The Art of Plotting
Add Emotion, Suspense, and Depth to Your Screenplay
By (author) Linda J. Cowgill
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Art of Plotting by Linda J. Cowgill
Book DescriptionPlot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. That's the message in "The Art of Plotting", which teaches screenwriters how to integrate plot, characterisation and exposition to make stories compelling. Using examples from recent and classic movies, author Linda J. Cowgill demonstrates how the plot springs naturally from the characters - and how that technique makes audiences connect with the story on a more intimate level. Easy exercises reveal common plot problems and help writers overcome them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580650700
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Lone Eagle Publishing Co
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Linda J. Cowgill
Writing Short Films, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Linda J. Cowgill
By contrasting and comparing the differences and similarities between feature films and short films, this title aims to offer readers the requirements needed to make their writing crisp, sharp and compelling. It emphasises on characters, structure, dialogue and story, and dispels the 'magic formula' concept.
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Author Biography - Linda J. Cowgill
Linda J. Cowgill teaches at the Los Angeles Film School and Loyola Marymount University. Her books Secrets of Screenplay Structure and Writing Short Films are used in writing programmes across America. She lives in Los Angeles.
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