Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies Author Salva Rubio
ISBN-10 0984157662
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 328
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In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."



Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Movies Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930012
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 287
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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930005
Release 2005-05
Pages 195
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



Save the Cat Strikes Back

Save the Cat  Strikes Back Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 0984157603
Release 2009
Pages 181
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Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.



Writing the Comedy Movie

Writing the Comedy Movie Author Marc Blake
ISBN-10 9781628925937
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 256
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It is often suggested that there are 'secrets' to comedy or that it is 'lightning in a bottle', but the craft of comedy writing can be taught. While comedic tastes change, over time and from person to person, the core underpinning still depends on the comedic geniuses that have paved the way. Great comedy is built upon a strong foundation. In Writing the Comedy Movie, Marc Blake lays out ? in an entertainingly readable style ? the nuts and bolts of comedy screenwriting. His objective is to clarify the 'rules' of comedy: to contextualize comedy staples such as the double act, slapstick, gross-out, rom com, screwball, satire and parody and to introduce new ones such as the bromance or stoner comedy. He explains the underlying principles of comedy and comedy writing for the screen, along with providing analysis of leading examples of each subgenre.



The Writer s Process

The Writer s Process Author Anne Janzer
ISBN-10 9780986406249
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 140
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Want to be a better writer? Perfect your writing process. Process is a vital, unsung writing skill. For example, do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. Master the inner game of writing The Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun. You’ll learn: • How to invite creativity and flow into the writing process • Why separating the writing process into different steps makes you more productive • How to overcome writer’s block, distractions, and negative feedback • How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life The Writer’s Process is a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner. Praise for The Writer’s Process “Research-based, hands-on, step-by-step wisdom that can help you wrestle with the lizard brain. Certain to help thousands of would-be writers write.” - Seth Godin, Author, The Icarus Deception



No Silver Bullets

No Silver Bullets Author Daniel Im
ISBN-10 9781433651557
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 288
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What if I told you that you were only one step away from unlocking new levels of maturity and growth in your church? The myth of the silver bullet still exists because we desperately want it to. We all prefer quick fixes and bandage solutions to the long, hard, slow work that produces real change. So the moment we learn about a new ministry or strategy and see its effect in another church, we run to implement it in our own. Unfortunately, this impulse is usually met by opposition, skepticism, and ultimately, rejection. What if the solution isn't a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church's current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts...leading to macro-changes? This book explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. As you read, you will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.



One More Warbler

One More Warbler Author Victor Emanuel
ISBN-10 9781477312407
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 295
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Victor Emanuel is widely considered one of America's leading birders. He has observed more than six thousand species during travels that have taken him to every continent. He founded the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours and one of the most respected ones in ecotourism. Emanuel has received some of birding's highest honors, including the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association and the Arthur A. Allen Award from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. He also started the first birding camps for young people, which he considers one of his greatest achievements. In One More Warbler, Emanuel recalls a lifetime of birding adventures—from his childhood sighting of a male Cardinal that ignited his passion for birds to a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Asia to observe all eight species of cranes of that continent. He tells fascinating stories of meeting his mentors who taught him about birds, nature, and conservation, and later, his close circle of friends—Ted Parker, Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, Roger Tory Peterson, and others—who he frequently birded and traveled with around the world. Emanuel writes about the sighting of an Eskimo Curlew, thought to be extinct, on Galveston Island; setting an all-time national record during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count; attempting to see the Imperial Woodpecker in northwestern Mexico; and birding on the far-flung island of Attu on the Aleutian chain. Over the years, Emanuel became a dedicated mentor himself, teaching hundreds of young people the joys and enrichment of birding. "Birds changed my life," says Emanuel, and his stories make clear how a deep connection to the natural world can change everyone's life.



Ginger the Gangster Cat

Ginger the Gangster Cat Author Frank Kusy
ISBN-10 9780957585157
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 125
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**THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER IN HUMOUR, ANIMAL & CAT BOOKS** Gold Medal Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards 2015, Ginger the Gangster Cat and his endearing sidekick Sparky have enchanted children (and cat lovers) of all ages. Whether the two friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure to Spain, engaging in comic capers with Ben the dog, or simply relaxing in their hometown in Surrey, their stories are full of charm and whimsy. This latest edition of Frank Kusy’s popular novel features beautiful art from Maggie Raynor, making it a must-have for every child's library. Praise for Ginger the Gangster Cat: “A fantastically fun story for kids – and adults too!” THE WISHING SHELF AWARDS “We enjoyed reading this, it’s very sweet and charming." RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS “An entertaining and enjoyable little story, with a great plot and endearing well-drawn characters.” AWESOME INDIES “Ginger the Gangster Cat is light-hearted and humorous, with an underlying tongue-in-cheek satirical view of life. A feline ‘Get Carter’, with attitude, springs to mind.’ HARPER COLLINS “This is a book chock-full of charm, humour, sensitivity and comic capers. Throughout the story, there is a very clever interweaving of down-to-earth sit-com moments with more weighty, poignant situations. The fact that these never clash are a testament to the author’s writing skill.” PENPRESS “Perfect to read to children of any age and then sneak away and read it yourself.” “My kids (6 and 8) were literally roaring with laughter as I read this to them at bed time.” “Ginger and his beloved little friend, Sparky, are two of the most endearing cat characters I've ever come across - and I've been enjoying animal stories for over fifty years, so that's saying a lot. Although this posts as a story for children, I found it to be an exceptional book for any age. Buy it, read it, you'll love it!”



The Help

The Help Author Kathryn Stockett
ISBN-10 9780141973326
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 464
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Film tie-in edition of the massive word-of-mouth hit novel, first published by Fig Tree in 2009 - to accompany the major new film starring Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone. Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver... There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell... The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable Sunday Times A big, warm girlfriend of a book The Times Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential...an astonishing feat of accomplishment Daily Express



Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver   s Travels Author Johnathan Swift
ISBN-10 9781105545115
Release 2013-01-11
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Gulliver's Travels is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published (John Gay wrote in a 1726 letter to Swift that "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery"); since then, it has never been out of print. Of equal interest is the character of Gulliver himself — he progresses from a cheery optimist at the start of the first part to the pompous misanthrope of the book's conclusion and we may well have to filter our understanding of the work if we are to believe the final misanthrope wrote the whole work. In this sense Gulliver's Travels is a very modern and complex novel. There are subtle shifts throughout the book, such as when Gulliver begins to see all humans, not just those in Houyhnhnm-land, as Yahoos.



The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness Author Brett McKay
ISBN-10 9781440308918
Release 2009-09-17
Pages 288
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Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman's carry Ask for a woman's hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.



Graceling

Graceling Author Kristin Cashore
ISBN-10 0547351275
Release 2009-09-07
Pages 480
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Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes a sample chapter of BITTERBLUE.



The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781848945036
Release 2010-05-13
Pages 300
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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart. Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control - of riches and minds, and over death itself.



The Other Side of Infamy

The Other Side of Infamy Author Jim Downing
ISBN-10 9781631466281
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 224
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War is uncomfortable for Christians, and worldwide war is unfamiliar for today’s generations. Jim Downing reflects on his illustrious military career, including his experience during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to show how we can be people of faith during troubled times. The natural human impulse is to run from attack. Jim Downing—along with countless other soldiers and sailors at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941—ran toward it, fighting to rescue his fellow navy men, to protect loved ones and civilians on the island, and to find the redemptive path forward from a devastating war. We are protected from war these days, but there was a time when war was very present in our lives, and in The Other Side of Infamy we learn from a veteran of Pearl Harbor and World War II what it means to follow Jesus into and through every danger, toil, and snare.



How to Get Publicity for Your Book

How to Get Publicity for Your Book Author Natalie Obando
ISBN-10 0997129603
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 156
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How to Get Publicity for Your Book is a DIY guide for savvy authors. Would you like to get great publicity for your book without having to spend money on hiring a publicist? Do you think that you have what it takes to be your own publicist and run your own campaign? If so, this book will show you how. I have spent countless hours dedicated to garnering publicity for authors and brands all across the United States and have found that although there is no one-size-fits-all method, there are constants. In this book you will learn what they are and how to apply them to your work so that you can achieve maximum publicity for your author platform. Learn how to create the tools that you need for professional media outreach, platform building, book tour/event planning and so much more. I will share with you the mistakes I've made, the successes I've had, the tools of the trade and what I've come to learn from all of my outreach so that you can use it for your own.



Dating Your Character

Dating Your Character Author Marilyn R. Atlas
ISBN-10 1941071090
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 526
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Dating Your Character: A Sexy Guide to Screenwriting for Film and TV is based on the principle that interesting characters actually are co-creators in the writing process. It's organized into some of the standard stages in an evolving, romantic relationship, launched by a couple of chapters that encourage you to take some personal inventory: - Casting Your Ideal Character - The Meet Cute - The First Date - Serious Dating - Moving In Together - The First Fight - Making A Commitment - Hitched Or Ditched On the way to a kind of trust and growing intimacy, the structure of the book traces the first flush of excitement, any awkward hiccups in communication, and the recognition and reconciliation of your different POVs. Most books approach character development using a winnowing process involving general categorization and list-making. But, not much in the way of a truly in-depth synthesis of the collage of "facts" in the character's biography. The DYC method doesn't start from the outside in. It doesn't layer physical descriptions onto archetypal outlines, then color in the flaws and motivation to make that thumbnail sketch more personal. DYC focuses on the importance of the individuality of characters: their eccentricity, drive, and relative "basis in fact" - inspired in part by people you know or you yourself.