Lateral Screenwriting

Lateral Screenwriting

by Lee Matthias

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Using the principles of Lateral Thinking for story-telling, author and screenwriter, Lee A. Matthias shows writers how to generate and develop their best ideas for movies and novels.

Screenwriters and storytellers have been looking for deeper insight to their craft for years. Nothing truly new has been written in decades... until now.

"Lateral Thinking" is a process for generating creative solutions to real-world problems. Coined by author and business consultant, Edward de Bono, it has helped the left-brain worlds of business and government to revolutionize, achieving unheard-of success.

Lee Matthias returns this concept to its origins, the right-brain world of creative expression. Not another "how-to" on writing for Hollywood, this book decodes the creative process itself, applying it to storytelling in general and screenwriting in particular. LATERAL SCREENWRITING is packed with ideas, examples, stories, and the genius of the world's greatest filmmakers. Rather than re-hashing a thousand other works on the "how" of screenwriting, this book helps writers find their best ideas toward writing the greatest movies never-yet-made.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014779371
Publisher: Lee Matthias
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 500
File size: 551 KB

About the Author

During and after college, Lee Matthias worked as a theater projectionist, theater manager, and film programmer; in public relations; and as a literary agent selling to publishers and producers. He has had a number of magazine articles, one novel, and two “movie-length tales” published, with others on the way. While he’s written several screenplays, so far, his screenwriting has only been optioned. Two heads are better than one, so he keeps a skull on his desk for inspiration (and a second opinion). He is married and the father of two daughters.

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