Writing the Horror Movie

Writing the Horror Movie

Author: Marc Blake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2013-07-18

Total Pages: 257

ISBN-13: 1441193472

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Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay. Tracing the development of the horror film from its beginnings in German Expressionism, the authors engage in a readable style that will appeal to anyone with a genuine interest in the form and the mechanics of the genre. This book examines the success of Universal Studio's franchises of the '30s to the Serial Killer, the Slasher film, Asian Horror, the Supernatural, Horror Vérité and current developments in the field, including 3D and remakes. It also includes step-by-step writing exercises, annotated extracts from horror screenplays and interviews with seasoned writers/directors/ producers discussing budget restrictions, screenplay form and formulas and how screenplays work during shooting.


Stein On Writing

Stein On Writing

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2014-02-11

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 1466864990

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Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.


Inventing the Truth

Inventing the Truth

Author: Russell Baker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 244

ISBN-13: 9780395901502

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In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process.


On Writing

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2002-06-25

Total Pages: 321

ISBN-13: 0743455967

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.


Good Prose

Good Prose

Author: Tracy Kidder

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 1400069750

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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of House and the editor of Atlantic Monthly share stories from their literary friendship and respective careers, offering insight into writing principles and mechanics that they have identified as elementary to quality prose.


Writing & Selling Your Memoir

Writing & Selling Your Memoir

Author: Paula Balzer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2011-07-09

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 1599631350

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There's more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn't one long diary entry. Rather, it's a well-crafted story about a crucial, often exceptionally difficult, time in someone's life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir talks readers through the process of telling their most personal stories in a compelling, relatable, and readable manner. Unlike other books dedicated to the art and craft of writing memoir, it teaches readers how to approach the genre with love, respect, and know-how without sentimentalizing it. Drawing on her experience working with New York Times best-selling memoirists, literary agent Paula Balzer carefully explores the genre and provides readers with step-by-step instruction on how to: • Identify strong opening and closing points • Find and develop a strong central hook that readers can relate to • Structure a memoir to maximize readability • Use dialogue and pacing to enhance intimacy • Approach honesty and truthfulness • Build a successful author platform around their memoir • Get an agent's attention • Get published Full of tips, techniques, detailed exercises, and examples from best-selling memoirs as well as sidebars from well-known memoir authors, Writing & Selling Your Memoir teaches you how to approach an often tricky genre and tell your story without sentimentalizing it.


On Writing

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

Published: 2020-06-02

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 1982159375

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Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.


Grace in Mombasa

Grace in Mombasa

Author: T N Traynor

Publisher: Moving Closer

Published: 2023-08-27

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13:

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All the books in this series are standalone stories and can be read in any order. Grace in Mombasa is a story about a woman whose amazing faith gets shattered when her life falls apart, but will God simply let her go? This novel was inspired by true events. From the day she was born, Grace Clifton has navigated a life of loss and heartbreak without a mother to guide her. With England in the midst of a Second World War, Grace experiences the excitement of love and romance, but all too soon it turns to heartbreak. Through it all, Grace is sustained by her unwavering faith in God, but when all she holds dear is ripped away from her, she is left devastated and doubting everything she's ever believed in. As the world slowly recovers from war, Grace begins the process of healing. However, her steadfastness in God is lost and she is determined to never pray again. When an unexpected opportunity comes up in Kenya, Grace seizes the chance to escape, hoping to find a purpose and build a new life for herself in a strange land. In Mombasa, Grace soon realizes she can't distance herself from life's complications. But if she's prepared to open her heart, maybe her shattered faith will bloom once more, bringing hope, love, and healing - not only to herself but to others. If you like heartfelt dialogue, stories seeped in fact and history, and memorable characters, then you'll love Tracy Traynor's moving and inspirational novel. Read Grace in Mombasa for a rich historical story that you're sure to be thinking about long after you've turned the last page.


CPT 2021 Professional Edition

CPT 2021 Professional Edition

Author: American Medical Association

Publisher:

Published: 2020-09-17

Total Pages: 1000

ISBN-13: 9781640160491

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CPT® 2021 Professional Edition is the definitive AMA-authored resource to help health care professionals correctly report and bill medical procedures and services. Providers want accurate reimbursement. Payers want efficient claims processing. Since the CPT® code set is a dynamic, everchanging standard, an outdated codebook does not suffice. Correct reporting and billing of medical procedures and services begins with CPT® 2021 Professional Edition. Only the AMA, with the help of physicians and other experts in the health care community, creates and maintains the CPT code set. No other publisher can claim that. No other codebook can provide the official guidelines to code medical services and procedures properly. FEATURES AND BENEFITS The CPT® 2021 Professional Edition codebook covers hundreds of code, guideline and text changes and features: CPT® Changes, CPT® Assistant, and Clinical Examples in Radiology citations -- provides cross-referenced information in popular AMA resources that can enhance your understanding of the CPT code set E/M 2021 code changes - gives guidelines on the updated codes for office or other outpatient and prolonged services section incorporated A comprehensive index -- aids you in locating codes related to a specific procedure, service, anatomic site, condition, synonym, eponym or abbreviation to allow for a clearer, quicker search Anatomical and procedural illustrations -- help improve coding accuracy and understanding of the anatomy and procedures being discussed Coding tips throughout each section -- improve your understanding of the nuances of the code set Enhanced codebook table of contents -- allows users to perform a quick search of the codebook's entire content without being in a specific section Section-specific table of contents -- provides users with a tool to navigate more effectively through each section's codes Summary of additions, deletions and revisions -- provides a quick reference to 2020 changes without having to refer to previous editions Multiple appendices -- offer quick reference to additional information and resources that cover such topics as modifiers, clinical examples, add-on codes, vascular families, multianalyte assays and telemedicine services Comprehensive E/M code selection tables -- aid physicians and coders in assigning the most appropriate evaluation and management codes Adhesive section tabs -- allow you to flag those sections and pages most relevant to your work More full color procedural illustrations Notes pages at the end of every code set section and subsection