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The 10 Commandments Of ScreenWriting

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How to write high-concept screen-stories. Shove your visions into your reader's brains through their eyeballs. The top 10 essential principles of screenwriting distilled from decades of study and practice.

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1*Your Protagonist's Journey: Birth, Love & Death1.81.8
2*TENSION = HOPE + FEAR = MONEY IN YOUR BANK1.53.3
3*Write A Roller Coaster912.3
4*Always Be In 1 Of The 36 Dramatic Situations7.519.8
5*Dorian Gray: A Top-Tier Roller Coaster Story1.621.4
6Write For The Eye!5.526.9
7Fully Connect The All Important Causal Chain5.332.2
8Write TWO stories Interwoven, Not Just 11.633.8
9Simple, Clear, Honest, Clean (Tolstoy's 7-Year-Old Boy Acid Test)1.235
10Single Protagonist Point Of View: The secret weapon of the masters5.340.3
11Live Big, Write Big1.141.4
12Screenwriting Is Songwriting 2.543.9
13Who, What, When, Where, Why, to Whom0.644.5
144 Wheels: Heart, Brains, Muscle, & Spirit4.549
15Two Dogs Fighting For One Bone0.549.5
16If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It1.150.6
17Strip Out Everything Unnecessary1.151.7
18Where's The Puck1.553.2
19Avoid The Double-Curse: Violence + Boredom1.754.9
20Your Central Universal Moral Proposition2.357.2
21Put Your Protagonist Through Hell2.559.7
22Choose A Conflict-Oriented Title2.562.2
23How To Write A Great Logline Fast, Every Time2.764.9
24Write STRUCTURE Before You Write Words1.366.2
25Archetypal Characters2.869
26Combine Stock Characters To Make Fresh Ones2.471.4
27The Simple, Foolproof, Always Works Way To Sell Your Screenplay0.271.6
28Quotations On Screenwriting6.578.1
29Billy Wilder: 10 Screenwriting Tips0.878.9
30Robert McKee's Ten Commandents1.180
31No Coincidences0.980.9
32Pre-Submission Checklist For Movie & TV Scripts7.888.7
33 Write Screenplays Like international Ad's1.390
34Larry Brody's Script Checklist4.994.9
35Guerrilla SCREENWRITING4.699.5
36Stuart Beatty's 5 Suggested Rules Of Screenwriting (Humor)0.5100
37Your #1 USER / First Reader0.8100.8
38Enneagrams2102.8
39Write your own material0.3103.1
40INPUT / Listening/ reading/ watching1.7104.8
41What do you care about0.9105.7
42Dramatic Writing Secrets3.9109.6
43CENTRAL DRAMATIC QUESTION1.9111.5
44DRAMATIC PROPOSITION4.2115.7
45The Initial Sword Clash1.1116.8
46Story13.8130.6
47Guidelines For Writing Biblical Adaptations2.5133.1
48Timeliness0.8133.9
49Screenwriting Workshop Notes9.4143.3
50Should You Hire A Story Consultant?1.4144.7
51How To Pitch a Series Idea0.5145.2
52When Others Want To Take Credit For Your Song2.2147.4
53Can you offer me any advice or helpful hints on songwriting, 1.8149.2
54How To Get Feedback while keeping all your credit and rights0.7149.9
55Interesting Graphic-Novels / Comics0.2150.1
56List Of Qualities That Make A Good Movie
57Great Concept And Storyboard Artists
58appendix: Songwriting 101 (Excerpts)
59Typical Screenplay Pacing and Break Points
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