The Writer's Journey

Mythic Structure for Writers

Author: Christopher Vogler

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 9780941188708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 5189

Shows how writers can use mythic structure to give coherence and weight to both narrative fiction and nonfiction

A Writer's Guide to Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8065

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

Producing for TV and New Media

A Real-World Approach for Producers

Author: Cathrine Kellison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136069267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 1313

Producing for TV and New Media provides a comprehensive look at the role of the "Producer in television and new media. At the core of every media project there is a Producer who provides a wide array of creative, technical, financial, and interpersonal skills. Written especially for new and aspiring producers, this book looks at both the Big Picture and the essential details of this demanding and exhilarating profession. A series of interviews with seasoned TV producers who share their real-world professional practices provides rich insight into the complex billion-dollar industries of television and new media. This type of practical insight is not to be found in other books on producing. This new edition now covers striking developments in new media, delivery systems, the expansion of the global marketplace of media content.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111832577X

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 9259

A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considerskey aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creativewriting in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to thepractices and cultural and professional place of creativewriting Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, butmany more topics in and around the profession and culturalpractices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors,publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art andmore Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films,radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture,language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Write What You Don't Know

An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441109323

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 6596

Write What You Don't Know is a friendly manual for aspiring screenwriters. It encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories. We all write what we know - how could we not? Writing what you don't know and doing it in an informed and imaginative way is what makes the process worthwhile. Hoxter draws on his wealth of experience teaching young film students to offer help with every aspect of the writing process, including how we come up with ideas in the first place. Light hearted and full of insight into the roundabout way film students approach their scripts, it also discusses the important issues like the difference between stories and plots and what your characters should be doing in the middle of act two. Write What You Don't Know contains examples and case studies from a wide range of movies, both mainstream and alternative such as The Virgin Spring, Die Hard, The Ipcress File, For The Birds, (500) Days of Summer, Juno, Up In The Air, Knocked Up and Brick.

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137118962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6608

A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

The New Scriptwriter's Journal

Author: Mary Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136051147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 4667

The New Scriptwriter's Journal places you, the writer, in the center 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. 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. 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, catalogs, production directories, script sources. scriptwriting software, and internet resources.

Novel Preaching

Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611644380

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6900

In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

Rocliffe Notes for Screenwriters

A Professional Approach to Screenwriting and Scriptwriting

Author: Farah Abushwesha

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1843444283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 4223

Rocliffe Notes for Screenwriters is a compendium for scriptwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from over 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and writer-directors can best present themselves and their scripts to the industry. Including insider insights from award-winning industry players, it details their habits, scriptwriting processes, daily passions and preoccupations, whilst also looking at the nuts and bolts of the industry, aiming to motivate scriptwriters on their own creative journey, maximise networking opportunities and encourage a professional approach to scriptwriting. An essential armament in any writer's store, contributors include: Moira Buffini, Danny Huston, David Parfitt, Jack Thorne, Sarah Gavron, John Madden, John Yorke, Nik Powell, Peter Kosminsky, Christine Langan and Asif Kapadia.

You Write It: Graphic Novel

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617865656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1505

This title gives children the tools they need to turn their creativity into readable, cohesive stories. Written by award-winning author and screenwriter John Hamilton, You Write It! Lays out for kids the format, organization, and development of a graphic novel. Novice writers of all ages will find this book a detailed yet easy-to-follow guide for turning thoughts and ideas into readable written works. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.