Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great [NOOK Book]

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A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed.
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Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great

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Overview

A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615930180
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 287
  • Sales rank: 604,373
  • File size: 850 KB

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Very Helpful guide to writing the perfect screenplay

    An easy read that is fun and informative at the same time. Provides the reader with one hundred "rules"(guidelines) to writing a screenplay. Wether your writing a screenplay, have already written one, or are just thinking of writing one, this book will help you immensely! Akers is both entertaining and informative as he teaches us the essentials of writing for a motion picture, while adding a just the right amount of humor along the way. He also provides us with detailed examples to help us further understand his lessons, leaving up with no unanswered questions. pros: fun easy to read entertaining informative helpful cons none this book is perfect Recommedation: I recommmend this book to anyone thinking of writing a screenplay or even anyone who already has wriiten one, or is in the creative process. 10 out of 10! 100%! 5 stars!

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Best Screenwriting Book Available!

    I've bought both the Kindle and the Paperback editions of this book. This is the most fantastic book on screenwriting basics ... and the glaring pitfalls to avoid! ... out there. You can write, re-write and edit until you're blue in the face (and starting to resemble a Smurf!), but this breaks things down even more for you. I'm actually looking forward to the process of going back and attacking my script and comparing it to the checklist from the book.

    Thank you, Mr. Akers, for sharing your knowledge of what can REALLY make our scripts suck! This is now my new screenwriting "bible" for every project I work on!

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Ranks with Dictionary and Thesaurus as my three indispensables

    As a rank amateur working on my first screenplay, I happened to browse in a bookstore and spotted Akers' book. The title alone sold it.

    I was disappointed, not with Akers but with myself. He spells out the one hundred things most beginners and even some pros do wrong. In my case he hit about 75 of them. What a comeuppance!

    He provides detailed help and suggestions, often by giving examples from good scripts and bad, in many cases from movies we know. I have no doubt my work has improved by orders of magnitude as a result of this book. You'll not only read it two or three or more times, but you'll also keep it in ready reach at your work station.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2010

    If you want to write a great screenplay read this book.

    The book was great. It got right to the point on what's wrong with most screenplays and how you can avoid these problems or fix them if you have them. It covered all aspects of screenplay writing from the correct format to how to make your story entertaining.

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

    The best book if your a beginner in screenwriting.

    This book is AMAZING. I have read 6 different books on the topic of screenwriting, and this book is the one I find myself going to for help.
    While all the books covered pretty much the same things, the language in this one made the topics understandable.

    As a new writer, I never understood how hard it is not only to write a screenplay,but how many rules must be followed. Thanks to this book, writing isn't a issue.

    This book I have declared my "BIBLE" for the craft.

    There is one mistake you can make as a new screenwriter that isn't mentioned in this book, and that's NOT buying it.

    So if you wish to have any chance as a unpublished writer, GET THIS BOOK.

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