Screenwriting For Dummies

Author: Laura Schellhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052624
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

Surviving the Holidays For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118495933
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Cooking

Just the thought of the holidays can be overwhelming: the decorating, the shopping, the entertaining, and the extra commitments (not to mention the extra calories). Fortunately, Surviving the Holidays For Dummies offers expert tips to help you make it through the holidays in one piece — with your friends and family marveling at how you do it all! This specially created ebook is divided into four parts that guide you through the holiday process. We can't help you with every holiday happening (and we would never claim to be able to do so) but we can help you plan and prepare for what should be the most wonderful time of the year. So whether you're having trouble getting in the holiday spirit or overwhelmed by all the shopping and entertaining, we've culled tried-and-true content from many of our bestselling titles to bring you this fun, approachable ebook to survive — and thrive — throughout the Holiday season. You'll start with tips and hints for avoiding as much holiday stress as possible and discover how you can get a head start on holiday shopping with gift ideas and, of course, Dummies product suggestions. Next up you'll find out how to entertain like a pro and host a stellar bash — from choosing a date and planning a menu to making your holidays flow smoothly with handy, must-have to-do lists. Plus, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for drinks, appetizers, main and side dishes, and desserts and that will make you the talk of Tinsel Town. And what would any holiday be without a bit of overindulgence? If the holidays leave you feeling drained and in need of a recharge, we've got advice for how to quickly recover, both mentally and physically. We've even included a lighthearted Part of Tens. In this section, you discover what you should (and shouldn’t) do during the holidays. 'Tis the season to enjoy the holidays with a little bit of help from For Dummies.

Rest

Author: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465096596
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Psychology

"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book Review Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. "Deliberate rest," as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.

Time Management For Dummies UK

Author: Clare Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996293
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

If you’re finding yourself tied down by piles of paperwork, endless unanswered emails and thousands of to-do lists, then this is the book for you! Become a more efficient, effective and productive you with Time Management For Dummies- your one-stop guide to taking control of your life. Packed with hundreds of time-saving ideas, techniques and strategies, you’ll be able to: get on top of your workload, communicate effectively, make the most of your business meetings, organise your desk and files, prioritise and delegate well, and kick the procrastination habit. With tips on getting more out of your time away from your desk, maintaining a productive home office environment and still finding time to see to your finances, health and social life, these time management tools will leave you feeling in control of your life – at work and at home. Time Management For Dummies covers: What is Time Management? Getting Your Time in Order Organising The Work You Have To Do Working From Home The Bigger Picture

Filmmaking For Dummies

Author: Bryan Michael Stoller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470446250
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Performing Arts

Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470530702
Release Date: 2009-12-02
Genre: Education

A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Career Information Center

Author: Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: 0028660498
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Agricultural industries

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470890417
Release Date: 2010-07-08
Genre: Music

Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions

Microsoft Outlook 98 For Windows For Dummies

Author: Bill Dyszel
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764503936
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Computers

Who, what, where, and when? We've become an information-driven culture, and keeping track of the people, places, and events in our busy lives can mean the difference between success and catastrophe. So toss out all those sticky notes and pieces of paper scattered far and wide, and turn to Microsoft's Outlook 98 for real-world scheduling and information-management solutions. Outlook 98 keeps track of names, addresses, and essential contact information; schedules meetings and appointments; sends and receives e-mail; and manages to-do lists for all occasions. And the best way to keep on top of Outlook 98 is with a copy of Microsoft Outlook 98 For Windows For Dummies, packed with timesaving tips and practical advice on making Outlook 98 work for you. Don't be left out of the loop on timely or critical information -- get organized and up to speed with Microsoft Outlook 98 For Windows For Dummies today.

Norton for Dummies

Author: Beth Slick
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 1568846177
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Computers

Norton Utilities is a computer diagnostic software package that has been in existence for 12 years, and is now the standard in this area. By explaining the guidelines for speeding up your computer, finding your way through Norton's program, and protecting both your hard drive and software against damage, author Beth Slick turns any reader into an expert.

Book Review Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015038880061
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Books

Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Fantasy Football For Dummies

Author: Martin Signore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051602
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Games & Activities

Packed with expert advice and timely tips The fun and easy way to guide your team to glory in fantasy football Fantasy football can be an addictive hobby. But if you've never played before, how do you start? Have no fear! This friendly guide explains the game to you from start to finish -- from scouting and drafting your players to building your coaching skills to planning your strategy. And who knows, perhaps even to tasting victory in your league championship! Understand the basics of the game Pick the league right for you Assemble your dream team in the draft Develop your in-season management skills Know which quick fixes work and what common mistakes to avoid

Mac Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430233374
Release Date: 2011-08-06
Genre: Computers

Want to learn how to program on your Mac? Not sure where to begin? Best-selling author Wallace Wang will explain how to get started with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode. Whether you are an experienced Windows coder moving to the Mac, or you are completely new to programming, you’ll see how the basic design of a Mac OS X program works, how Objective-C differs from other languages you may have used, and how to use the Xcode development environment. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use elements of the Cocoa framework to create windows, store data, and respond to users in your own Mac programs. If you want to learn how to develop apps with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode, this book is a great first step. Here are just a few of the things you’ll master along the way: Fundamental programming concepts aided by short, easy-to-understand examples How to use Xcode and related programming tools to save time and work more efficiently A firm understanding of the basics of Objective-C and how it compares to other languages you might know How to create simple apps using the Cocoa framework How to easily design, write, test, and market your finished program With this book and your trusty Mac, you’re well on your way to transforming your Mac app ideas into real applications.