The Screenwriter's Workbook
At a Glance
No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field. Now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise in this bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters.
Filled with fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain, The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script!
Learn how to:
- Define the idea on which your script will be built
- Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use
- Bring your characters to life
- Write dialogue like a pro
- Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act
Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success.
- Publisher: Delta Publishing
- Date available: 01/10/2010
- Publication date: 10/31/2006
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Meet the Author: Syd Field
Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd Field is regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. The Hollywood Reporter calls him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world."
His internationally acclaimed best-selling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and The Screenwriter's Problem Solver have established themselves as the "bibles" of the film industry. They are used in more than 395 colleges and universities and have been translated into 19 languages.
Field chaired the Academic Liaison Committee at T...