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The Guide For Every Screenwriter: From Synopsis to Subplots: The Secrets of Screenwriting Revealed by [Geoffrey Calhoun]
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"One of the best new Screenwriting books" - BookAuthority

"When it comes to the world of screenwriting there are several different books that discuss the foundations of the craft. Calhoun's book, "The Guide For Every Screenwriter From Synopsis to Subplots: The Secrets of Screenwriting Revealed," may appear no different at first glance, but deep within its core are several precise reference tools and some unswerving advice, all of which comes across as solid, well-founded, and informative.
In Part I: Development, Calhoun discusses such aspects as character, theme, and concept to help a writer foster their inspiration. Offering up several diagrams, templates, and worksheets, Calhoun provides a plethora of ways for a writer to work through initial stages of writing/screenwriting.
 
But it is when Calhoun delves into the minutia of structure, in Part II, that we are privy to a solid conceptual understanding of how plot works for Calhoun himself. Calhoun creates his own diagrammatic structural model (which he provides in the book) that allows him to breakdown some of Hollywood's best-plotted films. By coalescing his real-life experience as a screenwriter, story editor, and script doctor with his knowledge of the most prolific storytelling/screenwriting authors (Campbell, Field, Vogler, Snyder, etc.) Calhoun creates a structural mosaic that is highly accessible, even to the most novice of writers.
 
Part III: Format, contains several important, pragmatic and current formatting tips (as of 2019) for every screenwriter to remember. In PART IV: What Comes Next and Part V: Networking, Calhoun's real-world expertise really shines. These last sections, offering up honest and straight forward advice, provide important suggestions about making connections, script protection, and employment, without being bogged down by diatribe.
 
Through a combination of his notion as to how the writing process works, his understanding of structure, and his practical experience in the industry, Calhoun refreshingly offers up an approach to screenwriting that is of value to novices and pros alike."
-Morgan I.P. Fics MFA Screenwriting Award-Winning Filmmaker

From the Author

"There are so many books on screenwriting. Although many of them offer tips on structure, and development,few books deliver the information into something digestible for aspiring writers. Most books can leave people feeling more confused than when they started.
The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. 
Geoffrey D. Calhoun cuts past the verbose film school expository, and gets straight to work, delivering a sample-driven checklist that anyone can follow. What's remarkable about this book is how quick it is to apply to your work. It serves as a side-by-side checklist for the writing process.
I recommend this book to anyone looking to write a screenplay, and to any professional needing a refresher."
- Kelly Schwarze, Director - Indie Film Factory

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  • Publication date : April 29, 2019
  • File size : 10158 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 132 pages
  • Publisher : We Fix Your Script (April 29, 2019)
  • ASIN : B07R92L1N1
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars, no doubt!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geoffrey D. Calhoun inspires screenwriters like none other!
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