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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GOALS AND NEEDS In every story , the central character has a conscious goal . The goal is whatever your central character outwardly strives for . Of course , opposition makes it almost impos- sible to reach the goal .
In GONE WITH THE WIND , Scarlet has several goals . ... And she wants Ashley , which is probably her main goal . Rather com- plex . ... In my script - consulting work , I receive many scripts that are completely missing a goal .
A GOAL AND AN OPPOSITION Your character wants a goal . A dramatic goal is specific and measurable . Dealing with life is not a goal . Happiness is not a goal . Seeking $ 10 million worth of doubloons on an old Spanish shipwreck off the ...
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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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