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

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580650151
  • Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 515,793
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Three words for a five star book.

    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.')

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