How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell)
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Want to learn the shortctus and strategies to (finally) completing that screenplay you've been tinkering with?

Want to know the secrets to writing a script that captures the attention of managers, agents, directors...even actors!

Want to master screenplay structure without going to film school and taking out thousands of dollars in student loans?

You've come to the right place!

In "How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck" you'll learn:

*The BIGGEST MISTAKE newbie screenwriters make when learning how to write a screenplay--and how to avoid it.

*How to send an email query to agents and managers that’ll actually GET YOUR MOVIE SCRIPT READ.

*A quick, easy way to crunch 3 years of film school knowledge into 30 days

*How to write a movie script that’s marketable--before you start on page one.

*And so much more!

Each chapter includes easy-to-follow action steps to help you boost your screenwriting IQ - without taking a single $2,000 seminar. You can learn screenwriting! (So, why not begin your quest to world-class screenwriting!)


Michael Rogan is a former screenplay reader, optioned screenwriter, and editor of ScriptBully Magazine. He is the author of "Screenwriting Made Stupidly Easy" and the "Movie Idea Creator" video course, as well as foundr of the top-ranked screenwriting blog,, where you can find hundreds of free screenwriting resources.


Prologue: “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”

Chapter 1: Embracing Your Inner S-O-B

Chapter 2: Stop Waiting for Perfect

Chapter 3: Reading, Writing & (Movie) Arithmetic

Chapter 4: What Stale Popcorn Can Teach You About Writing

Chapter 5: Ultimate $9.99 Film School

Chapter 7: Moving to L.A. (If Only In Your Mind) the Land

Chapter 8: Filling Your Little Black Book

Chapter 9: Crashing the Hollywood Party

Chapter 10: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission


"It's a quick, fun read and if you're like me and hoping to someday break into the 'Biz,' then you have to pay attention to what he has to say (especially in regards to the changing face of networking). " - Jon