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Posted September 3, 2011
Martell is a seasoned screenwriter (mostly cable action/thrillers), and while his tricks for finding useful script ideas aren't exactly groundbreaking, they are interesting and (in many cases) amusing. This short work is packed with examples and exercises, and for a young screenwriter, Your Idea Machine couldn't help but jumpstart that idea file. One caveat; you'll find a fair number of typos and odd formatting issues running throughout the book; read it for the ideas and forget the messy stuff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 31, 2011
then read this book.
This is a fantastic and enlarged version of Bill Martell's famous Blue Book series.
This book helps you get generate and refine your screenplay idea. As ideas are the keystone of screenplays the better the idea the better and easier your screenplay will be.
Martell writes in short witty sentences which make it all the easier to digest the principles and techniques.
If you're serious about screen writing you can't afford to miss this book or this series. Keep an eye out for the rest of them!