Stuck! Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again


Author:Josh Miller

  • Publisher: Brush Education
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2019
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550597837

Here are painful, frustrating moments for writers: ''You get a great idea for a screenplay, you sit down to write it, then about thirty pages in, you’re lost;'' or you have a completed script that you leave alone and when you go back to it after few months, it reads like “pure, unadulterated crap.” Stuck! Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again by Josh Miller is a game changer that is written specifically for authors or screenwriters who are frustrated with their inability to translate compelling ideas into writing that sell. Filled with moving examples from popular movies, this book explains the techniques of the craft and brings together the different elements that combine to provide stellar screenwriting. The author walks readers through the process while identifying pain points and showing readers how to proceed when the writing seems to lead nowhere. This book has everything readers need to unlock their creative genius when the writing becomes difficult and words are hard to find.

Stuck! Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again by Josh Miller is the best thing I have read on the writing craft and the author intelligently shows authors how to get unstuck, to avoid letting their narrative to wander and to create characters that feel authentic. Miller is a pro and he writes like a pro, articulating with confidence and intelligence on characterization, effective setups and payoffs, composing strong plot points, incorporating effective screenwriting techniques like time locks, subplots, twists, flashbacks, and more. There is a lot to learn from this book, and not only for screenwriters, but for any author who wants to take their writing to the next level. What makes the book remarkable is the author's ability to communicate with clarity while keeping the voice engaging and upbeat and the research that brings in interesting and compelling examples from popular movies. Miller makes it feel like screenwriting is fun and he provides tools for readers to unfold with. Read this book before you write your next word!

Reviewed By: James Farlow

Reviewed Date: August 7, 2023

Category: Education