How to Write a Movie in 21 Days (Revised Edition): The Inner Movie Method (Paperback)

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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days (Revised Edition): The Inner Movie Method (Paperback)


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In this classic bestselling screenwriting guide—now revised and updated—author and film consultant Viki King helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed manuscript through a series of clever and simple questions, ingenious writing exercises, and easy, effective new skills.

Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in your heart onto the page. This method doesn’t just show how to craft a classic three-act story but also delves into how to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet, how to tell if your idea is really a movie, and how to stop getting ready and start. Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. This ultimate scriptwriting survival guide also addresses common issues such as: how to pay the rent while paying your dues, what to say to your partner when you can't come to bed, and how to keep going when you think you can't.

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days, first published in 1987, has been translated in many languages around the world and has become an industry-standard guide for filmmakers both in Hollywood and internationally.

For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who have never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

Viki King is well known in Hollywood and internationally as an adviser to luminaries in the entertainment industry, as well as new writers just beginning their first projects. She can be contacted through her website

Product Details ISBN: 9780062995834
ISBN-10: 0062995839
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English

“Here’s the real secret, this book isn’t about writing—well it is, but really, it’s about living. Living with grace and blossoming in whatever pot you’re planted.” — Ellen Sandler, Author of The TV Writer’s Workbook, Co-Executive Producer of Everybody Loves Raymond

“Viki King is the film Oracle. Don’t do a movie without her.”
Stephen Simon, Producer s>Somewhere in Time, What Dreams May Come

“Channeling both the head and the heart is the difficult challenge all writers must face—Viki King knows the secrets of this challenge, and shares them generously in this delightful—and so practical—guide for screenwriters." — Maureen Foster, author of Alien in the Mirror: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Glazer, and Under the Skin