Writing the Screenplay not only guides you through the stages needed to create a good screenplay but also encourages you to develop dramatic situations, as well as creating vivid characters and the right structure for your story. The book is divided into two sections. Part one focuses on preparing to write, while part two goes through the writing process in straightforward and easy steps, from developing the idea to the final rewrite. Full of insight and drawing on the author’s many years experience of writing and teaching, this book uses a wide range of examples from screenplays to illustrate the process of screenwriting in an entertaining and informative way.
About the Author
Jill Nelmes is a writer and senior lecturer in screenwriting at the University of East London. She studied screenwriting at UCLA, has had many screenplays in development and has been a script reader in Los Angeles. She has published extensively on the subject of screenwriting and is now principal editor of the Journal of Screenwriting and editor of Analysing the Screenplay. She is currently writing a book about screenwriters in British cinema.