Practical Screenwriting

Practical Screenwriting

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Practical Screenwriting is a structured guide for the novice screenwriter that provides exercises in writing as well as practical guides to analyzing major films in ways that will provide insight into the screenwriting process. It aids the screenwriting in writing clean, crisp, clear scripts that will get read in the crowded contemporary marketplace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585101281
  • 9781585101283
  • 2,521,747

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This is a practical text for beginning screenwriters or others who want a step by step guide to constructing a screenplay in the style and manner that will appeal to production companies.
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Comments about Screenwright: The Craft of Screenwriting, an electronic screenwriting tutorial which was the precusor to Practical Screenwriting: An extraordinary book that promises to become the bible of screenwriting for the novice. And that's not an exaggeration!- John Jarvis, StoryCraft Fiction Writers Page For the first time (to my knowledge) the "book" is written for the way one works rather than expecting one to follow the author's suggested line of thought....Charles has done a superb job compiling as much as one needs to know to write a screenplay. It is a trove of information and guidance. Just add your own story.- Cam Eason, The Book Nook .....the remarkable electronic book on Screenwriting...Screenwright has everything that you would expect in a well written screenwriting work book....Screenwright is a fresh approach to helping your screenwriting and one that deserves consideration from everyone starting out." - John Hopson, Virtual Screenwriter at London Screenwriters Workshop If you're new to this screenwriting thing, unsure of yourself and the jargon, and you need some straight talk about your career path, start with Screenwright. Charles is friendly, an experienced teacher and writer. He gives you a broad spectrum of what this business is all about, from what a concept is, to how to write with a partner, to how to write a query letter."- Christine DeSmet, Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum newsletter. ...the strength of Screenwright is that it presents fledgeling writers with a range of options, withinwhich to explore their own personal approach to screenwriting.... this book is ideal for those just dipping into the big pool of screenwriting.-Chris Owen on misc.writing.screenplays newsgroup From users: He takes a lot of the various theories and puts it all in one text. He also takes into account that different people write in different ways. Lots of examples, plus he actually writes a screenplay within
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About Charles Deemer

Charles Deemer (MFA University of Oregon) is a teacher, writer, scriptwriter. He teaches screenwriting at Portland State University and, via the Internet, for Writers on the Net.
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