Screenwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118052625
  • ISBN-13: 9781118052624
  • DDC: 808.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Screenwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the most up-to-date information and step-by-step instructions for finding success as a screenwriter. The book includes fresh story examples from recently released films, as well as updated information on the most prolific and talented screenwriters writing today. It also includes additional information and exercises on crafting a screenplay, character development, time clock, dramatic structure and dialogue dos and donts; plus an expanded chapter on collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos. In addition to 25% new and revised material, Screenwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains an entirely new chapter on developing a non-traditional screenplay (e.g. movie-musicals, films with animation, or any story involving high dramatic style).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: So You Want to Write for Pictures.
2: Introducing the Art of Screenwriting.
3: Preparing to Think Visually.
4: Diving In to the Screenwriter's Mind.
5: Approaching Screenwriting as a Craft.
6: Breaking Down the Elements of a Story.
7: Unpacking Your Idea.
8: Plot Part I: Beginnings.
9: Plot Part II: Middles.
10: Plot Part III: Endings.
11: Character Building.
12: Say What? Constructing Dynamic Dialogue.
13: The Nontraditional Film.
14: Maintaining an Audience's Trust.
15: Turning Your Story into a Script.
16: Mapping out Your Screenplay.
17: Surviving Writer's Block.
18: Formatting Your Screenplay.
19: Putting It Together: Structuring Your First Draft.
20: Take Two: Rewriting Your Script.
21: Adaptation and Collaboration: Two Alternate Ways to Work.
22: Selling Your Script to Show Business.
23: Before You Send It: Premarketing Considerations.
24: Getting Your Screenplay Noticed.
25: The Part of Tens.
26: Ten Screenwriters You Should Know.
27: Ten Screenwriting Myths.