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Misfit Film School: Screenwriting Course

3 months of empowerment for you and your writing process

6 writers per session | 3 writers per workshop group | 6 hrs of instruction per week (3 hr lecture + 3 hr writing workshop) for 5 weeks | 2 months of facilitated writers’ group meetings | Detailed feedback on full pilot or feature script given by Linda Barsi at the end of 3 months


What is Misfit Film School?

Misfit Film School is an online film school I founded in 2020 in order to provide “bite-sized grad school” in screenwriting to anyone who wants to learn and begin mastering screenwriting and especially to those interested in cultivating a robust but sustainable and joy-centric writing practice.

The main course offering I have is a 5.5-week intensive screenwriting class taught entirely over Zoom which means you can take this course from anywhere. Students, though spread out all over the world, are part of a vibrant online community of wholehearted screenwriters and filmmakers via writers groups and our Discord group.

Each session of this course provides mentorship, craft-focused screenwriting tools, customized assignments for each writer, opportunities to connect and build community with other screenwriters (including industry professionals), and guidance on how to start a writers’ group and pursue a joy-centric filmmaking career from anywhere.

Not only will you be given dozens of empowering writing craft tools, you’ll also learn how to make authentic industry connections from anywhere and how to effectively and easily network in today’s world of filmmaking. (Hint: Twitter & Instagram are so much more powerful than you think.)

While the class is only a month and a half long, the workshop as a whole is actually a 3-month-long learning experience. At the end of the weekly class portion, each cohort is given 2 months to go and finish the draft of the script they began. They’re also invited to form a writers group with the other members of their cohort. Then, once it’s 3 months after the start of the course, we reconvene for a Script Reunion 4-hour workshop. At this reunion workshop, your cohort peers and I provide supportive and empowering feedback on the complete draft of your pilot or feature script so you can revise with confidence.

Are you ready to embrace your vision of being an empowered and connected screenwriter with an authentic voice and a completed script to show for it? If yes, then read on.

Who teaches this screenwriting class?

Hi, my name is Linda Barsi and I love teaching this Intensive Screenwriting Workshop. I especially love the kind of vibrant creative souls this class attracts. Empowering writers who are eager to experience what it feels like to be seen and write as their authentic selves is what I love to do.

This class is my masterclass. It’s a collection of all the most valuable lessons and epiphanies I accrued while getting my MFA in Screenwriting at USC and while working as a writer for years before and after. But this class is also different from other screenwriting classes in that it’s designed for “misfits” and has a special focus on how to build a sustainable writing process (which is another way of saying a joy-centric writing process). Basically, if you’re concerned other learning institutions or expensive film school programs wouldn’t be a good fit for you, Misfit Film might be an awesome place for you to bring your passion, creativity, and vulnerability.

I offer this class multiple times throughout the year so reach out as soon as you like to see about availability for the next session. You’re also welcome to read about my teaching style and philosophy here or check out my free writing advice videos on YouTube here.

If you’re interested in this class and would like to learn more, shoot me an email at and I’d be happy to send you the syllabus and class agreement and/or answer any questions. It might take me a couple of days to respond, but I’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Check out the syllabus for the class here!

Ready to officially register for the screenwriting class?

Great! Registration is simple and easy! To start the registration process (and schedule your 1-hr Discovery call), email me at


(1) Schedule a 1-hr discovery call. On this call, we discuss specifically how the course will support you as a writer and align with your goals. It’s a fun time and is also a great place to bring any questions you have about the course.

(2) Sign and send back the class agreement. This document outlines my teaching philosophy as well as all the logistics for the class.

(3) Submit your first payment. There are multiple payment plans I offer so you can pick the plan that best suits you and your financial situation.

One of the things I love about teaching this workshop is how the online aspect makes it easy for you to fit this course into your life no matter where you’re living. Similarly, I also want to make the class easy to fit into your life financially. That’s why I’ve put together several payment plan options.

Here are the payment plan options you can choose from:




Want to come to a free screenwriting workshop?

Check out any of my the FREE writing workshops that I do from time to time (usually offered between my class sessions). You can sign up for them here, on Eventbrite:

My Eventbrite page (LINK): For free writing workshops

Have a question for Linda?

Feel free to email me and reach out with any questions about the class and signing up: