Screenwriter's Compass

Screenwriter's Compass

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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character. Screenwriter's Compass will not offer formulas to follow but instead will give you the tools needed to chart your own path to screenwriting success. It details useful ways of thinking about writing, as well as practical ideas and concepts to help you discover the unique geography of your own imagination and navigate the problems posed by the struggle to express vision, agenda, and story. You'll learn how to root your writing in motivation and voice, to create screenplays that seduce and make your reader lean forward, and, most importantly, identify with your characters.Character As True North Guy Gallo. fable is larger than any particular decision, any given plot point, has often opened up new ways of thinking about their story. ... Invariably, suchan exercise will break theblock and get you writing again. ... devours a skinny-dipper) or a thematic idea(the redemptive power of love, the fruitlessness of revenge); your fable could beafact from history or personal experience.

Title:Screenwriter's Compass
Author:Guy Gallo
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2012-11-12


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