Screenwriting Is Storytelling


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Screenwriting is StorytellingForeword by Arthur Hiller

Introduction: "Screenwriters must become storytellers."
Part One
Screenthinking: "What is my story about?"
Chapter 1: Screenwriting is Storytelling
Chapter 2: Movies are Entertainment
Chapter 3: The Big Idea
Chapter 4: The Four "Story" Questions
Chapter 5: Form: 3-Act Paradigms
Chapter 6: Spine: The Process
Chapter 7: Integrating Form and Spine
Chapter 8: Critical Thinking and Creative Tools
Part Two
Screenplanning: "How does my story make the audience feel?"
Chapter 9: Genre
Chapter 10: Plot vs. Story
Chapter 11: Creating the Main Character
Chapter 12: Creating the Antagonist
Chapter 13: Supporting Characters Who Tell the Story
Chapter 14: Creating Dramatic Conflict
Chapter 15: Moral Dilemma and the Moral of the Story
Chapter 16: Following the Emotional Story
Part Three
Screenwriting: "This is what my story is about."
Chapter 17: The One-Page Summary
Chapter 18: The Step Outline
Chapter 19: Creating the Scene
Chapter 20: Originality
Chapter 21: Where Good Scripts Go Wrong
Part Four
Rewriting and Script Doctoring: "What is my story really about?"
Chapter 22: Writing Is Rewriting
Part Five
Breaking In and Staying There
Chapter 23: Breaking In
Chapter 24: Second Careers and Reinventing Yourself
Postscript: "Becoming a Storyteller"
A. Entertainment Industry Organizations
B. Screenwriting Competitions
C. Popular Internet Websites for Screenwriters
D. "Standout U.S. Format" and Elements of Screenwriting
About the Author

About the Author

Kate Wright is an Emmy Award-winning producer and screenwriter with more than 20 years of experience. Ms. Wright is a Senior Instructor at UCLA Extension's internationally known Writers Program where she teaches "Script Doctoring: Rewriting for Production" and "Writing the Screenplay the Professional Way."

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