Screenwriting From the Soul: Letters to an Aspiring Screenwriter

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How often have you gone to the movies and come out of the theater thinking, "I could have written that!" Many of us believe we have what it takes to turn out a Hollywood blockbuster, if only we had the right tools to help us do it. Screenwriting from the Soul is that tool. It simplifies the process, and at the same time acknowledges that writing, especially screenwriting requires a great deal of patience, stamina, and faith.

There are many books on the art of screenwriting, but none approaches the subject from the unique perspective of a dialogue between expert and novice. Screenwriting from the Soul is geared to instruct the user in the practicalities, discipline, and emotional resources required to produce that winning screenplay.

Written with wit and style in the form of an ongoing series of letters between a highly experienced, successful, but tired professor and a screenwriting novice, Screenwriting from the Soul is a heartfelt exploration of the screenwriting world that will become a mainstay of writing program curriculums across the world. It goes far beyond the textbook market to appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to write, or understand Hollywood and the creative process.

This master guide helps the reader to:
· gain new insights and knowledge about screenwriting and the filmmaking industry
· gain the necessary skills, techniques, discipline, and mindset to produce successful screenplays
· touch upon the crucial spiritual aspects of the craft

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Richard W. Krevolin, a graduate of Yale University, is a professor of Screenwriting at USC, holding masters degrees from both USC and UCLA. He has authored several optioned screenplays and has written many professionally produced plays, including The Law of the Return (The Meyer Lansky Story), which won teh Seventh Annual Streisand Festival of New Jewish Plays, and has been performed in Los Angeles and New York. Another one of his works, Boychik, opened off-Broadway in 1997 and is now touring the country. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

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"Richard Krevolin is one of the most dedicated and inspired writing teachers I have ever known, and in this irreverent book of writing wisdom, he dramatizes the principles of good storytelling. Screenwriting from the Soul makes the odd truths young and alive again. It's a first-rate guide to good writing, but it's also a clear-eyed assessment of what it takes to survive a writing life. This book provides the beating heart that's needed to balance the intellectual and commerical guides to screenwriting."—Christopher Vogler, Director of Development, Fox 2000 Pictures, and author of The Writer's Journey

"This insightful, humorous, and provocative guide to the creative process is more than an original and aspiring screenwriting text—it is ultimately a deeply moving treatise on life, love, and humanity."—Michael Hauge, author of Screenplays That Sell

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