Blueprint for Screenwriting: A Complete Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Character Development
"Blueprint for Screenwriting" demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay--from original concept to completed script. Author and international script consultant Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process. She blends her expertise in script analysis and writing c...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Routledge
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While the book provides the basic elements of a screenplay, it also makes the process too mechanical. The checklist-like instruction takes the art out of screenwriting. In my opinion, this book should be read as a companion piece to a more humanistic writing book (e.g. Egri's The Art of Dramatic Writing).