Professors Paul Gulino and Dr. Connie Shears have published a new book, The Science of Screenwriting – The Neuroscience Behind Story Telling Strategies. This book will help Dodge College students and those interested in screenwriting “navigate the mass of often contradictory advice” given about screenwriting.

Purchase The Science of Screenwriting.

Amazon Reviews

The Science of Screenwriting explores the workings of the human brain when responding to stimuli and applies these insights to the ongoing reactions of an audience to a story. From this very accessible research, a canny storyteller can learn to maximize the impact of a story before an audience actually experiences it. How great is that? Using such unexpectedly helpful and yet seemingly invisible knowledge will feel to the viewer like genuine alchemy. – David Howard, author of The Tools of Screenwriting and How to Build a Great Screenplay

Like all good books on writing, The Science of Screenwriting is not a formula for storytelling but, rather, a set of tools and ways of thinking about story that writers can use to help them with their creative task. Not only are the tools in the book extremely useful, but they all view story through the lens of brain science – in particular, how the presentation and sequencing of events evoke emotional responses from the audience. In other words, they see story not so much as an act of self-expression but rather as a craft devoted to its consumers, the people who read stories and go to the movies. – Ross Brown, Program Director of MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, USA

See Professor Gulino’s full biography here.

See Professor Dr. Connie Shears full biography here.