Break into Screenwriting
Your complete guide to writing for stage, screen or radio
By Ray Frensham
YOUR COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF GETTING INTO SCREENWRITING FOR TV, RADIO AND FILM.
This is a comprehensive and jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Featuring practical tips, exercises and expert advice on how to improve your script writing skills.
LEARN HOW TO BREAK INTO THE WORLD OF SCREENWRITING WITH THIS INDISPENSABLE GUIDE.
A comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters
Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter.
Break into Screenwriting includes:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Screenplay layout: your visual language
Chapter 3: Originating your ideas
Chapter 4: Developing your ideas: from idea to framework
Chapter 5: Creating your characters
Chapter 6: Character goals, growth, motivation and conflict
Chapter 7: Structure
Chapter 8: Structural variations
Chapter 9: 'Deep structure'
Chapter 10: Enhancing emotion
Chapter 11: The next step Chapter 12: The actual writing
Chapter 13: The craft of the rewrite
Chapter 14: The 'finished' item
Chapter 15: Assembling your portfolio
Chapter 16: Copyright
Chapter 17: Agents
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Ray Frensham is a writer, script doctor, freelance lecturer and script workshop organizer. He is ex-chairman of The Screenwriters' Workshop.
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27 Aug 2010
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