By Alexandra Sokoloff

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Learn find out how to write your personal romance novels or scripts through observing and studying from the romantic video clips you love!

From award-winning writer and screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff: the second one in her acclaimed Screenwriting methods For Authors sequence, with a different emphasis on writing love stories.

Whether you're a broadcast writer or a brand-new one, this super useful and inspiring workbook will take you step-by-step during the key tale components and strategies of crafting a romance, with examples from romantic comedy, romantic suspense, and romantic experience, together with ten complete tale breakdowns of renowned romantic movies.

Screenwriting is a compressed and dynamic storytelling shape that consists of huge, immense emotional energy, and the options of screenwriting are simply adaptable to novel writing. you could jump-start your plot and convey your characters and scenes vibrantly alive at the web page - by way of observing your favourite video clips and studying from the storytelling methods of the filmmakers YOU love.

Reviews:

"Sokoloff's suggestion is spot-on, and her instructing kind is direct and powerful. a must have booklet for authors and screenwriters."
--- Bestselling writer JA Konrath, A Newbie's consultant To Publishing

"Sokoloff is a beneficiant mentor with the proficient skill to handle a storyteller's useful issues whereas encouraging creative integrity and each author's particular voice. basically 3 of my part dozen novels were written together with her unwitting counsel, yet i will ensure that with this publication at my fingertips, all my destiny paintings- and my studying viewers - will make the most of her recommendation. urged with no reservation. "
--- Vicki Pettersson, writer of the signal of the Zodiac series

"I enjoyed this publication! Alexandra Sokoloff breaks down the screenwriting strategy in easy-to-understand steps with examples from present video clips and the simplest functional examples. Her specific and continuously plenty of enjoyable classes are empowering for first-time writers in addition to people with complete screenplays seeking to take their venture to the following point. Indispensable."
--- George LaVoo, co-writer genuine ladies Have Curves, writer/director A puppy Year

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

PART ONE: tale STRUCTURE

1. The grasp List
2. What's Your Premise?
3. First, you would like an Idea
4. what sort of tale Is It?
5. The Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure
6. The Index Card Method
7. tale components Checklist
8. components of Act I
9. Plan, relevant query, principal tale Action
10. What's The Plan?
11. Hero/ine, Protagonist, major Character
12. Hero and Heroine, Lover and enjoyed One
13. What Makes a superb Villain?
14. parts of Act Two
15. components of Act , half 2
16. components of Act Three
17. best Ten Endings
18. What Makes an exceptional Climax?
19. Act Climaxes evaluation and Examples
20. increasing at the Key tale Elements
21. accelerated tale components Checklist
22. Love tale Elements
23. Fairy story Structure
24. Meta Structure
25. what's "High Concept"?
26. the rule of thumb of Three
27. Voice
28. First Chapters
29. subject and Thematic snapshot Systems
30. visible Storytelling
31. growing Suspense
32. crops and Payoffs
33. the massive Twist
34. personality Introductions
35. utilizing personality Clusters
36. Your First Draft is often Going to Suck
37. best Ten issues i do know approximately Editing
38. A strategy for Writing

PART : tale BREAKDOWNS

39. The Breakdowns
40. bounce Year
41. whenever you have been Sleeping42. Notting Hill
43. 4 Weddings and a Funeral
44. The Proposal
45. New in Town
46. Groundhog Day
47. experience and Sensibility
48. Romancing the Stone
49. Sea of Love

PART 3: THE BUSINESS

50. existence is a Pitch Meeting
51. How Do i am getting a Literary Agent?
52. web assets for Writers
53. so that you need to know approximately Screenwriting
54. steered Reading

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