Screenwriting for Storytellers

How to Take Your Story from Idea to Script

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/06/2022
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Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite

Screenwriting for Storytellers: How to Take Your Story From Idea to Script by SherLann D. Moore is a guide to screenwriting, beginning with the basic elements, to help the reader get started in screenwriting. Using various examples, the process is broken down into action, dialogue, characters, and more to help you learn the layout and important details that need to be included in a screenplay. Along with quizzes, brain-boosting exercises, and help with writer's block, this book is an all-in-one guide that is a must-have.

SherLann D. Moore has produced an information-packed guide with Screenwriting for Storytellers. It is broken down into easy-to-read sections with space to add personal notes. If you are just starting as a screenwriter, this book will be a useful tool to help you create your first screenplay. The quizzes help you to remember the material and are a great addition. The section on how books are difficult to convert to screenplays was interesting. I don't think many people realize this, especially when it comes to popular books being made into movies. A lot of detail is lost because it is hard to convey visually. I do think the book could have had a little more of an intro about the author as it goes straight into the information. However, I think this could be a very useful book to have for anyone interested in screenwriting and I would recommend it.