Finish The Script! is a screenwriting audiobook for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into audiobook form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.
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It's the perfect audiobook for anyone interested in writing. It walks you through the whole process and sure it's aimed at screenwriting it's really helped me plan out a novel I've been working on.
"Finish the Script!" is a streamed lined less abstract version of "Save the Cast!" Instead of theories and philosophies you get practical information that will help guide you through the writing process.
"Finish the Script!" is a mix of lectures, assignments, and example pages from a screenplay. Eric magically managed to bring all three together so that they really meshed and felt distinct. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job at reading the book.
I loved "Virigin Dad," the fake screenplay within the book. Watching the characters get created and then getting to know them as they were fleshed out was fantastic. Not only will I remember them and their story but seeing their journey has helped me become a better writer.
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Yes, I would recommend this audiobook. First, the author has "it",that specific quality that all great teachers have, the ability to connect to students and encourage them with their own personal passion for the subject matter. Book is easy to follow and would be perfect for anyone looking to explore an interest in screenwriting.
The author is wonderful, engaging and informative.
I'm not sure I have heard of Eric Michael Summerer's other performances before. This performance was excellent though, he is very good at his job.
Yes and no. It would have been easy to listen to the narration all in one sitting but the author gives homework which necessitates stopping for periods of time to complete it.
This would be a good book for anyone looking to expand their skills in screenwriting, to see if it is something they would like to explore further. Author is passionate about his subject and it shows in his engaging and creative teaching. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review
The audiobook grabs you from the introduction and doesn't let go until the end. I'm a new author and probably made just about every mistake a new writer can make with a book. Most of my writer friends told me that I published a rough draft. As I listened to the audiobook narrated by Eric Michael Summerer, I began to understand what I did wrong with my current Science Fiction novella.
I found the ending very good where the screenwriter changes the beginning of the story after the first draft making it much better than the original beginning.
Eric does such a great job that you feel the author is talking directly to you. He has an engaging voice and makes the audiobook much better than if you read the book.
I enjoyed the part where the screenwriter decides how Eugene using his Science Fair trophy repairs his daughter's game board project that he destroyed earlier. I enjoyed the whole scene about the bullies and how Eugene fooled them with a decoy.
I love audiobooks and hate to read a book. Most writers enjoy reading, which makes me an odd duck. I had an audiobook made for my Science Fiction novella, "A Strange Feeling of Deja Vu." Kyle Munley did a great job with the story. However, there is only so much a narrator can do with a book. The book has to be a good read to start with. Scott King's, "Finish the Script" is one of those books.
S. R. Reed
High among favorites.
On the road to making a film.
I received this to give my unbiased review.
it really doesn't matter.
NO! Return this book or don'y buy it.
This is supposed to be a class on writing screen plays. It's really not and clearly the "King" who wrote it never had a good one either. Lets start where I stopped listening. The "author" made a huge mistake. He started talking about something he clearly did not fully understand "Show don't tell". Somehow he thinks this has to do with dialogue. In a way it makes sense considering his age and his lack of credits. In todays screen writing community it always seems to be about dialogue. It's, simply, not! "Show don't tell is about the action part of your "script" not the dialogue thus "Show" don't "Tell". I could go into his flat reductive and cliche characters but why bother. Just don't buy this book. If you want to learn story buy the books he steals from. "On writing" by Steven King and "Story" by Robert McKee. If you're desperate you could even steal from "Save the Cat" as Scottie does.
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