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You have no excuse for not writing a great script now. This book will do the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is come up with a great story to tell; the rest is covered in this thoughtful, thorough tour of the screenwriting process.

Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers and Hollywood script consultant

I have been quoting Lisa Dethridge for years. Thanks to this book I can now refer my students to chapter and verse. Lisa Dethridge illuminates the art, craft and industry of the screenwriter. I recommend her book to all my students.

Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, Film and Television, New York University and former Head of Film and Television, Australian Film, Television and Radio School

So you want to write a screenplay that will make it to the big screen? Whether you are a professional or a film buff with a powerful creative urge, Writing Your Screenplay shows how to master the craft of writing for the screen. Experienced screenwriter, script and story editor Dr Lisa Dethridge takes you beyond a formulaic approach, offering insights into classic mythic structures as well as contemporary story-telling techniques that underlie good screenwriting. She explains how to create cohesive plots, likeable characters, compelling action and dialogue; strong scenes and a visual 'world' that will engage international audiences.

Dr Lisa Dethridge has twenty years experience as a writer and teacher of media communications in Australia and the USA.

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