Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter's Atlas
The most complete and up to date how-to book on screenwriting
in the entertainment business today, Just Effing Entertain Me
will show you how to:
Test your ideas before you start writing your script
Outline your script in bite-sized sequences
Write authentic, compelling, real characters
Write relevant, entertaining themes
Understand formatting and other script miscellany
This totally, 100% indispensable book also includes:
An owners manual for a screenwriter's care and feeding
A list of the top 200 movies you MUST see if you want to write for the entertainment industry.
How to query and get an agent.
Sparkling with personality and great nuggets of wisdom, A Screenwriter's Atlas is a must for all screenwriters. It's a fast, fun read that's both a teaching tool and a guide to the labyrinth that is Hollywood, as well as a practical guide to writing well, using proven techniques that actually work. An absolute gem.
The pace and fun nature of the book, besides being educational, simply makes it a joy to read while absorbing a wealth of knowledge.
Julie Gray has gathered her considerable expertise and combined it with her cheerful and optimistic sense of humor to create this amazing book. ...this book has a near magical ability to go and write better. It gives you the feeling that you can do this crazy thing.