Author(s): Charles Harris
Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters, dialogue and scenes. It gives you the skills you need to succeed and helps you critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best scripts you can. This book is filled with essential writing tools, including techniques for overcoming writer's block and how to find your unique voice. You will learn how to pitch and get your work optioned, how to work as part of a team and how to make the best use of social media - in all a comprehensive companion that you will keep coming back to as your career develops.
Charles Harris is an award-winning director, consultant, and tutor, who co-founded the first screenwriters' workshop in the world. He has worked with top names from James Stewart and Ricky Tomlinson to Spike Milligan and Alexei Sayle. As a film editor for BBC and C4, he moved on to direct TV and theatre, winning awards around the world. His first professional feature script was optioned for Hollywood production, and his first feature as director, Paradise Grove, won international awards and was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards.