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Now Write! Screenwriting: Exercises by Today's Best Writers and Teachers (Now Write!)


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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows.

Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story.

*Learn about why it is sometimes best to write what you don't know from Christina Kim ('Lost')

*Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas down to their most basic elements, and uses that as a writing guide

*Learn why you should focus on your character, not your plot, when digging yourself out of a plot home from Danny Rubin (Groundhog Day)

*Take tips from Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, The Spiderwick Chronicles) on how to give an inanimate object intense emotional significance

*Let Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset) teach you how to stop your internal critic dead in his tracks

This lively and easy-to-read guide will motivate both aspiring and experienced screenwriters. No other screenwriting book offers advice and exercises from this many writers of successful, iconic films.

About the Author

Sherry Ellis is the editor of NOW WRITE! Fiction Writing Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers and NOW WRITE! Nonfiction, as well as a personal writing coach. Her author interviews have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Writer's Chronicle, Glimmer Train, and AGNI.

Laurie Lamson is a writer, filmmaker and book editor. She recently adapted a book for the screen (Don't Shoot, I'm The Guitar Man) and edited a non-fiction book. She is Sherry Ellis' niece.

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Ellis, Sherry
Lamson, Laurie
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Television - Screenwriting
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Motion picture authorship
Film - Screenwriting
Film and Television-Screenwriting
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8.24 x 5.47 x 1 in 0.67 lb
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