Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great

Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great

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by William Akers
     
 

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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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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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ISBN-13:
9781615930180
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
287
File size:
870 KB

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Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CHRIS-TUCKERIFICATION More than 1 year ago
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!
ScottBuck More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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ShaneB More than 1 year ago
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.
Carolyn-Denise More than 1 year ago
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!