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1.0 out of 5 stars An utter disappointment, 8 Aug. 2005
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This review is from: Writing the Killer Treatment: Selling Your Story Without a Script (Paperback)
This must be one of the worst screenwriting books I have ever read and I really regret wasting my money on it. It doesn't do what it says on the tin at all, there is very little specific info re treatments. Instead it goes over wellknown ground such as constructing story, structure etc, in a very basic introductory way. Over half the book is appendices and lists and it is very thin on real information. If you want to know about presenting for different formats in US TV, it is of some (limited) value, but there is virtually nothing about feature treatments, certainly nothing about how to write slick, sellable documents. I had hoped for a lot more examples, common pitfalls or mistakes in the actual writing of the docs, what buyers look for, how to pep up your prose and get it sold etc. No such luck here. If you want to know about writing treatments, I'd advise going onto WordPlay or searching the web for free. Don't waste your money on this book unless you are a total beginner who wants to write for US TV. And even then I'd think about it....
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