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Razor Writing: Making Your Intentions Clear

At a Glance

  • Helps writers be concise and precise about their characters
  • Learn quick shorthand methods of giving specific information
  • Walk away with the necessary tools to insure you're communicating your vision

Any writer who has had a script produced will tell you that the finished product somehow missed the mark; that IT WAS SO CLEAR in the script but somehow the director missed it or misinterpreted it. Perhaps it was the director’s fault. Or perhaps the writer didn’t get everything out of his head and onto the page.

As a director of nearly 200 episodes of prime-time network television, Bethany Rooney has had a lot of experience at reading scripts and determining the writer’s intentions. She has distilled her experiences into a 2-hour workshop that helps writers be concise and precise about their expectations regarding character (using the casting concept paradigm), subtext and tone. You can work on your own script or recall a movie that you’ve seen while learning quick shorthand methods of giving specific information that sets up the plot. Then you’ll receive formulas for arriving at a logline and theme.

You will walk away with the tools necessary to insure that your script is effectively and efficiently communicating your vision.

Where

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

Product Details

  • Date available: 04/03/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Bethany Rooney

In an environment where less than ten percent of dramas on television are directed by women, Bethany Rooney has enjoyed a long and esteemed career. She has directed over one hundred and fifty episodes of prime-time network shows, including Scandal, Political Animals, Private Practice, Switched at Birth, 90210, Hart of Dixie, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, and Private Practice. For cable television, she has directed In Plain Sight, Weeds, and Drop Dead Diva. She began her directing career on the 1980’s iconic television show, St. Els...