Ready to step your creative writing up a gear?
Discover the powerful dramatic concepts used by playwrights and screenwriters to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Transform your understanding of space, time, characters and action. Get to grips with scenes, status, rituals, subtext and objects, to write more compelling and driven scenes.
This practical guide is ideal for fiction writers, playwrights, poets and copywriters who want to write and edit boldly and with greater impact. Learn
•how playwrights and screenwriters wrangle time and space
•how to write characters with dramatic energy
•how to use the secret power of metaphor
•how to boost pace and tension
•how to write subtext
…and discover hidden treasures from high-powered dramatic thinkers, from Stanislavski to Goffman to Bachelard.
Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers is just the jolt your creative writing needs!
Jules Horne is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer. Her plays have won two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, and she teaches creative writing for the Open University.
PS this is the book I wish I’d had when moving from fiction to stage. These techniques are powerful!