How to Write a Blockbuster

Advice from an experienced novelist whose books have touched the bestseller charts Packed with authorial anecdote from one of the funniest writers and public speakers currently around, How to Write a Blockbuster is a whirl of a read, taking ...

Author: Sarah Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 0749001976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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The blockbusting novel is the stuff of writers' dreams. In How to Write a Blockbuster Sarah Harrison draws on her own experience to tell you what you can do to make that dream into a reality. In this entertaining and inspiring guide she offers advice and observations on: * What constitutes a blockbuster * Ideas * Planning * Working methods * Research * Characterization * Story * Style * Promotion As well as a wealth of practical information, she covers the less-discussed, but equally important areas of attitude, approach, morale and self-motivation.

How to Write Blockbuster Sales Letters

The dirty little secret of direct mail is that you can count the true masters on two hands and still have several fingers left over. These are the giants who produce the huge results over and over again. Ben Hart is one of the true masters.

Author: Benjamin Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598002627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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"Amazing returns on my mailings""Ben Hart has given me the secret to getting into the mind of my customer and generating amazing returns on my mailings. With just a few simple changes to my own writing, I am already seeing dramatic results. Thank you for this powerful, step-by-step formula for creating 'Blockbuster Sales Letters'."-Valerie Hasara, Editor, OyesUcan.com??Absolutely the best in the business"??Ben Hart is absolutely the best in the business. His direct mail campaigns have single handedly turned many floundering and start-up enterprises into multi-million-dollar powerhouses. Ben's books are packed full of strategies, methods, rules and tips that will profit direct mail experts and beginners alike. And Hart's books are enormously fun to read. His writing is clear and direct . . . Every direct mail veteran, as well as anyone planning to launch their very first direct mail marketing campaign, must read Ben's books immediately. I will read this book many times."-Steve Loflin, Executive Director, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (400,000 members)??One of the true masters"??The dirty little secret of direct mail is that you can count the true masters on two hands and still have several fingers left over. These are the giants who produce the huge results over and over again. Ben Hart is one of the true masters. He's the guy the others are always studying and trying to 'steal smart' from. When you read this book you are learning a lifetime of success secrets from the very best in the business."-Richard Rossi, Co-Founder, Envision EMI, Inc., Marketer of educational programs that enroll 50,000 students every year with annual revenue of more than $70,000,000 generated by direct mail??One of the creative giants in direct mail today"??Ben Hart is one of the creative giants in direct mail today. I have personally sent Ben to number of my largest clients to help them improve their direct mail programs. Each one has thanked me because Ben's packages have consistently beaten everything they've been doing."-Glen Thomas, Co-Owner, RST Marketing

How to Write Your Blockbuster

'This rare good book on how to set about writing a popular novel is compulsory reading. Fiona McIntosh is top of the Pops.' Bryce Courtenay.

Author: Fiona McIntosh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780857978929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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'This rare good book on how to set about writing a popular novel is compulsory reading. Fiona McIntosh is top of the Pops.' Bryce Courtenay. Almost everybody thinks they have a book in them, or dreams of seeing their name on the cover of a book. And while there are many resources out there on the 'craft' of writing or how to find your creative voice as an 'artist', there is little by way of practical advice on how to actually set about writing genre fiction for a career. Fiona McIntosh, one of Australia's most successful commercial authors across a range of genres, is here to set the record straight, and set aspiring novelists on a realistic path. She believes that if you have a tough hide and a philosophical attitude - as well as a damn strong work ethic - anyone can make a living from popular writing. And she's here to show you how.

Teach Yourself How to Write a Blockbuster

With a substantial part of the book devoted to finding an agent and making a living, and with such key features as editing exercises, soundbites and chapter summaries, it will prove indispensable to all those looking to write for a living.

Author: Lee Weatherly

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 0071478019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent, and a highly successful published author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel, but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. Rather than focusing on literary theory, it covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers, and so on. With a substantial part of the book devoted to finding an agent and making a living, and with such key features as editing exercises, soundbites and chapter summaries, it will prove indispensable to all those looking to write for a living.

How to Write Your First Blockbuster Screenplay

If possible, you can develop a website for you with all your details of scripts so that your success probability will increase.Though it is essential to work as an assistant director in a film crew with a successful director or studying ...

Author: Sasi Krish

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1793072108

Category:

Page: 76

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A director may be inspired by his story idea to his movie from any news article read or news from television. Meeting new incidents of his own or from the experiences of others may inspire a director's story idea. A film director aspirant should be open to his situation. To get new story ideas in any situation and also do not forget any particular idea, it is advisable to keep a notebook and pen always in the pocket and takes notes of any new ideas.If possible, you can join any film institute before joining as an assistant director and this will cope up your knowledge properly and you can attain success quickly in the entertainment silver screen industry.Taking any course in screenwriting to hone the story making for a movie is an important thing for any person who is interested in moviemaking. There is much good software is in the market for screenplay formatting and it can be used to save the screenplay in the computer as a soft copy is a secure way to save any story idea.Normally stories are formed based on matching three important elements such as setting of a story, hero, and what conflicts he meets. When deciding these 3 elements many different stories can be created. Take 'Titanic' movie, here the setting is the Titanic ship, the hero is Jack, and his love conflict with the villain makes the rest of the story. You can analyze these three elements in different movies and understand this important thing very well.To find a good story a director or screenwriter can search news items from newspaper or television and note it down for development. You can form a discussion team of your friends and discuss any selected idea can be discussed and written in a notebook to develop a story.As a director, you should read many big blockbuster movie scripts that are available online. By this way, you can compare how the printed script is converted into a scene and understand the visual conversion method of writing into a scene in any scene and the different styles handled by different directors. This will help you more than you work on the sets as an assistant to the big director.Make a habit of seeing different genre movies from around the world frequently and this will develop your screenplay knowledge of how to handle a story while making a movie. If possible you can often participate in the screenwriting contests online so that your work will get noticed by all sorts of creative people in the industry from around the world.You can also send your scripts to any movie festival events that happen around the world often and if possible you can participate in the movie festivals so that you can meet different directors and screenwriters and they can become your contacts to help your career in the future.Write more scripts and try new producers and send your scripts to film festivals and contests, and in this way, you can get your break soon in your career as a film director. If possible, you can develop a website for you with all your details of scripts so that your success probability will increase.Though it is essential to work as an assistant director in a film crew with a successful director or studying cinema from A to Z in a good institution is very important to make great in cinema, this book has given you the basic knowledge of what one should know while trying Cinema as their full-time life career.It is an acid test for you that if you feel this book might have made with more details or if you feel you have already known all the matters in this book already in your brain, it is the right time to join as an assistant director to a successful director.READING THIS BOOK, AGAIN AND AGAIN, WILL DIRECT YOU ON THE RIGHT PATH OF SUCCESS IN WRITING FOR FILMS AND SO READ AND GET BENEFITTED.

Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published Teach Yourself

For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?

Author: Helen Corner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129847

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly successful author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. It covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers and so on. For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to write a blockbuster. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

For this revised edition of Writing the Blockbuster Novel, Zuckerman has added an analysis of Nora Roberts's The Witness, which he uses along with classic books like Gone With the Wind and The Godfather, to illustrate his points.

Author: Albert Zuckerman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466887596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Albert Zuckerman, legendary literary agent, has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, Michael Lewis, and F. Paul Wilson. Zuckerman is a master at teaching writers the skills necessary to crack the bestseller list. For this revised edition of Writing the Blockbuster Novel, Zuckerman has added an analysis of Nora Roberts's The Witness, which he uses along with classic books like Gone With the Wind and The Godfather, to illustrate his points. Zuckerman's commentary on Ken Follett's working outlines for The Man From St. Petersburg provide a blueprint for building links between plot and character. A new introduction discusses social media and self-publishing. Writing the Blockbuster Novel is an essential tool for any aspiring author. As Dan Brown said in an interview: "Not long ago, I had an amusing experience meeting the author of a book I received as a gift nearly two decades ago a book that in many ways changed my life. I was halfway through writing my first novel when I was given a copy of Writing the Blockbuster Novel. [Zuckerman's] book helped me complete my manuscript and get it published. [When] I met Mr. Zuckerman for the first time. I gratefully told him that he had helped me. He jokingly replied that he planned to tell everyone that he had helped me write The Da Vinci Code." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Writing Blockbuster Plots

Just because you write your story in a certain order does not mean that is where
the scene or summary or narration will stay. ... are essential to plot, and are best
seen and understood against the backdrop of a Plot Planner. blockbuster-plots.

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Having the right plan - and the tools to execute it - can make all the difference. Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing into a no-stress endeavor. In this completely revised and updated edition, celebrated writing instructor and plot consultant Martha Alderson helps you navigate the intricacies of story with the help of her exclusive Plot Planner and Scene Tracker tools. Using Alderson’s effective, accessible techniques, you'll be able to: • PLOT your story from beginning to end with a focus on dramatic action, the emotional development of your characters, and thematic significance. • ENSURE that each scene contributes meaningfully to the narrative by tracking the seven essential elements of scene. • LINK scenes by cause and effect to create a tight, seamless narrative. • INJECT tension and conflict to keep readers glued to the page. • TARGET weak areas in your story and learn how to fix them. Filled with examples from both classic and contemporary novels, as well as illustrations of the Plot Planner and Scene Tracker in action, Writing Blockbuster Plots strips the confusion out of the plotting process, enabling you to write a story that deserves a standing ovation.

Writing the Comedy Blockbuster

Writing the Comedy Blockbuster guides the writer as they learn what goes into writing the next comedy classic.

Author: Keith Giglio

Publisher:

ISBN: 161593085X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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Dying is easy, comedy is hard. So keep your comedy blockbuster alive and well and buy this book. Comedy has always been the backbone of the film business. In an age of sequels and brand-name movies based on established properties, the original comedy screenplay still delivers high profits. Writing the Comedy Blockbuster guides the writer as they learn what goes into writing the next comedy classic.

The Bestseller Code

The result is surprising, a bit ironic, and delightfully unorthodox. This book explains groundbreaking text-mining research in accessible terms and offers a new perspective on the New York Times bestseller list.

Author: Jodie Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250088284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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"When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so."—Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author Ask most people about massive success in the world of fiction, and you’ll typically hear that it’s a game of hazy crystal balls. The sales figures of E. L. James or Dan Brown seem to be freakish—random occurrences in an unknowable market. But what if there were an algorithm that could reveal a secret DNA of bestsellers, regardless of their genre? What if it knew, just from analyzing the words alone, not just why genre writers like John Grisham and Danielle Steel belong on the lists, but also that authors such as Junot Diaz, Jodi Picoult, and Donna Tartt had telltale signs of success all over their pages? Thanks to Jodie Archer and Matthew Jockers, the algorithm exists, the code has been cracked, and the results bring fresh new insights into how fiction works and why we read. The Bestseller Code offers a new theory for why Fifty Shades of Grey sold so well. It sheds light on the current craze for dark heroines. It reveals which themes tend to sell best. And all with fascinating supporting data taken from a five-year study of twenty thousand novels. Then there is the hunt for "the one"—the paradigmatic example of bestselling writing according to a computer's analysis of thousands of points of data. The result is surprising, a bit ironic, and delightfully unorthodox. This book explains groundbreaking text-mining research in accessible terms and offers a new perspective on the New York Times bestseller list. It's a big-idea book about the relationship between creativity and technology that will be provocative to anyone interested in how analytics have already transformed the worlds of finance, medicine, and sports. But at heart it is a celebration of books for readers and writers—a compelling investigation into how successful writing works, and a fresh take on our intellectual and emotional response to stories.

How to Write Fast while Writing Well

You'll discover how to make characters come alive with vibrant emotion , quirky
personality traits , inspiring heroism , tragic weaknesses , and other uniquely
human qualities . # 10417 / $ 14.99 / 192 pages / paperback Writing the
Blockbuster ...

Author: David Fryxell

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39076001956197

Category: Authorship

Page: 198

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This guide to writing faster and better helps writers see what makes a story, then what it takes to research and write one. Also shows step-by-step how to cut wasted time.

Making Your First Blockbuster

Aimed at the professional filmmaker, this comprehensive new book also covers how you can shoot and utilize special and visual effects in your films as well as the techniques on how to shoot and edit action sequences safely, all whilst ...

Author: Paul Dudbridge

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615932968

Category:

Page: 250

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How to Write an Uncommonly Good Novel

There are a few people to whom writing a blockbuster comes as a phenomenon ,
or who discover a formula which repeatedly pays off , but this is a success which
the rest of us may envy without being able to copy . As editor of a small press , I ...

Author: Writers Mentor Group

Publisher: Ariadne Press (MD)

ISBN: IND:30000004355081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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In this informative guide, published authors from the Writers Mentor Group offer tricks of the trade, tips and advice on every aspect of writing a good novel.

Movie Blockbusters

The book also considers the movie scene outside Hollywood, discussing blockbusters made in Bollywood, China, South Korea, New Zealand and Argentina

Author: Julian Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136408212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Big-budget, spectacular films designed to appeal to a mass audience: is this what - or all - blockbusters are? Movie Blockbusters brings together writings from key film scholars, including Douglas Gomery, Peter Kramer, Jon Lewis and Steve Neale, to address the work of notable blockbuster auteurs such as Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, discuss key movies such as Star Wars and Titanic, and consider the context in which blockbusters are produced and consumed, including what the rise of the blockbuster says about the Hollywood film industry, how blockbusters are marketed and exhibited, and who goes to see them. The book also considers the movie scene outside Hollywood, discussing blockbusters made in Bollywood, China, South Korea, New Zealand and Argentina

Media USA

But the further I got into this made - to - order blockbuster , the more I realized I
had a major problem : the book was no fun to write . I was , literally , grinding it
out . I didn't look forward to continuing the story ; I dreaded sitting down at the ...

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822005201314

Category: Mass media

Page: 461

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An updated and revised collection of articles which focus on the relationship between the mass media and American society and culture. New essays include discussion of media ethics, international media, new technology and mass communication theory.

Tick Tock Plot

Use the Tick-Tock Plot technique and avoid endless rounds of revision. Tick-Tock Plot is an invaluable plotting tool designed to be used over and over, no matter the genre, no matter the project.

Author: Jacqueline Garlick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542352851

Category:

Page: 194

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Looking to improve your plotting skills? What if I told you I could help you learn to plot in the fraction of the time it takes you now? What if I told you I could also help you learn how to plot-not just any novel- a blockbuster novel? What if I could do all this AND help you learn to write it in less than a month? Invest in this little piece of publishing how-to real estate and I'll help you do just that. Learn the Tick-Tock Plot story development technique (which helped me create an award-winning debut) and I guarantee it will change your writing life. Highly-effective and proven-successful, Tick-Tock Plot is easy-to-grasp, and will have you plotting blockbuster-worthy material in no time. Learn what goes into creating well-balanced, unputdownable, page-turning plots. Create stronger, more effective, storylines with confidence. Produce fully-developed plots with greater ease, while learning to plot faster. Use the Tick-Tock Plot technique and avoid endless rounds of revision. Tick-Tock Plot is an invaluable plotting tool designed to be used over and over, no matter the genre, no matter the project. Its straight-forward formula is simple to use, highly effective, and also a lot of fun! Check it out. You know you want to.

The Write Stuff

99 / 272 pages / paperback Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman
Let a top - flight agent show you how to weave the essential elements of a
blockbuster into your own novels with memorable characters , exotic settings ,
clashing ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060347527

Category: Authorship

Page: 144

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Excerpts from recently published books in the field of creative writing technique, authorship, etc.

Titanic

In 1997, James Cameron's "Titanic", became the first motion picture to earn a billion dollars worldwide. These essays ask the question: What made "Titanic" such a popular movie? Why has this film become a cultural and film phenomenon?

Author: Kevin S. Sandler

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813526698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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In 1997, James Cameron's "Titanic", became the first motion picture to earn a billion dollars worldwide. These essays ask the question: What made "Titanic" such a popular movie? Why has this film become a cultural and film phenomenon? What makes it so fascinating to the film-going public?

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10451 / $ 15.99 / 176 pages Writing the Blockbuster Novel — Let a top - flight
agent show you how to weave the essential elements of a blockbuster into your
own novels with memorable characters , exotic settings , clashing conflicts and
many ...

Author: Robin Gee

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797136

Category: Authorship

Page: 631

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Fiction writers turn to this resource each year for infomation on fiction markets, contests, conferences, writers' colonies, and other opportunities. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers add to the guide's appeal.