Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies Author Salva Rubio
ISBN-10 0984157662
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 328
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In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."



Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Movies Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930012
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 287
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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.



Save the Cat Strikes Back

Save the Cat  Strikes Back Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 0984157603
Release 2009
Pages 181
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Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930005
Release 2005-05
Pages 195
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



Grow Create Inspire

Grow Create Inspire Author Crystal Stevens
ISBN-10 9781550926323
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 224
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Grow Create Inspire empowers the reader to take the reins on their path to sustainability and abundance, providing practical advice on building resiliency in daily life. Covers gardening, foraging, DIY natural household and beauty products, simple seed to table meals, canning and preserving, and more, rounded out by inspiring stories that bring the vision of a better world to life.



Being Professional

Being Professional Author Adam Coplan
ISBN-10 1615932496
Release 2016
Pages 220
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Being Professional teaches the ABCs of screenwriting from a practical perspective, rather than theoretical or academic. The author highlights the many traps, mistakes, and pitfalls that frequently plague writers of all experience levels and shows them the difference between simply completing a script as an amateur, and taking an idea and executing the best version of it as a professional piece, worthy of industry attention.



The Creative Screenwriter

The Creative Screenwriter Author Craig Batty
ISBN-10 9781408155196
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 224
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This is a book for aspiring screenwriters who want to establish a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking inspiring exercises to encourage discussion and reflection; and a handbook for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve specific writing problems. It is a book that will help rekindle the creative spark, remind you why you enjoy writing, and create new ways to help you expertly express the stories you want to tell - and sell!



The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters 10th Anniversary Edition

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters  10th Anniversary Edition Author Karl Iglesias
ISBN-10 9781440528569
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 272
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You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!



Getting It Write

Getting It Write Author Lee Zahavi Jessup
ISBN-10 1615931759
Release 2014
Pages 152
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Offers information on developing a screenwriting career, including practical advice on how to progress from writing to pitching screenplays, with tangible avenues for screenwriting success.



Forensic Speak

Forensic Speak Author Jennifer Dornbush
ISBN-10 1615931317
Release 2013
Pages 264
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Crime shows rule the airwaves and there is a procedural drama out there for every personality and every writer. Born out of her experiences growing up around death investigation, Jennifer Dornbush unlocks the secrets of forensic science and gives writers direct access to hundreds of ways to make their crime writing more authentic.--From publisher description.



The Writer s Process

The Writer s Process Author Anne Janzer
ISBN-10 9780986406249
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 140
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Want to be a better writer? Perfect your writing process. Process is a vital, unsung writing skill. For example, do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. Master the inner game of writing The Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun. You’ll learn: How to invite creativity and flow into the writing process Why separating the writing process into different steps makes you more productive How to overcome writer’s block, distractions, and negative feedback How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life The Writer’s Process is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winner and an Indie Reader Approved selection. Praise for The Writer’s Process “This book should be mandatory reading for any serious writer.” - M.D.H. “I nearly highlighted the whole thing!” - B.T “Highly recommended. Worth multiple reads.” - J.C.



Beat by Beat

Beat by Beat Author Todd Klick
ISBN-10 1615932461
Release 2016
Pages 296
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This groundbreaking guide describes six seemingly different popular movies and genres (Skyfall, The Avengers, The Hangover, A Beautiful Mind, The Conjuring, Gone Girl) and shows screenwriters how they all follow the exact same 120 Universal Story Beats minute by minute. The book also reveals the top 10 archetypes they use, and where and why the Inciting Incident, Act 2 & 4 Quests, Midpoints, and the other five main Turning Points happen in all successful movies.



Ginger the Gangster Cat

Ginger the Gangster Cat Author Frank Kusy
ISBN-10 9780957585157
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 125
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**THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER IN HUMOUR, ANIMAL & CAT BOOKS** Gold Medal Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards 2015, Ginger the Gangster Cat and his endearing sidekick Sparky have enchanted children (and cat lovers) of all ages. Whether the two friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure to Spain, engaging in comic capers with Ben the dog, or simply relaxing in their hometown in Surrey, their stories are full of charm and whimsy. This latest edition of Frank Kusy’s popular novel features beautiful art from Maggie Raynor, making it a must-have for every child's library. Praise for Ginger the Gangster Cat: “A fantastically fun story for kids – and adults too!” THE WISHING SHELF AWARDS “We enjoyed reading this, it’s very sweet and charming." RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS “An entertaining and enjoyable little story, with a great plot and endearing well-drawn characters.” AWESOME INDIES “Ginger the Gangster Cat is light-hearted and humorous, with an underlying tongue-in-cheek satirical view of life. A feline ‘Get Carter’, with attitude, springs to mind.’ HARPER COLLINS “This is a book chock-full of charm, humour, sensitivity and comic capers. Throughout the story, there is a very clever interweaving of down-to-earth sit-com moments with more weighty, poignant situations. The fact that these never clash are a testament to the author’s writing skill.” PENPRESS “Perfect to read to children of any age and then sneak away and read it yourself.” “My kids (6 and 8) were literally roaring with laughter as I read this to them at bed time.” “Ginger and his beloved little friend, Sparky, are two of the most endearing cat characters I've ever come across - and I've been enjoying animal stories for over fifty years, so that's saying a lot. Although this posts as a story for children, I found it to be an exceptional book for any age. Buy it, read it, you'll love it!”



Alfred Hitchcock s Moviemaking Master Class

Alfred Hitchcock s Moviemaking Master Class Author Tony Lee Moral
ISBN-10 1615931376
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most revered filmmakers of the 20th century. Not only was he the "Master of Suspense," he was also an innovator of storyboarding, directing, framing, editing, and marketing. Hitchcock regularly engaged with his audiences and gave lectures at film institutes, universities, and film schools across the country. Now in this Movie Making Master Class, Hitchcock author and aficionado Tony Lee Moral takes you through the process of making a ?motion picture, Hitchcock-style. • Includes unpublished art production sketches from the Alfred Hitchcock ?Collection and storyboards sketched by Hitchcock himself. • New interviews with actors who worked with Hitchcock including Doris Day, Alec McCowen, Rod Taylor, Karin Dor, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, who give insights into his movie making methods. • Quotes from contemporary filmmakers on why Hitchcock was the master of suspense and storytelling.



The Writer s Advantage

The Writer s Advantage Author Laurie Scheer
ISBN-10 1615931988
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 170
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There are many books that assist writers with their craft, structure, and formatting, all of which are important. However, there does not exist a guide for writers to understand the evolution of their genre. In order to effectively write within a transmedia environment ­-- a marketplace that includes different groups of consumers with short attention spans across various platforms -- today's writer must master the history of their genre. By understanding where and how their genre has emerged they develop their own authentic texts and these fresh, genuine concepts will stand apart in a media landscape that is muddied with copycat material.



The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR

The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR Author Greg Engle
ISBN-10 9781683580102
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 240
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When people think of NASCAR, many think of cars racing around a track. But those with a more intimate knowledge of the sport understand that there is much more to it. The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR uncovers everything you need to know to properly watch and enjoy the sport. Author Greg Engle uncovers the history of the sport, as well as an explanation of the rules, flags, and key terms. He reveals the best practices for watching it on TV, how to experience a NASCAR race in person, and much more. Along the way, he weaves in interviews with key figures from the NASCAR community to offer insiders’ perspectives on the ins and outs of NASCAR. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: • What does NASCAR stand for? • How did it get to where it is today? • What goes on at a pit stop? • What is it like to race 400 or 500 miles in just a few hours? • What is a wedge? • What is the best way to meet a driver? • How do you best enjoy a race in person? • And all the other things a new fan needs to know to understand and enjoy America's fastest sport, NASCAR!



City of Saints Thieves

City of Saints   Thieves Author Natalie C. Anderson
ISBN-10 9780399547607
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 432
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya. In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller. From the Hardcover edition.