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The Dramatic Writer's Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories.

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Moss Hart once said that you never really learn how to write a play; you only learn how to write this play. Crafted with that adage in mind, The Dramatic Writer's Companion is designed to help writers explore their own ideas in order to develop the script in front of them. No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook starts with the principle that character is key. "The character is not something added to the scene or to the story," writes author Will Dunne. "Rather, the character is the scene. The character is the story."

Having spent decades working with dramatists to refine and expand their existing plays and screenplays, Dunne effortlessly blends condensed dramatic theory with specific action steps-over sixty workshop-tested exercises that can be adapted to virtually any individual writing process and dramatic script. Dunne's in-depth method is both instinctual and intellectual, allowing writers to discover new actions for their characters and new directions for their stories. Dunne's own experience is a crucial element of this guide. Thousands of individuals have already benefited from his workshops, and The Dramatic Writer's Companion promises to bring his remarkable creative method to an even wider audience.

Apart from very slight bumping to the corners of the cover, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

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Author(s):
Dunne, Will
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226172546
ISBN-13:
9780226172545
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Dramatic Writer's Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories.

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Moss Hart once said that you never really learn how to write a play; you only learn how to write this play. Crafted with that adage in mind, The Dramatic Writer's Companion is designed to help writers explore their own ideas in order to develop the script in front of them. No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook starts with the principle that character is key. "The character is not something added to the scene or to the story," writes author Will Dunne. "Rather, the character is the scene. The character is the story."

Having spent decades working with dramatists to refine and expand their existing plays and screenplays, Dunne effortlessly blends condensed dramatic theory with specific action steps-over sixty workshop-tested exercises that can be adapted to virtually any individual writing process and dramatic script. Dunne's in-depth method is both instinctual and intellectual, allowing writers to discover new actions for their characters and new directions for their stories. Dunne's own experience is a crucial element of this guide. Thousands of individuals have already benefited from his workshops, and The Dramatic Writer's Companion promises to bring his remarkable creative method to an even wider audience.

Apart from very slight bumping to the corners of the cover, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Dunne, Will
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226172546
ISBN-13:
9780226172545
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Dramatic Writer's Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories.

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