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The New Scriptwriter's Journal

The New Scriptwriter's Journal
Your Price: $62.25 CDN
Author: Mary Johnson
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 336
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0240803841
ISBN-13: 9780240803845

About the Book:

The New Scriptwriter's Journal places you, the writer, in the centre of the complex and challenging process of scriptwriting. Charge up your imagination while learning how to write a professional screenplay. This informational and inspirational guide details the creative aspects of scriptwriting such as crafting dialogue and shaping characters. Special chapters offer insights on adaptation, ethics of screenwriting, and the future of storytelling in the digital age, as well as alternative storytelling.

Additionally, The New Scriptwriter's Journal includes an invaluable annotated guide to periodicals, trade publications, books, catalogues, production directories, script sources. scriptwriting software, and Internet resources. New information and advice on marketing bring this book up-to-date with current industry attitudes and practises which will help to market the finished script.

Inside, you'll find blank pages to jot down your thoughts, ideas, and responses to the text, creating your own source book of script ideas. Whether you're an indie filmmaker longing to shoot your first digital feature or an aspiring screenwriter writing a spec script for Hollywood, your journal will be an invaluable resource.

What people say:

"I like the focus on process and the inner journey. It flows with the teaching methods I use." — James Anderson, Professor, Chaffey College

"Wise and inspiring. Mary Johnson is the perfect muse for the novice (and professional) screenwriter. She provides structure for disciplined creative work from conceptualization to realization. In an art form where no one can afford to be naive, The New Scriptwriter's Journal is an essential tutorial for anyone serious about writing screenplays that will actually get produced." — Sterling Van Wagenen, Producer, A Trip to Bountiful; Director, Alan and Naomi; and Founding Executive Director, The Sundance Institute

"If you let it, The New Scriptwriter's Journal will take you on the most unique scriptwriting adventure of your life. Mary Johnson guides you step-by-step on an interactive journey to unlock all of your creative potential. A fun and challenging tool for anyone interested in writing movies." — Eduardo Sanchez, co-writer and co-director, The Blair Witch Project

"A screenwriting book that is realistic yet optimistic, practical yet creative, and serious yet approachable." — Creative Screenwriting

"Mary Johnson has done a great service, not only to writers, but to anyone who either makes a living or derives satisfaction from being creative. This isn't just a book; this is a very useful tool." — Bob Allen, President of Integrity Arts & Technology

About the Author:

Mary Johnson considers storytelling to be a privilege as well as a necessity. She teaches screenwriting at the University of Central Florida. An active writer, she has sold several screenplays and frequently contributes film articles and reviews in national publications.