The Complete Guide to Writing a...
The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines timesaving tools to hone your writing, so you can at¬tract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings and how to create char¬acters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dia¬logue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters’ dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased.
Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, includ¬ing the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact.
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