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Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Transform Readers into Raving Fans & Keep Them Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel by H.R. D'Costa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Master story stakes, and keep readers up all night! How? Stakes create tension. To relieve this tension, readers must continue turning the pages of your screenplay or novel, till they reach the end. With this guide, you will learn about 11 types of story stakes, 8 ways to elicit extra emotion from the same set of stakes…plus specific strategies to raise the stakes (even when they’re already high!)
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights by H.R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Crafting the Character Arc by Jennie Jarvis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. This is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.
16 Secrets Revealed by Professional Screenwriters by Richard Finney
Series: Professional Screenwriting. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Lono Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Those who can’t do teach. And those who can’t write professionally somehow end up writing books about screenwriting. This book is DIFFERENT -- written by a PROFESSIONAL currently working in Hollywood as a Screenwriter and Film Producer. Successful Professional Screenwriters REVEAL A SECRET about what led to their SUCCESS. 34,000 words of original text!
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling by David Sheppard
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact by H.R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If the middle of your screenplay or novel (ie Act Two) has ever given you trouble, this is the book for you. The key is simple. Just figure out how Act Two ends. Ideally, your choice is filled with pain, emotion, and paradox—a powerful combination which re-engages audiences just when their interest is about to evaporate. This book will show you exactly what to do. Conquer Act Two for good, today!
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: The Absolute Essentials by Michael Welles Schock
Price: Free! Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
This simplified 4-chapter edition of "Screenwriting Down to the Atoms" hand-picks the most essential sections of Michael Welles Schock's innovative new approach to screencraft - and offers them absolutely free. The selected chapters represent the core of the book's unique method, most of it unavailable in any other source. These are the real essentials every screenwriter must know.
Free Fire Zone - A Playwrght's Adventures on the Creative Battlefields of Film, TV, and Theater by Theresa Rebeck
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Playwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Theresa Rebeck’s career has hopscotched between the Off-Broadway successes of plays such as Spike Heels, The Family of Mann, and View of the Dome, to award– winning work writing and producing network television such as NYPD Blue, to writing screenplays for independent and studio features. This writer’s guide is both a discussion of the writer’s craft.
The Screenwriter's Way: Master the Craft, Free the Art by Brian Craft
Series: The Screenwriter's Way. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
THE SCREENWRITERS WAY is for writers that want to take action and get writing NOW! Designed by a working Hollywood screenwriter, this breakthrough guide empowers you to successfully tackle the hundreds of choices you will face in every act, on every page, in every scene. THE SCREENWRITERS WAY Master the craft. Free the art. Sell your script!
Inciting Incident: How to Begin Your Story and Engage Audiences Right Away by H.R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This guide will teach you all you need to know about the inciting incident--your secret weapon against boring your audience. You’ll learn about the 4 key traits of the inciting incident; when to keep it off-screen; its connection to genre; 4 ways to handle what happens afterwards; how it can help you edit; and strategies for writing your first pages. Plus, 10 case studies from blockbuster movies!
On Writing A Low Budget Screenplay by Rodney Cannon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
On Writing A Low Budget Screenplay will not only offer advice and rules that must be followed if you wish to craft a script that can be produced for a few thousand dollars, but how to look at your script from the view of the film maker. This book is short and to the point. It does not take more words to tell you how to write a low budget script than are actually in one.
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling by Michael Welles Schock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
"Screenwriting Down to the Atoms" represents the next generation of screenwriting guides. Using fresh approaches and new discoveries, "Atoms" looks closer and digs deeper to explore concepts in greater detail while pushing thought further with new, never before seen methods. Atoms allows readers to fully grasp the art of storytelling and execute it like never before.
Top Ten Screenplay Rewrite Tips by Jim Kalergis
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
"Top Ten Screenplay Rewrite Tips" is a compilation of analytical tools intended to assist screenwriters in their effort to realize the full potential inherent in their screen story premise. Although this E-book is primarily intended for newer writers, old pros may well be surprised by the insights offered in this quick and easy read.
The Screenwriter's Fairy Tale: The Universal Story Within All Movie Stories (a very brief fable) by Todd Klick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: American English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Klick shows writers, through the use of a clever fable, new insights on how the archetypal story pattern works in each act of a screenplay. An ideal tool for developing any story, treatment or novel.
Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay by Daniel Calvisi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Learn the secrets to writing a GREAT screenplay from a major movie studio Story Analyst who will show you how to BLOW AWAY THE READER! Master the structure and principles used by 95% of commercial movies by studying detailed breakdowns, or "Story Maps," of several hit movies of the past decade, in all different genres.