In The Screenwriter's Troubleshooter, Emmanuel Oberg offers a unique and indispensable survival kit for Film and TV creatives.
Are you an experienced writer dealing with development notes on a regular basis, sometimes unsure how to translate them into actionable steps? Would you embrace advice that could lead you past the symptom or suggestion straight to the core of the problem and to finally cracking that rewrite - in time to meet your looming deadline?
Are you a new writer, eager to figure out why some of your manuscripts are getting rejected or why you're having trouble attracting an agent? Do you wish you could quickly and efficiently diagnose what's not working in your projects, improve all aspects of your writing and advance your career to the next stage?
Or maybe you're a producer, director or story editor working with writers. Do you ever struggle to articulate in a precise yet non-prescriptive way what you intuitively know isn't working in a script? Would you welcome a development resource designed to increase your chances of receiving a new draft that's not only different but better?
Emmanuel Oberg, author of the international bestseller on script development Screenwriting Unchained, delivers all this and more with the eagerly anticipated second volume in the Story-Type Method series, The Screenwriter's Troubleshooter.
Building on his groundbreaking approach, Oberg identifies forty of the most common screenwriting problems and helps anyone involved in the script development process to resolve them. He explains in a clear, conversational style the possible causes leading to each problem and offers no-nonsense, actionable advice towards an organic, effective and creative solution.
So if you'd like to know what to do when no one cares about your protagonist, or how to address a weak set-up, avoid the dreaded sagging midpoint, tackle an unsatisfying ending and solve dozens of other common screenwriting problems, look no further