Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Soul of Screenwriting: 16 Story Steps
Foyalty 97

The Soul of Screenwriting: 16 Story Steps (Paperback)

£31.99
Usually despatched in 7-10 days.

Synopsis

Uniquely inspired by the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell and psychologist Jean Houston, "The Soul of Screenwriting" demonstrates how the "screenwriting by numbers" approach that offers templates into which the writer may mechanically drop his or her story idea is fundamentally incomplete. Keith Cunningham maintains that in doing so, one ignores the process of writing. Screenwriting is a long journey and even the most gifted screenwriters get lost along the way. Getting lost, too, is part of the process.What the writer experiences in the act of writing has never been taken into account, yet this is where the screenplay comes from: the writer's here-and-now experience while working on the story. Information - left-brain concepts and techniques about plot structure, character development and orchestration, the dynamics of scenes and sequences - is all necessary. But it is what one does with the information that makes a truly great screenplay. In this book Cunningham demonstrates that good screenwriting is more than hitting the big plot points with exciting action. Good screenwriting also has integrity and authenticity. It has a voice, and because of this it speaks to the audience.To gain a voice, the writer needs the heat of creative imagination: passion, commitment, enthusiasm, a drive to know the truth of the characters and an urge to get to the core of the dramatic conflict without resorting to escapism.

These are qualities of the heart, and as Cunningham argues, screenwriting can indeed be a path with heart.

Keith Cunningham is a screenwriter and consultant based in Chicago, Illinois and Munich, Germany.

More books by Keith Cunningham

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Censorship of Literature in...
(Hardback)
Alireza Abiz
 
 
£72.00
 
Poetry Against the World: Philip...
(Hardback)
Magdalena Kay
 
 
£115.00
 
Vita & Virginia: The lives and love ...
(Hardback)
Sarah Gristwood
 
 
£18.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close