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My Story Can Beat Up Your Story! is the same powerful, easy-to-learn system that industry insiders have used to generate millions of dollars in script sales and ?assignments. In a clear, step-by-step fashion, this book is a fun, eye-opening, ?brain-expanding, and often irreverent guide to writing stories that sell. Covering everything from Heroes to Villains, from Theme to Plot Points, from cooking up good ideas to a business plan for smart writers, this book forever eliminates that horrible feeling every writer goes through — staring at the blank page and wondering “what comes next?”
Jeffrey Alan Schechter was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, which explains his endearing personality. After moving to Los Angeles and not wanting to starve, he quickly established himself as a versatile writer, able to work in all genres from action films to family comedies, from pre-school to adult drama, from live action to animation. His writing has earned him nominations for two Emmy awards, a Writers Guild of America award, a Writer’s Guild of Canada award, and a BAFTA award. Over the years Jeff has worked with dozens of studios and networks including Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, ABC, NBC, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, The Hallmark Channel, the BBC, VH1 Films, RHI, and The Walt Disney Company.
I very highly recommend this book to writers at every level.
Schechter writes "My Story Can Beat Up Your Story" as if he is sitting with the reader and having a conversation, which really makes the points more understandable.
Hands down, this is the best writing help book since Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!
Good, concise, no nonsense approach to storytelling and structure. A good compliment to Save the Cat. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tanya Kim
The words of this book are hauntingly true. I'll never forget who is supposed to "kick the dog" ever again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by she cant sleep w/o it!
This book is short, sharp and loaded with useful information. You won't find much fluff in these pages--which is a huge plus for writers who need solid information and a creativity... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Seth Rakes
A good guide to writing a "Hollywood style" film. Insightful in other ways as well.Published 5 months ago by Lloyd Sterling
Succinctly sums up Robert McKee and John Truby's essentials and adds guides and templates that prevent the screenwriter from stalling.Published 6 months ago by Tom W
Another good book for beginning screenwriters, this volume provides a workable framework for structuring commercially viable screenplays. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
For a European elderly person who would like to learn how to write good stories, this book offered very little. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Risto Tuominen
It was 95%. Part of the cover and pages were bent but as this was a book for research I was not so bothered but if I had ordered a 1st Edition or hardback of some value, I would... Read morePublished 9 months ago by E Frey