Fitzgerald Did It: The Writer's Guide to Mastering the Screenplay

Fitzgerald Did It: The Writer's Guide to Mastering the Screenplay

by Meg Wolitzer
     
 

A one-of-a-kind guide to help writers translate their literary talents to the big screen.

This is a book for all writers, be they published or unpublished, novelists or journalists, who want to write for the movies. Meg Wolitzer, who has transformed herself from novelist to novelist/screenwriter, shows writers how they, too, can use their grasp of story,…  See more details below

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A one-of-a-kind guide to help writers translate their literary talents to the big screen.

This is a book for all writers, be they published or unpublished, novelists or journalists, who want to write for the movies. Meg Wolitzer, who has transformed herself from novelist to novelist/screenwriter, shows writers how they, too, can use their grasp of story, language, and character to write great screenplays. Wolitzer discusses those aspects of screenwriting that can stymie even the most seasoned of writers. Her topics include:

* getting started
* the essential three-act structure
* how writers can use what they already know about writing
* why write a treatment and how to do it
* how to write visually instead of verbally
* creating for the market

Wolitzer also advises on shedding obstructive writing habits and adapting one's own work and the work of others for the big screen. Level-headed, encouraging, and always delightful, Fitzgerald Did It is a must for every writer's bookshelf.
"If you try to write a screenplay, as I do, and you don't know what you're doing, as I don't, you have to read this book, as I have. Repeatedly." --Cathleen Schine, author of The Love Letter and The Evolution of Jane

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140275766
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Penguin Original Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Meg Wolitzer's novels include The Wife, The Position, and the New York Times bestsellers The Ten-Year Nap and The Interestings. She lives in New York City.

Meg Wolitzer is the author of eight previous novels, including The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. She lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
May 28, 1959
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Brown University, 1981
Website:
http://www.megwolitzer.com

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