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The Hobby Shack => Books => Topic started by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2012, 01:12:45 pm

Title: Dr. Format Answers You Questions - Revised Edition - Dave Trottier (2004)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2012, 01:12:45 pm
Dr. Format Answers You Questions


Dr. Format is straight up a compilation of Answer and Questions taken from a few different screenwriting magazines that Dave Trottier wrote a column for where readers would send in their questions and he would answer as best as possible. If you've ever tried writing a screenplay, you have no doubt run into situations where you just didn't know how to format or write a particular idea pertaining to your script. This book basically is a run down of the most commonly asked questions and the book itself kind of falls into that trap as he answers different versions of the same question a few times in the book just to highlight that we all seem to get stuck in the same pit at times.

I like the book as it's concise and will free you up from wasting time on technical issues and get you back to doing what you should be doing in the first place.....writing your story. I think the book is a good read just to kind of get you out of your head. Just reading a few examples is enough to spark a creative urge to write, even if that's not its original intent.

Definitely worth checking out for sure.