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Now Write! Screenwriting

Exercises by Today's Best Writers and Teachers
(Book - 2010 )
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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting -the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story. *Learn about why it is sometimes best to write what you don't know from Christina Kim ('Lost') *Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas down to their most basic elements, and uses that as a writing guide *Learn why you should focus on your character, not your plot, when digging yourself out of a plot home from Danny Rubin ( Groundhog Day ) *Take tips from Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, The Spiderwick Chronicles) on how to give an inanimate object intense emotional significance *Let Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset) teach you how to stop your internal critic dead in his tracks This lively and easy-to-read guide will motivate both aspiring and experienced screenwriters. No other screenwriting book offers advice and exercises from this many writers of successful, iconic films.
Title: Now write! screenwriting
exercises by today's best writers and teachers
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2010.
Characteristics: 343 p. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Choosing your story
Get writing
Structure
Theme
Crafting scenes
Character development
Verbal and nonverbal communication
Revision
Now what?
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Sherry - 1950-
Lamson, Laurie
ISBN: 9781585428519
1585428515
Statement of Responsibility: [edited by] Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson
Subject Headings: Motion picture authorship. Motion picture authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Topical Term: Motion picture authorship.
Motion picture authorship
LCCN: 2010029424
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