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A comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters
Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter.
Break into Screenwriting includes:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Screenplay layout: your visual language
Chapter 3: Originating your ideas
Chapter 4: Developing your ideas: from idea to framework
Chapter 5: Creating your characters
Chapter 6: Character goals, growth, motivation and conflict
Chapter 7: Structure
Chapter 8: Structural variations
Chapter 9: 'Deep structure'
Chapter 10: Enhancing emotion
Chapter 11: The next step Chapter 12: The actual writing
Chapter 13: The craft of the rewrite
Chapter 14: The 'finished' item
Chapter 15: Assembling your portfolio
Chapter 16: Copyright
Chapter 17: Agents
Chapter 18: Adaptations, shorts, soaps, series, sitcoms and collaboration
Chapter 19: The industry: how it works and your place in it
Chapter 20: Your career as a writer
Chapter 21: Final comments
Chapter 22: Screenwriting and the internet
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
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One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.