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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY (How to Create the Story for Your Screenplay) by Barry Pearson

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY (How to Create the Story for Your Screenplay)

by Barry Pearson

167 pages
How to create a successful story for your screenplay

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About the Book

Imagine how your writing career would advance if you could win a screenplay contest, get a production company to option your screenplay, interest a name director in your screenplay, or attract a professional agent to represent your work.

These events happen every day all over the world.

But only to writers who craft solid stories.

Great dialogue and description will never sell a weak story, but great stories can, and do, overcome so-so dialogue and wonky description.

Imagine writing a story outline that's a rock-solid foundation for a successful screenplay.

Or what if you've written a terrific novel, article or short story, and you'd like to adapt it into a screenplay?

Wouldn't it be great to know that you've shaped it in a way that can make studios, networks or independent producers stand up and take notice?

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY can show you how.

During my career as a writer/producer, I read thousands of scripts. Some of them were produced, but -- 90% fell by the wayside because they suffered flaws that could easily have been avoided at the story stage. That's why I'm fanatical about the importance of STORY.

Writers often e-mail me and complain of being in agony writing the draft of their screenplay. Almost invariably I find that it's a flawed story putting them through hell.

One writer even said, "I just don't think I have what it takes to write a good screenplay." Yes -- trying to write a draft from a weak or flawed story can make even a good writer feel defeated.

What if you could feel confident that in a few pages of outlining, you'd be able to take almost
any good conceptual idea and create a solid basis or a screenplay, when otherwise you might suffer the tortures of hundreds of hours of floundering?

Writing the story is hard work, but it's not rocket science (unless you're writing The Right Stuff or Apollo 13).

When you learn to use the techniques and insights in IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY, you can do it.

You WILL HAVE the tools to write a powerful story.

And wouldn't it be great if writing the draft were fulfilling, productive, and rewarding? It CAN be -- when you apply the skills and strategies taught in IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STORY is 167 pages crammed with practical strategies and simple, clear, graphic examples from successful screenplays. Examples that illustrate professional techniques and skills, and show you how to put them into practice in your own work.

And the book is packed with color illustrations and insights that show you how successful movies achieve their magic -- insights that you can use immediately to make your story successful, and get your script read and produced.

 

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About the Author
Barry Pearson is a credited writer of eight feature films. He is also a writer and producer of television movies and series. His films have won awards at film festivals in New York, San Francisco, and Spain. He is currently working on a novel and a four-hour miniseries.

 

 

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