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Break Into Screenwriting 5th Edition : Teach Yourself - Ray Frensham

Break Into Screenwriting 5th Edition

Teach Yourself

Paperback

Published: 25th November 2011
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This market-leading guide is a comprehensive and jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters.

This is 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.

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

TEST YOURSELF
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of screenwriting.

FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

TRY THIS
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

About the Author

Ray Frensham (London, UK) is a writer, script doctor, freelance lecturer and script workshop organizer. He is ex-chairman of The Screenwriters' Workshop.

Acknowledgements 1 introduction 2 screenplay layout: your visual language 3 originating your ideas 4 developing your ideas: from idea to framework 5 creating your characters 6 character growth, motivation and conflict 7 structure 8 structural variations 9 'deep structure' 10 enhancing emotion 11 the next step 12 the actual writing 13 the craft of the rewrite 14 the 'finished' item 15 assembling your portfolio 16 copyright 17 agents: what they do, how to get and keep one 18 adaptations, shorts, soaps, series, sitcoms and collaborations 19 the industry: how it works and your place in it 20 your career as a writer 21 final comments 22 appendices

ISBN: 9781444155884
ISBN-10: 1444155881
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 25th November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29