Friday, June 25, 2010
"Tells how to create a story idea, use the correct screenplay format, develop plot, portray characters, write realistic dialogue, handle writer's block, and submit a manuscript." - Google Books
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever and Sue Viders
"Throughout the book the authors give examples of well-known heroes and heroines from television and film so that the reader can picture the archetype in their mind. At his very core, every hero is one of eight archetypes." - Google Books
Friday, June 18, 2010
The author, a professional screewriter, explores the thriller genre in film, revealing the power and impact of this great motif on audiences and discussing the techniques of creating a script for the big screen. - Google Books
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"He's made millions of dollars selling screenplays to Hollywood and now screenwriter Blake Snyder tells all. "Save the Cat" is just one of Snyder's many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketablle and your script more satisfying - and saleable, including: * The four elements of every winning logline * The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics * The ten genres and why they're important to your movie * Why your Hero must serve your idea * How to get back on track with ironclad and proven rules for script repair This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by an industry veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat." - Google Books
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Today I finished reading Velocity by Dean Koontz.
I haven't read Dean Koontz before. I thought he wrote scary books (supernatural, paranatural, horror, etc.) and I don't do scary. I like to sleep soundly too much to put scary into my head just before going to sleep. Two of my Bon Secour WIP helpers, Chris and Charlene, told me I must read this book. They were right. It's a geat story.