Making a Good Writer Great

A Creativity Workbook for Screenwriters



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Making a Good Script Great

$14.95

  • 233 Pages
  • 5½x8½ Paper
  • Silman-James Press
  • 9781879505490
  • 1-879505-49-5
  • Available electronic format(s):
    Kindle, iBook,

In any creative endeavor, craft by itself is simply not enough.  Designed not just to awaken creativity, but to teach the writer the process of being creative within the context of screenwriting, this new, unique addition to Linda Seger’s highly popular collection of books combines the tools necessary to learn how to think and write more creatively with indispensable screenwriting know-how.

Making a Good Writer Great does just what its title professes—provides writers with the knowledge necessary to write at the highest artistic level.

“As much a course in creativity as a book on craft, Linda Seger’s Making a Good Writer Great is both nurturing and provocative. Holistic and catalytic, jammed with exercises and thought-provoking queries, it addresses the artist as well as the art.  Any writer, but especially screenwriters, will be strengthened by its practical wisdom.”
—Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

“A bold, new approach to screenwriting.  Dr. Seger humanizes the process by acknowledging the role that psychology, our personal stories, and our personal spirituality play in our creative work.”
—Linda Woolverton, screenwriter, Beauty and the Beast; co-screenwriter, The Lion King

Linda Seger

Linda Seger began her script consulting business in 1981, based on a script analysis method she developed as part of her doctoral dissertation, "What Makes a Script Work?" Since then, she has consulted with writers, producers, directors, and production companies on more than 2,000 scripts and 100 produced films and taught scriptwriting in 31 countries. Among her many clients have been Ray Bradbury, Peter Jackson, William Kelley, Tony Bill, ITC Entertainment, Charles Fries Entertainment, TriStar Pictures, and the Sundance Institute. She has given seminars for executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Embassy Television, RAI television (Italy), and ZDF television (Germany), as well as for members of the American Film Institute, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Living Legacy Award from the Moondance International Film Festival. She is the author of eight books on screenwriting.