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The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems

At a Glance

  • A guide for fixing and rewriting a screenplay
  • Shows you how to identify and resolve common screenwriting problems
  • Learn about the professional secrets that turn blah scripts into brilliant ones

All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow - and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon, until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic.

They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems. Using The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, you’ll discover how to:

  • Understand what makes great stories work
  • Make your screenplay sparkle in the first ten pages, with Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models
  • Use a "dream assignment" to let your creative self break free overnight
  • Make action build character, like Quentin Tarantino in his popular films
  • Recover when you hit the "wall" and overcome writer's block forever

With The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver on your side, you’ll be privy to the professional secrets that make movies brilliant - secrets that can make your screenplay headed for success...or even Cannes.

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Meet the Author: Syd Field

Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd Field is regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. The Hollywood Reporter calls him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world."

His internationally acclaimed best-selling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and The Screenwriter's Problem Solver have established themselves as the "bibles" of the film industry. They are used in more than 395 colleges and universities and have been translated into 19 languages.

Field chaired the Academic Liaison Committee at T...

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