Writing Developing Story Ideas Second Edition Michael Rabiger * Feeling stuck? Learn to quickly and reliably generate creative ideas for stories, scripts, and more * Four new chapters on basic drama concepts * Includes over 50 exercises and projects to spark unique story ideas * Step-by-step approach suitable for beginners Developing Story Ideas, 2nd Ed. guides aspiring writers to generate quality story ideas in a broad range of forms: a screenplay, short story, documentary, novel or play. This book demystifies the artistic process and shows you how you can develop your own artistic identity. There are hundreds of writing books out there, but very few on how to come up with ideas in the first place - Developing Story Ideas, 2nd Ed. is one of those rare gems. Developing Story Ideas, 2nd Ed. imparts the principles of dramatic analysis. Each project assignment is illustrated by examples from young writers, along with in-depth discussions. Dramatic language, principles, and critical method emerge in their working context. Immensely readable, this is a must-have book for anyone wanting to write but intimidated by the process. Michael Rabiger has directed or edited over 35 films, founded the Documentary Center at Columbia College, Chicago, and was Chair of its Film/Video Department. Now Professor Emeritus, Rabiger has been presented with the Preservation and Scholarship Award by the International Documentary Association, as well as the Genius Career Achievement Award by the Chicago International Documentary Festival in 2005. He is the author of the enormously successful, Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics (Focal Press), now in its third edition, and Directing the Documentary (Focal Press), now in its fourth edition. Related Focal Press Titles Directing the Documentary Michael Rabiger ISBN: 0-240-80608-5, paperback, 627pp Focal Press An Imprint of Elsevier www.focalpress.com ISBN: 0240807367 Price: $24.95/£14.99Rabiger, Michael is the author of 'Developing Story Ideas ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780240807362 and ISBN 0240807367.