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on September 12, 2008
If you have already written a screenplay or are a serious screenwriter, there is pretty much no useful information in this book. A lot of the book is filler and more oriented to your screenplay/source material/annals of television story development. Needs more examples of treatments, and more importantly, it needs to make good on its title. This book didn't tell me how to "write treatments that sell," it just explained that treatments exist, and sometimes they're bought.
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on August 21, 2015
I borrowed the "Revised Edition" hoping it would be worth purchasing. I assumed the author read the reviews and included actual examples of treatments.

I don't know if the reviews were read. I do know, the complaint goes unaddressed. I did not find a single example of a complete treatment.

Even if the author has never submitted a treatment (and many screenwriters have not, since treatments tend to be moribund in feature films and shorts), the author could write some sample treatments for recent releases or even create fictitious treatments.

It takes a lot of chutzpah to write a book on the topic of writing treatments and then not write even one treatment to include in the book.

This is what happens with independent publishing of e-books these days. No editor insisting that there be practical examples in a how-to book.
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on December 6, 2013
If this person was soooooo good at writing treatments that sell, they wouldn't be writing this book. STFU. Those who can't do... teach.
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