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Blueprint for screenwriting : a complete writer's guide to story structure and character development

Author: Rachel Friedman Ballon
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd, rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Starting with the story's framework, Dr. Ballon helps readers to understand the key building blocks of story structure and character development, including characters' emotional and psychological states, story conflicts, and scene and act structure. She also covers the essential components in the script writing process, such as outlines, script treatments, synopses, and formats. Dr. Ballon devotes a chapter to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Friedman Ballon
ISBN: 080584922X 9780805849226 0805849238 9780805849233
OCLC Number: 54685714
Notes: Revised edition of: Blueprint for writing. c1994.
Includes index.
Description: x, 168 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Creativity: your blueprint for ideas --
Building your story --
Constructing your blueprint: laying down the framework --
Story structure: the screenplay's foundation --
The main character --
Characters and conflict --
Creating the character's emotional arc: the heart of the story --
The psychology of characters --
Structuring scenes and acts --
The outline, the treatment, the synopsis --
Script format --
Dialogue --
Subtext --
Writing from your inner cast of characters --
Overcoming writer's block --
The completed screenplay --
Afterword: how to survive the writing game.
Other Titles: Complete writer's guide to story structure and character development
Responsibility: Rachel Ballon, PhD.
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Demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay - from original concept to completed script. Author Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft  Read more...

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