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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for screenplay writer's and novelists alike., 4 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay (Kindle Edition)
Screenplays make a great outlines for a novel... this is how Chuck Wendig wrote Blackbirds and it is why I read this book. The structures discussed in the book undeniably apply to the vast majority of real movies... Daniel has even shown elsewhere how the principles here apply to Memento. If the proposed elements of a good story are present in a film with a non-linear timeline made by one of the most influential filmmakers in the industry I think the rest of us would be well advised to follow that paradigm.

Think about it.

1) If you want your book to be optioned, or better still made into a movie, then why not write it that way?
2) The structure shown here gives you the major "tentpoles" which hold up your plot, providing a valuable checklist to make sure all major story elements are present.
3) The structure used in movies guarantees progressive escalation.
4) You could use the timings and map them to approximate page count as a guide to pacing (haven't tried this but clearly feasible).
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5.0 out of 5 stars pay your tax amazon, 10 Dec 2012
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last purchase I make from Amazon until I read about how much more tax you are going to pay in the UK.
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