The New Scriptwriter's Journal

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Focal Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 321 pages
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The New Scriptwriter's Journal places you, the writer, in the center of the complex and challenging process of scriptwriting. Charge up your imagination while learning how to write a professional screenplay. This informational and inspirational guide details the creative aspects of scriptwriting such as crafting dialogue and shaping characters.

Inside, you'll find blank pages to jot down your thoughts, ideas, and responses to the text, creating your own source book of script ideas. Whether you're an indie filmmaker longing to shoot your first digital feature or an aspiring screenwriter writing a spec script for Hollywood, your journal will be an invaluable resource.


Special chapters offer insights on adaptation, ethics of screenwriting, and the future of storytelling in the digital age, as well as alternative storytelling.
Additionally, The New Scriptwriter's Journal includes an invaluable annotated guide to periodicals, trade publications, books, catalogs, production directories, script sources. scriptwriting software, and internet resources.

Blank pages allow for recordign thoughts and ideas, therefore creating your own sourcebook of ideas
Provides new information on industry trends and rpatices which will help to market the finished script
Enhanced study of character development and motivation

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About the author (2001)

Mary A. Johnson
Mary Johnson is currently the Medical Record Coding Program Director at Central
Carolina Technical College, Sumter, South Carolina. Her background includes
corporate training as well as on-campus and online platforms. Johnson also designs and
implements customized coding curricula. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts dual
degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Columbia College, Columbia,
South Carolina. Johnson is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentialed through
the American Academy of Professional Coders and is ICD-10-CM proficient.

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