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Kindle: Writing Screenplays That Sell


Now for just $12.74 you can download the latest edition of the book that is considered essential reading for screenwriters, agents and filmmakers in Hollywood and throughout the world.

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For more than twenty years, WRITING SCREENPLAYS THAT SELL has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step, from developing successful story concepts to artistry vs. commerciality; writing adaptations to protecting product; writing episodic TV series to successful story concepts; getting an agent to living and working outside of L.A; and much more.

Extensive revisions have been made for this first new edition

  • More than 120 new movie examples from the last 20 years
  • A new, expanded list of criteria for finding and selecting commercial Story Concepts
  • An expanded approach to Story Structure, including new information on opening scenes, why most adaptations fail, effective use of flashbacks, and emotionally powerful endings
  • An updated and expanded approach to marketing your script, including all new information on script consultants, script competitions, pitch fests, virtual pitching, email blasts, log line listings, audio script readings, and Internet resources for screenwriters
  • A complete, in depth analysis of the screenplay for Avatar – the biggest box office success of all time

“By far the best screenwriting book I’ve ever read. Michael Hauge’s wise and humane approach to story and character development is the only one that consistently works for me. I make sure to consult this book whenever I begin a project – and again when I run into trouble. Writing Screenplays That Sell will not only help you write a screenplay that has a chance of selling, it’ll help you write a movie worth watching.”

Bob FisherScreenwriter: Wedding Crashers; We’re the Millers; Screenwriter/Executive Producer: Mixed Signals

“Absolutely required reading… and re-reading.  Michael Hauge’s freshly updated WRITING SCREENPLAYS THAT SELL is flat-out one of the best books on screenwriting available.  Newbie or pro, if you want to improve your screen storytelling craft then keep this volume close at hand.”

Eric EdsonDirector of Graduate Screenwriting at Cal State University Northridge; Author of The Story Solution: 23 Steps All Great Heroes Must Take

“Don’t come to Hollywood without reading this book, because everyone else has.

Terry RossioCo-writer: Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4; Shrek; Aladdin; The Mask of Zorro; Déjà Vu; Masters of the Universe

“Michael Hauge brings rare psychological insight to screenplay theory, and will help you make your stories more believable and more emotionally effective.  Every time I pick up this book I find some useful idea or surprising revelation in his thoughtful analysis of the different genres.”

Christopher VoglerStory consultant; Author: The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

“If you’re serious about becoming a screenwriter, start by reading this book.

Robert Mark KamenScreenwriter: Taken; The Karate Kid

You should add a disclaimer to “Writing Screenplays that Sell” – I’m using a gallon of ink underlining all the helpful ideas.

Most book buyers will not anticipate the pen expense or potential wrist soreness, so you might end up getting sued.

Thank you!

Mark GavaganScreenwriter


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