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
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
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.