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How to Write Movie in 21 Days

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The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the would-be screenwriter through the writing of a movie. It answers such question ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 15th 1993 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1988)
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Terri Lynn
Not bad but you will very likely not have any movie written in 21 days. Actually, there is some reading to be done and some planning before you even get to the 21 days and it seemed to be to be disjointed as you wrote about things without having the whole idea down pat. Imagine trying to write a book this way. Picture a book you like. Imagine that you are the one who is going to write it. You have this vague idea of what it will be about and who the hero or heroine is. Okay, start writing page 7 ...more
Apr 01, 2010 Jayda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: script-writers, people who want to write script, and script frenzy participants
This actually is a really interesting book. I like how interesting it actually IS. When I started it, I expected it to be one of those boring "How-To" books (I've read plenty on writing novels) but it actually entertained me!

I'd recommend this to all of you who want to write a script, and to all of you who want to participate in Script Frenzy!

Hopefully I'll be able to write my script in 21 days :)
Brian Misakian
This book isn't really the end-all screenwriting textbook, but it's still much better than most that I've read. What makes this one so great is that it gets to the point. Other screenwriting books will bore you with endless examples and hypotheticals. How To Write a Movie in 21 Days is an encouraging, fun, and helpful read for any screenwriter, whether they're a beginner or a pro.
This book contains a great deal of information about writing, pacing and formatting a movie script. It helps you break the task down into smaller steps that make the whole process more manageable. I am going to start using it in my video classes.
Julie Ehlers
Definitely not a perfect guide. For one thing, the format King wants us to follow is extremely rigid. In terms of the screenplay's plot and character development, she instructs us that certain things are supposed to happen by pages 10, 30, 45, 60, 90, 100, 120. You may feel like you're failing if your screenplay isn't following this model exactly. Of course, King herself admits that not every screenplay hits every turning point on exactly these pages (indeed, most don't), but given that the enti ...more
Andrew Tippett
Great book. She focuses about 1/3 of the book on writing a screenplay. The other 2/3 is how to stop procrastinating and get your lazy ass in motion and start writing. While Richard Walter covers the technicality of writing visually, Viki King's approach is very practical.
More a motivator than an end-all on screenwriting tenets. Great for that pesky writer's block or a drought of creativity, but not much more.
Paul Agusta
one of the best books on screenwriting I have ever read.

ignore the sensationalistic title, and just follow the steps at your own pace. this book basically shows you how to take an intuitive approach to screenwriting. writing more with your heart and gut than your brain.

I reccomend this to anyone just starting out as a screenwriter.
Andd Becker
Can advice in this book help a writer to overcome writer's block and begin to write? Perhaps.
The writer proclaims there is no such thing as writer's block. If you cannot write, do something different, e.g., fly a kite or go to the store.
To write a movie script, write from your heart and rewrite from your head.
If you desire to become a screenwriter, this is the 2nd book you should read after readind Syd Field. Fun and easy book on the basics of screenwriting and the importance of timing your story.
Mar 26, 2008 Natalie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Screenwriters and screenwriters to be
Recommended to Natalie by: The author, her beautiful self!
Fabulous! I love Viki. She is an inspiration goddess. She also offers an audio tape with great visualization exercises.
Ambitious! Surprisingly helpful step-by-step process of writing the movie you always wanted to write.
Mia McInnis
Interesting...though I still don't think I'll be doing what this book promised anytime soon.
Useful but a bit too structure focused. Helped me get my scenes in order and shape my thoughts.
Christi Kapp
I learned that I am probably better at writing books than movies..ha ha
I dug it.
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