The Soul of Screenwriting On Writing, Dramatic Truth, and Knowing Yourself

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Uniquely inspired by the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell and psychologist Jean Houston, The Soul of Screenwriting demonstrates how the "screenwriting by numbers" approach that offers templates into which the writer may mechanically drop his or her sto

Table of Contents

Part One : The Living Story
Chapter One: The Night of the King Coho

Chapter Two: Mirrored in the Story

Chapter Three: The Mythic Dimension of Screenwriting

Chapter Four: Need vs. Mode, The Core of Conflict
Chapter Five: The Story Molecule
Chapter Six: Character Webs and Story Worlds

Chapter Seven: Orchestrating Character and Style

Part Two: Plot and the Dynamics of Creation

Chapter Eight: The Soul of Screenplay Structure

Chapter Nine: The Journey in Four Movements

Chapter Ten: Act, Sequence, Scene, Beat: The Dramatic Present

Chapter Eleven: The Sixteen Story Steps
Chapter Twelve: The Creative Journey of Story Development

Epilogue: Writing Practice is Life Practice

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