Write! Find the Truth in Your Fiction (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781535357890, 146pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 2016
List Price: 14.99*
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Write is a breakthrough book from a successful professional author, for an audience of writers of all levels seeking a guide to the craft. DiPego's unique personal approach takes readers on a private tour of his well-lighted rooms and dark corners, revealing his way of pulling feeling, experience and invention from within and weaving them into a story. The result of this exciting method is the creation of rich, believable characters and an atmosphere of Emotional Realism. Write shows that the inspiration for a new work is not reducible to rules, the mechanics of plotting, or finding a "hook," but largely rests in the emotional journey of the characters, so readers are personally engaged and live the journey as they read. DiPego's method is delivered on the page in a personal, conversational style, laced with examples from his published and produced work as well as relevant anecdotes from the life of a working writer. DiPego offers useful prompts and exercises to help writers integrate his method into their own work. DiPego is a veteran writer who has taught creative writing and screenwriting, spending four years on the faculty of the Santa Fe Screenwriter's Conference. Write distills wisdom from 45 years in his successful career as a writer of fiction in all forms, including novels (Cheevey, With a Vengeance, Keeper of the City and others) films (Sharky's Machine, Phenomenon, Message in a Bottle, The Forgotten, Words & Pictures, and many more), short stories and stage plays. He is twice nominated for the WGA screenwriting award, and his film for television, A Family Upside Down, won a Golden Globe award as best picture. His recent play, 154 and Paradise, was produced last year at Santa Barbara's Center Stage to sold-out audiences. His screenplays have attracted top talent such as Paul Newman, John Travolta, Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Lopez, Robin Wright and others.
About the Author
Gerald DiPego was born in Chicago in 1941 and raised in rural Illinois. He has more than thirty screenplays to his name, including Sharky's Machine, Message in a Bottle, Phenomenon, The Forgotten, and Words and Pictures. His novels include thrillers and the coming-of-age story, Cheevey, which he considers his best. In 2014 his play "154 and Paradise" was produced at Santa Barbara's Center Stage, and his first eBook is a conversational how-to on creative writing which draws from this long and fruitful career in film and television.