Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles commonly encountered when writing a screenplay. The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story keeps you on track in the journey towards your final destination: a completed screenplay that's full of surprises, emotionally resonant, and ready for the marketplace.

The Screenwriter's Roadmap features interviews with the following screenwriters:

Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy)
Jane Anderson (Normal, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio)
Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happiness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!)
Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air, The Longest Yard)
Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, In Her Shoes)
Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Carribbean, Collateral)
Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, Water for Elephants)
Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Charlie's Angels)
Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye, Disturbia)
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle)
Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, On the Road)
David Koepp (Spider-Man, Panic Room)
David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel)
Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Alexander)
Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Breach)
Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en, Sleepy Hollow)
Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter)
Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams)
Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, Men in Black III)


"The human aspects, intriguing insights, and tips from real-life experiences are parts that no reader will ever find when they google Screenwriting 101. SCREENWRITER'S ROADMAP is unique and is so much more than your usual lessons in writing techniques, which are easy to follow and clearly outlined in details."

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"The Screenwriter’s Roadmap is not only extremely informative but, frankly, it’s also a genuine page turner [...] This is a fantastic new release and a wonderful resource not only for aspiring screenwriters but, for anyone with a serious interest in cinema."

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"Best Seller Non-Fiction Paperback." October 15-21, 2012

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