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Prewriting your screenplay : a step-by-step guide to generating stories

Author: Michael Tabb
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. ©2019
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tabb
ISBN: 9781138482289 1138482285 9781138482296 1138482293
OCLC Number: 1029063576
Notes: "Focal Press book"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Act 1. Story origins. Premise --
Genre --
The brainstorm --
Act 2. Character creation. Character development --
Protagonist --
Antagonist --
Can the protagonist be the antagonist? --
Love interests --
Mentor --
Dual mentors --
Allies --
Final reflections on characters --
Act 3. Culmination. Some assembly required --
From concept to story --
Loglines --
Three-act structure --
Reverse engineering from plot to premise --
Final words of advice.
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"Tabb's book asks you to look deep within yourself and answer a fundamental question: why are you writing this particular story? Why are you even writing in the first place? It gives you some very Read more...

 
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