Reading and Writing a Screenplay

All too often, readers, even those receptive to the submitted screenplay, are not able to properly convey their impressions ... We will focus on three screenwriting stages: writing, reading and the equally crucial phrasing of feedback, ...

Author: Isabelle Raynauld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351068185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Reading and Writing a Screenplay takes you on a journey through the many possible ways of writing, reading and imagining fiction and documentary projects for cinema, television and new media. It explores the critical role of a script as a document to be written and read with both future readers and the future film it will be giving life to in mind. The book explores the screenplay and the screenwriting process by approaching the film script in three different ways: how it is written, how it is read and how it can be rewritten. Combining contemporary screenwriting practices with historical and academic context, Isabelle Raynauld provides key analytical tools and reading strategies for conceptualizing and scripting projects based on the impact different writing styles can have on readers, with various examples ranging from early cinema to new media and new platforms throughout. This title offers an alternative, thought-provoking and inspiring approach to reading and writing a screenplay that is ideal for directors, producers, actors, students, aspiring screenwriters and readers interested in understanding how an effective screenplay is created.

Reading and Writing a Screenplay

The book explores the screenplay and the screenwriting process by approaching the film script in three different ways: how it is written, how it is read and how it can be rewritten.

Author: Isabelle Raynauld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138476765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Reading and Writing a Screenplaytakes you on a journey through the many possible ways of writing, reading and imagining fiction and documentary projects for cinema, television and new media. It explores the critical role of a script as a document to be written and read with both future readers and the future film it will be giving life to in mind. The book explores the screenplay and the screenwriting process by approaching the film script in three different ways: how it is written, how it is read and how it can be rewritten. Combining contemporary screenwriting practices with historical and academic context, Isabelle Raynauld provides key analytical tools and reading strategies for conceptualizing and scripting projects based on the impact different writing styles can have on readers, with various examples ranging from early cinema to new media and new platforms throughout. This title offers an alternative, thought-provoking and inspiring approach to reading and writing a screenplay that is ideal for directors, producers, actors, students, aspiring screenwriters and readers interested in understanding how an effective screenplay is created. d inspiring approach to reading and writing a screenplay that is ideal for directors, producers, actors, students, aspiring screenwriters and readers interested in understanding how an effective screenplay is created.

Scripts and Literacy

Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian Amerindian -- and how they are learned. Research data and theories are presented. This book should be of primary interest to educators and researchers in reading and writing around the world.

Author: I. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401111621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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Literacy is a concern of all nations of the world, whether they be classified as developed or undeveloped. A person must be able to read and write in order to function adequately in society, and reading and writing require a script. But what kinds of scripts are in use today, and how do they influence the acquisition, use and spread of literacy? Scripts and Literacy is the first book to systematically explore how the nature of a script affects how it is read and how one learns to read and write it. It reveals the similarities underlying the world's scripts and the features that distinguish how they are read. Scholars from different parts of the world describe several different scripts, e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian Amerindian -- and how they are learned. Research data and theories are presented. This book should be of primary interest to educators and researchers in reading and writing around the world.

Screenwriting For Dummies

Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and ...

Author: Laura Schellhardt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470345405

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

Screenplay

Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002668866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script!

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307497727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to:• Define the idea on which your script will be built• Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use• Bring your characters to life• Write dialogue like a pro• Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final actHere are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success.The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting*Hollywood Reporter

Stop Screwing Around and Write a Screenplay That SELLS

Read this book and keep it by your side as you write your next screenplay. You'll avoid the pitfalls and problems that mark you as an amateur.

Author: Robert Mccullough

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1790398908

Category:

Page: 116

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All you need to know about writing a screenplay that sells. The author Robert L. McCullough has nearly 300 produced script credits and is a founder of The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. With a Master's Degree in Screenwriting and a long professional career turning fledgling writers into prominent Hollywood producers and showrunners at every major studio, he now reveals the principles of writing like a pro in this fast-reading no-nonsense book. 12 short chapters tell you all you need to know about writing a screenplay that stands above the competition and has the greatest chance of selling. Read this book and keep it by your side as you write your next screenplay. You'll avoid the pitfalls and problems that mark you as an amateur. Follow these simple guidelines and you'll write a screenplay that can be your ticket into the world of highly-paid Hollywood professionals. If you're serious about your screenwriting, then you're serious about seeing your scripts produced. This book delivers the point-by-point essentials behind every successful screenplay and shows you how to demonstrate the professional expertise that will get your scripts noticed. It's a quick, concise read that gets to the bottom line with an irreverent no-nonsense approach to putting your writing on a level with Hollywood's working professional screenwriters.Making movies is a complex matter that is so difficult that very few people do it.And it all starts with writing the script, an equally challenging and complex task.Buy this book and you'll have the tools you need to write a screenplay that SELLS.

Read and write Japanese scripts

Master Japanese scripts with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning.

Author: Helen Gilhooly

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444103903

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Master Japanese scripts with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Japanese scripts is a clear step-by-step guide to the written languages, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how they work in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Japan. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you?ve learnt and how to use it.

Read and Write Hindi Script A Teach Yourself Guide

By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing Hindi with confidence!

Author: Rupert Snell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0071759921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing Hindi with confidence! Read and Write Hindi Scripts is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Hindi signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Script is introduced in stages, accompanied with lots of practice. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Hindi-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself with the most common signs and directions.

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Screenwriters

Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508511373

Category:

Page: 404

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Are you finally committed to writing that novel or screenplay, but have no idea how to get started? Or are you a published author, but know you need some plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level? You CAN write better books and scripts-by learning from the movies. Screenwriting is based on a simple (and powerful) structure that you already know from watching so many movies and television shows in your lifetime. And it's a structure that your reader or audience unconsciously expects, and is crucial for you to deliver. In this textbook of the internationally acclaimed SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS workshop, award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff will show you how to jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling tricks of great filmmakers: The High Concept Premise The Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure The Storyboard Grid The Index Card Method of Plotting The Setpiece Scene Techniques of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems. Based on the internationally acclaimed Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshops and blog, this new print edition incorporates all the basic information from the first Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook and doubles the material, including ten full story breakdowns. The textbook-quality edition is 8 x 10 inches and lies open flat for easy highlighting and note-taking. For information on books, workshops, and free Story Structure extras, go to www.ScreenwritingTricks.com REVIEWS: "Alex Sokoloff's STEALING HOLLYWOOD is the owner's manual that belongs in every writer's toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!" -Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies' Night and Summer Rental "I'd already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn't live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and STEALING HOLLYWOOD is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike." -International bestselling author Diane Chamberlain "Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters." -JA Konrath, bestselling author of A Newbie's Guide To Publishing "Whether you're an old pro or an apprehensive beginner, Alex Sokoloff offers a sensible nuts-and-bolts approach that puts you in control of your material." -Margaret Maron, Edgar(r), Agatha, Anthony & Macavity Award-winning author of the Deborah Knott mysteries "Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller's practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author's unique voice. Only three of my half dozen novels have been written with her unwitting guidance, but I can guarantee that with this book at my fingertips, all my future work-and my reading audience-will benefit from her advice. Recommended without reservation." -Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac seri

Going to the Movies

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307569578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter). A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field. What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of screenwriting have become the film industry’s gold standard. Now Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all great films. Learn what makes La Grande Illusion a groundbreaking, timeless classic ... how Casablanca teaches one of the most important elements of creating memorable characters for the screen ... why Pulp Fiction might be one of the most influential films of our time. Discover the legendary filmmakers, films, and stars who shaped Field’s understanding of the medium.... Meet Jean Renoir, the great French director who steered his young Berkeley protégé away from medicine into film.... Watch a dazzling young Francis Ford Coppola as he directs his thesis film at UCLA.... Spend an amazing summer with Sam Peckinpah as he shares the screenwriting techniques behind his classic western The Wild Bunch. Rich in anecdote and insight, Going to the Movies will both entertain and inform, deepening every moviegoer’s appreciation of the magic behind the silver screen.

Screenwriting Tribe

The membership quickly grew to include several hundred writers and actors. Over the years, John compiled information helpful for those writing screenplays. He has turned it into this book."--Page 4 of cover

Author: Daniel John Carey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1884702406

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 256

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"While working in the headquarters of a film studio, John saw how easily screenplays are dismissed because of formatting errors, badly written description, rambling dialogue, and other common script problems. One day, the studio president said to him, 'Why should I spend time reading a script if the writer hasn't spent the time to polish it?' To help writers polish their scripts to the professional level expected by managers, agents, studio readers, producers, screenplay contests, and fellowship programs, John started the weekly workshop called Screenwriting Tribe. The membership quickly grew to include several hundred writers and actors. Over the years, John compiled information helpful for those writing screenplays. He has turned it into this book."--Page 4 of cover.

A Philosophy of the Screenplay

To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay?

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415521444

Category: Art

Page: 270

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Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.

The Definitive Guide to Screenwriting

Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091890278

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 387

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Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can make your scree

The Film Novelist

Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks Dennis J. Packard ... In this chapter, you will learn what makes a good, well-written film novel: generosity. You will understand what generosity is in both reading and writing.

Author: Dennis J. Packard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441110275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The Film Novelist is the first primer on writing film novels- whether you are a beginning novelist, a seasoned writer wanting to cross over into script/novel writing, or a creative writing teacher looking for proven ways to launch new writers. So, what is the difference between a screenplay and a film novel? Screenplays indicate solely what the audience is to see or hear on screen. Film novels are short, and take about as long to read as a feature film takes to watch. The description, dialogue, and narration of a film novel can simply be lifted out and used as the description, dialogue, and voice-over narration for a script. The author has devised a fifteen week program starting from a one-sentence pitch to the novel itself, which includes filming a scene from your script/novel. He grounds the discussion of early film novels, like The Maltese Falcon, Of Mice and Men, and The Misfits, to provide historical and theoretical background while detailing the practical, sequential approach for completing a short novel and script.

Read and write Urdu script

Master Urdu script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning.

Author: Richard Delacy

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444103938

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Master Urdu script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and Write Urdu Script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book to keep track of your progress. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you?ve learnt and how to use it.

Read and write Russian script

Master Russian script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning.

Author: Daphne West

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 144410392X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Master Russian script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and Write Russian script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book to keep track of your progress. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Story Maps

This is not a formula or just another structure paradigm -- it is the view from behind the desk of the people evaluating your screenplay, what they want to read and what they will buy.

Author: Daniel P. Calvisi

Publisher: ACT Four Screenplays

ISBN: 098362660X

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 282

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Learn the secrets to writing a GREAT screenplay from a major Hollywood movie studio Story Analyst who will show you how to BLOW AWAY THE READER! Master the structure and principles used by 95% of commercial movies by studying detailed breakdowns, or "Story Maps," of several recent hit movies in all different genres, including The Hangover, The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, Juno, The Social Network, Black Swan, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Drag Me To Hell. "STORY MAPS: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay" cites examples from hundreds of hit films, several television series and includes samples from actual produced screenplays to show you HOW TO DO IT. Detailed lessons on format, capturing voice and tone on the script page and developing great characters with powerful dialogue are SHOWN IN ACTION in classic films such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Gladiator and As Good As It Gets, to name just a few of the hundreds of great movies analyzed in the book. The book also includes EXCLUSIVE insights from major industry professionals with whom the author has interacted with at events in Los Angeles and New York City, including Robert Zemeckis... the screenwriters of Final Destination, Limitless, Armageddon, Antwone Fisher, Speed, Justified and Blade Runner... Louis C.K.... Elijah Wood... and the President of Production of Columbia Pictures. This approach is simple: you learn from the PROS by studying their work and reading their advice. This is NOT a formula or just another structure paradigm - it is the view from behind the desk of the people evaluating your screenplay, what they want to read and what they will buy. With all the competition in the Hollywood marketplace, your script can't just be good, it must be GREAT. "There is a lot of great advice here... Most important, as I read Calvisi s "Story Maps," I was inspired to rethink my current project. And that s what it s all about, right -SCRIPT MAGAZINE Daniel Calvisi s "Story Maps" is readable, insightful and exciting. It focuses on the hard work and narrative strategies the screenwriter needs to adopt to write a commercially viable screenplay, and is up to date and strategic in the clearest way. Dan s book will help you do what you must do to succeed with your screenplay. -Ken Dancyger, best-selling author of "Broadcast Writing, Alternative Scriptwriting" and "Writing the Short Film" "Loved it! Should be required reading in every film school. -Daniel Fazel, sold screenwriter and VFX Artist ("Alice in Wonderland, Benjamin Button, I Robot") "Writing a great screenplay is not easy. This book provides a simple way to approach your idea or rewrite for maximum results...and helpful to evaluate your work in whatever stage it's at so you can make necessary improvements that will allow your unique story and vision to shine!" -Laurie Lamson, co-editor "Now Write! Screenwriting" "Dan has a no-nonsense approach to screenplay analysis that cuts through the bull and delivers the goods. A must read for serious screenwriters. -J. Stephen Maunder, writer/director ("Tiger Claws I, II, III, The Veteran, Shadows in Paradise")

Screenwriter s Rehab

Anyone who is struggling with the pain of dependency on script writing, Writers Rehab is for you This is one of the few books I've read that I can wholeheartedly recommend to my students and know that they will be better writers because of ...

Author: D. B. Gilles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548245488

Category:

Page: 124

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Screenwriter's Rehab is filled with tough love and unvarnished truths about the business of writing. D.B. Gilles gobsmacks both experienced and aspiring writers past self-delusion and towards productivity. "D.B. Gilles has discovered the eerie correspondences among the 12 stages of the Hero's Journey, the 12 steps of AA recovery, and the sometimes challenging experience of becoming a professional writer. In his earthy, human and extremely lucid style, he spells out how you can find much greater satisfaction and success in your writing through a 12-step approach. It's a must-read for writers who struggle with their art, which would be all of us." -Christopher Vogler, author, The Writer's Journey "D.B Gilles offers tough, practical advice about the craft of writing. He gives a loving kick in the ass to help get the writer started and encouragement to keep the writer on track throughout the creative process. He identifies the many hurdles a writer faces and offers solutions to overcome those hurdles" -Matt Williams, Creator, Rosanne, co-creator, Home Improvement "Trust me, there isn't a writer alive -- a veteran or a newcomer -- who hasn't had to wrestle with the inner demons that DB Gilles neatly identifies, skewers, and exorcises in this compact but indispensable book. I will keep it at my elbow for the next time I am laid low by any one of these persistent little bastards, which will probably be sometime this afternoon. We writers are a highly neurotic and fragile bunch, and we need all the help we can get!" -Robert Masello, bestselling author, The Romanov Cross "One of the first great reliefs of becoming a working TV writer was seeing those days when even a room of talented comedy vets hit the occasional wall. It meant that it sometimes happens to the best of us and made me feel better when it'd later happen to me on my own. Screenwriters Rehab is an amazing new tool at conquering the one thing that frightens every writer -- the blank page. Welcome to rehab!" -Scott Marder, co-executive producer, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia "Using a fiercely honest, psychological approach, DB shares his own experiences and knowledge about the creative and personal struggles that writers go through. Screenwriters Rehab will surely become a must-have bible that writers will turn to for inspiration and guidance during periods of stagnation and self-doubt." -Donna Rothstein, Psychotherapist and writer "D.B. Gilles has done it again by taking all writers to..."Screenwriters Rehab"! I was convinced after hundreds of screenwriting and how-to writing books on The Writers Store shelves, there was nothing left to say. Wrong!!! D.B. beams a new spotlight on writing disciplines by giving us new tricks of the trade for all wordsmiths. Speaking from a forty year career of writing and professing, with my right hand palm in the air, I tell you D.B. Gilles and his "Screenwriters Rehab" is better than as good as it gets! Applause, applause!!" -Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriter, author of Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434, Chairman, UCLA Screenwriting Department "In every page there's a real nugget of information to not only improve the work but make the work possible. Anyone who is struggling with the pain of dependency on script writing, Writers Rehab is for you This is one of the few books I've read that I can wholeheartedly recommend to my students and know that they will be better writers because of reading it." -Mick Casale, Graduate Film Department, Tisch School of the Arts