How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

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Lone Eagle Pub., 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 226 pages
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"Having read tons of screenplays as an executive, Denny Martin Flinn has come to understand that while all good screenplays are unique, all bad screenplays are the same. Flinn's book will teach the reader how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting, and arrive at one's own destination intact. Every example used was gleaned from a legitimate screenplay. Flinn's advice is a no-nonsense analysis of the latest techniques for crafting first-rate screenplays that sell."--Back cover.

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About the author (1999)

Denny Martin Flinn was an American screenwriter. He was born in 1947 and grew up in California. After moving to New York he worked as an actor, dancer, and choreographer. In 1979 he wrote and directed the off-Broadway musical Groucho. Flinn wrote a number of novels and also did choreography for television. He also cowrote the script of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Flinn died in 2007.

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