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Screenwriting for Dummies


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Foreword. Introduction. Part I: So You Want to Write for Pictures. Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Art of Screenwriting. Chapter 2: Preparing to Think Visually. Chapter 3: Diving Into the Screenwriter's Mind. Chapter 4: Approaching Screenwriting as a Craft. Part II: Breaking Down the Elements of a Story. Chapter 5: Unpacking Your Idea. Chapter 6: Plot Part I: Beginnings. Chapter 7: Plot Part II: Middles. Chapter 8: Plot Part III: Endings. Chapter 9: Character Building. Chapter 10: Say What? Constructing Dynamic Dialogue. Chapter 11: Maintaining an Audience's Trust: A Screenwriter's Responsibility. Part III: Turning Your Story into a Script. Chapter 12: Mapping Out Your Screenplay. Chapter 13: Surviving Writer's Block. Chapter 14: Formatting Your Screenplay. Chapter 15: Putting It Together: Structuring Your First Draft. Chapter 16: Take Two: Rewriting Your Script. Chapter 17: Adaptation and Collaboration: Two Alternate Ways to Work. Part IV: Selling Your Script to Show Business. Chapter 18: Before You Send It Out: Pre-Marketing Considerations. Chapter 19: Getting Your Screenplay Noticed. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Screenwriters You Should Know. Chapter 21: Ten Movies You Should See and/or Read. Chapter 22: Ten Screenwriting Myths. Index.

About the Author

Laura Schellhardt holds degrees in screenwriting, playwriting, and poetry. Schellhardt has taught alongside Oscar nominee John Logan.

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