The 90-Day Screenplay was workshopped at L.A. Writers' Lab over the course of ten years and has helped hundreds of screenwriters complete their work. Many graduates of the Lab have gone on to major careers as screenwriters and producers in TV and film.
The 90-Day Screenplay method of structuring your story is organic, involving a rigorous inquiry into the dilemma besetting your characters. This inside-out approach avoids the distractions that frequently occur when one's focus is placed squarely on plot. Screenwriting is often taught by Hollywood story analysts who confuse story structure with "plotting," thus leading to a formulaic, one-size-fits-all style of writing. By focusing on the dilemma, and exploring its resolution, the plot emerges naturally in surprising and dynamic ways.
The 90-Day Screenplay will guide you through the process of outlining your screenplay, writing a first draft, and completing a rewrite, all in three months. In this day-by-day guide you will: * Uncover the dilemma at the heart of your screenplay * Learn how to write from your subconscious * Rewrite your work efficiently * Discover your story's structure as an experiential model * Develop a process of getting the story from your imagination to the page
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"The 90-day Screenplay is not just for writers, but for producers who want to know how their "product" is made."
- David Streit (co-producer of Internal Affairs, River's Edge)
"The 90-Day Screenplay digs straight for the substratum of drama by asking the question: why is dramatic form universal and how is it a reflection of human experience? Read this book and watch the soil of your creative ground grow more fertile."
- Benjamin van der Veen (screenwriter of Steven Soderberg's Che: Guerilla) "The 90-Day Screenplay is a game-changer. This is not a book that sits on your shelf. It's a proven process for anyone who has ever wanted to write a screenplay but has been too frozen by panic to get off their ass and do it. I wish I'd had this book when I started. It would have saved me five years of laying on the couch and shuddering in dread for fear of the unknown."
- Howard Busgang (writer/executive producer Boy Meets World, Working the Engels)
"In a field littered with formulaic pap, Watt's approach has heart and soul. I've been a professional writer for nearly three decades, including a rewrite on a script that won an Academy Award, and for my money this is the best screenwriting guide on the market today."
Philip McGrade (writer, Brand X, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson)
"Whether you're a first time writer or a seasoned professional, Alan Watt guides you, inspires you, teaches you, and ultimately demands that you write your screenplay. Why? Because nobody but you can tell it. He gives you the tools needed to unlock the heart of your story, with the confidence to follow your instincts. A true gift! Read the book. And then... read it again!"
- Nancy Neufeld Callaway (writer, Married...With Children, In Living Color)
Alan Watt is a screenwriter and novelist, as well as consultant to some of Hollywood's top writers and producers. He is the author of several books on writing, including The 90-Day Novel, Amazon's #1 book on writing. He is the recipient of France's 2004 Prix Printemps (best foreign novel) for his novel Diamond Dogs. He founded L.A. Writers' Lab in 2002 as a place for writers to deepen their craft by marrying the wildness of their imaginations to the rigor of story structure. For information on books or workshops go to lawriterslab.com
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Description du livre The 90-day Novel Press. Paperback. État : Brand New. 284 pages. 8.70x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0983141231