Thanks for reading! For more advice, examples, and bonus material, please visit SecretsOfStory.com. You’ll find:
- Career advice, including sections on how to write every day, give and receive notes, launch your career, find representation, meet with buyers, and sell challenging material
- Two dozen examples of films analyzed according to the Ultimate Story Checklist. (You can find all of these in the sidebar. Many of them are done according to version 5 of the checklist, whereas the book has version 6, but I’m in the process of updating them. Meanwhile, I created a massive spreadsheet of all the v5 answers for every movie. You can also download a template copy of the checklist at the above link)
- A massive chart that helps clarify the difference between the goals, long-standing social problems, flaws, and the dramatic question.
- A chart that compares my proposed structure to those of other gurus.
- An in-depth series of articles on the fundamental differences between different media, especially books vs. movies.
- A series of instructional articles that address how to write a pilot episode of an ongoing series.
- A supplemental version of the Ultimate Story Checklist specifically tailored to pilot stories.(You can download that, too)
- A dozen examples of popular TV pilots analyzed according to the pilot checklist. (Check the sidebar)
And hey, good news: The book seems to be doing well! I’m happy to report that I’m up to 25 reviews on Amazon: 24 five-stars and one four-star. And remember, you can also get the book on audio on Amazon or at this link!