Story Sense A Screenwriter s Guide for Film and Television

This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting.

Author: Paul Lucey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0070389969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

Story Sense for Writers

Everyone has a “story sense”. You can tell what type of story you're being told (romance, adventure, comedy, tragedy). You can tell if it ends happily or ...

Author: Murray Ewing

Publisher: Bookship

ISBN: 9781999626952

Category:

Page: 92

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Everyone has a natural "story sense", honed by the thousands of stories we're exposed to growing up, from fairy tales, TV shows, movies, novels, comic strips, family anecdotes and playground jokes, to the founding myths of our many cultures. And just as musicians combine their natural, in-born sense of timing, pitch, melody and harmony with a learned knowledge of music theory to further their art, writers can combine this natural "story sense" with a little learned knowledge to further theirs. In this way, what was just an intuitive guide becomes a reliable tool in the hand, to pick up and use when you need it, or lay aside when you don't. This short book presents the basic ideas of how stories are structured, and how that structure helps the stories we tell work better and be more meaningful: truths that have emerged from the many stories we humans have told one another throughout the ages. It presents a good, solid story-building framework to stick to when you need it, or ignore when things are going great. Learning about story structure can only deepen your appreciation of the stories you read and watch, and make the stories you create work all the better!

The Writing of the Short Story

Just how successful story-writers make appeal to sensation, revive experience, give new experience, and touch the sense of the beautiful is to be taken up ...

Author: Lewis Worthington Smith

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066239817

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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"The Writing of the Short Story" by Lewis Worthington Smith. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Sense of Place

An award-winning travel writer journeys to visit all the great writers who have motivated him, finding out where they live and how it influences their writing, and how the writers themselves describe their lives, their craft, and their ...

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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An award-winning travel writer journeys to visit all the great writers who have motivated him, finding out where they live and how it influences their writing, and how the writers themselves describe their lives, their craft, and their world. Original.

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully.

Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.

Writing Sense

writinB sense A "News Triangle" The "five W's" and the triangle are two essentials
of good newswriting. Remember them. DEVELOPING YOUR WRITING SENSE
What's It All About? 1. What is the "lead" in a news story? What are the "5 W's"?

Author: Robert Randall Potter

Publisher:

ISBN: 0889960577

Category: English language

Page: 260

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Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2017

“The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see ... FHR seeks work informed by a strong sense of place or region, ...

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347894

Category: Reference

Page: 508

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The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2017 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also includes valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Discover creative ways to conquer writer's block. • Wield exposition and summary effectively in your story. • Amplify your author brand with 8 simple ingredients. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Garth Stein, Patrick Rothfuss, and more. You also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers, as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Create Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense" by Jane K. Cleland.

Handbook of Short Story Writing

Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing.

Author: Frank A. Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898790492

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing. Every writer, from beginner to professional, will find guidance, encouragement, and answers to such concerns as how to make characters believable, developing dialogue, writer's block, viewpoint, the all-important use of conflict, and much more.

The Writer s Handbook

Two writers are walking along the street . Writer A has story sense , Writer B has
not . They come upon two small boys fighting like crazy . Around the boys , they
see the customary gang of other small boys , the grinning men , and the old lady
 ...

Author: Udia G. Olsen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128931875

Category: Authorship

Page:

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"Manuscript market section", ed. by U. G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E. P. Werby, 1945-

Live Writing

I hope you'll try them, because these are ideas that can make you a better writer. This book is titled Live Writing, and you may be wondering what I mean by that.

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062014919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A practical guide for how to make your writing come alive, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. What is “live writing”? It’s the kind of writing that has a current running through it—energy, electricity, juice. This book is a young writer’s toolbox for bringing writing to life. But instead of awls and hammers, this toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe. Perfect for classrooms, Live Writing is full of practical wisdom for young writers, from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher. Aspiring writers will devour these tips for how to make their words jump off the page!

The Story of a New Zealand Writer

The three articles appeared over three weeks , and much of the advice is as
useful today as it was then . Her discussion of ' style ' is typically frank : ' our
writers may have , and indeed , often do have a very respectable story sense .
They have ...

Author: Rae McGregor

Publisher: Otago University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021855957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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Jane Mander grew up in the kauri milling settlements of the North and her desire to depict life in those places produced a classic novel, The Story of a New Zealand River. Mander uses this and her other five novels to work through ideas about male/female relationships. The dilemmas of Alice, her daughter Asia and lover David Bruce continue to echo in our culture, although they shocked contemporary critics. Who was Jane Mander? Why did she write The Story of a New Zealand River? Many people know the book, but few know anything of the writer. Rae McGregor has drawn a rich and absorbing portrait of Mander - from her early years in the North, to Sydney socialist, New York intellectual, London writer and home again as Auckland critic and literary personality. It is almost one hundred years since Jane Mander published her first short story, 'A Stray Woman', in the Illustrated Magazine - at last we have this biography.

The Story and Its Writer

To complement the stories, Charters includes her signature innovation: an array of the writers' own commentaries on the craft and traditions of fiction.

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 1319105602

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1360

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Ann Charters has an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and knows that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Instructors look forward to every new edition of her bestselling anthology to see what stories her constant search for new fiction and neglected classics will turn up. To complement the stories, Charters includes her signature innovation: an array of the writers' own commentaries on the craft and traditions of fiction. The six Casebooks provide in-depth, illustrated studies of particular writers or genres, for unparalleled opportunities for discussion and writing. The new, trimmer, tenth edition features many very recent stories and commentaries by up-and-coming writers; a new Casebook on short shorts or flash fiction; and an expanded focus on why we read, study, and write about short fiction.

Writing Short Stories

This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317354826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques. Ailsa Cox, a published short-story writer, guides the reader through the key aspects of the craft, provides a variety of case studies and examples of how others have approached the genre and sets a series of engaging exercises to help hone your skills. This inspiring book is the ideal guide for those new to the genre or for anyone wanting to improve their technique.

Sentence Sense

This online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers.

Author: Evelyn Farbman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: IND:30000105000073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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This online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers. Part One examines how sentences work, giving students a structural understanding of the language they use every day. Part Two focuses on errors that commonly appear in written English. Part Three suggests techniques and topics for developing ideas in writing. Students may move back and forth among parts, using the resources collected in Part Four as support.

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 1993

Terms: Acquires first North American serial rights. Advice: Looks for striking use
of language; compelling characters and story; sense of humor; sense of irony.
NASSAU REVIEW, (I, II), Nassau Community College, State University of New
York, ...

Author: Robin Gee

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898795788

Category: Authorship

Page: 624

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Fiction writers turn to this guide each year for marketing information on 1,900 fiction publishers. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers make this book essential for novel and short story writers.

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 1992

Fiction guidelines for #10 SAE and 1 first class stamp. Payment: Pays
contributor's copies. Charge for extras. Terms: Acquires first North American
serial rights. Advice: Looks for striking use of language; compelling characters
and story; sense ...

Author: Robin Gee

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898794862

Category: Authorship

Page: 638

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Contact information for commercial periodicals, book publishers, small presses, and literary/small circulation magazines is supplemented by articles on the "how-to's" of fiction writing and marketing; a guide to contests, grants, fellowships, and awards; interviews with authors and editors; listings of conferences, workshops, publications, retreats, colonies, and organizations; and a category index of markets. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 1989

After a while you get enough reactions from enough people that finally you begin
to develop a trustworthy sense of the effects of your words . You have ... There ' s
no piece of writing in the world that would please everyone in the class .

Author: Laurie Henry

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898793416

Category: Authorship

Page: 624

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing.

Sense of Wonder

SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and ...

Author: Leigh Ronald Grossman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1434430790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 992

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SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and topics in the field. The book will facilitate a variety of different types of speculative fiction course, whether the course is focused on particular themes, on a chronological look at writers, or on the roots of contemporary SF. Beginning with early twentieth-century writers, Sense of Wonder continues up through the most acclaimed present-day writers. Stories are not treated as purely academic exercises, but contextualized, which is vital in reading a genre where most writers know each other and the relationship between writer and reader is a major factor in how stories are created. The collection includes more than 200 stories, poems, and bibliographic essays (contributed by professors who teach science fiction and by professionals), with an emphasis on the roots of modern SF. Each story author is given a biographical introduction as well.

The Profit in Writing

that's where you must be mentally if you want to make your story ring true . One of
the greatest of the ... is only glorified common sense . Much better stories would
be written if writers didn't forget their common sense when writing them .

Author: Laurence R. D'Orsay

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112071286725

Category: Authorship

Page: 379

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