Screenwriter; WGA member whose credits include Edge of Sanity; Dorian; Cupid and Cate; The Runaway; and The Locket, for which he received a Camie Award. Mr. Raley has worked as a development executive for Cannon Pictures and Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, and has written and developed screenplays for Glenn Close, Vanessa Redgrave, Chuck Norris, Anthony Perkins, Malcolm McDowell, and others.
You want to write a screenplay. You may not know exactly what you want to say, or how to go about it or how to make it compelling. But in realizing that you want to try, you have already taken the first step. It’s the next ten thousand steps I can help you with. My approach to teaching is similar to my approach as a professional story editor. Practical, supportive and collaborative. I believe writing is one part imagination to four parts problem solving. I will encourage you to tap into your own creativity. By asking questions and providing examples I will guide you to clarify your thoughts and intentions. Together we will winnow down the jumble of images, ideas and feelings that we all start with to find the elements that best serve the story you want to tell.