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Writing Love

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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A revised and expanded second volume of award-winning author and screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's Screenwriting Tricks For Authors workbook, with a special emphasis on writing love stories.

Contains all the general story structure lessons of STFA I and much more, but with special attention to key story elements, techniques, and examples from romantic comedy, romantic suspense, and romantic adventure, including ten full story breakdowns.

Screenwriting is a compressed and dynamic storytelling form that carries enormous emotional power, and the techniques of screenwriting are easily adaptable to novel writing. You can jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page - by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling tricks of great filmmakers.

You'll learn how to use techniques of film writing such as:

- the High Concept Premise
- the Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure
- the Storyboard Grid
- the Index Card Method of Plotting

- as well as tricks of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, setpieces, and image systems - to structure and color your novel for maximum emotional impact, suspense, and pacing, no matter what genre you're writing in.

"Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters."
- JA Konrath, A Newbie's Guide To Publishing

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July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II: Story Structure for Pantsers and Plotters
Author(s): Alexandra Sokoloff
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