Small Steps While Thinking Big
Bradley has also written a screenwriting textbook,
Screenwriting 101: Small Steps While Thinking Big (Kendall Hunt, 2009)Designed specifically for undergraduate film and creative writing students, the text takes an idea, and—through a series of functional exercises—shows writers how to grow the idea into a clip, a scene, or a fully developed film.
Focusing on the “small moment,” the strategies within the exercises show writers how to use both vocal and visual elements, giving students the tools they need to design a work that speaks to a specific emotional and intellectual agenda. On the way writers are introduced to the basic concepts of both screenwriting and the fundamental creative process. As writers learn the screen writing process, they also learn how to shape their own unique project into finished projects that are functional in terms of budget planning and writing a script, making a movie suitable for competitions and/or for applications to graduate schools.