How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell) by Michael RoganHow to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell) by Michael Rogan

How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell)

byMichael Rogan

Paperback | December 3, 2018

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Want to (finally) learn how to write a screenplay that captures the attention of managers, agents, even...dare I say...actors?

Want to learn screenplay writing shortctus and strategies to turning that idea into your head into a tangible, finished screenplay?

Looking for a NO B.S. and super-simple Screenwriting 101 that will show you how to brainstorm, plot, plan, write, rewrite...and finish your way to script writing awesomeness?

Look, no longer

Well, in...How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell) - Screenwriting Made (Stupidly) Easy Book 1 you'll learn how to write a script that is compelling and original with such tasty screenwriting nuggets as:

  • "Embracing Your Inner S-O-B" - How to turn your petty grudges, anxieties, obsessions, hatreds -- and mild contempt for the world -- into fascinating, vibrant and unforgettable characters who literally crash their way off the page and into the memory banks of your script's readers.
  • "What Stale Popcorn Can Teach You About Writing" - I'll show you how to turn those trips to the over-priced movie theatre into focused, actionable intel you can use to up your film business game and become a savvy student of the screenwriting craft.
  • "How to Stop Waiting for Perfect Story Structure (and Just Get Writing )" - Yes, I know, you'll get started on your screenplay ONCE you nail down the perfect structure. But in this chapter I'll show you how four structure hacks to get you started you writing and your way to FADE OUT.
  • "Rewriting for People Who Hate Rewriting" - When learning how to write a movie script all the books say "You gotta rewrite." But HOW do you rewrite? What does that actually look like? In this chapter I'll show you how the pros -- and somewhat pros -- do it.

And unlike that generic, cliched screenwriting manual that just always seems to pop up on your radar, this tome is written by a former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan of ScriptBully magazine, who can help you up your screenwriting IQ and avoid some of the mistakes he made. (Again and again.)

So, give How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell) a try...

It may not (instantly) help you buy that house in the Hollywood Hills. But it will put you that much closer to doing that most wonderful and rare thing: a screenwriter who actually finishes what they start.

Michael Rogan is a former screenplay reader, optioned screenwriter, and editor of the top-ranked screenwriting inbox magazine, ScriptBully. He's also trying to rid the world of movies where trucks turn into robots.
Title:How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:120 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:December 3, 2018Publisher:Toplocker MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1970119004

ISBN - 13:9781970119008


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Prologue: “Got a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Chapter 1:  Embracing Your Inner S-O-B
  • Chapter 2:  Stop Waiting for Perfect
  • Chapter 3:  Reading, Writing and (Movie)
  • Chapter 4:  What Stale Popcorn Can Teach You About Writing
  • Chapter 5:  The Ultimate $9.99 Film School
  • Chapter 6:  Rewriting for People Who Hate
  • Chapter 7:  Moving to L.A. (If Only In Your Mind)
  • Chapter 8:  Filling Your Little Black Book
  • Chapter 9:  Crashing the Hollywood Party
  • Chapter 10:  We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission
  • Final Note…Or What the Hell Do I Know?