How to Write a Script With Dialogue That Doesn t Suck

Discover How to Master Screenplay Dialogue!Want to learn how to write GREAT screenplay dialogue? (But not sure how to get started?)Have a killer story idea but confused on how to make sure your characters sound like humans? (Not robots!) ...

Author: Michael Rogan

Publisher: ScriptBully

ISBN: 1970119020

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 106

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Discover How to Master Screenplay Dialogue!Want to learn how to write GREAT screenplay dialogue? (But not sure how to get started?)Have a killer story idea but confused on how to make sure your characters sound like humans? (Not robots!) Fear not, intrepid screenwriter!Because in "How to Write a Script With Dialogue That Doesn't suck," former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan, shows you: ¿What the $^ Dialogue is Supposed to Do¿How to Steal Your Way to Awesome Dialogue¿3 Tips for Writing Exposition That Doesn't Put Readers in a Coma¿How to Cut and Mutilate Your Dialogue (for Maximum Awesomeness) ¿4 Keys to Making Sure All Your Characters Don't All Sound the Same ¿and so much more!And each chapter includes easy-to-follow action steps to help you boost your screenwriting IQ - without taking a single $2,000 seminar. You CAN master screenplay dialogue! (Even if you think you suck at dialogue.) So, why not begin your quest to world-class screenwriting awesomeness...today!

Scriptwriting for the Screen

The book introduces the reader to the essential skills of writing effective drama.

Author: Charlie Moritz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415229111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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Scriptwriting for the Screen is an accessible guide to writing for film and television. It details the first principles of screenwriting and advises on the best way to identify and formulate a story and develop ideas in order to build a vivid, animated and entertaining script. The book introduces the reader to the essential skills of writing effective drama. Using examples of scripts from a range of films and television programmes such as, American Beauty, The English Patient, The Fisher King, My Left Foot, Shallow Grave, Casablanca, Coronation Street and Our Friends in the North, Scriptwriting for the Screen includes: * Advice on how to visualise action and translate this into energetic writing * How to dramatise writing, use metaphor and deepen meaning * Tips on how to determine the appropriate level of characterisation for different types of drama * Practical exercises and examples which help develop technique and style * A guide to further reading.

How Scripts are Made

Inga Karetnikova’ s method is that of the art teacher: she asks students to study great works in detail, to analyze them, and then to create their own.

Author: Inga Karetnikova

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034410667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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Inga Karetnikova’ s method is that of the art teacher: she asks students to study great works in detail, to analyze them, and then to create their own. She stresses that her examination is "interested only in how the scripts are written and what makes them work, not in a cultural or scholarly examination of them." Karetnikova analyzes eight screenplays— The Godfather, Rashomon, La Strada, Bicycle Thief, Nosferatu, The Servant, Viridiana, Notorious— and a novel written in screenplay form, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Each serves as an example of a particular aspect of screenplay writing: composing scripts, developing characters, constructing suspense, adapting literature to cinematic space and time, and weaving details and motifs within a script. Karetnikova urges film students to work on their own screenplays while studying her book, reading the suggested scripts and viewing the films based on them to get the most from her method. She provides a series of exercises for each chapter to help students master the skills of composing and writing film treatments, developing screen stories and their characters, organizing scenes, and writing dialogue. Each of the exercises has worked successfully in her own screenplay-writing classes.

Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV

This book provides writers with an assortment of dialogue and language tools, techniques, and exercises and teaches them how to perceive and understand the function, intent and thematic/psychological elements that dialogue can convey about ...

Author: Loren-Paul Caplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000203196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV is a practical guide that provides you, the screenwriter, with a clear set of exercises, tools, and methods to raise your ability to hear and discern conversation at a more complex level, in turn allowing you to create better, more nuanced, complex and compelling dialogue. The process of understanding dialogue writing begins with increasing writers’ awareness of what they hear. This book provides writers with an assortment of dialogue and language tools, techniques, and exercises and teaches them how to perceive and understand the function, intent and thematic/psychological elements that dialogue can convey about character, tone, and story. Text, subtext, voice, conflict, exposition, rhythm and style are among the many aspects covered. This book reminds us of the sheer joy of great dialogue and will change and enhance the way writers hear, listen to, and write dialogue, and along the way aid the writers’ confidence in their own voice allowing them to become more proficient writers of dialogue. Written by veteran screenwriter, playwright, and screenwriting professor Loren-Paul Caplin, Writing Compelling Dialogue is an invaluable writing tool for any aspiring screenwriter who wants to improve their ability to write dialogue for film and television, as well as students, professionals, and educators.

The Elements of Screenwriting

In the tradition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this essential reference offers welcome help for the thousands of screenwriters who have discovered that putting together a successful screenplay is much harder than it seems.

Author: Irwin R. Blacker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0020002203

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 142

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In the tradition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this essential reference offers welcome help for the thousands of screenwriters who have discovered that putting together a successful screenplay is much harder than it seems.

Scenario

Written by a highly-experienced and successful screenwriter, this is a book which not only instructs first-time writers how to go about their work but also serves as a valuable check-list for established authors, and for actors, directors ...

Author: Tudor Gates

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 129

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Scenario: The Craft of Screenwriting presents a system of logical analysis of the basic structures of successful screenplays, from initial plot-lines to realised scripts. All the essential building blocks are discussed in depth: the need for a strong premise, the roles of protagonist and antagonist, the orchestration of plot, characters and dialogue leading to a clear resolution. Written by a highly-experienced and successful screenwriter, this is a book which not only instructs first-time writers how to go about their work but also serves as a valuable check-list for established authors, and for actors, directors and teachers, in their task of deconstructing and assessing the value of the material placed before them.

Screenwriting for Film and Television

Chock full of sample scripts and scenes, this book provides readers with the techniques that will enable them to move from concept to draft to final script with ease.

Author: William Charles Miller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015041748669

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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More and more people are writing scripts as they try to break into the "Hollywood scene." What makes a script stand out? Readers will find out in this comprehensive volume. This invaluable tool to the film and television scriptwriter offers two especially unique features: It contains valuable information on writing for TV (most books just cover film or tv, not both), and secondly, it contains a full chapter on Comedy (other books briefly touch this genre). Chock full of sample scripts and scenes, this book provides readers with the techniques that will enable them to move from concept to draft to final script with ease. Topics include: the writing process; choosing a story; character development; story structure; television narrative; comedy; dialogue/sound/music; marketing the script; and much more. Ideal for both novice and experienced screenwriters.

Screenplay

"This is a complete screenwriting course -- from developing a theme, researching a story, plotting and structuring a script, developing characters, and plying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes to understanding the ...

Author: Robin U. Russin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935247069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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This is a complete screenwriting course -- from initial idea through final script sale -- providing in-depth discussions of theme development; story research; script plotting and structuring; character development; dialogue; writing and rewriting methods; formatting; the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts; writing for TV, the Web and video games, and much more. Well-written, comprehensive and filled with both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, illustrative screenplay examples and sage advice from veteran writers, Screenplay will help novices as well as working screenwriters improve and sell their scripts. This second edition of this popular manual is completely revised, reflecting current film industry practices, and includes new chapters on such subjects as Webisodes and video games, as well as updates to its many examples.

Writing Short Scripts

A practical guide to writing effective short scripts for films or videos, focusing on dialog, settings, characters, structure, and themes.

Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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A guide designed to help the beginning writer enter the world of short films, from travelogues to animated shorts.

Raindance Writers Lab

The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script.

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136055690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.

Game Writing Handbook

An illustrated manual for users who want to learn how to write scripts and stories for video games offers practical information on how to design storylines, create characters, write dialogue, organize data, format documents, and present ...

Author: Rafael Chandler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1584505036

Category: Games

Page: 295

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An illustrated manual for users who want to learn how to write scripts and stories for video games offers practical information on how to design storylines, create characters, write dialogue, organize data, format documents, and present information, outlining a framework for guiding the creative process and including sample game scripts, tips on understanding technical parameters, and more. Original. (Beginner)

Animation Writing and Development

It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Author: Jean Ann Wright

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136144059

Category: Art

Page: 360

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The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Developing Characters for Script Writing

This work deals with the creation and writing of characters for the script media of stage, radio and screen. Citing numerous examples, chapters address the character's roots, complexity, relationship with plot, and audience identification.

Author: Rib Davis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713669500

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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This work deals with the creation and writing of characters for the script media of stage, radio and screen. Citing numerous examples, chapters address the character's roots, complexity, relationship with plot, and audience identification.

Three More Screenplays by Preston Sturges

This volume will be the perfect accompaniment to the re-release of Sturges films on home video. 8 illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Preston Sturges

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520210042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 491

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Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was a member of Hollywood's gifted royalty, producing a remarkable number of films. In this third volume of scripts by one of Hollywood's wisest and wittiest filmmakers, the focus is on screenplays written but not directed by Sturges. This volume will be the perfect accompaniment to the re-release of Sturges films on home video. 8 illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Talk the Talk

With 20 simple lessons, plus writing exercises, this book gives scripwriters a complete tool kit for mastering the art of dialogue writing.

Author: Penny Penniston

Publisher:

ISBN: 193290770X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 599

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With 20 simple lessons, plus writing exercises, this book gives scripwriters a complete tool kit for mastering the art of dialogue writing.

Writing Short Film Scripts

Kooperman's "Writing Short Film Scripts" is an invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama, and English.

Author: Paul Kooperman

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411083

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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An invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama and English.

Writing a Screenplay

“When thescreenplay has been written and the dialogue has been added, we're
ready to shoot.” Alfred Hitchcock (Screenwriter/Director) First Things Last
Dialogue is one of the major blindalleys that fledgling screenwriters love to run ...

Author: John Costello

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842436820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The recent explosion of unsolicited material written for the world's greatest, sexiest entertainment medium has largely produced a mountain of wasted paper. Truth is, the many who write from scratch, no matter how talented, have more chance of winning the lottery than creating an excellent script. The few who achieve success do so because they have shed the blood, sweat and tears necessary to master the elaborate art and craft of Screenwriting. This book explodes the myth that a screenplay is the easiest literary form to master, navigates a relatively painless path through the Screenwriting labyrinth, and offers an easy to digest step-by-step guide to writing a script from inception to completion. What's in it? The main areas covered are: Motivation; Research & Development; Genre; Idea; Story & Plot; Audience; Character; Action & Setting; Structure; Format; Dialogue; Synopses & Treatments; Drafts; Marketing & The Industry. There's also a glossary of commonly used jargon to further demystify the process.

FilmCraft Screenwriting

Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and ...

Author: Tim Grierson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136070617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.