Books tagged: playwriting

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A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A Story is a Promise offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels become so successful. For writers considering self-publishing, it offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential. This is the book agents recommend to their authors. The Spirit of Storytelling explores how the great storytellers create characters with deeply realized inner lives.
Of Love and Vengeance
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical
Love is a powerful thing, not just between lovers, but also between friends. The desire for vengeance can be even stronger. Draco is about to experience this first hand. When duty compels him to avenge the death of his best friend, it becomes his primary obsession. How will this obsession affect his relationship with his new wife? Will Draco and Julia be ripped apart by his desire for vengeance?
The mill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical, Screenplays » Drama
The Roman Province of Judaea, Anno Domini XXXIII. The main character, a demon, acts as a puppeteer who pulls the strings of the other characters. They are the unaware spectators and actors of an evanescent show, which references to a plausible historical reality and eventually compels the reader to get lost in the maze of a metaphysical symbolism.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,080. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. To win his lady’s favor, a Swedish soldier conspires to kidnap Hamlet off the streets of Wittenberg, unaware that Hamlet's brother has come in secret to woo the lady for himself.
Deep And Serious: A Short Play
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A short play. A short play. Marilyn, Sirena, George and Fredric want to join a playwriting group. They are more for fun than serious playwriting, but think they can learn something. They first write a funny skit, but decide that won’t impress them, so they turn it into a deep and serious play. Not easy.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Constantinople, once the greatest city ever known, has degenerated into a grotesque; a carnival of buffons and butchers who stumble with abandon and glee through this city's mazes and its endless riddles. In this play, the City is both a meditation and an escape – a dream in which the past imagines the present.
Mastering Story Structure - A guide for writing unforgettable plays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
Bill Johnson uses reviews of Romeo and Juliet, The Heidi Chronicles, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, and The Iceman Cometh to teach the art and craft of writing powerful plays. Using this guide, you'll be able to learn about writing plays from masters of the craft.
How to Write and Sell Your Plays
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Lessons on how to write different types of plays and on different ways to have them performed.
The Playwright's Workout - Exercises for the Dramatic Imagination from Professional Playwrights
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Playwriting
This collection of exercises is designed to build creative muscle in students of playwriting and will prove useful as well to working dramatists who want to build their skills while stretching their imaginative powers. Contributed by some of America's foremost playwrights and playwriting teachers, these varied and inventive exercises offer new sources for dramatic inspiration.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
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.