Lights! Camera! Fiction! by Alfie Thompson
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Lights! Camera! Fiction!
By Alfie Thompson

Lights! Camera! Fiction!

The Movie Lover's Guide to Writing a Novel

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Lights! Camera! Fiction! by Alfie Thompson

Book Description

For the first time, a professional writing instructor and movie buff will take you through the steps necessary to craft your own commercial novel using techniques found in your favourite films. It shows how watching Hollywood features can teach you: how to watch films with a writer's eye; how to infuse character traits into scenes and plots; how to use material goals to show internal motivation; techniques for making scenes do double duty, including fore-shadowing and flashback; what is the credibility gap, and how far you should bridge it; and three tricks for fixing holes in your plot, characters or anything else in your story. Thompson takes you frame through the ins and outs of writing a hit, in a text that is packed with 'Quick Tips' and 'Quick Fixes'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762424016
ISBN-10: 076242401X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Running Press,U.S.
Publisher: Running Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alfie Thompson

Under the pseudonym of Val Daniels, Alfie Thompson has written romantic fiction for a variety of publishers, and her books have sold over two and a half million copies in 29 countries. She has given writing workshops from New York to Hawaii and lives with her husband near Kansas City.

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