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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Is your exposition revealed through conflict or through static dialogue ? • Have you used flashbacks as a crutch or as a means to move the story forward ? CHECKPOINT 24 ( character and story ) • Will the reader root for your hero ?
Characters with only one or two lines of dialogue may be given names , but usually aren't given names so that the reader knows not to focus on them . When you give a character a name , especially in the first twenty or so pages ...
It gives the reader someone to compare Jake to since both must deal with the same woman . It will help define character . Wardle is intimidating , tough , and caffeinated ; and carries around a coffee cup . Palmer is silent and misses ...
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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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