Write What You Don't Know: An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters (Paperback)Julian Hoxter (author)
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Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm
Professor Richard Walter, UCLA Screenwriting Chair
A priceless antidote to illusory ideas about a greed and glory industry: honesty and self-exploration by the writer. Hoxter urges us to avoid cliches, formulas and conventions by exploring those things that enlarge our own understanding of the world. Coupled with witty "how to" advice, the book's approach is personal, distinct and entirely to the point.
Bill Nichols, Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University, and author of "Engaging Cinema, Introduction to Documentary" (2nd edition) and "Representing Reality"
A neat - and blessedly simple - new approach to screenplay structure. Storytelling has always been about the W: what, who, where, why when. Here's another W that ensures they all hang together neatly to make a saleable screenplay.
Nicola Lees, Author, "Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch"
Laughing as you learn is an uncommon delight. Julian Hoxter is a witty writer and supremely wise teacher of screenwriting. Reading this bountiful, often rollicking guide to the craft will leave any reader, of any age, geared up and ready to write smart and lively movies. If you aspire to become a screenwriter, this provocative and original book will open the creative door for you.
Joseph McBride, cowriter of "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and author of "Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless"