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Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story

Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story

by Jen Grisanti List price: $26.95 $20.21 Saving: 25%

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Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story is a practical and spiritual guide to drawing upon your own story and fictionalizing it into your writing. As a Story Consultant and former VP of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount, most of the author’s work with writers has focused on creating standout scripts by elevating story. The secret to telling strong story is digging deep inside yourself and utilizing your own life experiences and emotions to connect with the audience. As a television executive, the author asked writers about their personal stories and found that many writers had powerful life experiences, yet had surprisingly never drawn upon these for the sake of their writing because these experiences seemed to hit a little too close to home. This book is about jumping over that hurdle. The goal is not to write a straight autobiographical story which rarely transfers well. Rather, the intention is to dig deep into your well of experience, examine what you have inside, and use it to strengthen your writing. By doing so, you will be able to sell your scripts, find representation, be hired, and win writing competitions.


What People Say

“Jen Grisanti has spent her entire professional life around writers and writing. Her new book is nothing less than an instruction manual, written from her unique perspective as a creative executive, that seeks to teach neophyte writers how to access their own experiences as fuel for their television and motion picture scripts. It aspires to be for writers what ‘the Method’ is for actors.”
—Glenn Gordon Caron, writer/creator, Moonlighting, Clean and Sober, Picture Perfect, Love Affair, Medium

“Jen Grisanti gets to the heart of what makes us want to be storytellers in the first place — to share something of ourselves and touch the spirits of others in the process. Her book is a powerful and compassionate guide to discovering and developing stories that will enable us to connect — with an audience and with each other.”
—Diane Drake, writer, What Women Want, Only You
 

JEN GRISANTI is a story consultant, independent producer, and the writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge. She was a television executive for 12 years at top studios. She started her career in television and rose through the ranks of Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc. where Aaron Spelling was her mentor for 12 years.


 

Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1932907890
ISBN-13: 9781932907896
Publication date: February 1, 2011
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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