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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days 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 uestions asHow to clarify the idea you don't uite have yetHow to tell if your idea is really a movieHow to move from what you want to say saying itHow to stop getting ready and startOnce you know what to write the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it It also addresses such issues asHow to pay the rent while paying your duesWhat to say to your spouse when you can't come to bedHow to keep going when you think you can'tFor accomplished screenwriters honing their craft as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide And Viki King's upbeat friendly style is like having a first rate writing partner every step of the way

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
  • Viki King
  • English
  • 09 July 2016
  • 9780062730664

10 thoughts on “How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

  1. says:

    Easily convert the pacing for a movie into the pacing for your genre novel I'm using this right now for my next novel length project

  2. says:

    Note that the title of this book is not How to Write a Movie in 21 Days That is Great and Will Win You an Oscar Yes you can write a movie in 21 days Perhaps not a very good one but you can I know as I've done it in ten days following King's basic instructions but moving faster And if you want to get your first screenplay on paper this is the best account out there to get you started You should know that there is a massive industry out there embracing books and classes and screenplay contests and seminars and that's fine but that industry is out to make money for itself and perhaps find one or two original screenplays a decade

  3. says:

    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 meI'd recommend this to all of you who want to write a script and to all of you who want to participate in Script FrenzyHopefully I'll be able to write my script in 21 days

  4. says:

    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 entire writing process in the book is based on them it's a little difficult to see your way clear to doing it some other less rigid waySecond this book seems to be for people who have never written before in their life and therefore have no idea what their creative process is While those of us who are new to screenplay writing find a certain amount of structure useful if we've already done some writing we already know what our process is regarding certain things like getting started on something new or revising a first draft Trying to follow a process that's not ours might be confusing frustrating even A good example of this is index cards King like a lot of writing teachers is a big fan of them I have never been a fan of them but I tried to use them here and guess what? It was far and away the least useful thing about the process I may use this book again but I've realized index cards will never be for meAlso annoying my edition of the book is dated 2001 but it seemingly hasn't been updated since the 1980s with all its talk about postage stamps and typingretyping A new edition is long overdueHaving said all that I would still recommend this book For one thing all that structure is actually a good thing when you haven't ever written a screenplay before It will get you started and keep you going Just know that you'll have to figure out what isn't working for you and ignore it For another thing this book contains a surprising amount of good general advice on writing the writing life and life in general It made me realize for all the rigidity of her guidance Viki King really does get it she's genuinely creative and she understands that we are too

  5. says:

    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 75 Don't bother to outline or rough draft the novel just label a page as page 68 75 or 10 and start writing itThis might well work for some people and much of the book has clever creative ideas but frankly I need to know what the story is who the people are and outline the situation and events at least roughly before being able to dash off to a page and write its contents This is good for ideas but don't expect to have a salable script in 3 weeks

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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 manageable I am going to start using it in my video classes

  8. says:

    This book was read really as something of an after thought after ploughing my way through Robert McKee's immense STORY and my view of it suffers enormously as a resultSure it's possible to write a movie in 21 days but the corresponding uality of that movie is going to be reflected in the time that is spent on it The author seems to assume that writers can just magic plot lines characters situations conflicts tension out of thin air in order to keep to a timetable that really has to do with a snappy book title than anything solid realistic and practicalOkay okay maybe I'm being a bit harsh here This book does provide a god overview of the kinds of things a writer need to consider in preparing to write their screenplay I will give it credit there It covers the basic template for Western screenwriting and in that it could be useful to first time writers or studentsBut a serious screenplay writer would be wise to take this simply as that an overview of a basic screenplay template before moving onto some other sophisticated books on screen writing

  9. says:

    An interesting read and a clever method for anyone to write a script This is a book for beginners for people who want to say they've written a script It's not about writing scripts commercially or professionally It works best if it's something personal and the method and lessons makes the most sense for scripts involving a hero's journey It's light on technical advice and its explanation of story structure is somewhat simplistic But it nevertheless has the potential to be effective for someone wanting to get their story down on paper It's also a bit touchy feely in places so be forewarned And it's not about how to become a working writer as evidenced by the fact that the section on what to do with one's script is a lean two pages long But it definitely has a place on the shelf and it contains some effective tips and advice

  10. says:

    Full confession I did not make it through the 21 days I hit page 60 and realized I had completely missed my target It seemed pointless to continue writing 60 pages when the foundation was collapsing as I worked King is a great source of wisdom and this screenplay primer provides a great exercise for beginners There are several valuable pieces of advice here the most important of which is from the opening chapters To paraphrase King reading to many screenplay manuals has the effect of giving us less confidence as to what the hell we are supposed to do when we sit down to write Sort of counter intuitive but she has a point This book works best for beginners or people that feel crippled by preconceptions

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