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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Scott King (P)2013 Scott King

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  • Lisa
  • Laurel, DE, United States
  • 12-18-13

This is THE book for Screenwriters & Writers!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What other book might you compare Finish the Script! to and why?

"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.

What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

"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.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

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.

Any additional comments?

Buy it now!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A great title for exploring screenwriting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author is wonderful, engaging and informative.

Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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.

Any additional comments?

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

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Great Audiobook

Would you listen to Finish the Script! again? Why?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Finish the Script!?

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.

What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

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.

Any additional comments?

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

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Where does Finish the Script! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High among favorites.

What other book might you compare Finish the Script! to and why?

None.

What about Eric Michael Summerer’s performance did you like?

Narrating voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

On the road to making a film.

Any additional comments?

I received this to give my unbiased review.

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Highly recommended book!

Absolutely loved this book! Great point of view and advice! Will listen to many times!

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I have read them all (pretty much)..

Scott’s approach and outlook is amazing. Just skip to chapter 7, then skip 10:08 minutes and then prepare for your journey to start. It’s all there.. everything that you need to see you story come to life and be finished. Currently in my 4th listen of the whole thing/22th listen of chapter 7 and the couple that follow repeat listens.

Will continue this for another couple weeks as I juggle Jessica Brody, Blake Snyder, Michael Hauge.. Mike Rogan.. etc on repeat! 3 weeks into my script and I’m about to start my 1st draft. 🔥📝🎥

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return this book

Would you try another book from Scott King and/or Eric Michael Summerer?

absolutely not!

Would you ever listen to anything by Scott King again?

No

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Michael Summerer?

it really doesn't matter.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO! Return this book or don'y buy it.

Any additional comments?

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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Basic but necessary

This is a basic book with insightful jewels into the fundamentals of finishing a screenplay.

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First Draft Compleated

This book tied all I learned from several other screereenwriting books and helped pushed me across the goal line to complete my first draft. Excellent!!

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Essentials

Easy to follow guide that doesn't fall into the trap of vague description. Developing a script as part of writing the book was a genius and simple way to show authentic process in action. I'm sure I'll be listening to this straight forward advice when developing my first original script, as I've focused on more adaptation in my screenwriting.

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  • Zara
  • 06-27-17

A good basic,

This book is good for beginners and new screenwriters. Beyond that it is too simplistic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful