Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make it Great


All beginning writers make the same mistakes.

And many “pros” do, too! Because nobody in Hollywood will give your script a second chance, it better be perfect the first time out. No longer will you worry that a producer or story executive will toss your script in the garbage at page fifteen because Your Screenplay Sucks! Akers’ checklist will eliminate all the flaws in your screenplay, guaranteeing a cover-to-cover read.

This book includes the most comprehensive checklist of fatal errors all writers make—and then provides the tools to fix them.

In today’s highly competitive story market, this is the only book that finds the flaws in your script — like a heat-seeking missile — and shows you how to eliminate them.



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Meet The Author

Screenwriter and college professor William M. Akers graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master in Fine Arts and now teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Akers has taught script writing for the past fifteen years and has written and critiqued screenplays for the past twenty. He has written for MGM, Disney, Paramount, and Universal studios as well as independent producers in Nashville, New York, London, and Los Angeles.

Films produced from his scripts include Ernest Rides Again and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Aside from writing for film, Akers has successfully written for network television, including Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Strange Luck.