- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies (January 31, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764554867
- ISBN-13: 978-0764554865
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Screenwriting For Dummies Paperback – January 31, 2003
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From the Back Cover
"Valuable advice. . . . Presents any number of provocative and clever ways to understand the screenwriting process."
John Logan, coscreenwriter of Gladiator
Packed with fun and helpful writing projects
Find your voice, craft your story, and sell your screenplay
So you want to write for pictures? This friendly guide walks you through the essential elements of a good screenplay, from crafting the plot to character development to writing compelling dialogue. Youll discover how to write for different genres, think visually, format your screenplay, and get your script noticed by the right players in show biz.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Laura Schellhardt holds degrees in screenwriting, playwriting, and poetry. Schellhardt has taught alongside Oscar nominee John Logan.
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Top Customer Reviews
Schellhardt also covers outline writing in detail and takes a couple of pages to discuss the purpose and interleaving of subplot, as well as the usual stuff about formatting and marketing. This has not only become my favorite book on screenwriting, but has proven useful in my evolving understanding of plot in fiction.
I wish she had a CD with it for search and indexing. this book has lots of information, I orginally planned to finish it in a week and I am still reading it.
I haven't bought it for actually writing a script but for a project I am working on.
probably the best I've seen so for.
It is a great book for people interested in begining a screenwriter carrer.