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Finally! A book that not only knows the power of subtext but shows you how to use it to strengthen and deepen your writing.
Partly a how-to book, partly an exploration of this important topic, Writing Subtext explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to any kind of fiction writing. Replete with examples from films, as well as examples from real life, Writing Subtext helps the writer figure out how to find and write subtext.
What People Say
“Didn’t even know I was subtexting so often until I read your book. Your examples are teachers. Should be required reading. You’ve done it again... and again...”
— Alvin Sargent, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ordinary People; screenwriter Paper Moon, Spiderman 2, Spiderman 3
“Linda Seger explores the previously unexplored landscape of subtext in screenwriting in a masterful, intriguing, and insightful way. This book will benefit everyone — professional, aspiring, inquiring, and just plain interested writers. It’s a thoroughly good read.”
— Syd Field, teacher and author of best-selling book Screenplay
“In book after book, Linda Seger gives writers both the tools and the inspiration to transform their work into something truly wonderful. I love this book! Linda brilliantly examines this topic, and has taken it to whole new areas and levels, showing the innumerable ways that carefully chosen dialogue, description, gestures, and images can convey untold layers of meaning and emotion.”
— Michael Hauge, script consultant; author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds
Dr. Linda Seger is an internationally known script consultant with clients throughout the world.
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