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Blueprint for Screenwriting A Complete Writer's Guide To Story Structure and Character Development / Edition 2
     

Blueprint for Screenwriting A Complete Writer's Guide To Story Structure and Character Development / Edition 2

by Rachel Ballon
 

ISBN-10: 0805849238

ISBN-13: 9780805849233

Pub. Date: 08/31/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ballon sets out to demystify the screenplay writing process for those who live outside the film capitals of Hollywood and New York and lack ready access to those cities' many writing workshops. Her brief guide sketches out a script structure that she promises can serve as a solid structure for any screenplay to build on. Ballon's how-to emerges from a slightly

Overview

Ballon sets out to demystify the screenplay writing process for those who live outside the film capitals of Hollywood and New York and lack ready access to those cities' many writing workshops. Her brief guide sketches out a script structure that she promises can serve as a solid structure for any screenplay to build on. Ballon's how-to emerges from a slightly different perspective from most: She's a psychotherapist who specializes in creative issues such as writer's block and procrastination; she formerly taught screenwriting at the U. of Southern California. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805849233
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Blueprint for Screenwritingvii
Chapter 1Creativity: Your Blueprint for Ideas1
Chapter 2Building Your Story11
Chapter 3Constructing Your Blueprint: Laying Down the Framework20
Chapter 4Story Structure: The Screenplay's Foundation31
Chapter 5The Main Character39
Chapter 6Characters and Conflict49
Chapter 7Creating the Character's Emotional Arc: The Heart of the Story58
Chapter 8The Psychology of Characters67
Chapter 9Structuring Scenes and Acts77
Chapter 10The Outline, the Treatment, The Synopsis88
Chapter 11Script Format96
Chapter 12Dialogue106
Chapter 13Subtext114
Chapter 14Writing From Your Inner Cast of Characters124
Chapter 15Overcoming Writer's Block136
Chapter 16The Completed Screenplay150
Afterword: How to Survive the Writing Game153
Index167

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