Screenwriting Tips You Hack

Xander started a blog called 'Screenwriting Tips, You Hack', a place designed to provide short, witty tips on screenwriting for amateur writers all the way up to journeymen scribes. This book is the evolution of that blog.

Author: Xander Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136038655

Category: Performing Arts

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Screenwriting Tip #99 Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120 Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be written in crayon with your name spelled wrong on the cover, but if it's genuinely funny, none of that matters. Screenwriting Tip #156 The easiest way to write kick-ass protagonists is to make them incredibly good at what they do. Confused at the outline stage? Stuck in the swamp of Act Two? Don't know who your protagonist is or where she's going? You might feel like a hack. But don't worry-you're not alone. Even the most experienced writers feel like this at times. Sometimes we just need a few short pointers and reminders to set us on the path again. Xander Bennett worked as a script reader in the trenches of Hollywood, reading and covering hundreds of mediocre screenplays. After months of reading about heroic Sea World trainers, transgendered circus detectives and crime-fighting chupacabras, he couldn't take it any more. Xander started a blog called 'Screenwriting Tips, You Hack', a place designed to provide short, witty tips on screenwriting for amateur writers all the way up to journeymen scribes. This book is the evolution of that blog. Dozens of the best scripts (along with many brand-new ones) have been expanded into bite-sized chapters full of funny, insightful, highly usable advice. Let Xander's pain be your gain as you learn about the differences between film and television structure, how to force yourself to write when you really don't want to, and why you probably shouldn't base your first spec script around an alien invasion.

The Screenwriter s Roadmap

Using clear, engaging language he gets to the root of those fundamental issues
confronting not screenwriters alone, but ... —Xander Bennett, author of
Screenwriting Tips, You Hack: 150 Practical Pointers For Becoming a Better
Screenwriter ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136071904

Category: Performing Arts

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Finally, a GPS system for screenwriters! The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles that result in frustration , wasted time, and wasted energy. The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These Guideposts are based on field-tested, in-the-trenches experiences that have been proven to work. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters, as well as over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors, including David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons), Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dexter (TV)), and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). .

Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea

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book you'll ever read . ... (Screenwriters on screenwriting; Oscarwinning
screenwriters on screenwriting); techniques and short cuts (Screenwriting tips,
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Author: I. MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230392298

Category: Performing Arts

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A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale, Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo.

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The iPhone Manual Tips and Hacks

With this book, you'll get to grips with not only the basics of communication but also best practices for accessing photos, videos, and music to set up your entertainment using your iPhone.

Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838644789

Category: Computers

Page: 486

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Discover customization and productivity tips with this quick guide for iPhone users Key Features Learn everything about your iPhone quickly to use it as an effective tool for communication, entertainment, and work Customize your phone's look and sound and modify the iOS's privacy settings Keep your apps tidy and organized using the App Library Book Description The iPhone is the most popular smartphone available on the market, renowned for its sophisticated design, immersive UI, and user safety. And even if you've bought an iPhone for its impressive specifications, you may still be unaware of many of its features, which you'll discover with the help of this book! The iPhone Manual is your practical guide to uncovering the hidden potential of iPhones, and will leave you amazed at how productive you can be by learning tips and hacks for customizing your device as a communication, entertainment, and work tool. You'll unearth the complete range of iPhone features and customize it to streamline your day-to-day interaction with your device. This iPhone manual will help you explore your iPhone's impressive capabilities and fully understand all the features, functions, and settings that every iPhone owner should know. With this book, you'll get to grips with not only the basics of communication but also best practices for accessing photos, videos, and music to set up your entertainment using your iPhone. In addition to this, you'll learn about serious work tools that will make you productive in your everyday tasks. By the end of this iPhone book, you'll have learned how to use your iPhone to perform tasks and customize your experience in ways you probably didn't realize were possible. What you will learn Use touch gestures and understand the user interface to use any app on the iPhone Explore the latest apps exclusive to iOS 14, such as the translate and magnifier apps Find out how to share data from your iPhone with other devices Set up and customize Siri and learn how to give commands Discover different ways to capture and access pictures and videos Set up an email account and use multiple accounts on a single device Set up FaceTime on your iPhone and discover different ways to make a FaceTime call Use Apple Pay to shop online or send money to other users Who this book is for The book is for iPhone users who want to get more out of their state-of-the-art iPhone device and the powerful iOS interface. If you are new to using smartphones or are an Android user new to iPhones, this book will help you migrate efficiently.

Nuclear Times

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The IPhone Manual Tips and Hacks

Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838641017

Category: Computers

Page: 486

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Discover customization and productivity tips with this quick guide for iPhone users Key Features Learn everything about your iPhone quickly to use it as an effective tool for communication, entertainment, and work Customize your phone's look and sound and modify the iOS's privacy settings Keep your apps tidy and organized using the App Library Book Description The iPhone is the most popular smartphone available on the market, renowned for its sophisticated design, immersive UI, and user safety. And even if you've bought an iPhone for its impressive specifications, you may still be unaware of many of its features, which you'll discover with the help of this book! The iPhone Manual is your practical guide to uncovering the hidden potential of iPhones, and will leave you amazed at how productive you can be by learning tips and hacks for customizing your device as a communication, entertainment, and work tool. You'll unearth the complete range of iPhone features and customize it to streamline your day-to-day interaction with your device. This iPhone manual will help you explore your iPhone's impressive capabilities and fully understand all the features, functions, and settings that every iPhone owner should know. With this book, you'll get to grips with not only the basics of communication but also best practices for accessing photos, videos, and music to set up your entertainment using your iPhone. In addition to this, you'll learn about serious work tools that will make you productive in your everyday tasks. By the end of this iPhone book, you'll have learned how to use your iPhone to perform tasks and customize your experience in ways you probably didn't realize were possible. What you will learn Use touch gestures and understand the user interface to use any app on the iPhone Explore the latest apps exclusive to iOS 14, such as the translate and magnifier apps Find out how to share data from your iPhone with other devices Set up and customize Siri and learn how to give commands Discover different ways to capture and access pictures and videos Set up an email account and use multiple accounts on a single device Set up FaceTime on your iPhone and discover different ways to make a FaceTime call Use Apple Pay to shop online or send money to other users Who this book is for The book is for iPhone users who want to get more out of their state-of-the-art iPhone device and the powerful iOS interface. If you are new to using smartphones or are an Android user new to iPhones, this book will help you migrate efficiently.

The Writer s Market

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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors.

Foreign Service Journal

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The Better Part of Valor

Everybody knew him , waved to him , spoke a few words to him . ... Mal Benedict ,
who's an old pro at this sort of thing , is coming in this afternoon to talk over the
screenplay with you . ... dollar - a - week hack , but he does know all the tricks .

Author: Basil Heatter

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3688382

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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The Comedy Bible

From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide Judy
Carter ... Tip. #5: Comedy. Festivals. Comedy. Contests. Contests are happening
all the time. The prize money can be big and the attention ... Sometimes the
winner is not the most talented comic but the crowd pleaser who does hack song
parodies on his guitar. ... For instance, the Moondance International Film Festival
is a competition for women screenwriters, filmmakers, playwrights, and shortstory
writers.

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219020

Category: Performing Arts

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Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you’re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being—and writing—funny for money. If you’ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it’s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today’s top comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays—and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your “authentic” voice—the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level—making money—by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter’s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

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TV Guide

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Who was who on Screen

Author: Evelyn Mack Truitt

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company

ISBN: UOM:39015015873683

Category: Actors

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Furnishes brief biographical sketches and lists of screen credits for thousands of film performers, both the famous and the lesser known

The New York Times Theater Reviews

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screenwriter of some forgettable movies ( “ Micki and Maude , " " Switching
Channels ” ) who was once a political ... hacks . “ When racism didn't go himself
as the author of the play , away , ” she admonishes , “ you said , “ I make
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The Writing Productivity Bundle

- All of Monica’s best tips for making dictation work for you, whether you writing fiction or nonfiction - Every piece of equipment Monica recommends, plus half a dozen ways to test dictation before you buy - How to reimagine your writing ...

Author: Monica Leonelle

Publisher: Spaulding House

ISBN: 9781635660296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The Writing Productivity Bundle contains three books: The 8-Minute Writing Habit, Write Better, Faster, and Dictate Your Book. THE 8-MINUTE WRITING HABIT Ready to establish a consistent writing habit, once and for all? Monica Leonelle digs into the best literature on forming habits and shares the top strategies professional authors are using to make sure they write each and every day. Each tip is easy to implement and will get you writing more in the "in-betweens"—the inactive moments of your life where you are commuting, waiting in line, or otherwise physically stuck with your brain unoccupied! If you've struggled to find time to write due to a day job, family, or an active, busy lifestyle, this book will help you clear your blocks around writing for good and get you writing more often, just a few words at a time. For writers who still haven't found their rhythm and don't have time for long experiments, tracking spreadsheets, or full pomodoros—establish a writing habit that actually fits into your life! BONUS: This book includes the full 8x8 Challenge: 8 days to implement the very best shortcuts to writing more, 8 minutes at a time! WRITE BETTER, FASTER In 2012, fiction author Monica Leonelle made a life-changing decision to learn to write faster. Through months of trial-and-error, hundreds of hours of experimentation, and dozens of manuscripts, she tweaked and honed until she could easily write 10,000 words in a day, at speeds over 3500+ words per hour! She shares all her insights, secrets, hacks, and data in this tome dedicated to improving your writing speeds, skyrocketing your monthly word count, and publishing more books. You'll learn: - The Writing Faster Framework that Monica used to reach speeds of 3500+ new fiction words per hour - The tracking systems you need to double or triple your writing speed in the next couple months - The killer 4-step pre-production method Monica uses to combat writer's block, no matter what the project is! - The secrets to developing a daily writing habit that other authors don't talk about enough - How Monica went from publishing only one book per year from 2009-2013, to publishing 8 books in a single year in 2014 For serious authors, both beginner and advanced, who want to improve their output this year! Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day will help you kick your excuses and get more writing done. As part of The Productive Novelist series, it explores how to hack your writing routine to be more efficient, more productive, and have a ton of fun in the process! DICTATE YOUR BOOK Ready to get on board with dictation (finally)? Like many tools that have come before it, dictation is a new and exciting opportunity to write better, faster, and smarter. But many writers still believe it's not for them. Perhaps they've tried it in the past and it hasn't worked. Or perhaps this new technology is confusing, expensive, or frustrating and that's held them back from taking advantage of it. If you're ready to take the next step and learn a new skill set that will give you a huge advantage over what other authors are doing today, grab Dictate Your Book and start working through the challenges that are holding you back from reaping the benefits of dictation. It includes: - Why you need to get started with dictation, even if you tried it before and hated it! - All of Monica’s best tips for making dictation work for you, whether you writing fiction or nonfiction - Every piece of equipment Monica recommends, plus half a dozen ways to test dictation before you buy - How to reimagine your writing process to accommodate dictation and how to get that clean draft easily - Monica’s full setup for her innovative Walk ’n Talks which helped her hit 4,000+ words per hour For authors who are ready to take their productivity to the next level, this book will help you get started!

The New Yorker

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International Television Video Almanac

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