Action! Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques by Ian Thomas Healy

By Ian Thomas Healy

This ebook provides writers tips and directions on the way to increase their motion scenes through imposing many of the comparable sorts of options utilized in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an advent to the elemental suggestions of an motion Scene, and alertness of the options, this ebook provides writers the instruments to jot down their very own expert-level motion scenes! KAPOW! BANG! ZOOM!

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As with all the visualisation exercises in this book, the instructions should be read onto a tape with sufficient pauses where necessary to allow the experience to unfold. Settle yourself somewhere comfortable where you will not be disturbed, before you play back the tape. EXERCISE Focus inwards Become still. Let your breathing settle. Take your awareness inwards. What is your life like at this moment? As you consider this question, allow an image to emerge. Take your time. Let the image develop and reveal itself.

Speaking as the setting in the first person is particularly effective when landscape and weather are seen as reflective of a character's mood. Use alternate hands to dialogue with the landscape. When you have a name for the place, use this as the centre of a web. Tarot cards are also very useful, whether you work directly with a setting or choose another type of card to use as a metaphor. TUNE IN EXERCISE Timed writing Think of a setting you have experienced which is similar to the one in your story.

Do they have any pets? What do the different parts of the house smell like? What can you hear as you move around this house? TUNE IN 43 Become your character for a while. Take on their mood . . Look down at the clothes you are wearing . . How do they feel against your skin? Who chose these clothes? Are you happy in them? How are you standing? How does it feel to walk around . . to sit? What can you see out of the windows? Are there any neighbours? How do you get on with the people living nearby?

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