Advanced Screenwriting, written by one of today’s most active and respected screenwriting gurus, is a collection of meditations on fine-tuning the script.
Among the many subjects it discusses:
working with non-traditional forms • maintaining a consistent and ongoing storyline
developing a personal cinematic style • finding a script’s audience
keeping an audience’s attention • developing subtexts
utilizing psychology and philosophy • transforming characters
reflecting real-life patterns • creating realism through accurate detail
polishing scenes • creating memorable dialogue
. . . and much more.
Linda Seger is the author of six books on screenwriting and filmmaking: Making a Good Script Great, Making a Good Writer Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters,The Art of Adaptation, From Script to Screen, and When Women Call the Shots. She created and defined the job of script consultant in 1981, and since that time has consulted on more than 2,000 film and television scripts and presented seminars for ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Turner Network, the Motion Picture Academy, the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild, the American Film Institute, UCLA and USC, as well as film companies and schools around the globe.