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My Story Can Beat Up Your Story

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story
Your Price: $26.50 CDN
Author: Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 168
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 1932907750
ISBN-13: 9781932907933

About the Book:

Some things are worth fighting for. Your career is one of them.

If you're going to make it in Hollywood, your script has to fight its way through the competition. This book is your coach, cut man, and manager all rolled into one.

More than twenty years ago, Jeffrey Alan Schechter arrived in Hollywood with the dream of making it as a screenwriter. His dedication — not just to writing, but to learning what makes a good story — paid off and Jeff became a million-dollar screenwriter, story doctor, and rewrite artist.

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story offers an easy-to-learn systematic approach for aspiring and working writers that has earned the author millions in script sales and writing assignments.

This book unleashes a powerful, blow-by-blow system that industry insiders have used to generate millions of dollars in script sales and assignments. In a clear, step-by-step fashion, My Story Can Beat Up Your Story is a fun, eye-opening, brain-expanding, and often irreverent guide to writing stories that sell. Covering everything from heroes to villains, from theme to plot points, from cooking up good ideas to a business plan for smart writers, this book forever eliminates that horrible feeling every writer goes through — staring at the blank page and wondering “what comes next?”

What people say:

"A refreshing, no-nonsense, incedibly insightful primer for beginners and a laser-guided tuner-upper for journeymen. And its damned entertaining to boot." — David N. Weiss, writer, Shek 2, The Smurfs, Further Adventures in Babysitting

"A smart and insightful approach to screenwriting and a fast, funny read! Follow Jeffrey's step-by-step instructions and give your screenplay a real fighting chance." — Stephen Mazur, writer, Liar, Liar, The Little Rascals

"It’s easy to a script. It’s hard to write a good one. But after reading My Story Can Beat Up Your Story, Jeff proves it’s not impossible. As a working writer Jeff has seen all sides of the creative process and has systematically broken down the development steps to their most simple and basic form: how a good story is born. He not only shows you examples of what makes a good story, but lays out the steps and provides you with the invaluable tools to build a better one. Humans have been telling stories ever since we stood upright. What will separate your script from all the others is the internal creative fire that only you can keep lit. Consider this book the first spark." — Jason Blumenthal, producer, The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds, and Knowing

"Screenwriting is an art, and Jeff Schechter conveys both the craft and soul of the trade. A gifted teacher, he provides methods which will help you both structure and elevate your best ideas." — David Sacks, executive producer, writer, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons

About the Author:

Jeffrey Alan Schechter has been beating up stories for more than twenty years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Los Angeles and quickly established himself as a versatile writer, able to work in all genres. His writing has earned him nominations for two Emmy awards, a Writers Guild of America award, a Writer’s Guild of Canada award, and a BAFTA award.