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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Are You Ready?
The Goal of a Screenwriter
Avoid Writer’s Block
The Life of a Screenwriter
The Power of Screenwriting
STORY CONCEPT
Expressing the Story Concept
Finding Story Ideas
Selecting the best story concepts
Story Concept Checklist
Artistry vs. Commerciality
Checklist to determine if story has a combo of artistry and commerciality
Modifying Story Concept
ASSIGNMENTS
“MY MOVIE” STORY DEVELOPMENT
Character Development
Developing Your Hero
Create a Rough Outline of Your Hero
Establish Character Identification
Make Your Characters Original
Developing the Other Characters of Your Screenplay
Rules for Creating Primary Characters
Rules When Creating Nemesis:
Theme
Character growth
Keys to creating captivating characters
A Goal and an Opposition
A Point of View (POV) and Attitudes
A Writer Who Cares
Good Character
Tools of Character
The Visual Dynamics of Character
Choosing a name
Structure
Plot Structure
Make a Good First Impression
Your Two Key Characters
The Pinch and Rising Conflict
The low down on high concept
Story layering
Plot
Examples of Plot-Driven Stories
Examples of Character-Driven Stories/Emotional story
Genre
The Structural Checklist
7 Types of Openings: Choose 1
The Paradigm
The First Ten Pages
The Second and Third Ten pages
How to make a scene
Headings
Description
Tools for building Suspense
Writing Dialogue
Writing Great Dialogue
Format Style Guide
Five basic principles of scene writing
Writing Descriptions
Writing Action
Dialogue
The Rewrite
The Good Read
Each Rewrite
Second and Third Draft Completed
About Formats
Presentation – Things to Do AFTER You’re Done
Margins and Spacing
Page Breaks:
Marketing
Three keys to marketing yourself as a screenwriter
Four categories of people in power
What to Do When Completed
Finding an Agent
Approach Production Companies and other Ways of Finance
The Screenwriter’s Deal
Three ways for a screenwriter to earn money
Your Strategic Marketing Plan
Tools for Selling
Project Plan
Positioning Strategies
IDENTIFYING PROSPECTS
Weekly Action Plan
ASSIGMENTS
Appendix
Sample Screenplay Opening
Paradigm Structure
Step Outline
Structure Table
List of Agents and Managers
List of Production Companies
Common Forms You’ll Encounter
Copyrighting Screenplays
How do I enforce my copyright?
What if you want to write something based on someone else's work?
Poetics
Translated by S. H. Butcher
A Nightmare on Elm Street Screenplay
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