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Writers Workshop Script Doctor, by Dorian Scott Cole. Unavailable - in rewrite. (Primarily for screenplays, but also for visual writing and basic story development in novels and plays)Find and repair the twenty most common mistakes that keep your screenplay off the producer's desk.
If you had a ten thousand dollar car sitting in your drive with a flat tire, what would you do with it? Park it behind the garage? Shuffle it around to the car lots trying to sell it as damaged goods? Read a book on how to design a car? Unless you're eccentric or insane (appreciate that I'm on dangerous ground here), you would probably invest a few dollars in fixing the tire - makes sense. But what do you do with a screenplay that doesn't sell? One you have invested a lot of yourself in, with a potential value of forty thousand or more. Keep shuffling it around to agents and contests? Park it on the top shelf of a closet? Read yet another book telling the same old things? Yes! Writers do with their screenplays what they wouldn't do with their car.
Writers Workshop Script Doctor shows you how to find and repair problems with characterization, plot and structure, scenes, and dialogue. Also packed with information on writing a screenplay, originality, and getting yourself out of mental ruts. A true writers toolkit. Makes a great gift!
The text of this book has been incorporated into the Web site, which has gone well beyond the book.
Audience: General, business, college, high school
A laid-back television director fantasizes about selling his incessantly nagging wife. His womanizing college buddy believes she is available and begins secretly dating her. The director tries to undo the romance, but she learns of his zany scheme to sell her, and goes for his buddy. (Date is indefinite.)
Audience: business, high school, college, general
Rating: PG-13 (due to a sensitive sexual topic)
Subplot treats the cause and results of rape and sexual harrassment.
An ambitious amusement park owner invests in a failing plastics factory to streamline and sell it. His unusual plan to expose the poseurs among the staff so he can name a new executive officer brings him and the others face to face with their failings.
This play is in .rtf format and can be opened on most modern word processors. Download now (or if you can't download, order by e-mail). Copyrighted material. Charge for staged productions. E-mail order is no charge, and will be sent to your e-mail address.
Does memory repression happen?
Rating: PG-13(due to a sensitive sexual topic)
(Extensive courtroom drama. Heavy on psychology and social causes. Sensitive treatment of sexual abuse. Loosely based on actual cases. Examines the questions: can memories be totally repressed, and what would cause people in our society to create false memories?)
A down and out lawyer defends a man who, after being accused by his own daughter, confesses to sex crimes he can't remember. His friend and coworker is obviously guilty. The man realizes he didn't do it, and the lawyer must find a way to absolutely prove that he didn't.
This screenplay is in .rtf format and can be opened on most modern word processors. Download now (or if you can't download, order by e-mail). Copyrighted material. Options available. E-mail order is no charge, and will be sent to your e-mail address.
Critical information for film students:
Audience: General, minimal violence
Rating: PG-13 (violence)
A burned out specialist in countersurviellance, and a chemist with a hobby of impersonation, freelance as a comedy team on a gambling riverboat. When they discover the mafia has taken over the catering business and is trying to find a way into riverboat gambling - and the police can't stop them - they plot to run the mafia out of town. They might accomplish the impossible... if arms dealers don't kill them first.
Read this story online in Lunch Reading, in ten to fifteen minute segments
information on Riverboat Justice for film students:
Audience: General, business, college
Rating: PG-13 (sexual themes)
Addresses modern and classic themes of the physical and mental results of overwork, and of sexuality.
An overworked executive finds her private life destroyed by incessant business demands. While suffering through her employer's scheme to build the business and avoid retirement expenses through burning people out, she tries to save a casanova associate. Through her efforts, she comes to grips with her own sexuality, and rescues the company.
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