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Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from C ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 13th 1998 by Three Rivers Press
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Jay Ant
Aug 21, 2015 Jay Ant rated it liked it
The first screenwriting book I read and got rid of. It was not enough information for me to complete a screenplay. I still needed to learn how to format, create a plot, satisfy a script reader, etc. I preferred "Crafty Screenwriting." https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

One thing I took away was the notion of the "Backpack." Where the reader gathers up sentences and puts them in a backpack that he unpacks at the end. Everything in the backpack should matter to the story, no more no less.

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Adrienna
Apr 15, 2012 Adrienna rated it really liked it
Aside from the title, this book opened up with wise advice when dealing with fear and also first chapter explains the difference between a novel, a play, and screenwriting to see your writing levels and message to determine which route is best for you to go.

As a novelist of two published books (novella and YA novel) and author of several nonfiction books, I have considered of screenwriting for a future book project into a movie or just see if I can create some of the things I've always wanted t
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Danny Bo'itanni
Jul 16, 2008 Danny Bo'itanni rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone; regardless of occupational industry
I suggest reading this twice, because the first time it really just kicks you! Kicks up all of the dust in your mind, including creative and you have the perseption of being more confused than when you began. This is not the case the second time around. I could not find an audiobook for re-reading so ..
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Nov 23, 2014 Jazmín Romero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Muy interesante y útil. Se pueden tomar varias de las cosas que incluye para la escritura de novelas, y ayuda a pensar en la estructura y en el ritmo de lo que uno va escribiendo.
Rebecca
Apr 20, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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I've read several of these types of books, this one is the best by far.
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