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Now Write! Screenwriting
Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers
by Sherry Ellis, Laurie Lamson

Format: Paperback, 343 pages
Publisher: Tarcher
Pub. Date: January 6, 2011
ISBN: 1585428515
Dimensions: 5.5 × 0.94 × 8.25 inches

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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear,Lost, True Blood, The Shield, and many other hit films and television shows.

Now Write! Screenwriting—the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series—brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal; "Lost," "True Blood," "The Shield;" and many more, to teach the art of the story. This lively and easy-to-read guide will inspire aspiring and experience screenwriters alike, with practical advice and exercises, straight from the personal stashes of the top screenwriters working today:

  • Let Mardik Martin (Raging Bull, Mean Streets) teach you why conflict is the most important part of a plot.
  • Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas to their most basic elements.
  • Learn from Christina Kim (Lost) why sometimes it's best to write what you don't know.
  • Take tips on slam-dunk character development from Syd Field (Screenplay).

These masters of narrative reveal their secrets of storytelling—which will thrill not only aspiring screenwriters, but anyone interested in learning more about story craft, and how some of their favorite screenplay came to be written.

Sherry Ellis is the editor of the two previous titles in the Now Write! series, Now Write! (Fiction) and Now Write! Nonfiction. Now Write! (Fiction) was recognized by the Writer magazine as one of the best writing books of 2006. Her author interviews have been published in literary magazines and are anthologized in Illuminating Fiction. Ellis is a screenwriter, an author of fiction, a writing coach, and a writing teacher.

Laurie Lamson is a writer, filmmaker, and book editor. She recently adapted a book for the screen (Don't Shoot, I'm the Guitar Man) and edited a nonfiction book. She is Sherry Ellis's niece.

Product Details

Format: Paperback, 343 pages
Publisher: Tarcher
Pub. Date: January 6, 2011
ISBN: 1585428515
Dimensions: 5.5 × 0.94 × 8.25 inches

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