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  • Brian McDonald

    Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft at several major studios, supplies writers with tools to make their work more effective and provides readers and audiences a deeper understanding of the storyteller's art. When people think of a screenplay, they usually think about dialogue-the "visible ink" that is readily accessible to the listener, reader, or viewer. But a successful screenplay needs Invisible Ink as well, the craft below the surface of words. Invisible Ink lays out the essential elements of screenplay...read more

  • Brian McDonald

    Ink Spots is a collection of brief but powerful essays on writing, story structure and filmmaking by award winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. With inspiring wit and wisdom he will not only teach you how to be a better writer, but a more observant person and a better student in any field. You'll find yourself uncontrollably thinking deep thoughts about writing, film or anything else you are passionate about in life. Foreword by Glen...read more

  • Brian McDonald

    CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT: July 23, 2007 On that fateful night on a quiet suburban street, two robbers entered the home of Dr. William Petit, who had fallen asleep on the couch while his wife and two daughters slept soundly in their beds. Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes had already robbed two houses that weekend, but had never given in to the violent tendencies that they did that night: waking Dr. Petit with repeated blows to the head with a baseball bat, sexually assaulting Mrs. Hawke-Petit and her 11 year-old daughter, and-after 7 hours of holding the family hostage-covering the girls in gasoline and setting the house on fire. Dr. Petit would be the only survivor. From the...read more

  • Malachy McCourt

    Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant Malachy McCourt shares his views on death - sometimes hilarious and often poignant - and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn. During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt practically invented the single's bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a gold smuggler, a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. It seems that the only two things he hasn't done are stick his head into a lion's mouth and die. Since he is allergic to cats, he decided to write about the great hereafter and answer the question on most minds: What's so great about it anyhow?...read more