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Inside story : the power of the transformational arc

Author: Dara Marks
Publisher: Studio City, Calif. : Three Mountain Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether you're a beginning screenwriter or an A-list Academy Award winner, all writers struggle with the same thing: to get the great script inside. Step by step, Inside story guides you through an extraordinary new process that helps identify your thematic intention--what your story is really about--and teaches you how to turn that intention into the driving force behind all your creative choices. The result is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dara Marks
ISBN: 0978812905 9780978812904 9780978812911 0978812913
OCLC Number: 105056031
Notes: "The secret to crafting extraordinary screenplays"--Cover.
Description: 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. Laying a strong foundation. In the beginning: the word --
Plot: lights, camera, action! --
Character: getting to the heart of the matter --
Theme: defining intention --
The fatal flaw: bringing characters to life --
Part 2. Building the arc of character. Inside structure: swimming in the deep end --
Act I: fade in --
Act II: part 1: what goes up --
Act II: part 2: must come down --
Act III: down and dirty --
Epilogue: infinite possibilities.
Responsibility: Dara Marks.

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"Whether you're a beginning screenwriter or an A-list Academy Award winner, all writers struggle with the same thing: to get the great script inside. Step by step, Inside story guides you through an extraordinary new process that helps identify your thematic intention--what your story is really about--and teaches you how to turn that intention into the driving force behind all your creative choices. The result is a profound relationship between the movement of the plot and the internal development of character, which is the foundation for the transformational arc. The transformational arc is the deeper line of structure found inside the story. Knowing how to work with the arc enchances your ability to: Express your unique point of view; Give meaning and urgency to the line of action; Infuse your characters with richness, subtlety, and surprise; Develop a powerful emotional undercurrent; Make your stories stand out and get attention. Inside story delivers what the name implies: it's the real scoop on how to write a great screenplay with depth, dimension, and substance. It is a must-have book for any serious screenwriter, playwright, or novelist"--Back cover.

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