There’s a script you’ve been itching to write?
An idea you think might make a great film script?
Write That Script is the book that is designed to give you the tools that will help you write that script, in an accessible and entertaining form.
Bite-size chunks of theory, with examples from film and from my slightly teeming brain – 20 years as a screenwriter will do that to you! – that are designed to enable you to see how the theory works. How it makes it easier for you to write a compelling and original screenplay, whatever your genre or target age range.
And if that’s not enough, it’s full of writing exercises you can use to move your idea further along.
There’s even a bonus chapter on that bugbear of most writers, rewriting!
Some of the endorsements that are coming in for Write That Script:
“A practical inspiration for getting that script out of your head and on to the page/screen from someone who has done just that and done it brilliantly.”
– Paul Donovan, Producer, Deadpan Pictures
“Written with great passion for and insight into the craft of screenwriting, ‘Write that Script! And write it now’, is an inspirational, practical and detailed manual on how to write your first screenplay – but also one that will help you write any screenplay.
“Reading it gave me a strong urge to apply everything that is recommended in the book to the next screenplay I write. Lindsay’s guidance is clear, helpful and fun and it’s backed up by numerous filmic references which she analyses expertly.
“Her writing exercises will build confidence and craft. Lindsay was my first screenwriting teacher way back in 1996 and set me on my way to becoming a professional screenwriter. It is a delight to see all her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm distilled into a book that will add richly to the education of screenwriters everywhere.”
– Christian O’Reilly, screenwriter.
“What Lindsay has done wonderfully well in this book is to give screenwriters a helpful and practical guide to fire imaginations and to get words flowing onto the page. It’s full of advice, filled with insightful examples and bursting with practical exercises that will have you finishing your screenplays with confidence and creativity.
“It’s the how-to book that inspires as much as it teaches and enlightens. She has distilled the essence of screenplay craft and technique and turned it into a practical guidebook that’ll motivate you to overcome the screenwriter’s hardest obstacle – the first draft.”
– Alan Fitzpatrick, MD Filmbase.
“What I love about this book is that it’s all practical and actionable advice, with effective exercises and brainstorming tips. Great for those starting out and getting more familiar with the challenges of screenwriting, as well as those want to develop their craft in a committed and professional way.”
– Danny Stack, writer director
WHERE TO BUY IT
Write That Script is now available on Amazon, on my online store, in the IFI Film Shop on Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Books Upstairs on d’Olier Street, Dublin 2, the Winding Stairs bookshop in Dublin 1, in Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines, Dublin 6 and from Irish Library Suppliers.
Irish Film & Television News did a lovely interview with me about the book (you can read it here) but if you’re more into podcasts, Orla Barry had me on her show, The Green Room, on Newstalk FM to talk about fun and frustrations of screenwriting here.
I’ve also done a series of articles on aspects of writing for the screen (the idea, scenes, character) for http://www.writing.ie. These are free to read, if you want to get an idea of some of the stuff I cover in more detail in the book.