So You Want to Be a Screenwriter: How to Face the Fears and Take the Risks

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I wish I had this book when I first plunged into the screenwriting jungle... — Michele Rifkin, writer, Bone Chillers, ABC TV

Written from both psychological and real-life perspectives, this provocative book can help experienced as well as aspiring screenwriters as they navigate the bumpy road to career security and success. The book combines practical knowledge of the industry with insights into the emotional roadblocks that writers must overcome to succeed. Thought-provoking questions induce self-evaluation as readers are shown how to develop believable characters and story lines, conquer writer's block, consider the pros and cons of a collaborative partnership, and related concerns.

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Writer and producer Sara Caldwell founded Amphion Productions in 1991 and has since generated more than 130 film, television, video, CD-ROM, and satellite teleconference projects for national and international clients. She has written numerous articles on the screenwriting process and is co-author of Write Here, a regular column for Script magazine online. Sara has been hired to write feature and television scripts for various production companies in Los Angeles and Chicago and is currently a freelance writer/producer for a Discovery Health Channel documentary series. Prior to forming her own company, Sara wrote and produced commercial, corporate, and educational videos for Motion Masters in Charleston, West Virginia. Before that, she was a writer/producer with WorldNet Television in Washington, D.C, working on live video teleconferences on a variety of topics for audiences in Africa, the Near East, and East Asia. Sara received her Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Iowa, where she was a member of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. In addition to spending time with her two children, Sara loves traveling, volunteer work, painting, and running. She is represented by the Quillco Agency of Los Angeles. Sara Caldwell and Marie-Eve Kielson are contributing a percentage of their royalties from the sale of this book to Cabrini Connections; a non-profit tutor/mentor organization serving educationally disadvantaged youth in Chicago. Allworth Press Books by Sara Caldwell: So You Want to be a Screenwriter (See also Marie-Eve Kielson) Marie-Eve Kielson, a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, created Kielson Media Consulting in 1991 to provide psychological script consultation for screenwriters and film/video production companies throughout the United States. The formation of her firm was inspired by her innate fascination with human nature, a love for the cinema, and a recognition that

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I wish I had this book when I first plunged into the screenwriting jungle... -- Michele Rifkin, writer, Bone Chillers, ABC TV

Sara Caldwell and Marie-Eve Kielson’s So You Want to Be a Screenwriter is nothing less than a profound text on the creative process itself...It is that good. -- Lee Roloff, Professor Emeritus, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University

Sara and Marie-Eve’s book takes screenwriters on an inflective journey that helps them sharpen their skills and hone their craft... -- Jerry Vasilatos, writer, producer, director, Nitestar Productions

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