure.
  • Character development.
  • Tips on dialogue and subtext.
  • Screenplay formatting.
  • A layering approach to writing and rewrites.
  • How to protect your work.
  • Writing techniques and mindsets strategies to overcome challenges and obstacles…
  • So that YOU can write and complete your story or screenplay.

In addition to screenwriters, novelists, producers, directors, actors, and other artists can greatly benefit from this class as well… Producing your own content is a great way to help get your foot in the door!

NEEDED Item(s) for the class:
1. A desire to tell your story! That’s all you need to get started.

RECOMMENDED item for the class:
1. Something to take notes with or write on.
2. A marker (Sharpie type).
3. A pack of 3×5 Index Cards (preferably colored). If you don’t have colored index cards, use what you have; white index cards (any size), post-it notes, copy-paper, lined paper, whatever.
4. A computer with screenwriting software (Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Celtx, Word Template, etc.) is certainly a plus, but not required. You can learn how to create and tell your story, and then see where that takes you in terms of writing and formatting your story.


Being an instructor, trainer, and public speaker of over 20 years, Trevor understands that people learn differently. What works for some may not work for others. His goal is to help you to discover and utilize your creative process to tell your great stories and write your great screenplays.

“When I first started the screenwriter class, I knew nothing about script writing. I was winging everything and hoping for the best. Trevor taught us character development, structure and more in a easy and simple way, which was so incredible and easy to learn. During his class I was able to finish my first pilot for my series and I finished a proof of concept. Without this class I wouldn’t have been able to do so. Trevor is amazing and I most definitely recommend his class.”

Rodney H.

“Trevor Smith’s Screenwriter class was an awesome crash course through the basics of storytelling, outlining and formatting your screenplay to be the best it can be. Trevor’s engaging demeanor and simple way of explaining the screenwriting process was engaging, fun and executed in such a way as to allow any and all to “get it”. If you’re like me and tend to overthink things then Trevor’s simplistic approach will definitely benefit you. Highly recommend this class to any and all who are just beginning their screenwriting journey or need a refresher course. Thanks Trevor for an awesome 8 weeks. Onward and Upwards!”

Stephanie B.

“I have taken a few writing classes now, but by far Trevor L. Smith has been my favorite teacher. Trevor has a spark of magic to the way he teaches. It is clear that he has a deep passion for the craft and helping others. He teaches with such joy and passion that you can’t help but look forward to the next class. He delivers the information in a clear manner and is happy to answer any questions his students throw at him. He has renewed my love of writing.”

Diana L.


  • Session 1: (Monday) August 2, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 2: (Thursday) August 5, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 3: (Monday) August 9, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 4: (Thursday) August 12, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 5: (Monday) August 16, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 6: (Thursday) August 19, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT
  • Session 7: (Monday) August 23, 2021 7am PDT / 10am EDT

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the form below. I look forward to seeing you in the 7-Day Story and Screenwriting Challenge, and helping you to reach your creative goals. I am committed to YOUR success.

Onward and upward,

Trevor L. Smith

    Be sure to join the LEGACY STREET WRITERS Public Facebook Group to post questions, get to know Trevor L. Smith, connect with others taking the class, and get a jump start on your project!