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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Your Price: $20.99 CDN
Author: Viki King
Publisher: Quill
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0062730665
ISBN-13: 9780062730664

About the Book:

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is a classic, bestselling screenwriting guide that helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed script through a series of clever and simple questions, ingenious writing exercises, and easy, effective new skills.

If you are an actor hoping to gain ground, learning the formula of a screen story is vital. What is an actor if not an assistant storyteller? Viki King will gently help you into the world of movie structure. Follow her steps. Learn them. It's the classic structure most "A" picture movies follow. Movies are not about what's currently happening, but what's happening next. Mastering story will shed light on why less is often more. It will also make you a master of text analysis. And as a side benefit, it will help you avoid bad material once you've arrived.

Viki King has developed the Inner Movie Method, which is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in your heart onto the page. This method doesn't just show how to craft a classic three-act story but also delves into how to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet, how to tell if your idea is really a movie, and how to stop getting ready and start. It answers such questions as:

• How to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet
• How to tell if your idea is really a movie
• How to move from what you want to say saying it
• How to stop getting ready and start

Once you know what to write, her Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. This ultimate scriptwriting survival guide also addresses common issues such as:

• How to pay the rent while paying your dues
• What to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed
• How to keep going when you think you can't

For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King has an upbeat, friendly style that is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

What people say:

"Channeling both the head and the heart is the difficult challenge all writers must face – Viki King knows the secrets of this challenge, and shares them generously in this delightful – and so practical – guide for screenwriters." — Maureen Foster, screenwriter

"Viki King manages to demystify the art and science of screenwriting. Speaking from the heart and later, spotlighting concepts from the head, Viki King presents tactics that place writing in the unstressed context of nonthreatening time management. The idea of eight, nine and ten minute sessions is wonderfully simple, promisingly adaptive, and joyfully do-able." — Maisha Hazzard, Ohio University

"Viki King is the film Oracle. Don't do a movie without her." — Stephen Simon, Producer involved in over 20 films

"Here's the real secret, this book isn't about writing – well it is, but really, it's about living. Living with grace and blossoming in whatever pot you're planted." — Ellen Sandler, producer and screenwriter

About the Author:

Viki King is an American writer, script consultant, and lecturer. Since 1968 she has written for such prime-time TV shows as Three's Company and Hart to Hart. As a script consultant she has wide clientele of screenwriters. She lectures at the University of California at Los Angeles on her Inner Movie Method and conducts seminars nationally, from New York University and the University of California at Santa Barbara, from Mensa to Lompoc Federal Penitentiary, to the Writer's Guild of America.