Friday, September 01, 2006

Lights! Camera! Fiction!


It isn't often that I get my hands on a 'writing craft' book that thrills my little heart.

This one does.

Apparently, I'm a visual learner, and Alfie Thompson has developed this 'novel approach' to writing by explaining different elements as seen in the movies.

Internal conflict, external conflict, chacterizations, premise (that little bugaboo that's so hard to explain)...plus much more are described in the book from movies. She made it look 'so easy'...

I've spent hours in workshops, and with reading a few pages in her book, I go, 'aha'...

Why didn't she write it ten years ago? She could have saved me a lot of time!

It's not just for novelists, screenwriters could learn their craft from it as well.

Get your copy at Amazon - you won't be sorry.

Visit Alfie Thompson's website to learn even more about the book...plus she has some printable forms from the book available.

Thank you Alfie, you're brought my writing up to a higher level.

4 Comments:

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Donna. Hope I'm the first to visit your blog. Don't quite understand them. But you're was ahead of me on this stuff anyway. Tell me if you get this.
Good Luck,
Carol Ferguson

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger thea mcginnis said...

donna, this book sounds fantastic. gotta run out and get it. i will subscribe to it after i get a new email address. in the meantime i will put in in my favorites listing. thanks! thea mcginnis

 
At 6:53 AM, Blogger Kathy Holmes said...

That phrase always catches my attention because my second manuscript was called, "Lies, Camera, Action." Unfortunately, it didn't get far. :)

But this sounds like a great book. I, too, am so visual. I gotta have this. And, congrats on your screenwriting placements. WTG!

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Alfie said...

Donna, Donna, Donna. I love you.

Alfie

 

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