Creating Strong Protagonists: From Deep Characterization to by William Martell

By William Martell

Not more Passive Protagonists!

A step by step advisor to making "take charge" protagonists. Screenplays are approximately characters in conflict... characters in emotional turmoil... robust 3 dimensional protagonists who can locate options to their difficulties in one hundred ten pages. yet how do you create characters like this? How do you switch phrases into flesh and blood?

Character concerns, figuring out who's The Boss, Tapping into YOUR fears, The bare personality, Pulp Friction, guy With A Plan, personality Arcs, keeping off Cliche humans, Deep Characterization, challenge Protagonists, 12 how you can Create Likable Protagonists (even in the event that they are criminals), lively vs. Reactive, The 3rd measurement In personality, Relationships, Ensemble Scripts, and lots more and plenty, even more! Over 63,000 phrases of techniques!

Professional Screenwriter William C. Martell (19 produced movies) takes you into the realm of robust protagonists, exhibiting you step by step how to define the easiest lead personality in your screenplay.

About the Author:

William C. Martell has written seventeen produced movies for cable and video together with 3 HBO global Premieres, Made For Showtimes, 3 CineMax Premieres, motion pictures for united states community, and so forth. Reviewer David Nuttycombe of The Washington publish calls him "The Robert Towne of made for cable movies" and he was once the one non-nominated screenwriter pointed out on Siskel & Ebert's 1997 Oscar exact "If We Picked The Winners". He doesn't train screenwriting, he writes for a living.

The naval conflict motion movie "Steel Sharks" (HBO) stars Gary Busey and Billy Dee Williams, and used to be made with the cooperation of the U.S. army and division Of safety onboard a precise plane provider. "Hard Evidence" (USA) used to be published to video an identical day as Julia Roberts' movie "Something to speak About" and out-rented it, touchdown on the #7 place nationally whereas the Roberts' movie ended up #8 ("Hard Evidence" used to be the higher reviewed film). Submarine mystery "Crash Dive" (HBO) starred Frederic wooded area, and brought "JAG"s Catherine Bell and Christopher Titus from Fox's sit-com "Titus". "Treacherous" (Cinemax) Starred Tia Carrere, Adam Baldwin and C. Thomas Howell. His kin movie "Invisible Mom" starring "ET"s Dee Wallace Stone received most sensible Children's movie on the Santa Clarita movie competition. Mr. Martell is at the moment engaged on numerous tasks for significant studios.

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Adjust your base estimate to allow extra time for patches of difficult copy. For hard-copy editing: The heart of an estimate is based on a pagesper-hour rate. But pages that have 450 words take longer than pages that have 300 words. And if the manuscript is printed in a difficult-to-read font, you wiil find your pages-per-hour rate declining over the course of the day as your eyes tire. How much of a difference can such factors make? Table 2 shows estimates of how many pages an hour an experienced copyeditor would need to complete two passes on a hard-copy manuscript; novice copyeditors will (and should) work at a slower pace.

Documents that are exchanged by fax. projects for authors who request hand-marked manuscript. copy that has been poured into a sophisticated page-design program. ) computer how-to books that entail testing the author's procedural 29 30 THE ABCs OF COPYEDITING instructions. ) Also, as you'll see, the copyediting exercises in part 2 of this book entail editing on hard copy. A word of advice to computer-averse newcomers: Even if you intend to do all your copyediting on hard copy, there are at least two compelling reasons to learn the rudiments of editing on-screen.

How much are readers expected to know about the subject? • How will readers "use" the publication? Will it be pleasure reading or professional reading? it a reference guide or a skim-onceand-throw-away document? Will most readers read the piece straight through, from start tofinish,or will they consult sections of it from time to time? Text • How long is the text? • What physical form is the text in? For hard-copy editing: Is the text double-spaced? ) How many words are on a page? How legible is the font?

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