Blueprint for Screenwriting
A Complete Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Character Development
By (author) Rachel Friedman Ballon
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Blueprint for Screenwriting by Rachel Friedman Ballon
Book DescriptionBlueprint for Screenwriting demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay--from original concept to completed script. Author and international script consultant Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process. She blends her expertise in script analysis and writing coaching with her personal experience as a screenwriter to help writers construct their stories and characters. Starting with the story's framework, Dr. Ballon helps readers to understand the key "building blocks" of story structure and character development, including characters' emotional and psychological states, story conflicts, and scene and act structure. She also covers the essential components in the script writing process, such as outlines, script treatments, synopses, and formats. Dr. Ballon devotes a chapter to overcoming writer's block--the writer's greatest obstacle--and offers guidance for taking the next steps once a script is completed. A practical tool for any writer, this distinctive resource: *offers a blueprint for writers to follow, breaking the writing process down into specific, easy-to-follow steps; *stresses the psychology of the characters as well as that of the writer; and *offers first-hand knowledge of the screenwriting process and gives practical advice for completing and marketing scripts. With its unique and insightful approach to the writing process, this book will be indispensable for scriptwriters, fiction writers, and professional writers, and it will serve as a useful text in screenwriting courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805849233
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rachel Friedman Ballon
Blueprint for Screenwriting, Hardback (October 2004)
Demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay - from original concept to completed script. Author Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process.
Breathing Life into Your Characters, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by Rachel Friedman Ballon
Psychotherapist Rachel Ballon teaches the reader how to use the principles of psychology to understand their characters better. Through a mix of instruction, examples, and writing and visualization exercises, readers learn how to tap into their own stories and emotions to create realistic, complex characters.
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