Making a Good Script Great

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Samuel French Trade, 1994 - Performing Arts - 242 pages
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"Making a good script great is not just a matter of having a good idea. Nor is it a matter of just putting that good idea down on paper. In scriptwriting, it's not just the writing but also the 'rewriting' that counts. This book focuses on the rewriting process and offers specific methods to help you craft tighter, stronger and more workable scripts." - back cover.

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The writing style is also a bit slap-dash. - Goodreads
A solid, EZ-intro to storycraft. - Goodreads
Script Writing with Dr. David Burke. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Andrew Neil - Goodreads

To be honest, this was fine, but not anything terribly special. I read this right after reading McKee's Story, and this book seemed like a warmed-over, thinner version of McKee's book, with less depth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles Harris - Goodreads

One of the classic texts on editing and redrafting. It's excellent on subplots with some interesting breakdowns of the structures of Tootsie and Witness. Read full review


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The ThreeAct Structure Why
What Do Subplots Do?

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About the author (1994)

Linda Seger runs a leading film script consultancy, and is author of ten books. She is an international authority on screenwriting. She has a number of earned degrees and a doctorate in Drama and Theology. A practicing Quaker, she lives in Colorado Springs.

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