Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II

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A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films. More

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About Alexandra Sokoloff

Alexandra Sokoloff is the author of the supernatural thrillers THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, and BOOK OF SHADOWS (St. Martin's Press), the paranormal romance, THE SHIFTERS, and the upcoming paranormal trilogy TWIST OF FATE (Harlequin Nocturne). She is also the author of SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS (AND SCREENWRITERS!), a workbook based on her internationally acclaimed blog and workshops. She is a Thriller Award winner and a Bram Stoker and Anthony Award nominee. The New York Times Book Review called her books "Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre."

As a screenwriter, Alex has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios, for producers such as Michael Bay, Laura Ziskin, David Heyman, and Neal Moritz. Alex has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, and the board of Mystery Writers of America. She is also the founder of WriterAction.com, an online community and resource center of 2000+ professional screenwriters, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley.


http://alexandrasokoloff.com
http://screenwritingtricks.com

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Review by: Bill Hopkins on June 05, 2013 :
This is the book to buy if you've never written a line of fiction. I've read through it twice and made tons of notes. I now make my plot outlines using the info in the book.


Bill Hopkins
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Wendy Scott on July 11, 2012 :
All writers could benefit from the structural analysis detailed in this guide. I'm a fan of using index cards for plotting,and liked the way sequencing was explained. As soon as I finished reading this book I used the techniques to plot out a dark fantasy romance, Masquerade. Also recommended this book at an authors' workshop and have had emails thanking me as they also found this book extremely helpful. Thanks and I'm looking forward to the next one on paranormal and urban fantasy. Fantasy author, Wendy Scott.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Peter Holmquist on July 11, 2012 :
Great book, poured through the previous edition and found that very helpful. Every time I watch a movie now, I think about the scene changes and plot twists every 5 minutes. Nice!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Suzan Battah on April 10, 2012 :
Loved this book, very informative and well written. Very impressed and pleased I finally purchased this book. All writers should read it. It goes through disecting every aspect in making a story great and more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shirley Shelton on Feb. 21, 2012 :
Forget any of the myriad 'how to write a novel' publications swamping the marketplace. This is the one you need to read if you have any serious ambitions to write a novel that people might actually buy, enjoy and come back for more. This is the real deal!

Alexandra Sokoloff brings her considerable skills as both author and screen writer in producing a practical, common sense guide to the many diverse facets involved in writing your own book.

As others here have already said, it's packed with helpful tips, bullet points and a plethora of invaluable information for both novice and experienced writers alike.

Do yourself one big massive favour and chuck out all those 'how to' manuals cluttering your book shelf and replace them with Alexandra Sokoloff's invaluable guide. Do it now!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shirley Shelton on Feb. 21, 2012 :
Forget any of the myriad 'how to write a novel' publications swamping the marketplace. This is the one you need to read if you have any serious ambitions to write a novel that people might actually buy, enjoy and come back for more. This is the real deal!

Alexandra Sokoloff brings her considerable skills as both author and screen writer in producing a practical, common sense guide to the many diverse facets involved in writing your own book.

As others here have already said, it's packed with helpful tips, bullet points and a plethora of invaluable information for both novice and experienced writers alike.

Do yourself one big massive favour and chuck out all those 'how to' manuals cluttering your book shelf and replace them with Alexandra Sokoloff's invaluable guide. Do it now!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shirley Shelton on Feb. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
Forget any of the myriad 'how to write a novel' publications swamping the marketplace. This is the one you need to read if you have any serious ambitions to write a novel that people might actually buy, enjoy and come back for more. This is the real deal!

Alexandra Sokoloff brings her considerable skills as both author and screen writer in producing a practical, common sense guide to the many diverse facets involved in writing your own book.

As others here have already said, it's packed with helpful tips, bullet points and a plethora of invaluable information for both novice and experienced writers alike.

Do yourself one big massive favour and chuck out all those 'how to' manuals cluttering your book shelf and replace them with Alexandra Sokoloff's invaluable guide. Do it now!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sarah Hutchins on Feb. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
As a romance novelist, I found this ebook to be a great asset.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Valle Bower on Nov. 01, 2011 :
I've been following Alexandra's blog for a while now, and I've learned a lot from her. So, I was eagerly waiting for this book to come out...and it doesn't disappoint. Don't let the awesome price of 2.99 fool ya...there is a lot of information and direction packed in here. I don't have a kindle yet, so I downloaded it in pdf format on my pc...and it stays on my desktop for easy reference.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leslie Nuccio on Oct. 26, 2011 :
I purchased this book because after taking Alexandra's online class, Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (amazing class BTW), I wondered, how could she expand on the rich nuggets of information already presented? Well should have known better than to wonder. Ms. Sokoloff's description of this book does not do it justice, not by a long shot. To say it's a revised and expanded version of her excellent book, "Screenwriting Tricks for Authors", is selling this volume short.

Now I've read a ton, and I mean a ton (my husband will vouch for me) of fiction writing books and there are some amazing books out there but this book, not only gives you in-depth descriptions of book and movie structure, it also gives you bullet-point lists you can follow from the opening image to the end of your story. In addition, Sokoloff covers different types of stories (i.e Fairy Tale, Love Story, Meta Structure), breaking each down completely. And she has tons of examples, she talks about high concept, voice, rule of 3, etc.

I could go on for a long time but it boils down to this. There is sooo much helpful information for writers, I recommend you run, don't walk to buy this book for yourself. I bought a pdf copy through Smashwords for only $2.99 USD and that, ladies and gentlemen, is a BARGAIN.

Leslie Nuccio
(reviewed long after purchase)

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