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  • ISBN 1932907394
  • ISBN13 978-1932907391
  • Language English
  • Author Paul Chitlik
  • Publisher Michael Wiese Productions (March 1, 2008)
  • Pages 173
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  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1152 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Paul Chitlik, the author of "Rewrite," has many . It's a nice guide to help rewrite, but no information in this book was unique to this book only.

Paul Chitlik, the author of "Rewrite," has many years' experience teaching MFA workshops in screenwriting. His tone is amiably authoritative, guiding with the attention of an experienced script doctor. Here are samples of the "To Do" items, chapter-by-chapter. 1. Clarifying Story and Structure for Impact. Go through the descriptive paragraphs in your screenplay and see if you can take out all the adverbs and as many adjectives and nouns as possible. Shorten your sentences.

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Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to submission draft

Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to submission draft. He reveals the hidden structure of screenplays, sequences, and scenes, as he guides you through the process of examining your draft, restructuring it, and populating it with believable, complex, and compelling characters. Along the way he outlines how to make your action leap off the page and your dialogue crackle

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Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to submission draft.

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He reveals the hidden structure of screenplays, sequences, and scenes, as he guides you through the process of examining your draft, restructuring it, and populating it with believable, complex, and compelling characters. Along the way he outlines how to make your action leap off the page and your dialogue crackle.

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This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows the process of re-writing and why it is so essential.

Paul Chitlik is an American author, television and film writer, producer, and director. Rewrite : a step-by-step guide to strengthen structure, characters, and drama in your screenplay (1st e. 2008; 2nd e. 2013). He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Paul Chitlik, the author of "Rewrite," has many years' experience teaching MFA workshops in screenwriting. His tone is amiably authoritative, guiding with the attention of an experienced script doctor. Here are samples of the "To Do" items, chapter-by-chapter.

1. Clarifying Story and Structure for Impact. "To Do: Briefly outline your story in terms of seven points" (p 11): Ordinary Life; Inciting Incident; End of Act One; Midpoint or Turning Point; The Low Point; The Final Challenge; The Return to (the Now-Changed-Forever) Normal Life. Next "To Do" is to write a beatsheet or list of the scenes in your screenplay. The book's appendix presents an excellent example of a 67-item beatsheet with subheadings corresponding to the seven points.

2. The Powerful Protagonist. "Write your premise now. Do not tell the story, only the idea of the truth you want to prove." Does your protagonist help prove your premise? If not, adjust his profile. Ten more "To Do" items include the protagonist's apparent goal, what the goal changes to at the midpoint, and the personality flaw.

3. The Worthy Antagonist. "Write one line saying what your antagonist wants" (p 43).

4. Ensuring Dynamic Scenes. "Go through your beatsheet and examine each scene for conflict. Write what, exactly, is the conflict of each scene under your description of the scene. If there is no conflict, there is no scene. Sometimes you'll need to group several beats to make a whole scene, so not every beat will have conflict" (p 47).

5. Making Descriptions Leap Off the Page. "Go through the descriptive paragraphs in your screenplay and see if you can take out all the adverbs and as many adjectives and nouns as possible. Shorten your sentences. Shorten your paragraphs" (p 61). "To Do. Find a scene that is heavy in dialogue and try to express it completely in action and description" (p 62).

6. Life Support for Your Protagonist. "Go through your story and identify the supporting characters who are most important. Beef up their screen presence by giving them a quirk of some sort. Make them stand out. Have the quirk relate to their personality or function regarding your protagonist or your antagonist" (p 67).

7. Paring It Down. "Choose a ten-page excerpt from your script that you think is pretty tight already. Now cut a page from it. Use any tricks you can think of, but get it down to nine pages" (p 72). Chitlik presents an example from his own screenwriting: an 11-page excerpt pared down to 9 pages.

8. Where Am I? The "To Do" item asks you to complete the suggested Script Status Report on your rewrite.

9. The Right Look. The "To Do" items include standard formatting, correcting grammatical errors, and culling out camera directions.

10. Finishing: The "To Do" item is to go back and rewrite. How many rewrites? "A professional writer might revise a script 30 times.... In fact, a script isn't done until the final cut is made, and it goes into wide release. Even then some writers would like to do more" (p 111).

An eminent script doctor in paperback, Chitlik's REWRITE merits five shining stars.
-- C J Singh
Voodoolkree
This book was very helpful in the editing process.
Skilkancar
I'm 6 months into a rewrite and I've read through it a couple of times during this process. Something he mentions is an old book that I also highly recommend to anyone who writes about characters: The Art of Dramatic Writing
Samut
I've been reading several screenwriting books from cover to cover but with "Rewrite" I've had to slow down
my roll. This book is packed with practical knowledged-based principles and exercises. After reading this book
I feel extremely confident that my screenplay will meet and/or exceed "Hollywood's" methodology on structure. Paul has
provided excellent work here and has given the reader step-by-step guidance on how to properly rewrite a flawed
piece.
Jerinovir
It's a nice guide to help rewrite, but no information in this book was unique to this book only. If you've read any two of the following: Essentials of Screen Writing by Richard Walter, Screenplay: Writing the Picture by Robin Russin, Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, or Story by Robert Mckee, you probably don't need this book. YET! If you need structure to help you finish rewriting, the longest process of writing, this book is good to keep you to it.
Lavivan
Best rewrite book. If you're a novice or a pro looking for fresh inspiration - read this book!
Gldasiy
A wonderful and logical resource and reference. Your re-write will go so much smoother, and you'll discover a stronger version of your story by using it during the re-write phase. Use it!
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