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Your Screenplay Sucks!

Your Screenplay Sucks!
Your Price: $26.50 CDN
Author: William M. Akers
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 287
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1932907459
ISBN-13: 9781932907452

About the Book:

Your Screenplay Sucks! is recommended by the Writers Guild Initiative!

All beginning writers make the same mistakes – and many "pros" do, too! Because nobody in Hollywood will give your script a second chance, it better be perfect the first time out. No longer will you worry that a producer or story executive will toss your script in the garbage at page fifteen because Your Screenplay Sucks! With William M. Akers' checklist you will eliminate all the flaws in your screenplay, guaranteeing a cover-to-cover read.

The subtitle to the book is 100 Ways to Make It Great and it does just that. Your Screenplay Sucks! includes the most comprehensive checklist of fatal errors all writers make – and then provides the tools to fix them. The chapters on editing sentences are particularly helpful. Especially if you're one of the many writers who suffer from a wordy writing style or overwriting.

In today's highly competitive story market, this is the only book that finds the flaws in your script — like a heat-seeking missile – and shows you how to eliminate them.

What people say:

"William M. Akers is a renaissance man of film who is at once a big studio writer, independent writer/director, and caring, insightful teacher. He also knows every trick in the book when it comes to fixing a script. And this is that book! A must for any writer facing the dark night of the script." — Blake Snyder, Author: Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies

"Don't even think about writing a screenplay without reading Your Screenplay Sucks!" — Linda McCullough, Columbia College Chicago

"A book about screenwriting that reads like a good screenplay. It is so full of great stories, examples and advice that I couldn't put it down." — Tom Schulman, Screenwriter: Dead Poets Society, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, What About Bob?

About the Author:

William M. Akers is a Lifetime Member of the Writers Guild of America and has had three feature films produced from his screenplays. He has written scripts, series television, and documentaries for for MGM, Disney, Paramount, and Universal studios as well as independent producers in Nashville, New York, London, and Los Angeles. For 19 years, he taught screenwriting at Vanderbilt University, and is now Chair of the Motion Pictures Program at Belmont University. He gives writing workshops and seminars around the world.