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Screenwriting For Dummies [Paperback]

John Logan , Laura Schellhardt
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“A guide for absolute beginners, it will take you through the whole process”. Writers Forum June 2008

“A guide for absolute beginners, it will take you through the whole process”.Writers Forum June 2008

From the Back Cover

"Valuable advice. . . . Presents any number of provocative and clever ways to understand the screenwriting process."
—John Logan, coscreenwriter of Gladiator

Packed with fun and helpful writing projects

Find your voice, craft your story, and sell your screenplay

So you want to write for pictures? This friendly guide walks you through the essential elements of a good screenplay, from crafting the plot to character development to writing compelling dialogue. You’ll discover how to write for different genres, think visually, format your screenplay, and get your script noticed by the right players in show biz.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear–out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Laura Schellhardt holds degrees in screenwriting, playwriting, and poetry. Schellhardt has taught alongside Oscar nominee John Logan.
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