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How Not to Write a Screenplayby Denny M. 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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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.
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Finally, what may be the last screenwriting book a writer will ever need to buy! Written by a Hollywood screenwriter, How Not To Write A Screenplay carefully identifies and examines the common mistakes screenwriters invariably make when writing a screenplay. Flinn has come to understand that while all good screenplays are unique, all bad screenplays are the same — bad.
Flinn's book guides readers how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting. Every example is gleaned from a legitimate screenplay. Flinn's no-nonsense advice analyzes the latest techniques for crafting first-rate screenplays that sell. Chapters include Form, Content, Overwriting, Lack of Clarity, Shooting Scripts vs. Reading Scripts, The Development Process. Includes script excerpts.
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