Cut The Crap And Write That Damn Screenplay!

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9780557537280: Cut The Crap And Write That Damn Screenplay!

Cut The Crap and WRITE THAT DAMN SCREENPLAY! is a concise avant-garde take on the art of screenwriting for film and television.

Written to help new writers get past their own fears and self-consciousness so they can compose their first script while dispensing with methods that make writers do everything else but write.

Iandolo is your drill sergeant motivating you to write hard, write fast, and write well.

Filled with simple and effective tools for writing screenplays from story structure, characters, action, to dialogue and more, this book helps the writer quickly solve creative problems while eliminating their excuses not to write.

It's like Strunk and White's compact, The Elements of Style, for neophyte screenwriters!

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From the Back Cover:

What you hold in your hands are the answers to all of life's questions...

Well, maybe not.

But what this book is all about is getting you to stop making excuses why you can't write that screenplay you've dreamed of writing for years, and giving you the tools to actually do it!

Now I'm not promising you that you're going to write the next Academy Award-winning screenplay, or that you're going to make millions from following my advice, or that you're going to break into the movie or television business after reading this.

What I am promising is one thing: if you listen to me, you'll very well may be able to write that screenplay!

Here's what I'm going teach you:

  • What are the five types of Non-Writers and how not to be one of them
  • How to bend the rules of genre to your will
  • How to craft a powerhouse logline and a killer title that will focus your writing before you write the script!
  • The difference between great character archetypes and cheap character stereotypes--and how to create a memorable cadre of characters
  • The Three Ps of Character Development
  • The Three Cs of Story Structure
  • The Three Ss of Action and Dialogue
  • A practical THREE-Stage approach to writing that first draft
  • How to solve a plethora of screenwriting problems
  • And finally, a nice little pep talk that oughta get you to stop messing around and put you in front of that keyboard doing what you should be doing right now: writing!
So, if you haven't started writing your screenplay by the time you finish reading the back cover of this book, you're already behind the eight ball!

About the Author:

Nicholas "Nick" Iandolo is a Boston-based Digital Communications Writer, Author, Screenwriter, and Journalist.

He works professionally in the digital media communications space for various industries from broadcast, advertising, publishing, to sustainability.

As an author Iandolo's latest project is a space-science-fiction-action-adventure childrens chapter book series titled Space Kids., which he also illustrates.

Iandolo's other major sci-fi book project in development is NLV (a.k.a. New Las Vegas)--a gritty noir series about a super-sized version of Las Vegas in the future where almost nothing is illegal.

He is also Senior Editor and Founder of TenthSphere Collections, a small press for sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural authors. His flagship genre anthology series titled Space Brain will launch sometime around mid-2017.

As a show-runner and screenwriter for the Digital Visionary Access Corporation's DTV Studio, Iandolo was responsible for the creation, production, and distribution of a number of programs over traditional broadcast and online video-streaming media channels.

Iandolo has also written and produced films for RIFCfilms, and a movie review webisode series for MoTiV.

His journalism work can be seen in publications such as Motif Magazine where he frequently covers pop-culture events like San Diego and Rhode Island comic cons.

Iandolo has been a guest author and speaker at film industry events including the Rhode Island International Film Festival's ScriptBiz Workshop, and the Great American PitchFest; as well as, a comic con panelist and exhibitor.

Learn more about Iandolo and his writing at TenthSphere.com.

Follow Nick Iandolo on Twitter @NickIandolo
On Facebook at NickDigitalWriter
And on Instagram at nickiandolo

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