• How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell

  • ScriptBully Book Series
  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Want to learn how to write a screenplay that doesn't suck and can actually make you money? Want to know how to write a movie script that'll get you the attention of managers, agents, directors, actors - the talent of the industry? Think you got to go to film school and take out thousands of dollars in student loans to learn how to write a script that's marketable?

There are nearly 50,000 screenplays registered with the Writer's Guild every year. And 99 percent of them suck. But they don't have to. That's why I decided to write this book.

So before you head out to another hundred-dollar screenwriting conference to learn how to write a screenplay or buy another paint-by-the-numbers 3-act script formula give my audiobook a try. I can't guarantee you'll sell your script. (Who knows…you might just be that guy who sent me the zombie farmer script.) But I can guarantee if you follow the 10 steps outlined in this audiobook, you'll know more about the craft of screenwriting and the way the film business works then 99 percent of the writers out there. And having that kind of knowledge and wisdom can absolutely change your life.

©2013 Michael Rogan (P)2013 Michael Rogan

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The a$$ kissers guide to Hollywood

This book had very little to do with writing and a lot to do with selling a screenplay. I have no problem with a book that teaches you the business side of screenwriting, but I feel this book failed at even doing that. Let me just save you the $5 and fill you in on the authors big secret. Kiss a ton off a$$, lie and fake your way to selling your script. That pretty much sums up the book.

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Not bad, but...

This book great for beginners, however, more experienced screenwriters will find this as common knowledge.

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This book doesn't suck

I've read a lot of screenwriting books. This gives the most practical advice, in a fun and direct way. Thank you, Michael Rogan.

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informative entertaining and right to the point

I loved it!

no pretentious bullshit with this author thanks Michael you inspired me to start writing again.

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The kickstart I needed

This very fast listen is a perfect launching board to get you writing. It's motivating and helps you figure out where to get started. Getting yourself to write is overwhelming as it is, and a lofty book about indentations and capitalization is just not what I needed at the moment. While it is short and sweet, it is still filled with some surprisingly good advice and you definitely walk away feeling like you learned something you needed to know. Thanks Michael!

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Fantastic!

Well written and funny, I really enjoyed this delicious batch of script tips! Bravo to the author :)

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Just the kick in the ass I needed!

Really good book to help the person who has been procrastinating for months, years (or decades) to get that screenplay on the digital page. Very clear actionable steps to get your writing out of your head and into the hands of people who may do something with it. The narration fit the directness of the author. Great book.

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I have purchased many books on screenwriting and this has some unique and very useful advice that I have not heard before.

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this book is a fart

couldn't return this fast enough. it may be short, but I still feel robbed of that hour and 14 minutes.

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Insider Tips Aplenty

This is a fast book loaded with great tips for breaking into Hollywood's screenwriting world. The narration is energetic and expressive. Total result is motivational. Now to apply all those great tips!

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very solid advice.

Nice to have confirmation that I'm on the right path. a worthwhile read for any of the misguided.

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