Focal Press Book: The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

Focal Press Book: The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

Focal Press Book: The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

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  • Author: Neil Landau
  • Paperback: 204 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780240820606
  • Tips and Tricks for Screenwriting
  • Examples from Well-Known Films
  • Interviews with Professionals
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Featuring 21 guideposts to help you write your screenplay, The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story authored by Neil Landau and published by Focal Press will help keep you on track and complete your final draft. This Softcover book features 204 pages of tips & tricks on writing and was published in October 2012.

Neil Landau has taught in the MFA Screenwriting and Producing Programs at UCLA School of Film & Television and USC School of Cinematic Arts. He was also a faculty adviser in the MFA Writing Program at Goddard College. Landau even wrote "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" along with many other credits.

Table of Contents
GuidePost 1: Clarify the Central Conflict of Your Premise
GuidePost 2: Think of Setting and Time Period as Another Character
GuidePost 3: Create an Iconic Protagonist with a Core Contradiction
GuidePost 4: Give Your Protagonist Something to Win and Something to Lose
GuidePost 5: Determine Your Protagonist's Most Significant Weakness and How They'll Overcome It
GuidePost 6: Drafting the Architectural Foundation
GuidePost 7: Hook Your Audience into the Plight of Your Protagonist by Page 10
GuidePost 8: Inject a Potent Antagonistic Force to Obstruct the Goals of Your Protagonist
GuidePost 9: Plunge Your Protagonist into Crisis at the End of Act One (No Later than Page 25)
GuidePost 10: Fueling and Consistently Stoking the Dramatic Fire
GuidePost 11: Infuse Your Story with a Central Mystery
GuidePost 12: The Center Can Hold: Ratcheting up the Stakes at the Midpoint of Act 2
GuidePost 13: Thicken the Plot with a Pivotal Character
GuidePost 14: Compel your Protagonist into Epiphany in Act 3
GuidePost 15: Situate Your Protagonist at a Crossroads at the End of Act 2
GuidePost 16: Set the Clock Ticking
GuidePost 17: Heighten the Climax
Guidepost 18: Pay-off the Setups
GuidePost 19: Crafting the Inevitable Conclusion
GuidePost 20: Illuminate the Central Thematic Question
GuidePost 21: Rewrites: Reconnecting to the Emotional Core of Your Screenplay
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Focal Press 9780240820606 Specs

Author Neil Landau
Publisher Focal Press
Pages 204
Format Paperback
ISBN Number 9780240820606
Date Published October 4, 2012

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