The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
Silman-James Press, 1998 - 314 Seiten
"The Screenwriter's Bible is six books in one. Book 1 -- A screenwriting primer that provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. Book 2 -- A workbook that walks the writer through the writing process, from nascent ideas through revisions. Book 3 -- A formatting guide that presents correct formats for both screenplays and TV scripts. Book 4 -- A spec writing guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis. Book 5 -- A sales and marketing guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Book 6 -- A resource guide that provides addresses and contacts for industry organizations, schools, publications, support groups, services, contests, etc. Among its wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals." - product description.
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Avoid VOICE OVER narration . Avoid chitchat . Hi , how are you ? Fine , and how about you ? Also , avoid introductions . Hi , this is Clark . Clark , this is Lois . In the well - written story , when introductions are made , there's ...
Although correct , avoid headings like : ANGLE ON CHARLIE , CLOSE ON CHARLIE , and ANOTHER ANGLE . Noting the examples on pages 116-117 , you may decide to put the camera on Charlie in this way : CHARLIE leaps from his seat and executes ...
Avoid using exclamation points ( and making the speech look like a want ad ) ! Avoid underlining words for emphasis unless it is crucial to understand the story . When working with dialects and accents , sprinkle in bits of dialect and ...
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I've learned so much from this book! It's definitely not just for screenwriters. It holds valuable information about breaking down your story in a timely manner, from beginning to end, using movie examples. It focuses on how to create a good, successful story. Another of my favorites! Vollständige Rezension lesen
How stories work
Situation conflict and resolutionthe flow of the story
The low down on high concept
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