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Making a Good Script Great



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A Beginner's Guide To Screenwriting  March 31, 2011

The focus here is on structure. Seger discusses pretty much every element involved in creating the structure of a screenplay. She starts with the macrocosm, discussing the three-act structure itself, and then delves into smaller issues related to creating that three-act structure: subplots, character development, unification elements, etc., etc.
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Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preface to the Third Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Gathering Ideasp. 1
The Three-Act Structure: Why You Need It and What to Do with Itp. 19
What Do Subplots Do?p. 50
Act Two-How to Keep It Movingp. 65
Establishing a Point of Viewp. 86
Creating the Scenep. 108
Creating a Cohesive Scriptp. 127
Making It Commercialp. 137
Balancing Images and Dialoguep. 158
From Motivation to Goal: Finding Your Character's Spinep. 177
Finding the Conflictp. 186
Creating Multidimensional and Transformational Charactersp. 197
Character Functionsp. 212
A Case Study: Writer Paul Haggis in His Own Wordsp. 229
Indexp. 239
About the Authorp. 252
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