How to Write Movie in 21 Days

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Harper Collins, Sep 15, 1993 - Performing Arts - 208 pages
The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script.

Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the would-be screenwriter through the writing of a movie. It answers such questions as:

  • How to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet

  • How to tell if your idea is really a movie

  • How to move from what you want to say saying it

  • How to stop getting ready and start

Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. It also addresses such issues as:

  • How to pay the rent while paying your dues

  • What to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed

  • How to keep going when you think you can't

For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

 

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Contents

Promises Promises
3
What to Write
15
How to Write
39
What You Know So Far
50
WRITING YOUR MOVIE IN 21 DAYS
57
Your Rewrite Draft Rewrite from Your Head
86
EMBRACING THE IMPOSSIBLE OBSTACLES
131
Time
141
The Loved Ones Guide to the Care and Feeding
151
No Such Thing as Writers Block
159
Stages and Phases
167
Action
175
Index
187
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About the author (1993)

Viki King is a writer, script consultant, and lecturer. Since 1968 she has written for such prime-time TV shows as Three's Company and Hart to Hart. As a script consultant she has wide clientele of screenwriters. She lectures at the University of California at Los Angeles on the Inner Movie Method and conducts seminars nationally, from New York University and the University of California at Santa Barbara, from Mensa to Lompoc Federal Penitentiary, to the Writer's Guild of America. Ms. King lives in Los Angeles.

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