How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

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by Denny Martin Flinn
     
 

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All good screenplays are unique, but all bad screenplays are the same. Flinn's book will teach the reader how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting and arrive at one's own destination intact.

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All good screenplays are unique, but all bad screenplays are the same. Flinn's book will teach the reader how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting and arrive at one's own destination intact.

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No screenwriting hopeful should be without this solid information from a professional in the field<-->if only to spare some agony to readers such as Flinn who must wade through zillions of screenplays written by people who don't do their homework on the basics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781580650151
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
740,196
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Those words being: simple, concise, and informative. It's a well-known fact that screenwriters hate to read, so why go and write a long book about the profession? That's the idea that the author had when writing this gem of a guide. When I started screenwriting, I knew what I wanted to do, but this book helped me start put it well into form. I recommend this to any aspiring screenwriter.. it's imperative you go and buy it soon. (However, unlike Robert McKee's 'Story,' this novel goes on little about the mythical and theoretical aspects of the field. Yet those are not applicable until the basics are acquired here, in 'How NOT to Write a Screenplay.')