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Screenwriter Jumpstart poster

Key writing information just inches away!

Screenwriting PosterThe walls around my writing area had become cluttered with reference lists. When I write fiction, I like to have lists of possible character names, traits, locations, and other information at hand. These lists give me a "jumpstart" to speed my writing so I can quickly fill in these details -- then I can keep my focus on characterization and story.

Instead of all the individual pages cluttering my wall, I decided to concentrate all of this information onto a single poster. The Screenwriter Jumpstart Poster is the result.

I hope you'll find this poster as useful to your writing as it has been to me. The poster includes the following information:

  • Summary main points of Aristotle's Poetics
  • Polti's 36 Dramatic Conflicts with movie examples!
  • 630 male names
  • 730 female names
  • 500 common last names
  • 750 Action Verbs to electrify your writing
  • 460 character traits
  • 120 color descriptors
  • 200 sample locations (both interior and exterior)
  • 350 professions
  • List of most common genres and sub-genres
  • General script page outline (with Plot Points)
  • Script conventions (FADE IN, FADE OUT, etc.)
  • The poster is 23" x 35" and is available in full color for $24.95.

    Click here to order a poster

    Perfect for you or give as a gift for an aspiring writer!