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Writer's Guide to Writing Your Screenplay How to Write Great Screenplays for Movies and Television

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ISBN-10: 0871161915

ISBN-13: 9780871161918

Edition: 2002

Authors: Cynthia Whitcomb

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Spine
Ideas: Choosing Your Screen Story
Research
Three-Act Screenplay Structure
Scene Cards and the Storyboard
Subplots: Weaving Together A, B & C Stories
The Levels of Character Evolution
Conflict
The Ticking Clock
Structuring Scenes: Decapitating the Brontosaurus
Set-Ups and Pay-Offs
Screenplay Format
The Heart
Switching to the Right Brain
Falling in Love
The Protagonist
Castable Characters
Surprises
Dialogue
Heroes and Villains
Fade In: How to Write a Great Movie Opening
Act Two Blues
Climaxes
Writing a Great Ending
The Mind
Leaner and Cleaner: Polishing Your Script
Disguising Exposition
Collaboration
Writing and Rights
The Spirit
The Truth
Support Systems
Inspiration
Appendices
Videos to Rent: Great Opening Scenes
Videos to Rent: Great Endings
Videos to Rent: Conflict, Climaxes, and Great Moments
Directors/Screenwriters to Study
Resources: Organizations
Internet Resources for Screenwriters
Resources: Publications
Author's Background
Acknowledgments
Index