Work in progress : the writing of Short changed

McVeigh, Kathryn Margaret (1999) Work in progress : the writing of Short changed. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

Work in Progress - the Writing of Short Changed is the account of the script writing process I developed and followed in the writing of the first draft of the Low Budget feature film, Short Changed. It is a process that was developed by a combination of guidance, mentorship, research, experiment and talking with and listening to other writers during the 1998 Pacific Film and Television Commission's New Writer's Workshop. Short Changed was written over a six month period. During the previous year I had intermittently researched and pondered on the knowledge of an event that had invaded my mind. In the process of writing Short Changed, I have learnt much about the craft of screen writing and I have developed an approach which I intend to use in the writing of future screenplays. There are many ways to write a screenplay. My goal as a writer was to find the way that worked for me; to find the process that created a screenplay that embodied the hallmarks of both creativity and craft. As an accomplished writer of expository prose, I was searching for the key that would unlock the door to the world of writing creative fiction. This document is a reflective account of my creative writing process. It includes the exploration and actualization of the complex and intricate workings of the mind.

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ID Code: 35911
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Yates, Helen
Additional Information: Presented to the Centre for Media Policy and Practice, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Motion picture authorship, Motion picture plays Technique, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Kathryn Margaret McVeigh
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 03:27

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