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Write What You Don't Know: An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters

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<i>Write What You Don't Know</i> is a friendly manual for aspiring screenwriters. It encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories. We all write what we know - how could we not? Writing what you don't know and doing it in an informed and imaginative way is what makes the process worthwhile. <br/><p>Hoxter ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Luke Winders
I don't know that I would use this as a direct guide for writing a screenplay, but it was well-written, with many good ideas and lessons. Most importantly, it was encouraging and humorous. The method of using the screenplay format throughout to familiarize the reader with it while avoiding getting mired in technical instructive was a clever one.
The 4th star is warranted by the following example and observation: "You no doubt remember the story in which Abraham is instructed by his God to sacrif
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