Okay, to celebrate NaNoWriMo (and get you all prepped in time!), I've made the first Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook FREE for Kindle this week. Now those of you who don't have it can download the book instead of hunting through these posts (I know some of you still do...)
It's free worldwide, and remember, you don't have to have a Kindle - you can download a free Kindle app to read it on your computer.
- Amazon US
- Amazon UK
- Amaxon DE
- Amazon FR
- Amazon ES
- Amazon IT
Are you finally committed to writing that novel but have no idea how to
get started? Or are you a published author - but know you need some
plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level?
is a compressed and dynamic storytelling form and the techniques of
screenwriting are easily adaptable to novel writing. You can jump-start
your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the
page - by watching your favorite movies and learning from the
storytelling tricks of great filmmakers.
With this workbook,
based on award-winning author/ screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff’s
internationally acclaimed Screenwriting Tricks For Authors blog and
workshops, you'll learn how to use techniques of film writing such as:
- the High Concept Premise
- the Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure
- the Storyboard Grid
- the Index Card Method of Plotting
as well as tricks of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive,
visual storytelling, and building image systems - to structure and
color your novel for maximum emotional impact, unbearable suspense and
riveting pacing, no matter what genre you're writing in.
create your own personalized workbook of genre tricks based on your
favorite books and movies and tailored to your own brand of
storytelling, and a collage book to build visual image systems. And the
emphasis on premise is invaluable for crafting that all-important query
In this rapidly changing world of publishing, more and
more agents and editors are looking for novels that have the pacing,
emotional excitement, and big, unique, "high concept" premises of
Hollywood movies (and the potential for that movie or TV sale!).
you're just starting to develop a book or script, or rewriting for
maximum impact, this workbook will guide you through an easy, effective
and fun process to help you make your book or script the best it can be.
detailed film breakdowns and analysis as well as chapters and resources
on how to get a literary agent, writing a query letter, professional
networking, and screenwriting contests.
"Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters."
--- JA Konrath, A Newbie's Guide To Publishing