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610 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting  Tags: screenwriting fundamentals mark tapio kines lynda.com 
socialpolitan.org — Screenwriting Fundamentals   Join independent film director and screenwriter Mark Tapio Kines as he walks you through the process of getting your screenplay idea out of your head and onto the printed page. Learn how to define your story's characters, obstacles, and scope; understand the importance of each of the three acts in a traditional narrative structure; and discover how to build tension and reveal key plot points. Lastly, Mark shows you how to format your screenplay to make it readable and well paced, and navigate the legalities of adapting an existing property, collaborating with a cowriter, or engaging in a work-for-hire contract. Topics include: Finding the drama in your story idea Structuring your story into three acts Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals Creating obstacles for your characters Understanding the importance of suspense Timing your plot twists Formatting your script Registering for a copyright
610 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Fiction Writing  Tags: writing fundamentals lisa cron craft of story lynda.com 
socialpolitan.org — Dig into the craft of writing a compelling story, with practical how-to advice and before-and-after writing samples.   In this course, author Lisa Cron digs into the craft of writing a compelling story based on what the brain is wired to respond to in every story we hear. Whether you're writing a story from scratch, or revising your story for the umpteenth time, this course offers practical how-to advice, then illustrates it using before-and-after examples. Discover how to craft a first page, zero in on your story's point, create empathy, find a character's secret goals and inner issues, translate generics into specifics, write for suspense, create cause-and-effect connections, build momentum and tension, and deftly implement setups, payoffs, flashbacks, subplots, and foreshadowing. Topics include: What is a story? Hooking your reader Feeling what the protagonist feels Being specific Creating suspense and conflict Writing flashbacks and subplots
socialpolitan.org — Novel Writing Tips and Fundamentals by Larry Brooks   Larry Brooks, the author of four critically-acclaimed bestsellers, has consolidated principles from his professional writing workshops into four ebooks below: “Get Your Bad Self Published”, “The Three Dimensions of Character: Going Deep and Wide To Develop Compelling Heroes and Villains”, “101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters” and “Story Structure – Demystified”:     StoryFix http://socialpolitan.org/y/storyfix


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