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Videogame Dialog Scripts

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As this is primarily an archival site for the decade+ of alt.screenwriters columns published in the WGA trade magazine Written By, I don’t get around to posting on this much (since I teach undergraduate screenwriting full-time, have two book blogs to maintain, and still work as a professional screenwriter, time permitting) — but I’ll direct the reader to a new post about videogame dialog scripts on the End to End Game Development book blog.

A reminder here that my earlier book, Story and Simulations for Serious Games, also discusses videogame scriptwriting. Today’s professional screenwriter should be able to move between film, TV and interactive media — and knowing how to format narrative for any of these platforms is a basic piece of knowledge to have.

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Written by tborst

July 30, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Screenwriting discussed on MASTERING CELTX blog

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Mastering Celtx has its own blog, and recent posts have included discussions of screenwriting for documentaries and videogames.

More posts on the nuts and bolts of screenwriting (as they relate to Celtx) are scheduled. For scriptwriters working on the “bleeding edge” of media convergence, this is definitely worth investigating.

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Written by tborst

July 3, 2011 at 3:36 am

MASTERING CELTX Officially Released

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Mastering CeltxThe day of Mastering Celtx‘s official release has arrived.  Find the book on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, or just about any other online book vendor you prefer. You can walk into a brick-and-mortar Barnes & Noble or Borders and also order the book for pickup.

Can’t get enough of Mastering Celtx? Check out the book’s blog and Twitter feed. Love to hear what you think.

Written by tborst

May 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

MASTERING CELTX Twitter feed

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May 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

MASTERING CELTX Available for Pre-Order

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Mastering CeltxMy new book Mastering Celtx is being published by Cengage Learning, and can now be pre-ordered at any of your favorite booksellers (brick-and-mortar, and online).

alt.screenwriters has always been about exploring new developments in screenwriting.

Celtx describes itself as an all-in-one media pre-production tool. For years, novice and professional screenwriters have had to spend a good chunk of change for either Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter in order to compose and distribute professional looking screenplays. Celtx is open-source and free.

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Written by tborst

May 8, 2011 at 4:27 am

New Developments

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March 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

A night at Barnes & Noble – Santa Monica

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Barnes and Noble book panel - May 19Following our book panel and signing at Barnes & Noble on Wed., May 19 (for Write Your Way Into Animation and Games), from left to right: Jeannie, who was good enough to buy a book; contributing author Carolyn Miller; yours truly (contributing author Terry Borst); our moderator Susan Spohr; and contributing author Jean Ann Wright. Thanks to all who attended(and thanks to B&N staff)!

Written by tborst

May 21, 2010 at 2:20 am

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