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Midpoint Magic: How to Swing Your Screenplay or Novel in a New Direction and Say Good-Bye to Sagging Story Middles That Put Audiences to Sleep by H. R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story middles. Nightmare. You’ve got a lot of pages to fill…and only 1 thing to fill them with (your hero’s repeated attempts to achieve his goal). Without a plan, you’ll end up with a monotonous snooze fest. Buy this guide, learn 8 specific ways to zap the monotony (plus, the plot point that can take your story to the next level)…and say good-bye to sagging middles that put audiences to sleep!
The Complete Guide to Distributing an Indie Film by Gini Graham Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,360. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting
This is a step-by-step guide to distribute your film. It is primarily for independent filmmakers distributing their first films with budgets under $200,000 to a few million. Its six sections are: - an overview of the distribution process - creating printed materials and deliverables, - publicizing your film - entering film festivals - arranging theatrical screenings - making contacts at the
Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Produce a Page-Turner that Transforms Readers into Raving Fans of Your Screenplay or Novel by H. R. D'Costa
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,270. 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 That Thrills & Delights by H. R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,090. 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: 80,300. 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.
Inciting Incident: How to Begin Your Screenplay or Novel and Captivate Audiences Right Away (While Accomplishing Your Long-Term Plotting Goals) by H. R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity(5.00 from 1 review)
Does Your Story Beginning Set You Up For Success…or Failure? The beginning of your story has to grab audiences. At the same time, it has to accomplish “slow” stuff, like establishing your premise and introducing your characters & the stakes. This is the marketing-plotting conundrum. This writing guide will show you how to solve it. Buy now and keep audiences hooked to your screenplay or novel!
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling by Michael Welles Schock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,260. 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.
Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay by Daniel Calvisi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,950. 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.