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Lights! Camera! Fiction!

The Movie Lover's Guide to Writing a Novel



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Lights! Camera! Fiction!: The Movie Lover's Guide to Writing a Novel by Alfie Thompson
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How many times have you watched a popular movie and thought, "I'd like to write something like that," or "Even I can write better dialogue!" Here's your chance to learn how to write a watching movies like "Speed," "The Sixth Sense," "Clueless," "Die Hard," "While You Were Sleeping," and more! For the first time, a professional writing instructor and movie buff will take you through the steps necessary to craft your own commercial novel using techniques found in your favorite films. What can Hollywood's biggest features teach you about writing? * How to watch movies with a writer's eye. * Infusing character traits into scenes and plots. * Using material goals to show internal motivation. * Techniques for making scenes do double duty, including foreshadowing and flashback. * What is a credibility gap, and how you should bridge it. Plus: Three 'tricks' for fixing holes in your plot, characters or anything else in your story. Thompson guides you frame by frame through the ins and outs of writing a hit, in a text that is packed with "Quick Tips" and "Quick Fixes. " This is an indispensable reference work that will have you polishing your prose--and preparing it for publication--in no time!

Author Biography

Under the pseudonym of Val Daniels, Alfie Thompson has written romantic fiction for a variety of publishers, and her books have sold over two and a half million copies in 29 countries. She has given writing workshops from New York to Hawaii and lives with her husband near Kansas City.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2005
Introduction by Michael Hague
Country of Publication
United States
Running Press,U.S.
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