Screenwriting for Dummies
Provides an introduction to screenwriting, prepares writers for visual thinking, and makes suggestions for gathering ideas, combatting writer`s block, and getting noticed in the industry.
Part I: So You Want to Write for Pictures.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Art of Screenwriting.
Chapter 2: Preparing to Think Visually.
Chapter 3: Diving In to the Screenwriter s Mind.
Chapter 4: Approaching Screenwriting as a Craft.
Part II: Breaking Down the Elements of a Story.
Chapter 5: Unpacking Your Idea.
Chapter 6: Plot Part I: Beginnings.
Chapter 7: Plot Part II: Middles.
Chapter 8: Plot Part III: Endings.
Chapter 9: Character Building.
Chapter 10: Say What? Constructing Dynamic Dialogue.
Chapter 11: The Nontraditional Film.
Chapter 12: Maintaining an Audience s Trust.
Part III: Turning Your Story into a Script.
Chapter 13: Mapping Out Your Screenplay.
Chapter 14: Surviving Writer s Block.
Chapter 15: Formatting Your Screenplay.
Chapter 16: Putting It Together: Structuring Your First Draft.
Chapter 17: Take Two: Rewriting Your Script.
Chapter 18: Adaptation and Collaboration: Two Alternate Ways to Work.
Part IV: Selling Your Script to Show Business.
Chapter 19: Before You Send It: Premarketing Considerations.
Chapter 20: Getting Your Screenplay Noticed.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Screenwriters You Should Know.
Chapter 22: Ten Screenwriting Myths.